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Old 06-20-07, 10:20 PM   #1
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Leipheimer's Madone

Not much drop here compared to the others on the ProTour. 5'7" on a 54.



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Old 06-20-07, 11:54 PM   #2
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5'7" and a 54, not much drop needed. Pretty swanky looking rig though.
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The drop from the saddle to top of the bars is fairly small, but he is using deep bars. Deep for someone 5'7" anyway. I think last year he was using Deda shallow bends.
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What I find amazing is that he has a 761mm BB to saddle measurement at 5'7"
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Not much drop here compared to the others on the ProTour.
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Lots of drop from saddle to the drops though.
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Interesting that it's a 5.2 Black.
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Old 06-21-07, 06:19 AM   #8
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Interesting that it's a 5.2 Black.
They couldn't get the 6.9 UCI-certified in time for this season. Assuming there's a team in 2008, they'll be on the 6.9
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Old 06-21-07, 06:24 AM   #9
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Interesting that it's a 5.2 Black.
LOL Doh edit...they say in the caption of the photo that is is just the sticker. OOPS
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I liked his specialized a LOT more. That was a really cool bike.
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I think the coolest bike out there right now (aside from Cervelo) is Wilier's Lampre TT bike:
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I think the picture angle is a bit decieving. There is still 3 or 4" of drop which is a fair amount for a guy without much of a torso.
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What I find amazing is that he has a 761mm BB to saddle measurement at 5'7"
Dang, that's a lot for 5'7". I'm 6'3" and only have 83-84cm.
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He's upsizing the frame to get more top tube length, like I do, so the head tube is too long to get much drop. Man, he's got that saddle high though. 6cm higher than mine.
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Are these things suspended on dental floss/fishing line or do they just roll them into the frame, snap the picture, and then catch the thing before it falls and breaks the pretty SRM?
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He's upsizing the frame to get more top tube length, like I do, so the head tube is too long to get much drop. Man, he's got that saddle high though. 6cm higher than mine.
Funny. The saddle is so low its almost hitting his back wheel but he is a miget of a man.
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Funny. The saddle is so low its almost hitting his back wheel but he is a miget of a man.
It's a full 2 inches higher than Gilberto Simoni, who is the same height.

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Funny. The saddle is so low its almost hitting his back wheel but he is a miget of a man.
move along ryan, or whomever you are, this is the adults forum.
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Are these things suspended on dental floss/fishing line or do they just roll them into the frame, snap the picture, and then catch the thing before it falls and breaks the pretty SRM?
correct.
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Are these things suspended on dental floss/fishing line or do they just roll them into the frame, snap the picture, and then catch the thing before it falls and breaks the pretty SRM?

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What I find amazing is that he has a 761mm BB to saddle measurement at 5'7"
Personally I've questioned the measurements that cyclingnews gives from time to time some of them seem a bit dubious.

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Are these things suspended on dental floss/fishing line or do they just roll them into the frame, snap the picture, and then catch the thing before it falls and breaks the pretty SRM?
If you look at the shadows you can see the left brake is resting on the bus although you are right; often you cannot tell.
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If you look at the shadows you can see the left brake is resting on the bus although you are right; often you cannot tell.
wha? looks to me like the bike is a good 10 feet away from the bus:
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ahh, I was looking at a pic of Simoni's.
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btw, the saddle on the Madone is definitely not Bontrager
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