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    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,

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    *whistles* nice!

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    Sexy

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    Nice...drop that saddle three inches or so and it looks like it would fit me just about right.
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    You're happy. That's what matters.
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    Damn I am jealous, thats is what I want my bike to look like.

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    Nice!...Matte black, would match my helmet.


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    Nice execution of white garage door and black bike
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    thats a great looking bike!

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    red bar tape would sing!

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    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

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    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.
    2006 Raleigh Passage 4.0

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    Where are the valvestems?

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    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

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    Can you post a link to that frameset? looked on their site but didn't see it.

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    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"

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    red bar tape would sing!
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    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

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    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.
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    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

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    Which ever way you decide, get the pics up quick so we can all ooh and aah over them.

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