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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    You need a big, fat, heavy Kryptonite lock.
    You can probably find one that weighs the same as the bike.

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    Can probably find one that weighs more than the bike.
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    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.


    In this case, photos of your riding in the drops are necessary before a hot or not verdict can be issued:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.

    I'd need a ladder for that drop.
    Traction afterward, too.

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    Dear Mr Noodlespine,

    Can you give us some build details?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Dear Mr Noodlespine,

    Can you give us some build details?
    frame/fork/headset: '08 Al Fuji team frame/ ENVE 2.0 / Cane Creek Is-2
    stem and bars: 3T arx team/ Rotundo pros
    bottle cages: Far & Near
    drivetrain: 10 speed SRAM Red
    cable housing: Alligator i-links
    pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon w/ Ward Ti spindles
    saddle/post: Selle Italia SLR TT / Omni
    brakes: planet-x CNC
    wheels: custom self-built Kinlin30/BHS hubs/CX-Rays
    tires/tubes: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD/ Continental Supersonics

    If I clean all the dirt off it once in a while it's about 14.9 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    frame/fork/headset: '08 Al Fuji team frame/ ENVE 2.0 / Cane Creek Is-2
    stem and bars: 3T arx team/ Rotundo pros
    bottle cages: Far & Near
    drivetrain: 10 speed SRAM Red
    cable housing: Alligator i-links
    pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon w/ Ward Ti spindles
    saddle/post: Selle Italia SLR TT / Omni
    brakes: planet-x CNC
    wheels: custom self-built Kinlin30/BHS hubs/CX-Rays
    tires/tubes: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD/ Continental Supersonics

    If I clean all the dirt off it once in a while it's about 14.9 lbs
    Nice build!
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    And it's too small
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    either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    And it's too small
    Based off of what? It will be hard to find a larger frame that allows him that bar drop without a custom or track stem. It's not like he has a stack of spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke
    if anyone is wondering if i actually ride my bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16366723

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    At the end of the day harun is winning races so I'll assume he has an idea of what he is doing. It woukd be different if he was some newbie who just started riding. Not a set up I can do or would want but its not my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    And it's too small
    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke
    Its funny when the 41 throws out terms like "slam it", & when someone actually does it they say otherwise.
    I guess he needs a garage door to avoid these comments.
    If it works for him who's to say its wrong.

    Edit:
    This thread is all about staging, when did it turn into the "Bike fit" thread.
    Last edited by Ghost Ryder; 12-30-13 at 02:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    if anyone is wondering if i actually ride my bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16366723
    thank god i didnt see myself in any of these photos. what Cat were you when you took these?

    also the fast/furious pick is sick. you smoked that field. I'm surprised the NCNCA guys didn't DQ you for putting your hands up early

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
    meh...not so much

    oh yeah, stem seems long but who knows...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    meh...not so much

    oh yeah, stem seems long but who knows...
    Seems long? How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    Seems long? How so?
    Just curious about the length
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.


    Is that pic taken on Canada? I would guess that or Calero

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post

    Not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harun View Post
    do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera.

    As impossibly painful as this looks, it makes sense. As guys seek increased drop, short of a custom frame, they don't have many options but to go to smaller frames which have proportionally shorter TTs. So, the out of proportion long, negative angle stem makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    ... stem seems long but who knows...
    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    Seems long? How so?
    The BMC doesn't make as much sense. It's a GF/endurance geometry frame with increased HT and decreased TT. To pair that with a long, negative angle stem just doesn't seem right. You could achieve the same position with a more customary race geometry (slightly lower HT, longer TT) and more moderate stem.

    Anyhow, that's just my take on it. I like both bikes. Harun's would land in my category of "sorted" and "purposeful", but, not hot. Well, not without a front lit shot at least. The BMC I like and previous to building my rediculous proportional crank frame I considered their GF frames as a possible next bike. But, it's hard for a GF/endurance frame to garner a "Hot" designation.
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    Too small...???






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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    We've been over Jens' fit over and over again on these forums. Most amateurs and even a reasonable percentage of the pro's can't accommodate such positioning. Harun stated in the Black Bike thread that he's invested in excess of an hour a day stretching and foam rolling for a year in order to accommodate such a position. 7 hrs/wk dedicated to stretching isn't realistic for most of us. But, if we could, it would certainly aid our bikes in looking hot.
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    My point is...
    "What works for 1, may not work for another."
    Doesn't have anything to do with looking hot.

    This thread is all about staging/looks, & nothing to do with proper fit.
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    How many bikes here have received "HOT" votes and how many "NOT" votes. Could one of you brainiacs research that and report back?

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