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Old 01-24-08, 11:35 AM   #301
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Gots ta chop the steerer and get a matching cage still:

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Old 01-24-08, 11:41 AM   #302
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Dope Kuota! How do you like those Eastons?
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Old 01-24-08, 12:33 PM   #303
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I LOVE them. Tubulars rule.
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Old 01-24-08, 03:41 PM   #304
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heres my madone...

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Old 01-24-08, 04:46 PM   #305
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Do you have a strangely shaped pelvis?
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Old 01-24-08, 05:12 PM   #306
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^^Your saddle is tilted down, and really far behind the bottom bracket
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Old 01-24-08, 05:26 PM   #308
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thats my sweet aero position...lol

i dunno, i always ride in the drops; my hoods and tops arnt even rapped. the seat post is a 25mm set back and the bike came with a 20mm the stem is a 100mm with a negative rise and the one that came on the bike was a 110mm.
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Old 01-24-08, 05:28 PM   #309
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Friends don't let friends set their bikes up like this.
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Old 01-24-08, 05:30 PM   #310
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thats my sweet aero position...lol

i dunno, i always ride in the drops; my hoods and tops arnt even rapped. the seat post is a 25mm set back and the bike came with a 20mm the stem is a 100mm with a negative rise and the one that came on the bike was a 110mm.
This advice is worth exactly what it cost you, but consider leveling the seat out, and even tilting it back a degree or two. It seems counterintuitive, but this will force you further back onto the flare of the seat, and your seat bones, and keep you from sliding forward and smashing parts better left unsmashed.

Point two would be to level the bars out so the bottom section is parallel to the ground. You wouldn't be giving anything up in drop usability, and you'd gain the Jens Voight style arms on the tops, hands on the hoods aero position.
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Old 01-24-08, 07:22 PM   #311
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thats my sweet aero position...lol

i dunno, i always ride in the drops; my hoods and tops arnt even rapped. the seat post is a 25mm set back and the bike came with a 20mm the stem is a 100mm with a negative rise and the one that came on the bike was a 110mm.
Get a fit. If you're in the drops that much, you want to be more forward, not backward. You're going way slower than you could be.
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Plus your bike looks silly.
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It looks more silly with someone on it, I'm sure. No one can ride anywhere near well with that kind of a hip angle.
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so are you guys saying i need a zero offset post? so that i am over the pedals more?
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Old 01-25-08, 12:50 PM   #315
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so are you guys saying i need a zero offset post? so that i am over the pedals more?
I think a shot with you pedaling on the bike is what they seek. From what I understand, you really ought to be on a trainer and pedaling for the photo because a "posing position" is drastically different from a "working position"
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so are you guys saying i need a zero offset post? so that i am over the pedals more?
Yeaaah, plus what BD said. Honestly, I'd get a fit no matter what though.
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Yeaaah, plus what BD said. Honestly, I'd get a fit no matter what though.
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and flip the stem, so you can lose the periscope.
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and flip the stem, so you can lose the periscope.
Doesn't look like you can flip that stem. If he rides on the drops so much, he should just get rid of most of the spacers and ride on the tops and hoods more.
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so are you guys saying i need a zero offset post? so that i am over the pedals more?
Assuming the frame is the correct size for you then yes. Taking a wild guess but something tells me that bike may be too small for you so thats why its setup that way. Would get rid of at least half those spacers as well.
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Doesn't look like you can flip that stem...
correct you cant flip that stem. im looking into differant options. im considering the plasma from fsa.


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Assuming the frame is the correct size for you then yes. Taking a wild guess but something tells me that bike may be too small for you so thats why its setup that way. Would get rid of at least half those spacers as well.
i dunno somtimes i wunder that myself. im 6 foot with a 34" inseem. the bike is a 58cm.
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Old 01-25-08, 08:16 PM   #322
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This is my new race rig, a Fondriest Status. Steel is real! Soon I will get some ksyriums for race wheels, but for now it's ultegra from head to toe, including the wheels.


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This is my new race rig, a Fondriest Status. Steel is real! Soon I will get some ksyriums for race wheels, but for now it's ultegra from head to toe, including the wheels.
I think there are better raceday options than Ksyriums, especially given that you're fairly light. I'd look at the Reynolds Solitude or a set of hand built tubies, maybe something like Velocity Escapes/DT240s/Sapim CX-Rays.

Also...the pic isn't playing ball.

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Here you go... The stupid bike!

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Hi,

My Look on page 2 is now my training bike as I said it would be.

Not that you haven't seen it before, but I don't know if I've posted it with the new fork (which now clears my Zipp hubs nicely) and new tires:



I've got one race (79 miles) and a few training rides on it for a total of 263 miles. So far so good.

Oh wait, now I remember, I did post this somewhere and botto didn't like the red tape. I don't really like it either but it stays until it wears out.
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