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    Quote Originally Posted by bencolem View Post
    Looks great, looking forward to seeing the finished version.
    'Finished' in inverted commas as I'm already in the midst of changing the saddle and bar tape to black; and the tyres will change to gumwalls or Anthracite Vittoria Corsas (this is partly clearance, partly aesthetic), but here it is:





    Even I wouldn't normally change the tape so quick, but when I went to unwrap one side to re-wrap it, it split. First time that's happened in *ages* - so much so that I have a stash of little-used tapes hung up ready to re-wrap so that I avoid wasting them.

    It pains me to say it (mainly because I'm not fast enough to rock it), but I think this bike actually needs pink tape...

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    Think the white tape and saddle riff off the white Parlee script nicely. Shame Parlee can’t provide a gloss finish stem and post though...
     

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    Not really a fan of that one.
     

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    Don't know if it is due to the pictures but that bike look like it is setup more for cyclocross than road riding with that shortish stem and hoods pointing at the sky.
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    Stem is 110mm - is that short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Stem is 110mm - is that short?
    I think the angle of the pic makes it look janked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    I think the angle of the pic makes it look janked up.
    And the hoods are pointing at the sky because hydro.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    And the hoods are pointing at the sky because hydro.
    Totes. Hydro hoods love to raise their humped, elongated selves to pray to those above, pray that their children, the future generations of hydro levers/hoods, could become less huge and ugly and inelegant.
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    The future is here, you can hardly tell the difference with the 9170 levers. Feel so nice in the hands....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencolem View Post
    Think the white tape and saddle riff off the white Parlee script nicely.
    I don't disagree, but black looks classier:





    Too much black now, though.

    Tyres will change regardless as the clearance at the back is a bit too close for comfort with the Challenge PRs. I want to try pink tape, but I don't want to ride the bike with pink tape... maybe some of this half-black, half-pink Supacaz stuff is the answer, but I'm leaving it black for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Don't know if it is due to the pictures but that bike look like it is setup more for cyclocross than road riding with that shortish stem and hoods pointing at the sky.
    Interestingly, the H11 levers feel slightly odd when I set them up the same way I setup my rim brake Campag levers. That is to say, they feel like they're tilted back too far.

    Consequently - and as you can probably tell from the updated pic - they're now rotated down a touch.

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    Looks better with gumwalls:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Too much black now, though.
    No such thing. But you do have too many shades of black. Parlee couldn't make a post and stem to match the frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    Parlee couldn't make a post and stem to match the frame?
    They only produce their components in matte black - but I'm sure they would happily re-paint them if a customer requested it. None of this is mine or staying with me long term, so I'm not complaining.

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    looks great - what kind of saddle do you have in the last pics? Looks interesting. I was really impressed by the campy when I was drooling over it at the Philly Bike expo a couple months back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    I don't disagree, but black looks classier:





    Too much black now, though.

    Tyres will change regardless as the clearance at the back is a bit too close for comfort with the Challenge PRs. I want to try pink tape, but I don't want to ride the bike with pink tape... maybe some of this half-black, half-pink Supacaz stuff is the answer, but I'm leaving it black for now.
    i've gone back and forth between black and white finish kit on my Z-1 many times.
    No need to choose only one way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timto View Post
    looks great - what kind of saddle do you have in the last pics? Looks interesting.
    It’s an SQlab 612 Ergowave. I’ve got two and struggle to ride anything else now.

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    Zonda disc wheels have the 3-spoke grouping on front and rear wheels? That's different. Wonder why that is needed for discs, compared to just radial spoking up front on the non-disc version.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Zonda disc wheels have the 3-spoke grouping on front and rear wheels? That's different. Wonder why that is needed for discs, compared to just radial spoking up front on the non-disc version.
    I suspect it’s less to do with ‘need’ and more to do with being more readily distinguishable - although radial lacing and disc is generally considered to be a no-no.

    My guess is they realised the G3 lacing was a good option for disc and decided to use it for the front wheel too.

    Personally I don’t really like it, although I’m sure I’d be more accepting if they were Boras...!

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    Looking at this makes me long for this new Campy stuff. It is time to sell off my perfectly functional Ultegra R685 group :(
     

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