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Decided to control my impatience, pay the premium and take the 2013 model. Wanted the 6 series really but a long lead time and £1k difference in the upgrade amount led to a decision to take a 5 series. The decision was made a little easier on account of the colour scheme on the 5 series, flashes of Martini esque blue and red flashes look great IMO.
Spec is pretty much everything from the Lemond, simply transferred accross - its a 56 frame.
So full SRAM Red, Deda Electra bar, Zero 100 stem, Sella SLR kit carbonio saddle, Keo carbon pedals, Gigantex clinchers with Novatech superlight hubs.
Added Bontrager cages and duotrap sensor - so much neater than the Garmin.
Weight isn't as impressive as i was hoping for at a fraction over 7kg, so will be looking at ways to reduce this!
Still dialling in the position - only managed a wet shake down ride so far - need to trim the cables and steerer, but so far impressions are very favourable.
- Powerful Pete
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Please do tell us more about the qualities of the ride when you have had more saddle time.
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.
I agree that the wheels would be an easy place to shave a few hundred grams - they weigh about 1450g, problem is tubs aren't really practical in my locality. Although Enve clinchers could be an option, my wallet is recoiling at the thought of them...
A proper ride report will be added in time ( as well as some better pictures - these don't really do it justice ), but both could be a while off looking at the weather we're currently experiencing in the UK - for now its suffering the ignominy of being strapped to the turbo whilst the winter bike gets the miles in!
- Tinker, Taylor, Tart
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Personally if that's your position I'd use a -6º stem as it'll follow the line of the top tube better - the marginal difference in the stem angle will equate to about a 2mm change in bar height which you could probably offset with a slight shift of the lever position, and visually the bike will be much cleaner for it.
I like the way it looks.
Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection
Can't help but think I've seen this color scheme before...
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