In the Iron Horse there is just too much indecisiveness, lack of organization, and abscence of perceptible theme in the blacks and whites. The men who are promiscuously overpraising this bike- they don't know it, but their consciences do. Tomorrow they will all wake up with splitting headaches from no known cause.
Another beautiful opportunity destroyed by haste and impatience to be admired.
Last edited by Gerry Hull; 04-15-13 at 04:52 AM.
silver headset kinda bugs me but that bike is still HOT!
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it too.
According to my "perfect bike fit" I need a 61x54 (I'm a long legs/short torso guy) with a 100mm stem and 2cm setback seatpost.
This 60x58 with 0 setback and 80mm stem comes very close. Have tilted the saddle slightly upwards. I'll experiment with putting the saddle further back.
Will also replace the 8° stem with a 17° one, I can use the extra drop and it will look better.
Last edited by stevenc; 04-15-13 at 02:39 PM. Reason: typo
As others have said the fit looks funky. I don't think every modernized older frame "needs" silver parts, but they would help here. The black rims in particular look off.
A quill stem would draw less attention to the shortness, and you might be able to go a centimeter or two longer on the stem with some shorter reach bars.
I definitely recommend switching to a quill if you're going to go -17. It will look way better.
Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
For the Inde Fab olive green bike - I am not a big fan of compact road frames but I can see where this would make for a stiff and responsive ride. I am a Ti owner so I would give this a hot but I am bias... The Zip crank set is kind of cool. The anodized red head set spaces jump out like a red light however. Maybe if your hubs were also red... But other wise, I like this bike And it is very light weight as the OP stated. I do like those wheels but the comment about loosing the Wheelbuilder.com decal would simplify their look. I have never been partial of the HUGE Schwalble name on their tires.
Changed the FSA rings out for the new SpideRings and replaced the FSA Seatpost with a 3T Dorico LTD
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