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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:47 pm 
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So here's my Xelius FDJ...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Looks nice! Bigger pics please.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:49 pm 
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kgt wrote:
Looks nice! Bigger pics please.



And a bigger frame, this one is 1 or 2 size too small......


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:51 pm 
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I'm not too good with this forum yet, but I made the pic a tiny bit bigger.

Frame does look a bit small, but fit is perfect for me, and exactly the same as my Felt 58cm. Frame weight is also 2/3 what the Felt weighed, or less.

Nothing groundbreaking, but a fun exercise for me inspired by this forum, and to push myself to ride more.

Trying to be cheap is very tough when reading this forum. Many years ago, when I worked in a shop, I would have though my 15.5 lbs was impressive, now it just seems to be a starting point...


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mgrennie wrote:
I'm not too good with this forum yet, but I made the pic a tiny bit bigger.

Frame does look a bit small, but fit is perfect for me, and exactly the same as my Felt 58cm. Frame weight is also 2/3 what the Felt weighed, or less.

Nothing groundbreaking, but a fun exercise for me inspired by this forum, and to push myself to ride more.

Trying to be cheap is very tough when reading this forum. Many years ago, when I worked in a shop, I would have though my 15.5 lbs was impressive, now it just seems to be a starting point...



It fits because of the stem with a larger rise than our (or at least my) eyes are use to


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:40 am 
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Updated Pic:
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Better Fitting & Looking Geometry (lowered saddle and put stem correct direction)
New 6700 Brakes (Very Nice!)


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Ride is looking great :thumbup: . How do you like the wheels? I'm seriously thinking of getting some and would love a ride report.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Thanks!

These are my first pair of carbon wheels, so I don't have anything similar to compare them to.
But overall, they have been amazing for me. I live in a hilly area, and without these, I probably wouldn't be riding. My first outing was up a short, steep hill that always kills me. I got to the top wishing I had more power in my legs, because I never felt I got up to the speed the wheels manted to go up. I learned my sprinting technique sucked because my back wheel would skip off the ground when I spun up. They have been great aero-wise compared to my previous wheels. And have not once felt not up to the task on very tricky, potholed descents. And they were $800!

My one complaint is they lead me to upgrade the rest of my bike to carbon around the wheels.
When I started this year, I had a Felt F65 with Ksyriums and ~1300 mi since 2004.
Since June I have put almost 2k on the wheels, and look where my bike is now, and a Cosmic Carbone Powertap will be on it tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Here's the bike with my hillclimb cassette, new bars, saddle, and topper.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:15 pm 
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mgrennie wrote:
Here's the bike with my hillclimb cassette, new bars, saddle, and topper.


Super looking bike! Me like very very much. The FDJ-Big Mat LaPierre bike is one of the best looking machines in the pro peloton.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Frame size looks spot-on to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:14 am 
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Personally I like the Mk1 TT with Competition alloys. Nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:11 am 
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I like it! The last pic of it looks the best.

I always wonder how its determined a bike doesn't fit without a rider actually on the bike? ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:04 pm 
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Thanks!

Here's one more with the powertap. I love that wheel and need to find a match, but it weighs almost as much as my other two put together.
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I find Lapierre frames really simple but sophisticated. Something like the european Trek in my mind. I also like the red/white/blue/carbon look.

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