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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallsol View Post
    The bars are FSA K force light, the stem is an ITM forged Lite luxe. Just something that works and is semi light.
    Is that a Garmin comp?
    Just trying to be a good rider

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    New race wheels (50mm Karbona tubulars with Schwalbe Durano tires). Got them glued up Friday night, let them sit, and took them for a test ride Sunday afternoon. Did not die, so hopefully all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombailey View Post
    No. It's wedged in there permanently. I don't ride it.
    it's obvious you don't ride it. That bike is clearly too big for any human being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbUSA View Post
    Is that a Garmin comp?
    It is, the Garmin 500. Pure crap, and garmin knows about it. (although they did just release a new firmware update, and hopefully it will solve the issues that everyone has with it. (freezing, deleteing ride files, not saving properly)

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    Thanks for the tip. The price seemed paletable for a second there.
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    2010 CAAD9 frame, 56cm / 2007 Premium full carbon fork
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    dope.
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    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunner View Post
    let me dr. watson this **** haha... it would appear the front of the wheel is propped against a door, so it would be a relatively simple job to kick the bike on its rear wheel and plop it down horizontally across the length of the room. elementary!
    ahhh, elementary

    I still think it's funny how perfect it fits, i'll have to look for a perfect bike sized behind the door bicycle nook in our next house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombailey View Post
    No. It's wedged in there permanently. I don't ride it.
    well played.
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    Yes yes. Next time when I post about how I was riding in Belgium and was complimented by Fabian Cancellara and was invited to Saxo-Bank, you'll all know that by Belgium I mean Bumtown KY, by Fabian Cancellara I mean a creepy old dude, and by Saxo-Bank I mean his house. And knowing all that, you'll still whole-heartedly congratulate me on my extraordinary achievement.

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    It's been a while so here is a recent pic of the race whip. Now sans Zipp stickers.


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    Not really a race rig yet since she hasn't been raced. I'm registered for three road races this month though so that should soon be rectified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    New race wheels (50mm Karbona tubulars with Schwalbe Durano tires). Got them glued up Friday night, let them sit, and took them for a test ride Sunday afternoon. Did not die, so hopefully all is well.

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    T3 ROTUNDO TEAM bars
    i need to get myself a set of tradtional bars. caloso, what are you using?

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    2010 Felt AR4, 2009 Bontrager 5.0's.

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    Ritchey WCS Classic Shallow. I love 'em. But they don't seem to work as well with Shimano as they do with SRAM or Campy.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Ritchey WCS Classic Shallow. I love 'em. But they don't seem to work as well with Shimano as they do with SRAM or Campy.
    thanks. that's even better: it'll go well with my wcs 4-axis -17 stem & i have sram. only problem is that while PBK has the 40 & 44 cm on sale, it's out of 42cm bars. i've recently begin to appreciate how the campy ergos look on classic bars with the base parallel to the ground, and as i'm not a campy man, sram would be just as good

    btw, you said classic shallow, is there also a wcs classic standard? on their website i see just one model

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    Quote Originally Posted by recon455 View Post


    2010 Felt AR4, 2009 Bontrager 5.0's.
    Wow...nice bike. I really like it. How is the ride/handling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
    thanks. that's even better: it'll go well with my wcs 4-axis -17 stem & i have sram. only problem is that while PBK has the 40 & 44 cm on sale, it's out of 42cm bars. i've recently begin to appreciate how the campy ergos look on classic bars with the base parallel to the ground, and as i'm not a campy man, sram would be just as good

    btw, you said classic shallow, is there also a wcs classic standard? on their website i see just one model
    That's a good question. I don't think there ever was a wcs classic standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Do you have any pictures of you on the bike?

    I know it's comfort above all but depending on how new you are at this you might not have things set up all that right. Your saddle probably needs to be leveled and you need to rotate your bars as well. Mark things as they are now, then try them out as I suggested. Pick the one you like more.

    If you use your hoods only and have them set up like that, then something isn't right. Your drops don't really look usable. Safely anyway.

    Fwiw, I set my brake levers up so I can shift/brake on a dime when sprinting out of the saddle in the drops. Everything else falls into place if I do that. Looking at the positioning of your bars/levers as they are now, you have little to no access to the levers in the drops. That's not good!
    Here are pics of me on the bike as you requested. I'm sure there is a lot to correct on my position haha.
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    First picture tells the tale that your back is really rounded. I would still rotate the bars to make the hoods flat, and then flip the stem. Learn to bend your elbows when you're riding, as yours are too straight.

    Do you feel like your reach is too long? I think it needs to be longer over time, and you just need to learn to bend your elbows to compensate. You'll be able to do more of this as you ride more and gain fitness and flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    First picture tells the tale that your back is really rounded. I would still rotate the bars to make the hoods flat, and then flip the stem. Learn to bend your elbows when you're riding, as yours are too straight.

    Do you feel like your reach is too long? I think it needs to be longer over time, and you just need to learn to bend your elbows to compensate. You'll be able to do more of this as you ride more and gain fitness and flexibility.
    I'm guessing a rounded back is not the greatest position? I've never really looked into riding positions at all since i hopped on the bicycle 2 years ago. It never really felt uncomfortable so i just stuck with it. I don't feel my reach is to long for the most part. It does feel like i'm streaching out to far sometimes to brake.

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    Also, try and relax your shoulders. It will help you feel more comfortable when your elbows are bent.

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    you want to rotate your hips forward and relax your shoulders. This will flatten your back, and then you'll feel more comfortable bending your elbows.

    This will also untense your neck muscles and allow you to keep your head up more with a flatter back, while getting lower.

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    Damn there are a lot of good looking bikes in this thread. I really wish I had an excuse to have a race bike.
    Last edited by LowCel; 08-05-10 at 04:17 PM.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Damn there are a lot of good looking bikes in this thread. I really wish having an excuse to have a race bike.
    Me too brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Me too brother.

    How are you doing these days?
    I'm finally back on the bike after a very long "break". My first surgeon told me to sell all of my bikes because I wouldn't be able to ride again. So I ended up selling all of them except for my cyclocross bike and pretty much gave up. My second surgeon has gotten me to the point that I can at least ride. I very seriously doubt that I will ever race again though, my knees just can't handle the abuse.

    I have gained a lot of weight and I am in the worst shape of my life. I started riding again on July 4th and I have managed to lose 13 pounds so far. I have a very long way to go though. Climbs that I used to do hill repeats on I now struggle to climb once. I am very happy to be back on the bike but at the same time it is sort of depressing thinking about how I used to ride compared to how I ride now.

    I have bought a new road bike, it's an okay bike but it is nothing compared to my SL1's and some of the other bikes I had.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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