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 Post subject: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:50 am 
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Hi,
got a bike for racing put together. Started on a Cervelo S3 (Team Bigla colours - see below)

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Unfortunately on the inaugural ride we had some issues with seat post slip and saddle tilt clamp. I had a tool on board and by the time i was home things were sort of OK. however further adjustments etc (with torque wrench) occurred and then around midnight, as i am prepping for race next day, find crack.

so bad luck for me but bike shop very good about it as were Cervelo.

Seat post slip is one of those confidence sapping issues though as even though i really liked the look of the Bigla and obviously people rave about performance, i wanted to move on. and so then the xr2. rode it home friday and raced twice this weekend and it is very nice. weighing in at 6.8 kg exactly with mount and PC7. given this includes a crank PM, 50 mm boras and 25 mm rubber (with sealant in front) i'm pretty happy.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:31 am 
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That's race machine aka the boss machine alright!!


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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:23 am 
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big concern with this bike (for me) was colour. from the internet photos i thought i'd prefer the lighter fluoro celeste of the specialissimo.

in person though fluoro celeste versus this is not so bad (though former still wins).

thought i'd post some photos from outdoors with a few things done right.

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i really like the handles from front. good bars too and these are the narrowest available.

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yeah colour in person alot better especially out in light. a yellow version would be the one to rule them all though.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:23 am 
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This Bianchi looks badass!

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:47 pm 
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+1, but I'd try to do something with this red stripe on the stem. All black would look better, imo.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:28 pm 
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Beautiful bike but two things: ;-)

1:SRM computer should be in the middle of the handlebars.
2: use all black bartape

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:02 am 
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poppiholla wrote:
Beautiful bike but two things: ;-)

1:SRM computer should be in the middle of the handlebars.
2: use all black bartape


Looks like bar shape restricts his options for mounting the pc7. I too think all black tape would look a lot better.

Beautiful machine !!


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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:40 am 
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Congrats on such a beauty, and welcome to the club! Is that a sz 53? Did you manage to get frame/fork weights when you swapped over?

Anyway, after seeing all these Bianchis I wonder how mine got so heavy.. Really makes me want to swap my wheels out for lighter ones..


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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:04 am 
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this is a size 55. thanks for feedback on aesthetics, i appreciate it. it is a mite busy and whilst busy is a valid look for the race bike, it did strike me as a bit twee the way the stem and wheels "went" together. i have my son blacking out bar tape and will get acetone out for stem. sorry no weights on frame as the bike shop built this one up. will update pics when i am there. also have some deeper wheels coming so it will be fun to see what that looks like.

oh and yes, re: srm mount. one is constrained on these bars. not enough width for std mount. this mount is made for these bars specifically. i was glad to find a specific solution and am not too worried by it being off centre (except when i think about it). :D

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 5:32 am 
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not only do i welcome comments on aesthetics i act on them. pls find
- black tape (coloured in pro logo white lettering)
- stem has been hit with the 'tone
- new wheels (no one asked for these except me).

pls excuse the messiness, it raced today and it was wet. also front valve is silly (two extenders screwed into each other) but that's the best i can do right now. need longer extenders than 50 mm.

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sad to see the Maglia De Rosa's go ass over tea kettle last night, but tough frame!

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:25 am 
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I should note - 7.09 kg with the deep wheels inclusive of mount and PC7 (around 85 g for that). Could get EE brakes and lighter stem, maybe lighter cables, but i think i will leave it. power meter plus deep wheels and 25 mm rubber and 7 kg is pretty good and it is nice and robust as is.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Very nice. much better with the aesthetic changes.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:38 am 
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Much better ...although that a high wheel profile makes no sense IMHO. Bora dark 50 or 35 would make it look much more balanced.

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
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So sexy mrgray

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 Post subject: Re: oltre xr2
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:00 pm 
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my 5cents: front skewer lever must be on the left side! :)
btw, what seat post boot do you use?


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