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    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
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    I've found that you can't trust stem lengths these days. I've had two stems; same manufacturer, model, and length but different model years, and the stems were obviously different lengths. I use the saddle nose to bar center measurement as you mentioned as my standard.
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    Turns out what I thought might be BB creak was actually saddle squeak. When I was working to eliminate that, I put the bike on the trainer to see where I was relative to KOPS. On the last Madone, I had ended up just slightly forward of that. But either the saddle had moved, or the fitter was on drugs when we did the initial setup on the Giant, as I was well back of that. No wonder I was thinking of raising the bars or moving them back. We'll see how it feels, and as soon as I get 42cm bars, I'll go back and have the fitter take a final look.

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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    So I tried it, and the monster Giant slides right into the back of the Prius.

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    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
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    People don't realize how much space is in the back of a Prius. I can fit my bike with both wheels. I presume you have to take off the front wheel.
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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    Nope - left the front wheel on. :-)

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    Last night I finished building up the new Ridley. Originally I was going to transfer my Red group over from the Cervelo but decided instead to move the Campy 10 mix (Chorus and Centaur) from the Gazelle instead. It is a tiny bit heavier, but much better looking and smooth functioning.



    That's athletic tape on the bars in case I decide to rearrange the cockpit.

    I'll post a glamour shot with race wheels real bar tape after everything is settled.
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    must say that from the front that giant looks slippery.

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    Some updates to the Felt. 7970 Di2.

    Rear derailleur.



    Front derailleur.



    STI's.



    Sprint shifters.



    Climbing shifters.



    TT shifters.


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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    Climbing shifters? Since when does a crit guy need climbing shifters?!?

    It looks great, Shovel. Would love some sprint shifters...
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    shovelhd wins the most shift switches contest. I haven't seen that many on a pro bike. BTW, I guess it's the latest and greatest Dura-Ace Di2 since you were able to McGyver so many switches into the system.
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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    What? No shifters on the speed bars?
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    Thanks. Actually, it's the original Dura-Ace 7970 ten speed. The Ultegra 6770 ten speed and the Dura-Ace 9070 11 speed can't be hacked this way. It's a much more expensive proposition. I won't go to 11 speed for a bit, and I got a deal I couldn't refuse. It all works really nice.

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    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    What? No shifters on the speed bars?
    Look closer

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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Hah. Awesome.
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    Shovel, once you go techno, you'll never go back.

    Some mediocre cell phone pics of the Venge. Ridden in anger for the first time this weekend.




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    Looks great Ex. All you need is a seatpost battery. Love the chainrings. Badass.

    I had the vision for all this craziness the moment I rode 7970 for the first time. I thought it would be cool to add shifters at each bar position. After riding it for a week, now I know why Ex won't ride a TT bike without it. Electronic is just fantastic for pace work. Hopefully, that will translate into breakaways, once I get into breakaway shape, that is.
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    You're both badass, you guys! Those are truly weapons, way cool.

    Shovel, I approve of your choice of bar tape !!!
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    Told Hermes I would sell his old Planet X frame. Once I got home, I measured the top tube, and it is closer to a 57 than a 56, so decided to swap out the parts from Fuji and give it a try tonight at VSC. I will likely end up with a DF3 (like Hermes and Ex), but curious to see how much that extra 1cm and slightly different geometry feel.


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    Nice build and pics. Have a blast.
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    Looks great.

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    damn, you 50+ people are fancy

    here i am content with my 10-speed mechanical sram red

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    btw, i don't see the climbing shifter and the shifter on the speed-bars. anyone mind pointing out where they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    damn, you 50+ people are fancy
    We grew up in the Gilded Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    We grew up in the Gilded Age.



    We're spending our kid's inheritance.
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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post


    We're spending our kid's inheritance.
    As well we should!
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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    I'll put up a pic as soon as I get the narrower bars I've ordered, but with race wheels, the giant Giant comes in at 15.75#.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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