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Grill
Grill Posts: 5,610
edited February 2016 in Your road bikes
I have yet to take a decent picture of this bike, but you get the idea (you'd think after a two and a half year wait I'd have taken a photography class or something). Comes in at just over 7kg.

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English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg

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  • letap73
    letap73 Posts: 1,608
    That looks like it was worth the wait.Does it ride as good as it looks?
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    Looks tremendous Eric, nice one :D
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  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Bike looks fecking great, but tell me about the gold cats?
  • That is a nice ride dude!!!
  • Sweet
  • are you storing it in an egyptian pyramid?! :D

    .......fair play.......lovely looking bike that.
  • Now that's badass. Well done you.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,193
    That is phenomenal. Very jealous.
  • sanspoof
    sanspoof Posts: 111
    marcusjb wrote:
    Bike looks ******* great, but tell me about the gold cats?

    Yes, please tell.

    P.s. bike looks phenomenal...GREAT job.
  • slowmart
    slowmart Posts: 4,466
    That is pant stretchingly beautiful.

    If I had Eva Green waiting in bed with wicked look in her eyes, a can of squirty cream, assorted toys and lube I'd have to think long and hard which one I'd spend the afternoon with.
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

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  • Slowmart wrote:
    That is pant stretchingly beautiful.

    If I had Eva Green waiting in bed with wicked look in her eyes, a can of squirty cream, assorted toys and lube I'd have to think long and hard which one I'd spend the afternoon with.

    My riding skills wouldn't do any justice to either of them - but based on longevity of effort I would choose the English
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    Looks awesome!
  • That colour is fantastic! what are those golden cats for though... :D
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,795
    That looks fantastic
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    So about the cats... My dad is a nut about Ancient Egypt. The cats are nothing, there are a few sarcophagi in that house as well as a replica King Tut throne and many other Egyptian bits (the art is quite impressive).

    Yes, it rides as good as it looks. It's surprisingly stiff. Stiffer than my WyndyMilla and feels on par with my old Foil and Storck. Geometry is perfect (as well it should being custom and all) and it puts a smile on my face. The paint is amazing in person. Shame the pictures just don't do it justice. The Enve 4.5's are fine. Light and stiff, but they don't feel as fast as my Aero 72's (understandable). Easy to handle in crosswinds, but the Enve brake pads leave much to be desired (I'll be swapping them for Black Prince or Reynolds Cryo Blue). SRAM Red 22 cassette is nice, but a lot noisier than the DA9000.

    Unfortunately the Ritchey Solostreems have been sent back as they cracked at the cable routing. They're one of the first pairs of the production line so could just be a freak occurrence, but it is a bit of a PIA as I'll need to have the replacements repainted. On the bright side, it's not like I'll be riding the English until the weather is nice so plenty of time to get it done.

    Here's another (slightly better) picture.
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    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • shazzz
    shazzz Posts: 1,077
    Nice bike!
    Is a full spec list available?
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Frame: English V3
    Fork: Enve 1.0
    Headset: Tune Bobo
    Bars/stem: Ritchey Solostreem
    Seatmast Topper: English w/Enve hardware
    Saddle: AX Lightness Leaf Plus
    Shifters/mechs/chainset: DA9000
    Brakes: EE Cycleworks
    Cassette: SRAM Red
    Chain: KMC X11 SL
    Pedals: Time Xpresso 10
    Cages: Carbon Amazon jobbing
    Garmin mount: Racewaredirect
    Wheels: Enve 4.5 clinchers, Tune Mig 70/Mag 170, CX-Rays
    Skewers: Tune DC10
    Tyres: Specialized Turbo
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • kingstonian
    kingstonian Posts: 2,847
    Lovely bike indeed.

    What tubing have you gone for?
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Tubing specs:
    Headtube: True Temper OX-Platinum, custom externally butted
    Dowtube: Columbus Life Aero 51x32
    Toptube: Columbus Life 1-1/8"
    BB shell: Fairing 4130, custom internally butted
    Chainstays: Nova straight, 30x16 tapered oval
    Dropouts: Breezer road
    Seatmast sockets: 4130 custom machined
    Seatmast: Enve carbon 1-1/4"
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • Danny M
    Danny M Posts: 132
    Superb
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Yup - very nice indeed. Chapeau!
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.