My neighbor is tall, probably 6' 4". I'm only six feet, but I have long legs (and very skinny) and a short torso, so this bike seems to fit me. I would say after making the adjustments that the seat is much lower than it would be for my neighbor, but by lowering the seat on this bike it leaves the handle bar position in a relatively higher position than I would find on a shorter bike such as my Wellington 3.0 (59c). In the picture I posted you can see the seat in the position that I found it, it is two inches lower now. I would never dreamed that I would like the fit I have with this bike, but it works just fine.
I'll admit, I'm a bit of a "gear junky" so I've changed quite a few things on the bike. The latest is the Romin EVO pro saddle, CG R seat post and some 6800 brakes. I'll have some 6800 pedals coming here soon…that should wrap me up for this coming spring/summer season.
Its a 2009 Tarmac Comp, and got it for a great price at $700 on craigslist.
I love your bike, so clean, and colors are smoking!!!!
90 something Trek 1500. A lot of miles and beat to hell, but still rollin'! And yes, I ride in the snow.
'I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.' ~Albert Einstein
Bought this, my first real road bike, last September. I've put about 450 miles on it to date. I've recently added these Syncros RP1.5 wheels. They're light (1,535 grams), and very stiff. I'm looking to upgrade the crankset and bottom bracket next.
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My Climbing Machine ,Titanium Compact frame, Triple , Planet X brakes,Topolino Wheels along with titanium skewers and Kcnc ti cassette has it weighing in @ 14 lbs..
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2014 Surly Cross Check 2023.7 miles
2015 Scott Aspect 730. 505.2miles
^^^ first post...Tiagra and platform pedals on a "S-Works Venge"...username = ....what are the odds this is a salesperson at BladeX wheels?
"I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
"I understand. I just don't care"
"I don't give a f*ck" if they remember me at all" (F. Zappa)
Here's my entry into road cycling. Took possession of this raleigh r600 over the weekend, 1995 model. Very clean, apparently rarely used, and only cost $100. Just needs new tires, and I was surprised that I really didn't need to do anything to adjust the fit. Looking forward to better weather to take this out
My daily driver, my GMC Denali. 22.5" frame bought it for $40. After adjusting the derailleurs & re-installing the front tube (it had a bubble in the front tire from the tube being pinched) i was all set. Now after 2 months & 600 miles the bottom bracket is starting to wear out. Looking to upgrade to a better lighter bike (this one is 29 lbs) maybe by summer...IMG_20131025_220307.jpgIMG_20131028_135437.jpg