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    Armstrong's new bike

    Watching the tour down under highlight's of the charity bike ride and I thought LA looked strong and fit.Much fitter than this time last year,he even broke away with a few rider's then it hit me.

    Is Lance useing a smaller bike this year?Last year LA was useing a 58 trek madone,At 5' 10" or there about a 58 is too big is it not.This year the bike seem's at least a 56 at first glance I thought it might even be a 54.One thing for sure it is a smaller bike.And now he is useing look pedal's as well why is he doing this?

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    a) The chance of Armstrong using a ill-fitting bike is rather slim I'd say...
    b) Uuh, he broke away from a charity ride? I'm so impressed.
    c) The season will be intersting.

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    how are you determining a bike size based on tv coverage?
    Also. like most pros, they have their measurements memorized, from saddle to drops to reach and everything in between. I doubt Lance came back into cycling and just started from square one after have a successful fit for a pretty long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas p View Post
    Watching the tour down under highlight's of the charity bike ride and I thought LA looked strong and fit.Much fitter than this time last year,he even broke away with a few rider's then it hit me.

    Is Lance useing a smaller bike this year?Last year LA was useing a 58 trek madone,At 5' 10" or there about a 58 is too big is it not.This year the bike seem's at least a 56 at first glance I thought it might even be a 54.One thing for sure it is a smaller bike.And now he is useing look pedal's as well why is he doing this?
    s/useing/using/g

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    Sloping top tube makes it look a bit off. Lance explained this new bike design in one of his video's thats online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Green Sky View Post
    s/useing/using/g
    And 1,$s/'s/s/g

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    Not only does the top tube slope downward but it looks to me like the seat tube is at a greater angle than is usual for most road bikes.
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    Now all yall know, "It's Not About The Bike"

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    Reading this article reminded me of this thread.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/arms...-12-months-ago

    "Armstrong’s position on the bike has been also been adjusted by the team since the conclusion of last year’s Tour de France. Bruyneel said they had to start from scratch as Armstrong hadn’t saved the data from his previous term as a professional cyclist.
    "His position looks good right now. He’s currently looking very, very differently on the bike and he feels a lot better," said Bruyneel. "There’s quite a bit of difference. Last year his seat height was a lot lower and we don’t really know why, he’d kind of lost all the references of earlier on [in his career]. Since the 2009 Tour de France finished we have started to work on his position and it’s a bit different but I think the biggest difference people see is he’s a lot smaller. His upper body is very different."
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    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    .... Armstrong’s position on the bike has been also been adjusted by the team since the conclusion of last year’s Tour de France. Bruyneel said they had to start from scratch as Armstrong hadn’t saved the data from his previous term as a professional cyclist.....
    Oh please. Mr Millimeter doesn't know his every bike position measurements for the last seven or eight years? Not buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Green Sky View Post
    Oh please. Mr Millimeter doesn't know his every bike position measurements for the last seven or eight years? Not buying it.
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