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Old 08-10-2018, 05:24 PM
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Excited for you and your bike! Most excellent
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:05 PM
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wanted a bike that wouldnt make me cringe strapping to a cheap bike rack, shoving on a train, or leaning against the outside of a convenience store when i get a snack...
I am understanding this mission statement less and less as this beauty progresses ; )
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:38 PM
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build pretty much completed. all the stuff to build a wheelset is sitting in the basement and that needs to be completed, so the wheels are temps.

also, i'm pretty sure these bars are going to be too high for me with the riser stem. probably going to need to chop the steerer and put a negative rise conventional stem slammed. this is a much longer head tube than i usually ride, but i'm confident i can get the fit dialed with a few changes.

going to take it for a first ride this afternoon and see how it rolls.


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Old 08-25-2018, 02:04 PM
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It needs fenders
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:05 PM
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yup, got 'em in waiting. they'll go on in the fall.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:17 PM
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yup, got 'em in waiting. they'll go on in the fall.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:28 PM
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Looks excellent. I've heard amazing things about the Campy 12.

Question: if the HT is taller than you normally ride why on earth would you start the build with that VO stem?
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:40 PM
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Looks excellent. I've heard amazing things about the Campy 12.

Question: if the HT is taller than you normally ride why on earth would you start the build with that VO stem?
thanks. this is still campy-11, centaur build to be exact.

with regards to the stem, the bike came to me with a tall stack stem, and i figured, before i chop the steerer, i'd see how it feels with a much higher front end.

interestingly, i just took it out for 20 miles, and it feels good. this is definitely not a race or "aero" bike, so the higher front end is not a big deal. actually the position feels pretty decent with the bars where they are, so i may ride it like this for some more miles and see how we get along. this is really all-day sport tour geometry.

of note is that i took it down one of my local descents, where i know i can hit 50mph, and this bike handles going downhill fantastically. it's also among the easiest bikes to no-hand i've ridden, very stable.

i think it's a keeper.

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Old 08-25-2018, 05:49 PM
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solid as a rock.

give it another 5 years or so angry pal, your aging back and bulging tummy will thank you.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:28 PM
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alllll right.

pile of miles today out in Rockland County. Bike is great. Not a rocket ship, but a confident, capable all day machine. i can see this one getting a lot of saddle time.



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Old 08-26-2018, 07:33 PM
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:40 PM
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yea, you used to be able to grab the ,jpg code from insta and post it here, but for some reason they seems to be disabled/blocked lately...

edit: figured it out.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:57 AM
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Quite the sweet score and a very legit build, kudos to you. Looking forward to a ride report.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:43 AM
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yea, you used to be able to grab the ,jpg code from insta and post it here, but for some reason they seems to be disabled/blocked lately...

edit: figured it out.
there is a chrome extension that I use that lets you click on the insta picture and get the code.


on the bike, you already know how much I like this one. This is one of my favorites here now.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:35 PM
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Going to take this bike to Acadia for a few days and took it out today to dial in a few new parts, including some stampede pass tires, which i'm assuming will be good for the carriage roads up north. it's a sweet ride.



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