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Old 05-25-08, 05:48 AM   #1
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New travel/long distance bike

I wanted a bike that was easy to travel with, and ended up buying a Ritchey Break-away. Because I had some issues with the nerves to my fingers after PBP I wanted to see if abigger frame would give me a better position without a lot of spacers. The long toptube on this bike gives me only a 100 mm stem, but the bike is nice to ride. It is built up with 9 speed Campy which might not be the most practical choice when it comes to spare parts on brevets or longer rides. The Ritchey frame rides nicely and I do not feel much frameflex at all.



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Old 05-25-08, 08:34 AM   #2
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Nice bike, do you carry the bike stand with you? I recently tried some handlebar
foam/tape both the Aztec and the Profile Design 'gel' tape under standard bar tape
and found the hands much more comfortable after long rides than before.
http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?c...egory=60001174
Perhaps something like this might help.

Bike looks to be sort of racer setup. I would think that a setup with the bars more
on a level with the seat might also reduce pressure on the wrists and hands. You
must be in the 190cm height range!

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