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markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
edited September 2017 in Your road bikes
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Just finished this nightmare build but i think it was worth it in the end :)
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Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
Pinarello F8 with sram etap

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  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 766
    Did your 4 y/o daughter choose that bottle cage?

    The bike looks like it will do the job it needs to do with all it's clever tubes and angles, but it just doesn't look nice ... If you are a pro trying to win and being paid to ride what your told to, great ... But if you are spending your own cash then I'd want to get some enjoyment out of the aesthetics ...

    I like the bar tape ...
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,440
    I like the bar tape too... what is it?
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    type:epyt wrote:
    Did your 4 y/o daughter choose that bottle cage?

    The bike looks like it will do the job it needs to do with all it's clever tubes and angles, but it just doesn't look nice ... If you are a pro trying to win and being paid to ride what your told to, great ... But if you are spending your own cash then I'd want to get some enjoyment out of the aesthetics ...

    I like the bar tape ...
    My daughter is grown up,the cage is on there until a new one arrives.
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    fabric hex bar tape
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • minnntminnnt Posts: 102
    Why the hate? I think it looks rather fine.

    Why was it a nightmare build?
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,440
    minnnt wrote:

    Why was it a nightmare build?

    I am guessing all the hidden cables... the integrated brakes etc... must be a nightmare to build
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    I have built all my bikes myself over the years including di2 and eps on my c6o,this is mechanical and its an absolute
    pain to build.
    As ugo said all the cables etc took me 2 days.
    They give you a manual but dont make much sense really so faffed about myself until done.
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,440
    markyone wrote:
    As ugo said all the cables etc took me 2 days.

    Looking forward to recabling it next year? :lol:
  • Aesthetically the exaggerated sloping top tube in a smaller frame doesn't make it pleasing on the eye

    And whats that huge lump on the head/ steerer tube
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  • DaveyODaveyO Posts: 37
    Jeepers - Tough crowd here. Nice bike. Is this an H1 fit? Reason i ask is, i'm just finishing a 7 series build H1 and bejebus, does my top tube slope big style too.
  • ryan_w-2ryan_w-2 Posts: 1,162
    No, it's a H2 geo frame.

    I fell out of love with these bikes after having 2 for a very short time.

    Build quality was shocking on the standard bikes, not sure if the ProjectOne/H1/RSL bikes are different?

    Aesthetically I'm not a fan on the bar tape, lets the whole build look dull IMO. Same colour as a pensioners orthopaedic shoe.

    Bar tape, bottle cage, headset spacers and saddle bag, they would my personal changes.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Trek's move to more sloping top tubes is a bit marmite aesthetically.

    In the photo, that's closing in towards the point where it looks like a women's specific bike to me (perhaps accentuated by the fact it is a small frame though).
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    Changed the bar tape and fitted sram etap
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    markyone wrote:
    Changed the bar tape and fitted sram etap

    How do you find the ride mate ? Looks great.
  • bill_gatesbill_gates Posts: 469
    What brand of saddle pack is that, looks good at that angle tucked into your seat.

    Also, is the the Wi-Fli SRAM eTap cassette and derailleur?


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  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    markyone wrote:
    Changed the bar tape and fitted sram etap

    How do you find the ride mate ? Looks great.
    Ride is really comfortable due to the isospeed decoupler
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,957
    Bill Gates wrote:
    What brand of saddle pack is that, looks good at that angle tucked into your seat?

    It's a Lezyne Road Caddy.
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  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    Bill Gates wrote:
    What brand of saddle pack is that, looks good at that angle tucked into your seat.

    Also, is the the Wi-Fli SRAM eTap cassette and derailleur?
    Its the leyzne road caddy,running normal etap rear mech with a 32 cassette no problems unless you run big big which you should not do anyway ,52/36 upfront
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • bill_gatesbill_gates Posts: 469
    I opted for Wi-fli long cage mech with the 11-32 cassette also


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  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    markyone wrote:
    markyone wrote:
    Changed the bar tape and fitted sram etap

    How do you find the ride mate ? Looks great.
    Ride is really comfortable due to the isospeed decoupler

    I hear you. Glad you like it. I did my North Bristol to South Devon run yesterday, 96 miles, the Dogma certainly puts more feel into the rider for sure. Got off the bike knowing I had a good blast over six hours wanting the decoupler LOL :D
  • AndymaxyAndymaxy Posts: 197
    The build would've been much easier with Sean etap, but you do still have to mess with the brakes.

    I'm waiting to get a canyon aeroad here

    I know most aero bikes on the market rn are due for an update very very soon, but this is my last year racing as a junior so I can't wait. I know late 2017 is a pretty terrible year to get an aero bike, and I might regret it next year, so I'm not spending too much on one.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    I like it.

    What's with the Merc badge on the seat tube though?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Garry H wrote:

    What's with the Merc badge on the seat tube?

    This.
    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.
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,076
    Its not on there anymore but it came with a decal set from trek
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Good move.
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