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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:34 pm 
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mgrennie wrote:
So here's my Xelius FDJ...

much better with the flat stem than raised up..!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:15 pm 
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kgt wrote:
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.


Trek is sophisticated?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Yes... I know... I am not a Trek fan at all. But I think Trek bikes as sophisticated technically while having a low profile look. That's what I find common to Lapierre bikes. They do not seem like anything "special" but they are very well engineered.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:19 am 
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This is my first carbon frame, but for me the high-modulus layup is perfect. My favorite pair of skis to play on have a carbon core, and I love them because of their 'pop'. I have the same feeling on this frame. I can push it hard into corners, and it springs out the other side. I need to be careful on fast descents, because if I hit a dip it gives back as much energy as it gets. I couldn't be happier.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Nice Bike! I just picked up a Xelius 400 FDJ yesterday. I got the frameset, seatpost, and bottom bracket for $400!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Wow! That is the ultimate value for money :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:23 pm 
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mgrennie wrote:
Here's the bike with my hillclimb cassette, new bars, saddle, and topper.


What kind of topper did you replace the factory one with? The factory one seems quite heavy to me!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Woodman IT.

I had actually stripped the threads on the stock topper, which I had always hated, so I had to buy a new one. half the weight, easier to install, and better looking.

Only problem is the Woodman puts the saddle rails about 30mm lower than the original. I had cut down gradually over months to make sure I didn't take too much off, planning on buying a new topper, but never did. It turned out that my last off-cut could be placed right back on to hold the Woodman at its min insertion line.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Got some Red shifters from here, a deal on an OE rear derailleur, and leftover FSA FD.

I don't have a bike scale, but my crappy bathroom scale puts me at mid to lower 14lb. With Cosmic Carbone powertap!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Bike looks great but there's no way it's under 14lbs.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:31 pm 
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irf3 wrote:
Bike looks great but there's no way it's under 14lbs.

I hadn't said "under 14 lbs", yet. I still can't find a bike scale at a price that make it worth buying. But my bathroom scale was still right at 14 lbs with my newest addition:
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This still is with my Cosmic carbone pro rim on powertap rear wheel.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:38 pm 
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mgrennie wrote:
I still can't find a bike scale at a price that make worth buying


Plenty on eBay for a few bucks


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:12 pm 
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ozdavo wrote:
mgrennie wrote:
I still can't find a bike scale at a price that make worth buying


Plenty on eBay for a few bucks


Thanks! Got one on the way.


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mgrennie wrote:
I still can't find a bike scale at a price that make worth buying


Plenty on eBay for a few bucks



Any idea how accurate it is?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:58 pm 
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53x12 wrote:
ozdavo wrote:
mgrennie wrote:
I still can't find a bike scale at a price that make worth buying


Plenty on eBay for a few bucks



Any idea how accurate it is?


With my frame it showed 0.94kg, same frame on this cheap digital scale I use for parts which showed 943.9g, so I believe it is within (or close enough to) its 10g accuracy claim.


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