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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:00 pm 
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WW bike of the year. Amazing. How does it ride though? The weight is terrific.


Heh, thanks...it rides fantastic! :beerchug: Very smooth....decent snap but I can clearly tell a difference between it and a carbon ride. That being said my times up two local climbs were near identical to the last timed efforts so it's not like the frame is taking away chunks of power. :noidea: Steel is real!? :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:22 am 
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I love it!

Some questions/remarks:
- where did you find the Colnago seatpost in 27.2 (I did not found it)?
- why this handlebar? I always thought shallow bars look way better on this kind of frame, and the electa bars have a disproportional big drop for this little gem?
- Have you thought about white tape and saddle, and perhaps a silver seatpost?
- be carefull with cablerub on the headtube...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:35 pm 
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Hey, I`ve got new Deda Newton bar (42 cm c-c) for sale .... ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:16 pm 
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de zwarten wrote:
I love it!

Some questions/remarks:
- where did you find the Colnago seatpost in 27.2 (I did not found it)?
- why this handlebar? I always thought shallow bars look way better on this kind of frame, and the electa bars have a disproportional big drop for this little gem?
- Have you thought about white tape and saddle, and perhaps a silver seatpost?
- be carefull with cablerub on the headtube...


Thanks...yes, I already put some protective tape on the head tube to protect from cable rub. I did consider white tape/saddle and silver post but I just wanted an old classic frame with all modern components. It might not be to some liking but you can't please everyone... :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Which bartape did you use? I like its finish a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Which bartape did you use? I like its finish a lot.


It's Deda Elementi in carbon black...
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road- ... e.212.html

Great tape and holds up to wear much better than others I've tried. Here's a better pic...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:39 am 
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So classy !...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:04 am 
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Right, so I imagine you've ridden the crap out of this over the past month or so - how's she going??

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:31 am 
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That is just lovely... really really classy build - well done :mrgreen:
Your component choice is perfect and i think that the PR82 colour is the best they make in this model...
Always wanted a classy steel bike like this - i miss riding my dads old steel bike - that thing was rock solid...
You've blended the perfect balance of new and old IMO
How do you like the wheels? What wheels have you had in the past and how do they compare? They look really good on this bike...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:27 am 
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I can never get bored no matter how many Master build I see :beerchug:

I'm thinking of building Master X-light or Salsa Pistola?


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Right, so I imagine you've ridden the crap out of this over the past month or so - how's she going??


It's fantastic...silky smooth and comfortable. Of my bikes it's probably my favorite ride so far but that could be because it still has new car smell. It definitely doesn't pack as much snap as the C50 but I'm not complaining.

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Stats wrote:
That is just lovely... really really classy build - well done :mrgreen:
Your component choice is perfect and i think that the PR82 colour is the best they make in this model...
Always wanted a classy steel bike like this - i miss riding my dads old steel bike - that thing was rock solid...
You've blended the perfect balance of new and old IMO
How do you like the wheels? What wheels have you had in the past and how do they compare? They look really good on this bike...


Thanks! Welllll...I'm pretty spoiled by wheels. I've been running with Lightweights for several years now and they inspire confidence on all facets. I'd like to say the Fulcrums ride better/not as harsh but it's pretty hard to compare with steel in the middle of it all as well. I need to just swap on the Lightweights at some point and try that combo. They look pretty good on the Master. :D
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I can never get bored no matter how many Master build I see :beerchug:

I'm thinking of building Master X-light or Salsa Pistola?


Go with the Master! But I'm biased. :smartass:

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Stunning, what size is the frame?


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Stunning, what size is the frame?


Thanks! It's a 52.

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