@barsook77: You're a little late to this party. Built that sometime ago. It's gone through several sets of Veloflex tubulars since. 22mm Carbons, 23 mm Carbons, 24mm Roubaixs, and 25mm Arenbergs. I've got one set of Boras with 23mm Carbons on it currently, and a dark label set with 25mm Arenbergs. I'm really liking the ride and stability of the Arenbergs on the Boras. But since you want to see it, you've given me an excuse to play with my camera a bit more... here's the same bike as it sits today... but I put the dark labels on just for this...
Frankly, I prefer the standard Boras on this frameset. They pop! And with the SRM, it just ties everything in and says "race ready" logos loud and proud.
Here's another day, same bike, iPhone pic, but with a set of Lightweights... the Lightweights look awesome on this bike, but I prefer the Boras overall.
As for the stem, I've been thinking about doing exactly what you're saying... removing the upside down logos. Just haven't gotten around to it. I really don't like "reversible" stuff made to look reversible. Pick one. I feel the same way about frames that accept both electric and mechanical cable routing. Pick one... always looks better and the "one frame does both" concept inevitably involves compromise. I hate compromise
But I've already kinda made the stem "my own" in that I removed the red stripe completely. The current stealth stems still have a dark stripe. Don't like it. I will however, remove the upside down logos on the bottom half of the stem since you've put that bug in my head again. But I'm still really diggin' the top cap I designed and had made for this bike. It' really does make it "my own"...
And since you're a little late to the party, and may not have read the whole thread, a summary of changes I made since the initial build are:
1) Pedals: Tried the Looks, didn't like 'em plus all my other bikes have shimano pedals, so went that route on this one too.
2) Tape: Tried the Logo'd Fizik stuff initially just to see. Didn't like it, went back to the plain back "soft touch". I really like the texture of that stuff and the plain black look with no logos. Like you say, less is sometimes (I'd say usually) more. Due to the thinness of the fizik tape I always use the Fizik Gel underneath and wrap tight. Nice feel and adds just a bit girth to the bars.
3) Saddle: Tried a couple that were new to me... the Pro Logo on the initial build (just didn't like all the logos and didn't even ride it). Also tried the Carbon FX San Marco Regale. Didn't work for me, so like the pedals... went back to the tried and true Selle Italias. Changed my saddle setback a bit as well.
4) Oh, and I played with stems a bit, initially wanting to try a -17 look but in the end lopped off 8mm of steertube and used a -6 degree rise and went from a 120mm to a 130mm.
That's it. Love this bike, but if I could only keep one, it'd probably be my EPQ...
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