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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Not gonna go into too much detail here... It's heavy, and it looks really sharp. Every part was brand new except the crank. Total cost was a little over $700 CAD.

I certainly notice the extra 4 kilos from my previous Neo Hyper build, but I took it off-road last weekend for 26km and enjoyed not worrying about damaging the bike.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Interesting build. Not sure if I'd have gone with the white tires. What is the final weight?

I have that frame and the same one but with the carbon seat/chain stays and both frames are of decent quality and are fairly light for what they are. I have my race bike with the carbon rear in the 15lb range.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:54 pm 
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Looks nice, except for the white tires. White gets ugly really fast, and black would just look better. Good build! Weigh that sucker!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Dig the long and low build/frame

Love the cranks

Everything else a bit too much but that's a nice cheap race bike


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:37 pm 
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I would go black tires and then it would be pretty class for a sub 1k build. :thumbup:

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I hate to be horribly morbid, but this looks like a ghost bike that a lot of major cities have to memorialize riders killed on the street.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Not that great... maybe it is the crankset that ruins it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:19 pm 
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I like that it has a different look than most bikes. :D I would however change to a black seat collar and tires. Nice work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:11 pm 
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jbaillie wrote:
I hate to be horribly morbid, but this looks like a ghost bike that a lot of major cities have to memorialize riders killed on the street.


Damn, that's what it reminded me of.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:22 pm 
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But the top tube slopes down towards the head tube!


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Wow...80's style...where you color match everything. Reminds me of the Ferrari from Miami Vice.

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We're Aesthetics Weenies now?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:03 pm 
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Tires: I have a nice wash bay at work, so I often spray the bike down and hit the tires with a soapy scrub brush. That has kept them pretty clean so far, and I ride a fair distance off-road.

Interestingly, I didn't plan on white rims and tires. But a great deal came up, and I though they'd look neat. I plan to upgrade to a nice set of gum-wall tubulars on low profile rims (or at least wide rim clinchers). I'll post more pictures if I ever find the right wheels.

Crank: This will be painted white and re-decal next winter.

Ghost Bike: Ya, it does look like a monument to a tragic event. Our city has three ghost bikes, one is in honour of a good friend. I knew that going in, it didn't stop me.

80's Appeal: I agree, where can I find a classic frame pump?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Can someone recommend a set of super low profile rims with either white or chrome accents?

Tubular would be okay; but I'd prefer a wide clincher.

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