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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Ok, I managed to get one of these for a song. I guess USA colour scheme ain't that loved in France :lol:
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So, I've got....

Shifters and derailleurs- Dura Ace 7900
Brakes- Ultegra 6600 (though I'm thinking a black set would look best, maybe some Campag skeletons even though the mix/match might be nasty)
chainset- None yet, Got a line on a cheap Fulcrum Torq R?
Wheels-mix of Dura Ace 7801 Tubs (silver), Zipp 404's (2009ish w/ silver spokes).
Bars/Stem- FSA wingcompact and OS-120 stem (maybe Deda, need a long one, 130)

So I want this to look a bit kitch, but not ridiculously stupid, it's a fine line, I know. Maybe I should go w/ a silver theme and get a 7800 chainset and some Ritchey Silver stem/bar? Should I just stick to white? Do I go OTT and get stars and stripes bartape, red hoods, and stars and stripes decals for the zipps? :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 pm 
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There's a long history of stars and stripes bikes, generally for the US champions (obviously).
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I'm not generally a fan of Looks, but I quite like that colour (sic) scheme.

I'd build it with basic black, but you could also go red or blue bartape and one of these:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Ohlalal! I like that Regal. Yeah I got the frame for stupid cheap, why not...Amerika fukk yeah!

Yeah I'm thinking of going more with the black highlights all around rather than too much white. I like the way the BMC paintjob was done, almost kinda candystripe.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:48 pm 
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When I think of look I think of Peit Mondrian painting

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Yeah, I *heart* the Mondrian sooo much, but alas, that probably goes for way over the odds in France where the USA.....not so much ;) I bet I'll find some Livestrong Jawbones cheap as well :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:26 pm 
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i like the frame

i say sell all youve got and get a 7800 or record groupset keep it consistent.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 am 
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Anyone know if you if you can run the new C-stem on another bike than the 695? I'm guess you can? I seems that it just needs to go on to of the steerer? :noidea:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:15 pm 
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No you cannot. The C-Stem indexes onto a flat portion of the Look steerer tube. Possibly would work on an Easton fork with their clamp area relief, but I think even that is too shallow.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:55 pm 
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canbakay wrote:
i like the frame...I say sell all youve got and get a 7800 or record groupset keep it consistent.


+1.


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