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Quite an upgrade

Postby knownothingbozo » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:41 am

Well, I finally got sick of being battered by British roads, I tried rule 5, but was losing my love of cycling. So I have upgraded my lovely Ribble, to this:
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Changes made since I brought it:
Put on my lovely Cinelli Neo Morphe handlebars.
Swapped Bontrager R1 tires for my gatorskins.

The rear end is amazing, even better than hoped for. The front (perhaps because it's shown up by the rear or perhaps because I am used to the neos) was a bit jarring on the hands, hence the swap.
Ultegra 6800 is awesome, front derailleur requires no more effort to change than the rear.
Weight with everything shown is 8.24kg.

Big shout out to Activ Cycles in Folkestone, great service and their points system means the cost of the bike was substantially lower than elsewhere.
Some people are like slinkies - not much use for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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upperoilcan
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby upperoilcan » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:27 pm

That aint a bad looking bike,although the external cable routing let's it right down.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby Raymondo60 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:28 pm

Friend of mine recently completed a LEJOG on his new Domane and could not believe how 'comfortable' it was - the future of cycling frames perhaps? Good luck with yours.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby TMR » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:54 pm

There's nothing wrong with the Ribble - HTFU.

Nice Trek.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby RideOnTime » Tue Feb 04, 2014 15:34 pm

Rule 5?

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Tue Feb 04, 2014 16:36 pm

Like all Treks, it needs more stem spacers.

Looks a nice paint job/ finish.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby StefanP » Tue Feb 04, 2014 16:59 pm

Nice bike! Heard good things about the Domane, enjoy!

upperoilcan wrote:That aint a bad looking bike,although the external cable routing let's it right down.


Ever tried replacing an internally routed cable? I have, I definitely prefer externally routed ones!

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby Avit5 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 19:40 pm

Nice bike.
Is it the 4.5 2014 Domane . As yours looks more red than the orange on the actual Trek website.
Or maybe I am just a bit colour blind.

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby M4VERICK » Tue Feb 04, 2014 19:42 pm

RideOnTime wrote:Rule 5?


Harden The F*&K up - The Rules, Velominati http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Rules-Way-Cycling-Disciple/dp/1444767518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391542857&sr=8-1&keywords=the+rules

http://www.velominati.com/

Worth a read, very funny and you will certainly look at your bike and cycling in a different way

As for the Trek, gorgeous looking bike. Big thumbs up from me
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby bencolem » Tue Feb 04, 2014 21:47 pm

Nice choice - but would be even nicer if trek had specked the 6850 chainset to match, the FSA cheapens the overall look which is a real shame as it's lovely otherwise.

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby knownothingbozo » Wed Feb 05, 2014 07:18 am

It is the 4.5 I took several pictures and the orange always looks red. It's definitely orange though.
The 4.7 has the ultegra crank and brakes for £300 more. I figured they can be upgrades if needed at some point in the future.
I deliberately went for external cables having had a nightmare with a Boardman which now has external cables because I have been unable to re thread the internal one. Cable ties is not a good look.
Some people are like slinkies - not much use for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.



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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby Rolf F » Wed Feb 05, 2014 08:16 am

knownothingbozo wrote:Image

Changes made since I brought it:
Put on my lovely Cinelli Neo Morphe handlebars.


You'd think they could have got the logos etc printed on straight on those bars. Unless it is an optical illusion, it looks like the lettering is higher on the left than the right!

Does show that these bars are designed for left front braking - the cable exits so near to the stem make for a really tight bend for the rear brake line.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby 6wheels » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:25 am

Been looking around for a second hand Domane, but very few to be found. Says it all really.

Nice looking bike.

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby knownothingbozo » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:23 pm

Rolf F wrote:
knownothingbozo wrote:Image

Changes made since I brought it:
Put on my lovely Cinelli Neo Morphe handlebars.


You'd think they could have got the logos etc printed on straight on those bars. Unless it is an optical illusion, it looks like the lettering is higher on the left than the right

DAMN AND BLAST! just had a look, its not an optical illusion. Given how much they cost I'm a bit disappointed! However they are bloody good bars.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby fat_homer » Wed Feb 05, 2014 13:57 pm

Lovely, really like the way it looks.

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby Rolf F » Wed Feb 05, 2014 16:49 pm

knownothingbozo wrote:DAMN AND BLAST! just had a look, its not an optical illusion. Given how much they cost
I'm a bit disappointed! However they are bloody good bars.


Oh cack! I'm sorry! I'd have noticed that straight away - if I'd thought you hadn't spotted it I would have kept my trap shut! :oops:
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby knownothingbozo » Wed Feb 05, 2014 21:46 pm

First time I can genuinely say "I blame wiggle"
Some people are like slinkies - not much use for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.



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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby JustinLeeAtkinson » Thu Feb 06, 2014 14:02 pm

If you are applying #5 how about #45?

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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby upperoilcan » Thu Feb 06, 2014 17:05 pm

StefanP wrote:
Ever tried replacing an internally routed cable? I have, I definitely prefer externally routed ones!


No i dont do maintenance,

Although an externally routed cable may well be functional,fact remains it does nothing for the asthetics.
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Re: Quite an upgrade

Postby Rolf F » Thu Feb 06, 2014 19:41 pm

upperoilcan wrote:Although an externally routed cable may well be functional,fact remains it does nothing for the asthetics.


Not a fact. I like to see my cables!
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