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cvall91 07-26-13 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15890482)

That's a lot of seatpost. It's too black for my taste. Nice bike though

brighenne 07-26-13 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jdip (Post 15890775)
Nice bike! What bottle cages are those?

They are Arundel Mandibles.

jdip 07-26-13 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by brighenne (Post 15892699)
They are Arundel Mandibles.

Thanks.

calgary_jim 07-26-13 08:46 PM

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The final build.

redlude97 07-26-13 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15890482)

Should have gotten a bigger frame. The super long seat tube, angled down seat, super angled up stem, and upward rotated handlebars just look awkward

Reeses 07-26-13 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by calgary_jim (Post 15893147)
The final build.

Looks like you need a setback post

bugly64 07-26-13 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by richpool (Post 15890780)
They sure are. They also dont go on carbon fiber bikes?! Why talk about how much your bike weighs when you could drop a full pound by changing saddles? Its hard for me to comment because this looks terrible. I get it if you are a brooks fan, but this is an aesthetics based thread.

I see y'all's points. I knew some of the reactions I would get. I leveled the saddle and squared the handlebars. I actually had it fitted to me by a LBS, but it was impromptu type. I will get it done for $100 an hour in a few weeks. I am keeping the Brooks though.

agressor 07-26-13 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by redlude97 (Post 15893165)
Should have gotten a bigger frame. The super long seat tube, angled down seat, super angled up stem, and upward rotated handlebars just look awkward

That's a Michael Jordan's bike I guess.

Raedyn 07-27-13 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15890482)

As others have commented, the height and tilt of the saddle and angle on the handlebars are distracting; however, I can get past all that, because it can all be fixed by staging it better. It's still a hot bike.

c_mack9 07-27-13 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by cvall91 (Post 15892260)
That's a lot of seatpost. It's too black for my taste. Nice bike though

I have a short torso with long limbs. I think i would be more comfortable on a smaller frame I'm always just worried there wont be enough seat post.
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Originally Posted by Raedyn (Post 15893685)
As others have commented, the height and tilt of the saddle and angle on the handlebars are distracting; however, I can get past all that, because it can all be fixed by staging it better. It's still a hot bike.

I just got it and set it up myself, I have'nt had it in for a fitting yet. I'm wanting to ride it a few times before i start flipping the stem and rearranging spacers. The saddle use to be flat, it's more comfortable this way. I'd rather have a comfortable saddle angle than a saddle angle that lookes better in pics. I'll post more pics later on after the fitting, I was just really excited about a new bike so I had to ***** it out.

cerealkilla 07-27-13 06:54 AM

I'm with the others, that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ looks like a strange setup. Eithers the frames too small you're a mutant :) How tall are you and what size frame have you got? I'm like you too (mutants unite), only 174cm but have a crotch bone to floor or 85cm, my saddle height from centre of BB to top of saddle is 735mm. I ride a 54cm with effective TT of 55cm. The stem is 110mm and is faced down.

calgary_jim 07-27-13 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Reeses (Post 15893296)
Looks like you need a setback post

Yeah, your right I do, but I'm balking at the money for a matching carbon setback seatpost right now. I'm a cheap bugger sometimes.

c_mack9 07-27-13 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by killa (Post 15893765)
I'm with the others, that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ looks like a strange setup. Eithers the frames too small you're a mutant :) How tall are you and what size frame have you got? I'm like you too (mutants unite), only 174cm but have a crotch bone to floor or 85cm, my saddle height from centre of BB to top of saddle is 735mm. I ride a 54cm with effective TT of 55cm. The stem is 110mm and is faced down.

I'm just under 6 feet tall with a 34 inseam. It's a 56cm frame, has a 100mm steam, my old bike was a 56 with a 90mm stem turned down and i always felt stretched out. The saddle height on this bike is pretty close to my old bike, I'm sure my fitter will make some minor adjustments,

cerealkilla 07-27-13 07:37 AM

I'd say thats the right size frame for your height and inseam! Have you tried the traditional method of arse on seat and heal on peddle?


cerealkilla 07-27-13 07:40 AM


smoke 07-27-13 12:37 PM

okay, i put black tires on the Look:

http://smokeman.smugmug.com/Sports/L...IMG_0232-L.jpg

bianchi10 07-27-13 12:41 PM

Much better IMO

Fiery 07-27-13 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15893801)
I'm just under 6 feet tall with a 34 inseam. It's a 56cm frame, has a 100mm steam, my old bike was a 56 with a 90mm stem turned down and i always felt stretched out. The saddle height on this bike is pretty close to my old bike, I'm sure my fitter will make some minor adjustments,

Is that your actual cycling inseam? If it is, it's pretty much normal for your height, if not even a bit short, and it would make your saddle way too high as it is set up right now.

gc3 07-27-13 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 15894528)
Much better IMO

Concur...but still an acquired taste overall..

thirdgenbird 07-27-13 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15893740)
I have a short torso with long limbs. I think i would be more comfortable on a smaller frame I'm always just worried there wont be enough seat post.

I just got it and set it up myself, I have'nt had it in for a fitting yet. I'm wanting to ride it a few times before i start flipping the stem and rearranging spacers. The saddle use to be flat, it's more comfortable this way. I'd rather have a comfortable saddle angle than a saddle angle that lookes better in pics. I'll post more pics later on after the fitting, I was just really excited about a new bike so I had to ***** it out.

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Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15893801)
I'm just under 6 feet tall with a 34 inseam. It's a 56cm frame, has a 100mm steam, my old bike was a 56 with a 90mm stem turned down and i always felt stretched out. The saddle height on this bike is pretty close to my old bike, I'm sure my fitter will make some minor adjustments,

im just a little over 6 feet tall with a 34 in inseam and I wouldn't dream of a 56cm bike. I've got a 57cm top tube with a 130mm stem. What is your saddle height from the axle and tip of saddle to center of bars? I know we are not exactly the same size and I know there are variables in these measurements, but it will give a ballpark.

brfreyer 07-27-13 05:49 PM

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2012 matte black Cannondale Caad10 with Dura-ace. Those wheels are some bogus shimanos but now its zipp 101s. All black everythangggg.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331421

cvall91 07-27-13 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by brfreyer (Post 15895240)
2012 matte black Cannondale Caad10 with Dura-ace. Those wheels are some bogus shimanos but now its zipp 101s. All black everythangggg.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331421

You can make the bike all black but if you don't add any decent lighting for the picture, how can it be visible?

bianchi10 07-27-13 08:10 PM

I am excited to see a proper picture of that caad10. Till then I won't say anything

ILZA 07-27-13 10:59 PM

editted

c_mack9 07-28-13 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Fiery (Post 15895163)
Is that your actual cycling inseam? If it is, it's pretty much normal for your height, if not even a bit short, and it would make your saddle way too high as it is set up right now.

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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 15895193)
im just a little over 6 feet tall with a 34 in inseam and I wouldn't dream of a 56cm bike. I've got a 57cm top tube with a 130mm stem. What is your saddle height from the axle and tip of saddle to center of bars? I know we are not exactly the same size and I know there are variables in these measurements, but it will give a ballpark.

Hell I dunno. My last bike was fitted to me 2 different times by 2 different fitters, they both came up with a saddle height about this high. Like I said, I haven't had a fit yet, I'm just ball parking it the best i can for now until I get to him. I should have waited to post the pic. Sheesh.


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