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Old 02-13-04, 09:25 PM   #1
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Quite a bit of seatpost

Anybody see this pic on pezcycling's website? This just looks like its about to snap.
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Old 02-13-04, 10:37 PM   #2
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I remember a team in the TdF using XTR posts since they were longer/stronger, maybe thats the case here?
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Old 02-13-04, 11:14 PM   #3
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It looks like a LOOK carbon post. Check out that saddle to bar heigth ratio.
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Old 02-14-04, 06:24 PM   #4
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reason #63 why i think compact geometry is a stupid idea.
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Old 02-14-04, 06:49 PM   #5
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Hmmm... let's make a bike with an extremely sloping top-tube so we can expose 10" of seatpost and stick 3" of spacers under the stem...

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"Who were the ad-wizards that came up with that one?!?!"
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Old 02-14-04, 09:12 PM   #6
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maybe his is very long in the legs, but short in the torso, so he needed a small TT, but could not get a custom bike becuase he wasn't good enough. so he went with a smaller frame w/ lots of spacer and seatpost showing.

just a hypothesis, though. I don't know for sure. meybe he just likes the look.
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I just saw that the guys name is "big mat" maybe hes like 6'6 or something.
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I just saw that the guys name is "big mat" maybe hes like 6'6 or something.
Good one. You are kidding right? Because you know that Big Mat is a pro cycling team.
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Old 02-15-04, 09:14 AM   #9
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I realized that as soon as I posted it...I couldn't bring myself to delete it...
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Old 02-18-04, 10:53 AM   #10
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Hey , if it works for him then who are you to knock it .
( BH are made in España by the way , and great value for money / quality )
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Doesnt look that dissimilar to my mountain bike

Whats probably just as interesting is the seat on the bike behind it. People keep insisting on 73 degree seat tubes, then put a layback on the bike and push the seat all the way back. When will this utterly stupid trend stop! It's been about 16 farken years now and I'm getting tired of it.

That frame in front IS too small, but sloping top tubes are just as legit as level ones. It's a matter of aestetics. Nothing more, nothing less.

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wouldn't a seat tube with a steep angle w/ a layback post make for a body position that would be farther over the rear wheel for theoritcal gain in climbing ability? It seems like a good idea for a race frame.

BTW, I've got a lemond with a 72.5 degree seat tube, and I've got a layback post and my seat is 2/3 of the way back on the rails. I love the feeling of a slack seat tube.
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Old 02-21-04, 06:44 AM   #13
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The whole thing looks kind of funky to me. Check out the h-bars. There's no flat area on the top after the first bend, and the brake levers are mounted about as far back on the h-bars as they can be. And they look like deep drop bars, but maybe it's because of the lever position??? I like the stem-mount computer, though.
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Old 03-15-04, 10:42 AM   #14
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The ex once team LIBERTY SEGUROS ( American I think ) are using these bikes this year , so get used to them . ( Giant have gone to T-MOBILE )
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