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oldredpinarellooldredpinarello Posts: 101
edited March 2017 in Your road bikes
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I finally decided to inspire myself into more km's this year, so have spent a winter scraping together parts from classifieds and forums, with a splash of eBay.

S-works tarmac 2016 - Matte black 54cm
Crank: Dura Ace 9000 50/34
Rear mech: Dura ace 9000
Front mech: Dura ace 9000
Shifters: Ultegra 6800
Cassette: Ultegra 11-32 (some steep stuff over here!)
Bars: 3T tornova stealth carbon bars 42cm
Stem: 110mm zipp beyond black
Wheels: Mavic cosmic ultimate
Saddle: Specialized romin

k-edge chain catcher and some quite lovely carbon cages from aliexpress, and she is now ready to go!

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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,940
    Like that!
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  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 766
    edited March 2017
    I wasn't sure why you titled the thread as such ... then I realised you're a person who changed the thread title ...
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,137
    Good job, enjoy in good health.
    “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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  • sanspoofsanspoof Posts: 111
    It's my birthday today, please can I have this?
  • letap73letap73 Posts: 1,608
    type:epyt wrote:
    I wasn't sure why you titled the thread as such ... then I realised you're a person who changed the thread title ...

    I saw your original post but not the original thread title and was very confused.
  • siddy1972siddy1972 Posts: 162
    Very nice. Any issues with the 32 cassette on SS rear mech?
  • siddy1972 wrote:
    Very nice. Any issues with the 32 cassette on SS rear mech?

    nope, a 32 cassette works a treat with the short cage rear mech on this frame. I even accidentally sipped it into big big and nothing exploded (though I would not do this unless completely by accident!) When things really ramp up the 32 is great, though some of the gaps in the cassette are horrible, still undecided if I will stick with this or go back to a 28.
  • ryan_w-2ryan_w-2 Posts: 1,162
    Very close to pulling the trigger on a Di2 version of this.

    How do you rate it to previous bikes you've owned?
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  • limoneboylimoneboy Posts: 480
    siddy1972 wrote:
    Very nice. Any issues with the 32 cassette on SS rear mech?

    nope, a 32 cassette works a treat with the short cage rear mech on this frame. I even accidentally sipped it into big big and nothing exploded (though I would not do this unless completely by accident!) When things really ramp up the 32 is great, though some of the gaps in the cassette are horrible, still undecided if I will stick with this or go back to a 28.

    Bike looks great , really like this

    I ran this for a whole season with 32t on ss mech no issues at all , i mixed up a ultegra and dura ace cassette to get better low down ratios , but to be honest i find the 32 a bit of an odd gear its hard to gauge how to ride it , if you stand up on very steep hills it feels like your going nowhere , drop back to 28t for 2017 , rode Italian mountains on 28t last year on a hire bike and it was fine , but yes 32t runs on ss with a bit of setting up
    last month wilier gt -this month ? bh rc1
  • Ryan_W wrote:
    Very close to pulling the trigger on a Di2 version of this.

    How do you rate it to previous bikes you've owned?

    I need to give it more of a chance before I can give it a full review, but so far very happy with it. It is actually quite chunky and solid compared to what I have had before which was a bit unexpected. It is no featherweight by any means, but that wasn't what I was after. I wouldnt go for the matte black again, looks too normal, and gets filthy. I just got a great deal on it! It is way too much bike for me but so far, I really love it.
    limoneboy wrote:
    siddy1972 wrote:
    Very nice. Any issues with the 32 cassette on SS rear mech?

    nope, a 32 cassette works a treat with the short cage rear mech on this frame. I even accidentally sipped it into big big and nothing exploded (though I would not do this unless completely by accident!) When things really ramp up the 32 is great, though some of the gaps in the cassette are horrible, still undecided if I will stick with this or go back to a 28.

    Bike looks great , really like this

    I ran this for a whole season with 32t on ss mech no issues at all , i mixed up a ultegra and dura ace cassette to get better low down ratios , but to be honest i find the 32 a bit of an odd gear its hard to gauge how to ride it , if you stand up on very steep hills it feels like your going nowhere , drop back to 28t for 2017 , rode Italian mountains on 28t last year on a hire bike and it was fine , but yes 32t runs on ss with a bit of setting up

    I am also just giving the 32T a run out, I have never had 11 speed before, so thought I would give it a try. I am thinking closer gear ratios might be even better. I see it as a bail out gear on long hilly rides with some steep pitches, it is a ludicrously light gear. I have managed the alps before with a 34/28..... We will see!
  • INPTTINPTT Posts: 16
    Very stealthy
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