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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    Thanks for the update! Glad you're enjoying the sport... and subscribing to the n+1 philosophy.
    Yes, the N+1 is a slippery path, especially when your significant other can't really figure out why you need so many different ones ☺️

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    To the OP. Enjoy the bike, soon you will be spending on upgrades or a new bike, most people do. I have a question on the two ride reports you posted. Is the amount of water listed what you drank or what you took on the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmach View Post
    To the OP. Enjoy the bike, soon you will be spending on upgrades or a new bike, most people do. I have a question on the two ride reports you posted. Is the amount of water listed what you drank or what you took on the ride?
    Neither. That is supposed to be how much you should drink for that ride..

    I already have the hitch to grab an 11 speed 105 group and put it on. But I might fine tune my vintage bike and just sell it to get a better frame. I enjoy too much wrenching on the bikes so I might just build another one to sub it ☺️


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    I enjoy too much wrenching on the bikes.
    Might wanna consider a second career working as a mech at a LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    Might wanna consider a second career working as a mech at a LBS.
    I wish I had enough experience ☺️
    Not sure I could support a family with my current bike building skills ☺️😊😊😀😀

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    On that note. I took the vintage dude on the road for a maiden voiage. Wow how nice it rides is unbelievable.

    Going to take care of the last details soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    On that note. I took the vintage dude on the road for a maiden voiage. Wow how nice it rides is unbelievable.

    Going to take care of the last details soon...

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    that really looks nice,

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Looks like the fork is a replacement (no road bike would come standard with THAT many spacers...). Check for accident damage.....
    Every frameset I've ever purchased had a default steerer that was at least as long as this one.

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    I actually finished the vintage dude and took some nicer pictures of it.

    Riding the toe clips is an interesting experience ☺️

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmach View Post
    To the OP. Enjoy the bike, soon you will be spending on upgrades or a new bike, most people do. I have a question on the two ride reports you posted. Is the amount of water listed what you drank or what you took on the ride?
    As a matter of fact you were right.
    The trek is gone and I have a caad8 frame hanging in my basement (already baptized "skunk")
    I also have a complete SRAM Force 22 ready for it and I'm shopping for decent value wheels (looking at Fulcrum Racing 5 LG) to finally put it together.

    I'm also joining a local club, I'm already training on the running and I'm hoping that group rides will help me with a bit more saddle time. The club doesn't forbid Tri bikes so I'm going to use that one until the skunk is ready to go

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    The OLMO is a beauty. You'll get used to the toe clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Loving View Post
    The OLMO is a beauty. You'll get used to the toe clips.
    Thank you sir!!
    I love staring at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    Riding the toe clips is an interesting experience ☺️
    Heh, stopping with the toe clips still tight will be an even more interesting experience. You've been warned...

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    Nice should a nice build. Check out November Bicycle for wheels. Seems that wheel builders can do more for less than manufactured wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
    Heh, stopping with the toe clips still tight will be an even more interesting experience. You've been warned...
    Interestingly enough I was able to not kill myself until now.. Although I didn't put a lot miles on the vintage dude, so it might happen at some point.

    My Caad8 is almost ready, just need to tape it up and take it on the street, soon I'll post pictures

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    As promised. Here's the skunk.
    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    As promised. Here's the skunk.
    What do you guys think?

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    That's a really nice build man. Sleek looking even. You have come a long way Sir. How's the ride? What wheels are those super aero beasts?
    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    I have a similar decision that i'm currently faced with. An "older" but "better bike" or a newer one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    That's a really nice build man. Sleek looking even. You have come a long way Sir. How's the ride? What wheels are those super aero beasts?
    Thank you sir!!
    Wheels are farsports 60/88 on Edhub with ceramic bearings. They are incredibly smooth!! Although not my first choice a friend of mine had a great deal for me. These wheels will look fantastic on my Tri bike, but these are the only 11 speed ones I have so are staying on the skunk for this season.

    During the winter I might overhaul the Tri bike and I'll get a set of wheels for this one and use these carbons on it. I was looking at Fulcrum Racing 5 LG for this bike.

    The SRAM drivetrain is fantastic. I can't believe how good the shifting is, especially on the FD, it switches back and forth with a light tap and it doesn't even make the slight chain noise in doing so. It was a pain to setup though...

    The bike is definitely a better fit for me, this is the right size, and it feels like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by divisionibanez View Post
    I have a similar decision that i'm currently faced with. An "older" but "better bike" or a newer one.
    Every single advice in this thread was exactly what I needed to make my choice, and I would stress the fit point. I thought I loved my Trek (in 54) but I had no idea how it is when the bike is actually your size. I wasn't uncomfortable or anything, but the right size bike is definitely different, feels dialed in and you feel one with the bike. I had a taste of that when I finished building my Scott (in 56) and I had confirmation when I took the skunk (56 as well) out for the first ride, it's a total joy!!!
    From my experience, STIs and Aluminum minimum along with the right size frame should all be in the first bike

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    So did you sell the 1.1? I just added Fenders to mine. It's my official "rain bike."

    Fred-li-ness is not a virtue, it's a way of life.

    Embark on Fredly endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperCycle View Post
    So did you sell the 1.1? I just added Fenders to mine. It's my official "rain bike."

    Yes. The trek is gone but not forgotten...

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    You probably think this yourself based on previous comments, but IMO the Cannondale is going to look even better if you find some shallower wheels for it.

    Looks great, though, hope you're getting a lot of miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    You probably think this yourself based on previous comments, but IMO the Cannondale is going to look even better if you find some shallower wheels for it.

    Looks great, though, hope you're getting a lot of miles on it.
    Yes, I definitely agree, shallow wheels will definitely look better on the skunk, and these wheels will look amazing on the Tri bike..
    As mentioned, I am pretty much set on Fulcrum Racing 5 LG

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