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Old 09-11-2018, 03:48 PM
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Thanks to a PSA I am now the happy owner of another no22! Really happy with it and got to take it out for a proper ride today.

I have it set up with everything it came with except for the wheels and cassette which I swapped out for Belgium+ laced to blue t-11s and an ultegra 11-32 cassette.


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Old 09-11-2018, 05:05 PM
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hill pal, for some reason, this bike really speaks to me, I thought it was the most elegant of the lot, clean lines, simple...there's the word again, elegant.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:11 PM
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hill pal, for some reason, this bike really speaks to me, I thought it was the most elegant of the lot, clean lines, simple...there's the word again, elegant.


Thanks Weisan! I really like the simplicity of the build. It makes for a nice all day ride.


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Old 09-11-2018, 06:18 PM
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Totally agree nice clean looking bike.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:17 PM
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Very nice! Nice touch with the blue hubs. I bet it rides as good as it looks. Once again, great pickup.

Enjoy the miles
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:37 PM
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Got out for a nice ride today. Really loving this bike!


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Old 09-18-2018, 09:41 PM
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As my seven year old would say, "nice ride bro".
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:46 PM
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Thanks, this one looks like it’s going to stick around as my main road bike. Been through quite a few over the past couple of years, but this one is like a better version of my old Serotta concours.

The concours was one of the only bikes I regret selling, but this one looks to be a suitable replacement. Looking forward to my next road ride!


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Old 09-18-2018, 09:55 PM
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nice!

looks great; nice that it came with a pretty good usable group of parts.

did you wind up getting any back story about how it came to be on the ebay chopping block? i'm always curious as to how these really nice bikes, that are usually custom ordered wind up on ebay or CL or whatever relatively anonymous selling outlets.

doesnt really matter in the end, it's being loved now!

coincidentally, i'm sitting in a hotel room in upstate NY on the border of lake ontario, and i was pleasantly surprised at how nice of an afternoon it was weather wise. got out for an hour leg opener before some good miles thursday morning. great day!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:03 PM
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This bike did come with a good workhorse build aside from the khamsin wheels. I did realize after the first ride that the seatpost was stuck! I tried a few different things, but not exactly sure what’s going on with it. I suspect that was part of the reason for the pricing although it wasn’t disclosed.

The pb blaster I sprayed around looks to penetrate and it is aluminum on aluminum so it’s not galvanic corrosion. Maybe a slight bend in the seatpost? Luckily it is in a rideable spot, but I would like to raise it up a cm.

All in all it’s still a very nice bike and I am still very happy I bought it.


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Old 09-19-2018, 12:29 AM
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This bike did come with a good workhorse build aside from the khamsin wheels. I did realize after the first ride that the seatpost was stuck! I tried a few different things, but not exactly sure what’s going on with it. I suspect that was part of the reason for the pricing although it wasn’t disclosed.

The pb blaster I sprayed around looks to penetrate and it is aluminum on aluminum so it’s not galvanic corrosion. Maybe a slight bend in the seatpost? Luckily it is in a rideable spot, but I would like to raise it up a cm.

All in all it’s still a very nice bike and I am still very happy I bought it.


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wait, you don't measure saddle height before taking a new bike out?

either way, i would still contact the seller about the issue.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:51 AM
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turned out great, hopefully that seatpost moves for ya
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:11 PM
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The pb blaster I sprayed around looks to penetrate and it is aluminum on aluminum so it’s not galvanic corrosion.
it can still be galvanic, if it's aluminum against the seat tube, and not just the collar. I have a friend who got an aluminum post stuck inside his Moots PsychloX SL. tried everything and it wouldn't budge. finally he "sprayed the hell out of it with PB Blaster. waited a day, and it budged a little. sprayed the hell out of it again, then drank a few beers, got super pissed off at it, shrugged and said 'it's Ti, what's the worst that can happen?' and just used every bit of strength I had to pull that bastard out of there." so, try that

seriously, good luck. it's an awesome bike though!
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:04 PM
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Winter wheel swap

This bike is easily my favorite road bike at this point. I have been through a bunch and still have two others, but this bike really is the ultimate all arounder.

I decided to use the NTH 420 wheelset with chorus silver hubs for a foul weather since I couldn’t even get a couple hundred bucks for them. They hubs spin forever and ride super nice. Not really to keen on the color, but they ride excellent!


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