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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:37 am 
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Stunning bike! (That's some serious saddle setback you have on there...)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:37 am 
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this is the FIRST time i've liked the da wheels (new decals of course) i would stick with that...like it with the tan sidewalls


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:53 am 
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Philt wrote:
Stunning. I'm very close to buying one of these frames in medium, only mine will be Campy/Bora. As a matter of interest what is your measurement from centre BB to top of saddle? Just trying to get a feel for proportions. Thanks.

Cheers! :beerchug:

750mm saddle height

Your build should be fantastic though pretty loud with Boras! The 2012 Boras in black label would be awesome (or just resticker Boras if you are swapping them over). I have to say the Cofidis build with Fulcrum Racing Speeds is a litte too much for me with the clashing red...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:55 am 
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743power wrote:
long femurs! Sexy bike. I like themes on bikes, so I'm all for getting the new decals and keeping it shimano.

Not sure my femurs are unusually long but maybe! It's a steep seat tube and I went for a smaller frame to get the right drop which meant slamming the saddle back. Not ideal but needs must!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:50 am 
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Apart from the saddle shoved back it looks great! Nice bike!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 am 
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mpower wrote:
Can you post some photos of the Di2 areas like BB, RD, FD, battery and front cable entry point?
I'll take some for you, yes... In the meantime:
Front cable entry - right side port on downtube immediately behind headtube
Battery cable exit - top of downtube just below upper cage bolt
BB - nothing exposed and no holes needed given enormous BB entry for fishing cables!
FD - cable exit 3-4cm below braze hanger, c10cm above centre BB
RD - cable exit 12cm from centre of installed skewer on outside of drive side chainstay


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:11 pm 
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put some zipp or lightweight wheels :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Take a look at MINE..... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:09 pm 
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maxima - very nice! :beerchug: Have to admit I prefer James' Cofidis team colours though - one of the nicest designs around right now. And a breath of fresh air after the countless soporific all black builds on this forum.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Maxima - I like it.... The black label Boras must be fairly new. Why did you opt for them over the Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR black label given you're running Shimano?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:22 pm 
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I'm not at all keen on red/white/black bikes, slopers and def not ISPs but that is a sick bike. New Dura Ace wheels looking the best.

Looks a bit odd with the dark labels, bad mix of "stealth" fashion style and Euro loud n proud. Wheels need a bit of white to tie in with the frame or maybe just totally destickered. The gray doesn't work IMO. They're a bit mushy and the rest of the bike is so well defined with its outlined paintwork.

Anyway :up:

You can always send those tired c50s my way!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:14 pm 
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miltmaster3 wrote:
put some zipp or lightweight wheels :thumbup:


Lightweights look very good in the 695...
But i think the DA wheels perform better.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:22 am 
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I've the older Bora whIch I loan to my friend, LW and some Mavic and Hyperons. Will take some photos when I get back from business trip. I think the older Bora and LW match better. But I do like the new 2012 Bora Dark label. I've another set of Bora 80mm Dark Label coming in by Nov when shipment starts at Campy.

Btw, Bora seems to cut thru cross wind better with the G3 spoke pattern. The place I ride along the coast line have strong wind. I've Fulcrum racing speed Xlr as well, but sold it. Bora also command much better resale value. Both wheels have nearly similar stiffnes. Btw the 2012 Bora feels very much stiffer than my 2009 Bora. If u try to move the wheel sideway with a digital scale attached, it requires 3nm more to flex the wheel side to side. It also have less travel side to side. Btw, I tighten the wheel bearing caps, so nothing to do with bearing plays. Stiffness is much improved in the new version. I heard the new 2012 shamal have different hub flange spacing that is wider.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:19 pm 
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MARLON wrote:
miltmaster3 wrote:
put some zipp or lightweight wheels :thumbup:


Lightweights look very good in the 695...
But i think the DA wheels perform better.

sorry but for me the DA are the worst wheels :noidea:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:32 pm 
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Ha ha... Are we talking weight, looks or performance here?

They aren't light at 1490g actual but they are very stiff, solid and - with 16F/20R spoking - nicely aerodynamic. So definitely not as good as a LW for most purposes but a lot more practical based on my own experience with full carbon wheels.

I had a close call with a cheap set of Zipp 404 Firecrest tubulars last night but have resisted! Some custom stickers would have been needed but on weight/price/performance they nearly had me!


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