I think the tan tape is OK because of the natural tyres, it is a critical differentiator that allows the combination (although according to the Rules you need to match your saddle
) It is good to be a be a bit individual, and since you have a custom bike we all know you are not one of he sheep. Now, if you had black tyres then it would say change it, but I like this
So is that a 3T Arx stealth with the LTD Rotundo, I like that combo, I am getting the Rotundo LTD, but I am a 14cm stem which only come in the red stripe, I wonder if I should try 13 based on that look you have going down
7.8 with pedals and cages for a OS stainless steel bike of decent size isn't bad at all.
Only criticism, take some photo's in full sun, I want to see that baby shine
I will get some more proper shots later on, way too busy with uni majors atm.
First ride last night, in the dark and rain.
I don't want to get caught up in the hype of a new frame, but it does feel stiff; the oversized tubing obviously has done its job. Very efficient frame, you feel the firmness but also it is smooth over the rough stuff at the same time.
Handlebars are a new shape, so am adjusting to that.
Dura Ace plain and simple is awesome, I do like the refined and smooth rear changes, although they are a tad vague, you feel them but not as much as Sram, I think I prefer that slight heavier shift of Sram, pure personal preference. Front shift, as said multiple times here, is faultless.
Will try and get a good ride in the next few days and see how I feel.
It's actually a Rotundo Pro bar, Stealth stem and LTD post, I know a bit of a mix, was supposed to be Team Black post but wrong size was sent, so the LTD was used instead, and Pro bars because it is after all a race bike and if goes down, it will be fine. Maybe I'll try carbon bars in the future but for now im good on these. It's a 110mm stem btw.
I'm pretty happy about the way it all looks, aesthetics are always a big concern of mine. And I think that the frame paint and components are balanced quite nicely.