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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:51 pm 
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great job :thumbup:
so the actual ride report is only several cables away :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Current weight?

Cabling is actually quite fun, unless you use powercordz.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:56 pm 
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uufff that bike is looking really nice!! congrats Gandini.

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I posted this at the bottom of the starter post, but in case you don't go back there, here it is.

Initial ride report (60mi this morning): I hate to gush, but this is an *amazing* bike! I can't think of a better descriptor than taught. Stiff, but with all the "dampening" character of CF. The 1.5" headset and Edge fork make for a solid, tight front end. The rear is very stiff also--making for crisp shift and solid braking. The whole bike is direct, connected--no shimmy, flex, wobble, nothing. I can't compare to other SOTA frames like Cervelo, or Scott, or Colnago, or Canyon as I haven't ridden them. But I've owned nearly 20 bikes in a 30 years riding career and this is the BOMB. One observation is just that--and I claim no statistical power to my observations, but I am one happy rider. I stole the diamond with this frame. (Oh, and to all those who claim this is a $400 Chinese frame, then lucky be all those that get something this good for that money...haha.)

Phil

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:09 am 
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Great looking bike :thumbup: Kicking myself now :oops: should have ordered one. Well done!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:07 pm 
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Looking good. More pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:19 am 
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I'm so glad to hear your ride report. Mine can't get here soon enough! There is a saddle that I am waiting on for the final build, but I may have to put a "loner" on if the frame arives early in the week!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:59 am 
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Such a superb bike - really nice!
I am 99% sure my next bike will be a Neo Ultimate (in 1k finish though ->50g lighter) with THM Clavicula, Di2, KCNC brakes and edge rims.

but! Please change your Gore cables for something better - Yokozuna reaction perhaps. Your shifting will be SOOOO much better and your (almost) perfect bike will be .. well.. Perfect! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:05 pm 
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eigner wrote:
Such a superb bike - really nice!
I am 99% sure my next bike will be a Neo Ultimate (in 1k finish though ->50g lighter) with THM Clavicula, Di2, KCNC brakes and edge rims.


right I have to mention this, Neo Exile Ultimate is available in Di2 routing.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:31 pm 
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Yea, I talked to you serval times over email. But i still need to gather more $ before making the dream project true :) (and no! I wont sell my pinarello to raise funds for the new bike I just looooooooooove that bike)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:14 pm 
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I just posted more photos of the final build in the first post at the beginning of the thread.
I invite you to check it out!

I am headed down to the Tour de Tucson later this week for the last big ride of the year, and the first big ride on this bike. Let's hope I tightened all the bolts and adjusted all the cables...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Totally sick build.
I'm considering getting an Ultimate DI2 and this thread is convincing.
Doubt mine will be that light, though!
Any more ride feedback?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Out of interest gandini, how tall are you and what is your inseam measurement?
I seem to be stuck between the 56 & 58 sizing.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:47 pm 
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Never seen this frame, but looks great. :thumbup:
What's the weight for the frame only?

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Im lost for words for this build! Everything just looks fabulous! It gets my vote for WW bike of the year :up:

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