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Old 09-26-2017, 12:30 AM
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damn that fango!!
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:10 AM
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Mark's Modern Classic in Ellis Team colors....





Rob's Strada Fango....

Both absolutely amazing. Beautiful stuff!
I really love that Ellis Team ice blue color.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:44 AM
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Both absolutely amazing. Beautiful stuff!
I really love that Ellis Team ice blue color.
pictures do not do that color justice. I've seen it in person on the road and at NAHBS...absolutely great.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:28 PM
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That 650b is really great, just looks perfect and super useful/fun. Ride that thing any place.


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Mark's Modern Classic in Ellis Team colors with Dura Ace 9100, HED Ardennes SL+ wheels and a Ritchey Classic cockpit. This one was close enough to my size that test riding was pretty easy, and I've got to say that as much as I love Di2, this mechanical shifting is as good as it gets and the parts are pretty darn light. Really surprised by the "shadow" rear derailleur, this thing is on a serious diet from more traditional RD's.



Next is Rob's Strada Fango, setup as a 1x11 with Shimano Deore XT Di2 RD, a SRAM Force 1 crank, custom XT to Velocity Blunt SS wheels and Rob's well loved Brooks saddle. Gearing is a 42T up front mated to a super wide 11x46 cassette in the back, there shouldn't be any hill that Rob can't get up with this one! Also love this Metallic Sea Foam Green, it's one of my favorite colors. With the rear brake line routed inside the downtube along with the Di2 wiring, it makes for a super clean looking bike, imo.

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Old 10-02-2017, 03:08 PM
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wow, yeah, that 650b looks awesome! with the blue Strada, that would be quite the stable
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:05 PM
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Mark's Voyageur Rando

Mark took this one for a first ride this past weekend, I think he liked it! You can read a run down of the build process on his website.

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Old 11-30-2017, 05:27 PM
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That is SCHWEET, Dave!
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:35 PM
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I am incredibly jealous.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:30 PM
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That could be my retirement bike.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:53 PM
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:27 AM
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Beautiful

That color scheme never occurred to me and I must say it's rather awesome.

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Old 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM
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Mark took this one for a first ride this past weekend, I think he liked it![/IMG]
Dave, is that blue your beautiful "Ice Blue", just looking a bit darker since photographed outside rather than in-studio, or is it actually a different blue?

Either way, fantastic color as well.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:10 PM
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I've used several shades of light metallic blues over the years, this is definitely a different one that Mark picked out along with Noah and Suzanne at Velocolour. While it's not my signature Ellis blue, I agree that they really nailed not only the blue, but the whole scheme. One detail that's easy to miss is the black edges of the fenders that almost perfectly matches the black of the tires.

Such a beautiful paint job that it made me a bit nervous building it up, I was worried I'd nick it somehow along the way!


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Dave, is that blue your beautiful "Ice Blue", just looking a bit darker since photographed outside rather than in-studio, or is it actually a different blue?

Either way, fantastic color as well.
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