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Or somehow paint that fork to match the frame.
That would make it "complete" because right now the fork, in black, is the only thing that is not in sync.
SWijland wrote:This week I could finally pick up the new stem for my bike. I really needed a new one, since the old one was a bit to long for my back. However, because I wanted something special it took a while to get it the way I wanted.
The new stem is a Spin Monolithic titanium stem. I my opinion the stem itself looks great and it is about the cheapest titanium stem available. I was not a fan of the bulky faceplate though and of course it had to be polished to match the look of the other components on the bike.
The company I asked to do the polishing for me, was also able to drill a hole in the faceplate the size of the Spin logo. In my opinion the end result looks great.
@GramStrong: thank for the tip.
The Weenie formally known as CAADHEAD
Climbs during the Marmotte were pretty tough, mostly because I did not want to change the original DA crankset for a compact or triple. That is why I ended up climbing every mountain on a 39 up front and a 27 in the back. Descending on the other hand was great. The bike just seems to want to accelelarate all the time, which led to some tricky situations in a couple of hair pins. Fortunately I was on aluminium rims, which provided perfect braking performance.
Here is a nice picture of me on the bike climbing the Col du Galiber.
SWijland wrote:You must have been riding up the Alp a lot easier than I did. The only thing I saw when I was riding up the Alp were black spots, lots of them . Man that last mountain was a tough one!
It was on wednesday before the marmotte, i even said to you i recognised your bike...
I plan on selling them, so if you are interested then let me know. They make a great dry weather wheelset, but switching wheels for dry or wet weather just isn't for me.
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