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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:58 am 
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its that time of year. a change or make over is needed. what do you suggest.( sorry for the small pic )

frame and group set is not being changed. - Oltre XR & Super Record EPS

wheels = Zipp 404 tubbies
pedals = Speedplay Zero
saddle = Selle Italia Carbonia
handle & stem = ITM Pathom
bottle cages = Birzman carbon


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:54 am 
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A question like that will probably yield you replies of infinite possibilities and phenomenal price tags.... Why don't you tell us what your goal and budget is..

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:59 am 
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Goal = just change somethings. Breathe of fresh air.
Budget = not a concern as the cost is in the frame and groupset already( I think)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:05 pm 
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How about an integrated bar/stem combo? Cinelli, perhaps?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:27 am 
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An out front Garmin mount and Zipp sl-70 aero bars and sprint SL stem to match the wheels


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:33 am 
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I kind of like it how it is... if you insist on a real change both visually and by performance, I'd go for a new wheelset.. everything else on that bike is pretty spot on.. maybe the stem if anything..

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Thanks for the replies guys. :beerchug:
Not a real fan for the intergrated stem/handle bar.
I got a Garmin out front fitted lately.
Regards wheels - suggestions? But what could be better than 404 Zipps - it's a wheelset which tick all boxes [ I think] :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:01 pm 
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I suggest taking it to the Alps as that beach scene doesn't do it justice ... Perhaps I am just jealous of your weather.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:06 pm 
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:lol: yeah it's great here in Cape Town lots of sun and time to roll with MTN Quebeka, Edwald Bosenhagen and Matthew Goss and co.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:53 pm 
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This bike needs Bora wheels IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Those Zipps makes the bike wrong :D
Man, do it "all italian"!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:02 am 
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Debadge the Zipps if you must but yes, Bora Blacks would be the nutts on the bike.. of course, LW's would always be welcome on any all black bike! Stem to something a bit more slammed, ie Extralite or MCFKs? (I'm currently waiting for my -17 degree stem).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:25 pm 
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I'd keep the Zipp wheels (badge vs debadge is personal opinion reserved for the OP).

I'd run some really nice tires. Like Veloflex or Clement. Maybe change the stem to the new extralite stem that is 64g @ 100mm. Change out the handlebar to whatever is lightest that is in reason (I'm a big fan of Easton EC90 SLX3).

White bar tape.

Trim the excess steerer tube that is above the stem.

Call it a day and go for a nice ride in a country you have never been before.

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