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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoMoss View Post
    There is always that one brush stroke that makes it perfect and then there is that one brushstroke that takes it too far.
    I think I did!

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    OK, I finally got a morning available to mess with this, and this is what happened.
    Pretty pleased with the outcome, I decided to go with 'my' color and avoid the chromium look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Pretty pleased with the outcome, I decided to go with 'my' color and avoid the chromium look.
    I'm thinkin' some matching green bottle cages would look slick.
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    Lace your wheels with these. Ain't cheap though. . .
    https://fairwheelbikes.com/pillar-14...j-bend-spokes/

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    I like it. Nice touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    OK, I finally got a morning available to mess with this, and this is what happened.
    Pretty pleased with the outcome, I decided to go with 'my' color and avoid the chromium look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Lace your wheels with these. Ain't cheap though. . .
    https://fairwheelbikes.com/pillar-14...j-bend-spokes/
    Nah... looks tacky to me . Juvenile, tasteless overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Lace your wheels with these. Ain't cheap though. . .
    https://fairwheelbikes.com/pillar-14...j-bend-spokes/
    Believe-you-me, I've been looking for something similar but my bike has bladed straight-pull spokes that aren't available in cool colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    In my opinion, Project 1 is a grossly overpriced joke.
    I think all Treks are jokes. LOL. I thought the "Lance effect" had long since died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudge66 View Post
    I like it. Nice touch.
    I do too. You barely notice the black. That bag on the handlebars is killing the aero bars though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    I do too. You barely notice the black. That bag on the handlebars is killing the aero bars though.
    There is no bag on the aero bars, those are flip up elbow rests so I can ride on the tops.
    You ain't been around.

    I been looking at MBikes on craigslist, there is a woman's road bike on there that is all turquiose, honestly. Everything including the tires... it doesn't look rattle can painted, it actually looks factory color... but everything is turq...se.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    There is no bag on the aero bars, those are flip up elbow rests so I can ride on the tops.
    You ain't been around.
    I think you probably had it right initially with "cromugine". I'm almost 57 years old. I was riding/racing a Dura Ace equipped carbon fiber bike in the early 1990's -- probably when you were still in grade school -- and I was a bit over the hump back then.

    Yeah, I think all black bikes are ugly and putting tape on them looks silly, but what do you care? It's your bike, and if you like it and it makes you happy, then that's all that matters. The old fossil I rode into work on today makes me happy. It doesn't have disc brakes, electronic shifting, or a carbon fiber frame -- But I don't care. It makes me happy. So go ride your new bike a lot. Sorry if I've been rude, which I'm afraid I have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudge66 View Post
    Nah... looks tacky to me . Juvenile, tasteless overkill.
    Overkill? Hardly, as they're kind of understated . . .
    Easton R90 SL Wheelset - Fairwheel Bikes Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield View Post
    Believe-you-me, I've been looking for something similar but my bike has bladed straight-pull spokes that aren't available in cool colors
    https://fairwheelbikes.com/pillar-14...t-pull-spokes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Overkill? Hardly, as they're kind of understated . . .
    Easton R90 SL Wheelset - Fairwheel Bikes Blog


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