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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:42 am 
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Fresh out of highschool I saved all Summer for this bike. Just bought the wheels yesterday and now have everything assembled. Simply cannot wait to start racking up the miles.

Here's a Flickr photostream of the bike (having problems uploading photos to this post).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24822248@N07/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:30 am 
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That's a great looking bike - if you can stay on a saddle with that much forward slant.

That's a classic paint job from the days when I wanted a Serotta about 20 years ago. Is it a used frame or just a classic paint job? Either way, I love the look.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:56 am 
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Beautiful bike! Second the comment on the saddle slant - looks almost like the saddle angle on a TT rig.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:02 am 
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You are on the right track here. Very classy frame.

I'd do a few things to start with though:
- Strip the decals off the rims. Acetone and elbow grease?
- Level the saddle.
- Unwrap the bars. Level them, they're pointed way up. Re-position the shifters, they will need to move up/back. Re-wrap.
- Get setup by a reputable local fitter.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:04 am 
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Really nice bike there...I'd just get yourself setup correctly, don't worry about the wheels...just ride them ::)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:54 pm 
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jmilliron wrote:
You are on the right track here. Very classy frame.

I'd do a few things to start with though:
- Strip the decals off the rims. Acetone and elbow grease?
- Level the saddle.
- Unwrap the bars. Level them, they're pointed way up. Re-position the shifters, they will need to move up/back. Re-wrap.
- Get setup by a reputable local fitter.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Looks great! Pretty unique.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I took the pictures before I made all the final adjustments (thus the awkward looking seat). I'm planning on taking the bike to a well reviewed bike shop (http://probikesupply.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) so they can make sure everything is correctly tightened and adjusted. However, I simply couldn't wait to ride the bike and took it out on quick 25 mile spin around my area. The difference between this bike and my old one (a steel framed serotta atlanta with Spinergy Rev-Xs) was astonishing. I'll try and borrow a friends camera so I can post some better quality pictures of the bike with all final adjustments made.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:32 pm 
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The chainrings may need to be replaced for a more classy look.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:23 pm 
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I you are going for the classic look, than you will need to do more than the chainrinds (stem, seatpost, etc.). Then again, with the decals removed from the wheel I think the bike looks really nice.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:33 am 
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What stem, seatpost, bars would you recommend?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 am 
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Very nice, as kgt mentioned very deserving of a less modern more classic chainrings. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:27 pm 
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I described it as "classy" not "classic". Everything else is fine. Just those tt chainring with huge sram logos are out of place.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Some SRAM Rival chainrings would look fine.

Id alo put some protective tape and on the back of your seattube cos I think your saddle bag will rub all the paint off once you start riding.

You'd completely messed your bars up

Apart from that, the bike is brilliant!


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