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Old 03-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #1241
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I'd kill you all for that SISL crank.
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I dont like the DA crank either. Though my new Ultegra isnt far off.

Which I picked up btw.


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+1 for kitty.
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+1 for kitty.
There's another to the right out of the picture.
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In earlier posts I mentioned refinishing my frame. Having seen it in person now, I think that I should be able to get away with a super light wet sand and buff.

There are a few spots where there is a REALLY light chip in the clear where I think I can fill the chip with an activated clear to harden and then wetsand/buff. The graphic package on the bike looks a lot better in person than I anticipated and would like to preserve it- it would also help the resale too should I not like it.

Pumped to build it up.
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Paying penance for posting a carbon bike:
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In earlier posts I mentioned refinishing my frame. Having seen it in person now, I think that I should be able to get away with a super light wet sand and buff.

There are a few spots where there is a REALLY light chip in the clear where I think I can fill the chip with an activated clear to harden and then wetsand/buff. The graphic package on the bike looks a lot better in person than I anticipated and would like to preserve it- it would also help the resale too should I not like it.

Pumped to build it up.
Waxed carbon > *

Ignore the fail in that pic.
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not going to bother stripping it. too much headache for what it is. Just going to sand and buff then assess from there.


Someone on a local classified is trying to dupe me for a 105 lever set. asking $300 for used 105 levers LOL.
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not going to bother stripping it. too much headache for what it is. Just going to sand and buff then assess from there.


Someone on a local classified is trying to dupe me for a 105 lever set. asking $300 for used 105 levers LOL.
You can have mine for $299, shipped.
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LOL.

tx bro.


chainreaction has them for 209$cdn. ebay you can find them down to 170 or so.
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Paying penance for posting a carbon bike:
60mm carbon wheels doesn't make posting a non-carbon bike any better. LOL
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60mm carbon wheels doesn't make posting a non-carbon bike any better. LOL
Let us know how riding with a saddle bag goes.
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Here's my new 2014 Synapse Hi-Mod. I machined the left BB30 Super Record adaptor cup so that it would work with the 5mm wider BB30A bottom bracket.
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Here's my new 2014 Synapse Hi-Mod. I machined the left BB30 Super Record adaptor cup so that it would work with the 5mm wider BB30A bottom bracket.
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Can you at least take a picture from the man-ring with the valves down? I want to show it to my CAAD10 and want to be sure it can respect you.

Does it ride like a caddy?
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I never really thought about this but it is remarkable. that every day schlubs like us can save our pennies and buy the equivalent of F1 technology to ride to work on. Those lurking here that think it's all carbon fluff might feel differently if they could buy a WRC tarmac spec Citroen for autocrossing on the weekends for say, $30k. We can buy a bike that's arguably better than what last years world Champion or Tour de France winner rode for less than $10K.

For those that have never ridden a 16lb 20spd full carbon road bike, go test ride one. Just to see what we're on about.
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Can you at least take a picture from the man-ring with the valves down? I want to show it to my CAAD10 and want to be sure it can respect you.

Does it ride like a caddy?
It was raining when I picked it up today so I won't likely ride until tomorrow afternoon or Saturday. This replaces my 2009 S-Works Roubaix, that ate a car (laid me up for 3 months). I had no idea how light this Synapse would be. I don't know the numbers, but it felt like the wheels were left off when I first picked it up.

The shop did a great job moving my components over and had me set up perfectly.

I also have a CAAD 5 that is presently set up as a Time Trial bike. I will have to get a picture of it in the daytime. Sorry about the bad pic of the Synapse, but it is hard to get an indoor shot of a black bike.

Trying to get the Miata finished, so it is hard to ride and wrench at the same time.

On that note, I hope to update the build thread this weekend.
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I never really thought about this but it is remarkable. that every day schlubs like us can save our pennies and buy the equivalent of F1 technology to ride to work on. Those lurking here that think it's all carbon fluff might feel differently if they could buy a WRC tarmac spec Citroen for autocrossing on the weekends for say, $30k. We can buy a bike that's arguably better than what last years world Champion or Tour de France winner rode for less than $10K.

For those that have never ridden a 16lb 20spd full carbon road bike, go test ride one. Just to see what we're on about.
I've ridden mtbs of the 3 major material flavors (only ridden steel road bikes). Carbon just rides so nice, the frame flexes in all the right ways. Aluminum sucked so bad I would rather ride a 40 pound steel bike than an aluminum one with negative mass and a built in hand job machine (hyperbole). Maybe it was a bum frame but it vibrated and didnt absorb anything. Riding with racing shoes on clipless pedals also probably didnt help the experience with that one.
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I never really thought about this but it is remarkable. that every day schlubs like us can save our pennies and buy the equivalent of F1 technology to ride to work on.
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We can buy a bike that's arguably better than what last years world Champion or Tour de France winner rode for less than $10K.
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For those that have never ridden a 16lb 20spd full carbon road bike, go test ride one. Just to see what we're on about.
Allow me to creep out of hiding for just a moment, for a brief observation, since you're now fondling my one sacred cow (practical everyday commuter bikes.)

I have ridden bicycles which are conceptually similar to what has been posted above. They were made from steel and aluminum rather than carbon-fiber and unobtanium, but the fundamental geometry was similar. It's true that they are comparable to F1 machines, inasmuch as they are both finely tuned machines which are neither comfortable nor practical as daily commuter vehicles, with groceries, rain, snow, potholes. thieves, gravel, cabs, busses, and the like to contend with.

Earlier today, prior to having read this post, I happened to snap a photo of my DD as I parked it outside the grocery store in sub-freezing weather. A few minutes after this photo was taken, I un-folded the cargo basket on the back and loaded it up.



That's a practical "ride to work" bike. And it only cost $160, not $10,000. If I owned a $10k bike, I'd be terrified to leave it parked unattended at the train station all weekend.
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