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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:43 pm 
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This thing is pure sex! i'm off for a w*nk :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments guys.

Did a sportive on it yesterday which was truly awesome. I expected it to be a lot rougher riding than my Airborne as the Fizik CX has less padding and I am only running 23s vs 28s on my Airborne, but I would dare say this was smoother!

I think I really am addicted to Ti....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:54 pm 
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This is yummy! I love it!

Probably not the exact same of set ups, but my 89 Merlin Roadbike has the same concept as yours!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:02 pm 
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My goodness, that is lovely


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Amazing bicycle.

Thinking go to a lightweight tubular wheels and pedals?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys! Had another awesome ride on Wednesday, its so easy to put the miles in on this, but its going to have to stay indoors as a treat for best days I think....

The pedals are already the lightest Shimano SPD compatible pedals they do I think. I hate SPDr or look style cleats and pedals so they are here to stay for the moment. There are a couple of other options in the shape of Titanium double sided SPD pedals from the far east, or the Ritchey micro pedals which weigh about 80g less.

Wheels are currently comparable to a Ksyrium Equipe, they are pretty much as new so here to stay for this season at least. But I would love some Zipp 202s or something with a shallow carbon profile and aluminium brake surface. The hills and potholes locally to me are just not a clever idea with an expensive full carbon with tubular set up (as much as I would love to run full carbon with tubs)
I think my perfect wheelset would be a 28 hole Open Pro Ceramics (which I don't think you can get) Black Sapim X Ray Spokes with a front Radial lace, on to Chris King, American Classic or Tune hubs. But the Achilles heel is finding the right rims....

Anyway, couple more finishing touches....

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Controltech Carbon Ti Skewers by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Controltech Bottle Cage by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:14 am 
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Small update for summer 2013..

Speedplay Titanium Pedals
Dura Ace Calipers
Grand Prix 4000 Skin Walls
Custom covered Fizik Arione with matching genuine Sheepskin tape...

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Merlin for summer 2013 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr
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Bespoke 1-off sheepskin bartape by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:29 am 
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Wow - gorgeous, one came up in my size on ebay 2 years ago, I was outbid and everytime I see one now I think - aaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggghhh


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