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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Fresh in from Nevers... Before they went on holiday for August. Looking forward to getting out on this rig. The wheels look tired, so I'm thinking Racing Speed XLR Dark Label (50mm or 80mm), Zipp 808 Firecrest tubs or WH-7900-C35-TU.

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7.1kg as shown with c.300g of easy savings (pedals, wheels, skewers)

Frame: 2012 Look 695 Cofidis (Medium) (M1 500 D11 LD16)
Fork: Look HSC7
Crank: Look ZED2
Pedals: Look Keo Max 2 CroMo (Keo Blade Ti 16Nm to be fitted)
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace WH-7850-C50-TU
Skewers: Shimano Dura Ace
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa SC 23mm
Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace 7970
Saddle: Fizik Antares k'ium
Stem: Look C stem (100mm, waiting for a 110mm)
Bars: 3T Rotundo Team
Tape: PRO gel
Cages: Look HR carbon


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:38 pm 
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WOW WOW WOW !!!

Love it :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Good looking bicycle. Good job!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Stunning!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Thanks for the comments, guys.

I was thinking a wheel upgrade along these lines... Apologies for the mediocre photoshop but you get the idea :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:48 pm 
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I like the shimano wheels, just put a set of 7900 decals and you will have the perfect bike.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:55 pm 
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that is an incredible machine. very good effort. i would plaster on the new shimano decals and then take a view on whether it needs new hoops. :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:13 pm 
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Thanks... I've been checking out the 7900 C50 decals. Agree, that's a no brainer.

I'm wondering how many Watts the 80mm wheels are worth at 50km/h. Even the 2007 808s are worth 6.5W over C50s (23.2-16.7)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:19 pm 
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James_London wrote:
Thanks... I've been checking out the 7900 C50 decals. Agree, that's a no brainer.

I'm wondering how many Watts the 80mm wheels are worth at 50km/h. Even the 2007 808s are worth 6.5W over C50s (23.2-16.7)


true. the 808 firecrests would empty their ballbag all over the c50s from an aero perspective.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:02 am 
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Very well done. I normally hate red bikes but this is excellent. I think 80mm wheels will make it look even faster.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:03 am 
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This would be an easy improvement
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:27 am 
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looks awesome, I would just upgrade labels to 7900, not worth the extra expense to upgrade to Zipp 808, if anything I would upgrade to Mavic Carbone Ultimates, keep it all french and Mavic kill Zipp hands down

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:55 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:44 am 
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long femurs! Sexy bike. I like themes on bikes, so I'm all for getting the new decals and keeping it shimano.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:47 am 
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Can you post some photos of the Di2 areas like BB, RD, FD, battery and front cable entry point?


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