****The Official Road Bicycle Gallery Thread****

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I got some 28c tan wall, paid £30 more over the black variant though! :cry:

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Looks like they're still in stock.

**EDIT** Oh, maybe they literally just have one! Tried to add a second and it says not enough stock :cry:
 
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Looking good = Being faster. I'm sure that's basically a fact. It's why I want deep wheels. I wont be faster but I'll look cool
 
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Finally!

Have you been out on them yet?

Not yet! I had a few things to do today but I had the time to get it installed. Surprised at how easy it all went together. I did manage to break one of the sprocket spacers on my cassette but luckily could borrow one off of my Kickr and will order one to replace that.

I'm a bit nervous about trying them out now but they seem to be not loosing pressure or anything so I will see how they do tomorrow
 

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Not yet! I had a few things to do today but I had the time to get it installed. Surprised at how easy it all went together. I did manage to break one of the sprocket spacers on my cassette but luckily could borrow one off of my Kickr and will order one to replace that.

I'm a bit nervous about trying them out now but they seem to be not loosing pressure or anything so I will see how they do tomorrow

Mine lost pressure for a few weeks but I have put some somewhat old sealant which has sat in a hot shed for a long time.

I do love mine and I assume the 404 will be even better for a lot of stuff.
 
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Mine lost pressure for a few weeks but I have put some somewhat old sealant which has sat in a hot shed for a long time.

I do love mine and I assume the 404 will be even better for a lot of stuff.

Took them out for a ride earlier. I don't really notice the difference in ride quality for tubeless and I didn't feel much faster but I was also tired before I set off and the track was busy so it was hard to really give it some beans. I did feel like when i was around 30-35kmh it was easier to maintain that speed but without a power-meter it's hard to tell if that was true or if it was just the placebo effect of having new wheels.

Will take them for a few more spins this week on different routes and see if I have any times tumbling down. One thing which was immediately noticeable though was the very cool noise they make whilst cycling along.
 
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I wish you didn't because I'm really jealous! Beautiful.

Thanks, she’s getting on a bit now but she is still super fast, I’ve got Q rings on her now (not the posh power meter ones). I’ll get a current pic up once I change the bar tape… white bar tape looks good but I’m a bit of a mucky pup so they need replacing often :D
 
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Yeah I was thinking you're brave for rocking white bar-tape but it does look really, really good! Especially with the white accents on the bike, wheels and saddle.
Is it a Madone? If money was no issue I'd love a Madone or Tarmac but money certainly is an issue and they're too much for my feeble pockets!
 
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Yeah I was thinking you're brave for rocking white bar-tape but it does look really, really good! Especially with the white accents on the bike, wheels and saddle.
Is it a Madone? If money was no issue I'd love a Madone or Tarmac but money certainly is an issue and they're too much for my feeble pockets!
Yeah madone 2016 frame I’m guessing it’s a 9.8 but I bought the frame set and then the group set when both were on sale, built it myself which was a first for me and a bloody nightmare but a hell of a lot cheaper than buying it pre built.

I’d love to do the same with the new frame trek just dropped, maybe in a few years the frame set might appear at a decent price so I can do it again but I doubt that will happen.
 

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Do I really live in Bristol if I don't cycle over the suspension bridge and go up to the Downs?

My partners cousin lives in Bristol and some parts of it are utterly stunning. Lovely part of the country. Next time I head down I might sneak the bike in the car and give you a shout.
 
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