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Old 04-03-07, 05:39 PM   #5101
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I'm not entirely sure that the white saddle was the way to go, it's a Toupe, but it should match my next ride if I like it. I should probably change the bartape too....


Also, I have Elite Cuissi gel cages coming soon, replacing the single Giant OEM cage that was there, I took it off for the picture.

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Old 04-03-07, 05:45 PM   #5102
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^ What wheels are those...? I thought they came with Mavic Kysrium Equipes?
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Old 04-03-07, 05:47 PM   #5103
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I'm not entirely sure that the white saddle was the way to go, it's a Toupe, but it should match my next ride if I like it. I should probably change the bartape too....


Also, I have Elite Cuissi gel cages coming soon, replacing the single Giant OEM cage that was there, I took it off for the picture.

If you need the seat that far forward i would definetly go for a zero setback post. It looks kind of funny like that.
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Old 04-03-07, 05:55 PM   #5104
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I'm not entirely sure that the white saddle was the way to go, it's a Toupe, but it should match my next ride if I like it. I should probably change the bartape too....


Also, I have Elite Cuissi gel cages coming soon, replacing the single Giant OEM cage that was there, I took it off for the picture.
I think some white bartape would look real nice. It would tie in the Toupe saddle with the white stroke on the lettering on the frame. White+red > Black+red on your bike.
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Old 04-03-07, 05:56 PM   #5105
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I don't think Ritchey makes the WCS in Zero-Setback, and plus, Ah like eet.

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^ What wheels are those...? I thought they came with Mavic Kysrium Equipes?
I don't like Mavic's, plus, I trashed them by hitting a pothole at 40mph, so I went to the Xero's on the cheap. They're not as smooth rolling, and I don't like climbing with them as they're not as stiff.
The next wheelset will begin with a 'C' and end in an 'ampagnolo Eurus.'
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Old 04-03-07, 06:06 PM   #5106
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Old 04-03-07, 11:31 PM   #5107
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Old 04-04-07, 04:24 AM   #5108
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This thread is as much about the aesthetics of bikes as it is about anything so I'd say this question belongs on this thread.

I see a lot of references to bottle cages. I don't like the look of them myself I think one bottle or two ruins the beauty of a frame's lines. I was going to use a "Camelback" for hydration. I'm just getting into cycling and I don't have my ride yet. Is there a reason most people seem to go with bottles?

I would think it would be safer to use a "Camelback" and you can hold more water/juice than you could ever drink. Maybe some think sucking on the tube looks silly? Just frown so you look mean when you're doing it.

Well now, I guess maybe this question doesn't belong here.

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Old 04-04-07, 04:35 AM   #5109
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start here and then search.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...85#post3815085
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Old 04-04-07, 05:29 AM   #5110
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Thanks rha600.

When you found something "buried" like that I figured I must be doing something wrong with my searches.

I was. I should have been choosing "show results as posts".

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Short version: Camelbacks on the road are kinda goofy. I'm not sure why, they just are.

Longer version: Since speeds on the road can average 15-20 mph, and hit highs in the 40's, having a camelback flopping around can ruin the joy of aerodynamics. Also, camelbacks on the trails are a necessity because bottles in cages will pop out with the first bump you hit. On the road, that's not so much of a problem. Lastly, some cages are beautiful, well-sculpted pieces of bike bling.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:46 AM   #5112
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I don't think Ritchey makes the WCS in Zero-Setback, and plus, Ah like eet.


I don't like Mavic's, plus, I trashed them by hitting a pothole at 40mph, so I went to the Xero's on the cheap. They're not as smooth rolling, and I don't like climbing with them as they're not as stiff.
The next wheelset will begin with a 'C' and end in an 'ampagnolo Eurus.'

It's not a matter of looks, there will be too much weight on the front of the saddle. Do you have it as far back as it goes. It looks f'n ********.
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It's not a matter of looks, there will be too much weight on the front of the saddle. Do you have it as far back as it goes. It looks f'n ********.
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It looks f'n ********.
Oh yeah? Well YOU look f'n ********!

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you'r mum looks f'n ********

3rd grade?
hell i'm 16 and we still say stuff like that
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By 16, we've devolved to grunts, snorts, and flailing arms on this side 'o the pond.
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"I don't think Ritchey makes the WCS in Zero-Setback, and plus, Ah like eet."

Who sounds 12?
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Old 04-04-07, 09:49 AM   #5118
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Actually, he has it forward as far as it can go.
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Thanks rha600.

When you found something "buried" like that I figured I must be doing something wrong with my searches.

I was. I should have been choosing "show results as posts".
well I kind of cheated. since I knew I asked that question I just looked for my past posts. haha.

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Short version: Camelbacks on the road are kinda goofy. I'm not sure why, they just are.

Longer version: Since speeds on the road can average 15-20 mph, and hit highs in the 40's, having a camelback flopping around can ruin the joy of aerodynamics. Also, camelbacks on the trails are a necessity because bottles in cages will pop out with the first bump you hit. On the road, that's not so much of a problem. Lastly, some cages are beautiful, well-sculpted pieces of bike bling.
not sure what camelbak you use, but the only way for mine to "flop around" is if it took my shoulders with it. the classic fits snug against your back and there is very little storage so there's no flopping around. personally I like having a cold drink even after 20 or 30 miles on the road.

oh, and the waterbottle with the battery in it on my mtb stays in the cage with no problem. even over bumps.
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I'm not entirely sure that the white saddle was the way to go, it's a Toupe, but it should match my next ride if I like it. I should probably change the bartape too....


Also, I have Elite Cuissi gel cages coming soon, replacing the single Giant OEM cage that was there, I took it off for the picture.


A 0degree setback post will allow your seat rails to work and help absorb the bumps not to mention it will help you fine tune your fit and will look much better esthetically. That saddle position has me questioning the loooong stem. I am thinking you may need some help with the fit. I bet it would be money well spent Crimson. Nice looking ride by the way...
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Yup it is a nice ride. Yup that's a darned long stem, I bet a reduction in stem length would have a 1:1 relationship with the distance the seat can move back.

With respect Crimson, that doesn't look safe. Your weight should be over the seat-post a lot more I think. Although structurally the bend in the seat-post does mitigate that a bit.
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Old 04-04-07, 03:54 PM   #5122
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Short version: Camelbacks on the road are kinda goofy. I'm not sure why, they just are.

Longer version: Since speeds on the road can average 15-20 mph, and hit highs in the 40's, having a camelback flopping around can ruin the joy of aerodynamics.
a well fit, well designed 'back (like the Rocket) can actually improve aerodynamics
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Old 04-04-07, 06:01 PM   #5123
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nvm, found out. =P

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My 2007 Bianchi Via Nirone that I saved up virtually my entire life for, and love it to death...

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My 2007 Bianchi Via Nirone that I saved up virtually my entire life for, and love it to death...

Gottdamn that's a beautiful bike. What do you think of those wheels and where do you live and about what time do you think your home will be unoccupied?

Seriously, I was looking at getting new wheels for my ride.
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