Why are everyone so into Black bikes now?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Wookski
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by Wookski

spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:22 am
Wookski wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:41 am
spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:36 am
My way to add color to my otherwise stealthy bike... I named the bike "waffa"
Dear god no those waffa colours are burning my eyes!
it's less waffa then the Canyon special edition bike I was trying to get. I think in the long run I will be happier with the Parlee.
So you purchased a Parlee to paint up like a canyon? Rad

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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

Dude is that what I said? Do you even know what the Canyon RCC bike looks like? Google is your friend ... besides only the fork is painted.. rest is automotive pinstriping and can be gone in seconds.
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Shrike
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by Shrike

@spdntrxi Any chance of a pic of the full bike? Sounds class :P

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

Shrike wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:47 pm
@spdntrxi Any chance of a pic of the full bike? Sounds class :P
I have a 130mm Enve stem that is screaming (white decals) .... waiting for a Ritchley superlogic in 120mm and the rain to stop, then maybe I can get around to it. The bike always seems to be changing here and there, hell right now it's wearing Enve 7.8 and it looks kinda crazy.

Kaboom
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by Kaboom

I have a matte black frame with black cranks, black components, black carbon rims... black everything except for green cables, cages, saddle and bartape.

The paint is really thin though so you can see the UD carbon showing through in some sections. I think it looks pretty sick.

This thread has gotten me thinking about going for the full murdered-out look though... Perhaps I'll strip the saddle and change out the bartape and cable housings...

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oldnslow2
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by oldnslow2

Kaboom wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 pm
This thread has gotten me thinking about going for the full murdered-out look though... Perhaps I'll strip the saddle and change out the bartape and cable housings...
If you do, try to keep a bit of the green to breakup the total black look.

Wookski
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by Wookski

spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Dude is that what I said? Do you even know what the Canyon RCC bike looks like? Google is your friend ... besides only the fork is painted.. rest is automotive pinstriping and can be gone in seconds.
Lol

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

Wookski wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:58 am
spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Dude is that what I said? Do you even know what the Canyon RCC bike looks like? Google is your friend ... besides only the fork is painted.. rest is automotive pinstriping and can be gone in seconds.
Lol
I know.. it does not look like dis.. only the 4 stripe on the seat tube is similar
Image

Wookski
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by Wookski

spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:14 am
Wookski wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:58 am
spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Dude is that what I said? Do you even know what the Canyon RCC bike looks like? Google is your friend ... besides only the fork is painted.. rest is automotive pinstriping and can be gone in seconds.
Lol
I know.. it does not look like dis.. only the 4 stripe on the seat tube is similar
Image
I just cringe at the thought of customising in waffa theme colours- it’s easy to be cynical having been a member from the start. At least your stripes can be removed, it’s funny seeing dudes getting around on permanently painted up RCC chariots :lol:

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

^ no worries, I have no plans to paint it. I do like the RCC colorway though.. I admit to that much. :)
I make fun of waffa all the time.

I love this site (wish they would update)
http://internationale.teamjva.com

morganb
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by morganb

spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:25 am
^ no worries, I have no plans to paint it. I do like the RCC colorway though.. I admit to that much. :)
I make fun of waffa all the time.

I love this site (wish they would update)
http://internationale.teamjva.com
I don't own a smidge of Rapha kit but think that bike and the Parlee both look great.

gewichtweenie
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by gewichtweenie

you know what im sick of? the term "murdered out".

campoes
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by campoes

Stealth black is cool

Shrike
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by Shrike

gewichtweenie wrote:you know what im sick of? the term "murdered out".
Guessing you have strong opinions on women's footwear choices like UGG boots, and other important stomach churning issues :lol:

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gewichtweenie
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by gewichtweenie

Shrike wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:02 am

Guessing you have strong opinions on women's footwear choices like UGG boots, and other important stomach churning issues :lol:
yes, those should definitely be banned, especially from the south where i went to school. 100*F weather and lined boots? absurd.

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