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bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
edited June 2019 in Your road bikes
Today I have mostly been receiving....................THIS!

48015306601_cf90f0bfe9_c.jpgAllez Sprint by Graham West 2014, on Flickr

Specialized Allez Sprint Comp. I've already done a couple of rides on it: a go round the block to test it out, and a ~20 miler to the top of the North Downs and back this afternoon.

I have some Fulcrum Racing Quatto LGs on the other bike, and I'm thinking of swapping them over because I think they may go better. I think the Pirellis would be better than the stock tyres too, but I only have one available atm. I also have some aero handlebars and stem on the other bike, and I think I may swap them over too.

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,385
    The bike looks good, but the picture is truly awful...
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Imposter wrote:
    The bike looks good, but the picture is truly awful...

    Guilty as charged. It was just a quick spur of the moment thing I did this evening with my phone. It's only when I got the image into my PC just now that I saw it wasn't quite right. It was even worse to start with, but I loaded it into Lightroom and brought down the highlights a lot, which gave some improvement.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,385
    It's not the lighting (although that is also pretty bad), it's the composition...
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Imposter wrote:
    It's not the lighting (although that is also pretty bad), it's the composition...

    As I said, it was a spur of the moment thing. And I don't have much choice of where to put it, and thus where to stand, in the garden.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    I could give it another go, but tomorrow is going to be a day from hell from the forecast.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    I've changed it!
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,287
    Did you get it from Merlin then? ;0)
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Shortfall wrote:
    Did you get it from Merlin then? ;0)

    No, I got it from Sigma Sports actually. And I got £100 off too.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Looks nice. It also looks close to the Bianchi Celeste colour ? Is it like that in real life ? I like the design - looks very modern.
  • craigus89craigus89 Posts: 887
    Is that a mirror on the end of the right hand drop?
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Craigus89 wrote:
    Is that a mirror on the end of the right hand drop?

    Yep. I like to put a mirror on all my bikes.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    It gives me more confidence on the road when I can see what's coming up behind me.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    thats actually quite nce - lots and lots of potential for very little outlay.

    slam it

    take off the light

    deep rims

    tan walls

    take off the mirror

    aero bars

    then it will be dope.

    #potential
    #aisle9
    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.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    thats actually quite nce - lots and lots of potential for very little outlay.

    slam it

    take off the light

    deep rims

    tan walls

    take off the mirror

    aero bars

    then it will be dope.

    #potential
    #aisle9

    The Allez Sprint has a really low stack, and a very short head tube, so I can't see me ever having it completely slammed. "Next level aggressive" geometry is what a reviewer on YT said.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    The handlebars that I'm thinking of swapping onto it have a slightly deeper drop than the stock ones, so that will put me even lower.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    looks like a nice bike in the making
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    looks like a nice bike in the making

    this.

    has lots of untapped potential.

    #justdoit
    #slammed
    #aisle71
    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.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    For those that are interested I just tried a 28 mm Pirelli on the front and it won't fit (on the rims I have). 28 mm Conti 4 Seasons seem to on the rear though (as far as I can tell they come to the same size). I might get a 25 mm Pirelli and run that on the front, and a 28 on the back.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,094
    Nice. Just don't go out in the rain as the headsets on the allez are notorious.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Bungle73 wrote:
    . I might get a 25 mm Pirelli and run that on the front, and a 28 on the back.


    why?

    #curipus
    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.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Bungle73 wrote:
    . I might get a 25 mm Pirelli and run that on the front, and a 28 on the back.


    why?

    #curipus

    Why what?
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Nice. Just don't go out in the rain as the headsets on the allez are notorious.

    OK thanks. I’ll bear that in mind.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Bungle73 wrote:
    Bungle73 wrote:
    . I might get a 25 mm Pirelli and run that on the front, and a 28 on the back.


    why?

    #curipus

    Why what?

    the tires

    #curious
    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.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    Bungle73 wrote:
    Bungle73 wrote:
    . I might get a 25 mm Pirelli and run that on the front, and a 28 on the back.


    why?

    #curipus

    Why what?

    the tires

    #curious

    I meant why the Pirellis or why 28s.

    Because the Pirellis are better quality - I had them on the other bike and they are really nice. At least until I got a cut in the sidewall of one. I thought I would swap them onto the new bike, and the one I have left is a 28.
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