Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-04-10, 12:00 PM   #1
adam_mac84
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 614
New Whip

Woot! my new bike came in the mail 2 days ago!!! I call it my ninjabike, but it will eventually get MCLYDESDALE (a take on my name (mcintyre) and size(209lbs)) in cannondale font.

i need to get some 42cm bars, and possibly new wheels, but as it sits now it is ~19lbs (bathroom scale), full 105, without bar tape, and with 25c tires. Full carbon frame (my first)!!!

Can't wait to get out of my cast and give it a test ride.


FM028 Bike by adam_mac84, on Flickr

The frame/fork is a direct from china frame, that i wanted to give a try. I had the wheels around, so i am just using those, but am 1000 into the bike right now. I should be well under 1500 when it is finished. Not too different from a BD bike (i already own a motobecane cross bike). And possibly could have gotten better wheels/group with a BD bike, but this stack/reach was a better fit for what i needed. I always end up with huge bar drop. I am comfortable about 10cm, and this frame puts me right there without having to go to a 16 degree stem (currently is 8* flipped up.

My one question is with full carbon steerer, do i need to have steer tube sticking up above the stem? I am right at the top right now,
adam_mac84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 12:18 PM   #2
BigPolishJimmy
Senior Member
 
BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Bikes: Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
Posts: 1,563
*whistles* nice!
BigPolishJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 12:22 PM   #3
bautieri
Downtown Spanky Brown
 
bautieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
Posts: 2,102
Sexy
bautieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 12:46 PM   #4
CraigB
Starting over
 
CraigB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
Posts: 4,081
Nice...drop that saddle three inches or so and it looks like it would fit me just about right.
CraigB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 01:02 PM   #5
skilsaw
Senior Member
 
skilsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Victoria, Canada
Bikes: Cannondale t1, Koga-Miyata World Traveller
Posts: 1,546
You're happy. That's what matters.
skilsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 01:09 PM   #6
Ansir
Senior Member
 
Ansir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NOLA
Bikes: 06 KHS flite 300 00 Cannondale F1000
Posts: 103
Damn I am jealous, thats is what I want my bike to look like.
Ansir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 01:22 PM   #7
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Nice!...Matte black, would match my helmet.


Little dusty, I save it for special rides.
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 01:35 PM   #8
jboyd
Senior Member
 
jboyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Illinois
Bikes: Giant "Rainier"
Posts: 784
Nice execution of white garage door and black bike
jboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 01:46 PM   #9
pallen 
Descends like a rock
 
pallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Bikes: Scott Foil, Surly Pacer
Posts: 4,022
thats a great looking bike!
pallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 02:20 PM   #10
gunner65 
Senior Member
 
gunner65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lexington KY
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll for Street and Airborne Hobgoblin for dirt
Posts: 476
red bar tape would sing!
gunner65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 02:59 PM   #11
cooleric1234
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Aurora, CO
Bikes: CAAD9-1, Windsor Cliff 29er
Posts: 1,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by jboyd View Post
Nice execution of white garage door and black bike
Technically speaking the crankarms should be at 3 and 9, the wheels equidistant from the garage, the chain in the smallest cog and largest chainring, and the valve stems by the tire label. But it's a good thing we're Clydes and don't worry ourselves over such minutiae as the road nazi's do
cooleric1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 03:27 PM   #12
Passage4
Senior Member
 
Passage4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Joplin, MO
Bikes: 2006 Raleigh Passage 4.0
Posts: 56
I saw your post with the pic of how it will look with the graphics/lettering and can't wait to see it completed. I have to say the bike looks awesome as it is though.
Passage4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 03:28 PM   #13
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Where are the valvestems?
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 04:09 PM   #14
adam_mac84
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 614
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooleric1234 View Post
Technically speaking the crankarms should be at 3 and 9, the wheels equidistant from the garage, the chain in the smallest cog and largest chainring, and the valve stems by the tire label. But it's a good thing we're Clydes and don't worry ourselves over such minutiae as the road nazi's do

if u zoom in u will see '105' positioned correctly for reading with cranks at 12/6. my own artistic interpretation
adam_mac84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 05:07 PM   #15
ChrisO
of Clan Nrubso
 
ChrisO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kitsap
Bikes: Cannondale F400, Surly LHT,Motobecane Le Champion Ti, Novara Veloce
Posts: 378
Can you post a link to that frameset? looked on their site but didn't see it.
ChrisO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-10, 06:31 PM   #16
gunner65 
Senior Member
 
gunner65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lexington KY
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll for Street and Airborne Hobgoblin for dirt
Posts: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisO View Post
Can you post a link to that frameset? looked on their site but didn't see it.
ebay "carbon road frame"
gunner65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-10, 11:26 PM   #17
adam_mac84
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 614
Quote:
red bar tape would sing!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TRJ7Zqn-bD...00/bike+ad.jpg

With this sticker configuration i am thinking of possibly going with blue bar tape to match the scottish flag. If i don't use the decals on the current ninja bike and keep it non-descript i may paint my cross bike flat black and go with the decals on that one... decisions, decisions
adam_mac84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-10, 11:55 PM   #18
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,424
Great looking bike! Let us know how it rides...!

Quote:
Originally Posted by adam_mac84 View Post
My one question is with full carbon steerer, do i need to have steer tube sticking up above the stem? I am right at the top right now,
That seems to be fine - mine is pretty much at the top, too.
Seattle Forrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-10, 07:56 PM   #19
adam_mac84
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 614
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Great looking bike! Let us know how it rides...!



That seems to be fine - mine is pretty much at the top, too.
I will probably drop it a bit when i put aero bars on for my Tri's/TT. full carbon steerer makes me nervous
adam_mac84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-10, 08:58 PM   #20
ChrisO
of Clan Nrubso
 
ChrisO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kitsap
Bikes: Cannondale F400, Surly LHT,Motobecane Le Champion Ti, Novara Veloce
Posts: 378
Which ever way you decide, get the pics up quick so we can all ooh and aah over them.
ChrisO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 AM.