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Old 04-27-13, 07:38 PM   #201
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Hi, here's the race rig with the SRM:



Looks a lot different, doesn't it?
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Wow....!
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Very nice Cleave!
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Man, that came out nice!
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You have great style sense, Cleave...
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Cleave, that bike says "race me, race me!" Good job!
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Hi All, thanks for the kind words about the bike. Part of why I love this sport is the equipment. Bikes are just cool piece of machinery and the way we use them to go fast is just plain fun for me.
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Propel in training mode (awaiting delivery of the racing wheels). 15lbs 9oz, a bit heavier than the Madone:


And here is a front view...
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AZ, every time you post pictures I always think 'that is one tall dude'. I hope you have many happy miles, looks great.
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I like that bike a lot. The fit looks more aggressive than your other bikes.
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Quite a drop. You must be pleased to have it at last, AzT
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Dang, that came out nice!
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Those wheels look like 650's.

Nice ride. Enjoy.
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Nice bike! Giant is somewhat apropriate.
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It's definitely more aggressive, with a drop of about 6 inches. I'll ride it awhile before I cut the steerer tube. With the greater drop, I think the stock 120mm stem will work fine, and the fitter concurs. I'm playing with the saddle height a bit. Fitter set it to 90cm from BB to saddle top, to ensure I keep my toes down. That causes some issues, even at yesterday's recovery pace, and so I dropped it to what I have evolved to on the TT bike, and the max I've been comfortable with on other bikes: 89cm.

Bike is definitely stiff, and the handling seems quicker than the Madone. Will know more after the practice crit tonight.
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Bike = Propel
Rider = Propellant
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AzTR, that bike looks very aero -- especially for a big bike. It's also really light for something with that much carbon fiber. I presume your race wheels will be at least 0.5 lbs lighter.

Moving your saddle by 1 cm sounds like a lot. It would be a lot for me, but I am MUCH shorter. I raised the saddle on my TT bike by 4 mm in 2 mm increments over a couple of months. Still not sure if that was a good thing.

Looks like you need to be pretty flexible to reach your water bottle.

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It's. lot easier to reach the bottle with more drop. It's a b**ch reaching down on the Gunnar. A cm is a lot, but it's getting me back closer to where I was. And it's in the range where it feels good, though I may try to ease it up a touch over time. What the fitter wanted was too much of an increase all at once. Knee was complaining...
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It's. lot easier to reach the bottle with more drop. It's a b**ch reaching down on the Gunnar. A cm is a lot, but it's getting me back closer to where I was. And it's in the range where it feels good, though I may try to ease it up a touch over time. What the fitter wanted was too much of an increase all at once. Knee was complaining...
That's what I meant. Not the fact that you moved it down that much. Need to check my posts for clarity.
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there she blows




got it built today. that's why I rode the fixed gear for four hours. I can't read my spreadsheet without my SRM.
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It's. lot easier to reach the bottle with more drop. It's a b**ch reaching down on the Gunnar
Ain't it the truth. On the one I'm having built he is puttting the bottle cage bosses 40mm higher than standard so I can reach down as easily as the little guys...

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It's the day for Giants... in any color you want so long as it's black. Looks great, G. Love the stealth wheels.
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Nice frame, g.
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at 16lbs (I'm waiting on a stem) it's a tank. then again I'm skipping the KOM contest on the Kol d'Prospect Park.

It was hard for me to justify getting the SL though, and I'm really over the ISP.
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