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BAAW Thread?

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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    Saddle came with the bike. Probably going to put my Cobb tri saddle on there. How do you like them apples??
    Dark_markAaronWebstey
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    Brent_RBrent_R Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @Matt 9.75 for a bike against a fence and not a wall? It's like we don't even know you anymore man.
    balsdorfkjrunnindhrCraig DyournotuniqueTad_Machrowicz
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    wparselwparsel Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Venice Beach, CA

    Violates some rules but...
    M_WareEvankjrunninAaronWebsteysimonsen77Craig D
    Wes Parsel - Los Angeles, CA
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    ScollyScolly Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Before I get called out, the steer tube has since been cut.
    AaronWebsteysimonsen77yournotunique

    TRS Canada

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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    damn, how in the hell did we have a #BAAW explosion of posts??!?!? i'm all for it, but man.


    unofficial non-general counsel for TRS Racing and other TRS-related entities
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Evan said:

    damn, how in the hell did we have a #BAAW explosion of posts??!?!? i'm all for it, but man.

    Excellent points here.

    #sworry :)
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited November 2016
    Matt said:

    Most minute of deductions for:
    Trim the front brake cable
    Could go with some sexier bottle cages.

    9.75/10

    @AaronWebstey please tell @simonsen77 what he's won.

    Well Bob, it looks like @simonsen77 has won ... A NEW CAAAAAAAR!!

    Just kidding, but he did become the first recipient of the BAAW badge..
    Mattsimonsen77Craig DEvanyournotuniqueTad_Machrowicz
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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Dark_mark said:

    Saddle came with the bike. Probably going to put my Cobb tri saddle on there. How do you like them apples??

    I can't hear about Cobb saddles without thinking of this scene...



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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter


    Well Bob, it looks like @simonsen77 has won ... A NEW CAAAAAAAR!!

    Just kidding, but he did become the first recipient of the BAAW badge..

    That is a sweet badge!
    M_WareAaronWebsteyMattsimonsen77yournotunique

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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Image courtesy of @Matt :)
    M_WareMattsimonsen77wparsel
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited November 2016
    @wparsel
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only) Is your stem happy to see me?
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.) Bottle, pump AND bag?
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays
    10) Hide skewers

    5/10 - (+1 for the stillness of the water) You should think about changing your bar tape to match either the blue on the frame or the white (cable guides + saddle) and your RD cable is way too long..

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    @Scolly
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only)
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.)
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays
    10) Hide skewers

    Notes: get rid of the plastic valve covers, trim the excess rear brake cable and front derailleur cable, and don't crop out the tires in the picture. Excellent wall choice to bring out the neon.

    8.75/10 which is hard for a canti-brake bike. Kudos.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Here's a lovely example from former PRO, David Millar and their new line of bikes.

    Aside from the front skewer, it's very well done. And a gutsy choice to use your own face as the wall.


    M_WareAaronWebsteyTad_Machrowicz
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    The giant picture makes me think the bike is like a size 20.
    AaronWebsteyTad_Machrowicz
    First #BAAW Badge Recipient
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    wparselwparsel Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I need to rethink my life here. I never noticed the RD cable but I could literally use it as rope to escape a well. Shame.
    Matt said:

    @wparsel
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only) Is your stem happy to see me?
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.) Bottle, pump AND bag?
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays
    10) Hide skewers

    5/10 - (+1 for the stillness of the water) You should think about changing your bar tape to match either the blue on the frame or the white (cable guides + saddle) and your RD cable is way too long..

    *****

    @Scolly
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only)
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.)
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays
    10) Hide skewers

    Notes: get rid of the plastic valve covers, trim the excess rear brake cable and front derailleur cable, and don't crop out the tires in the picture. Excellent wall choice to bring out the neon.

    8.75/10 which is hard for a canti-brake bike. Kudos.

    MattM_WareEvanTad_Machrowicz
    Wes Parsel - Los Angeles, CA
    WestonParsel.com
    Lance2016!
    Strava Page
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    yournotuniqueyournotunique Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    That David Millar bike is DOPE!

    Get it? "Dope"?
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    I'll see myself out, thanks.
    MattkjrunninM_WareMartinTad_Machrowiczidking90
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    Finally got the bike cleaned up enough to attempt a rating.
    Mattsimonsen77KenElPescadoPeladombrekk44AaronWebsteykjrunninTad_MachrowiczDark_markneil5youngEvanM_WareCraig Dyournotuniquetwig05
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited November 2016
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    You sure his brake cable isn't too long under the tri rig cover?

    That top tube -> basebar line is sexy though.
    Tad_Machrowiczbalsdorf
    First #BAAW Badge Recipient
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    MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE.

    I'll take some comfort in this Sunday as I bike for the first time in 6 months. Doing a HIM relay might have been a bit ambitious.
    HensatcAaronWebsteyM_WareTad_Machrowicz
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Awarded, and well-deserved.
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited November 2016
    Id like to file an amendment to the rules, @Matt :
    1. On a road bike, the saddle may tilt up a maximum of 10 degrees
    2. On a mountain bike, a tilt of 3 degrees is permissible
    3. On a TT bike, a 0 to -2 degrees slope is acceptable
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator

    Id like to file an amendment to the rules, @Matt :
    1. On a road bike, the saddle may tilt up a maximum of 10 degrees
    2. On a mountain bike, a tilt of 3 degrees is permissible
    3. On a TT bike, a 0 to -2 degrees slope is acceptable

    It's not like I actually measure it. It's more a sign of a bad fit or incorrect frame size.
    Almost like those happy upward stems.



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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    @Nazgul350r please post the original image here, I can't zoom in on the Instagram post.
    Also, there's no wall.
    EvanAaronWebstey
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    @Matt full unfiltered floating Felt.
    M_Ware
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited November 2016
    @Nazgul350r

    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only) That hurts to look at. I can't even
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.)
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays Nicely hidden
    10) Hide skewers

    Can't imagine your position with a front-end like that.

    8/10 IF THERE WAS A WALL. Although I like the "my bike floats on its own" trick.
    kjrunninTad_Machrowicz
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Took this baby out for a spin today.



    Consensus?
    AaronWebsteyM_Waresimonsen77Evankjrunninmbrekk44Tad_MachrowiczMartinyournotuniqueShepherd
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @matt badge awarded.
    EvankjrunninMattTad_MachrowiczMartin
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @Matt very unsexy bottle cage. You can do better.
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