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Old 02-04-14, 07:42 PM   #17751
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Old 02-04-14, 07:52 PM   #17752
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Old 02-05-14, 04:06 AM   #17753
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That's weird. I would think that any general rule would be related to functionality rather than aesthetics. I'm more concerned with a comfortable transition from the bars to the shifters and comfort/usability in the drops. If I don't have those two things, then it's on to different bars. Maybe the tips of the levers line up, but in no way am I concerned with it.
The majority of bars are designed so that the rule of thumb gives a position in which both drops and hoods are accessible and usable. Not all, but most. And like all rules of thumb, it's a starting point and you should adjust to suit from there.

I've seen lots of bikes on BF where people have tried to create a completely flat bar to hood transition on bars that weren't designed for it. As a result the drops end up at a wacky angle. In the above example the levers are too low on the bars, meaning there's a lump in the bar to hood transition which will press on the rider's wrists when he's on the hoods.
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Old 02-05-14, 10:18 AM   #17754
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Old 02-05-14, 10:29 AM   #17755
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I reckon it's super hot. Maybe you could cut the excess steerer tube to make it even hotter?
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Old 02-05-14, 10:31 AM   #17756
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I reckon it's super hot. Maybe you could cut the excess steerer tube to make it even hotter?
That is next on the list, was after my fit was dialed in, so want to ride for a little then off it comes.
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Old 02-05-14, 11:21 AM   #17757
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Love it, totally hot! But why are there only 2 cables visible coming off your bars?
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Old 02-05-14, 12:06 PM   #17758
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Looks pretty darn good. Might wanna push that saddle back a smidge. Be for warned, most folks here object to labels on high profile wheels. Other than that, ride the beef out of it!
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Old 02-05-14, 12:15 PM   #17759
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Serious "race" heat. Question, where is the cassette? I can see what I think is the hub flange but no "teeth" profile.
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Old 02-05-14, 12:51 PM   #17760
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Love it, totally hot! But why are there only 2 cables visible coming off your bars?
There are 4 cables but you can't see the other 2 because of the angle of the picture.
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Old 02-05-14, 12:58 PM   #17761
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Fire hot.
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Old 02-05-14, 01:03 PM   #17762
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Serious "race" heat. Question, where is the cassette? I can see what I think is the hub flange but no "teeth" profile.
Didn't install it yet at that point. Was a little lazy and wanted to see what it all looked like together.
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Old 02-05-14, 01:05 PM   #17763
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Love it, totally hot! But why are there only 2 cables visible coming off your bars?

If you look really close you can actually see one passing level with the bar resting on the wall.
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Old 02-05-14, 02:45 PM   #17764
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Serious "race" heat. Question, where is the cassette? I can see what I think is the hub flange but no "teeth" profile.
What - you don't ride with an 11-11 cassette like everyone else?
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Old 02-05-14, 05:41 PM   #17765
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Nice if one likes fire engine red (not my cuppa) and the saddle looking jammed forward. Must be speedy going down hill but a b"tch going up hill without that cassette...
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Old 02-05-14, 06:22 PM   #17766
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Nice if one likes fire engine red (not my cuppa) and the saddle looking jammed forward. Must be speedy going down hill but a b"tch going up hill without that cassette...
With the Q-rings you don't need a cassette. They're *that* good.
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Old 02-05-14, 08:53 PM   #17767
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With the Q-rings you don't need a cassette. They're *that* good.
You know it!
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Old 02-06-14, 11:01 AM   #17768
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i need a better phone/pic/lighting haha but heres my freshly slammed SS
PS. dont mind the Christmas tree air freshner in the background lol
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Old 02-06-14, 11:04 AM   #17769
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i need a better phone/pic/lighting haha but heres my freshly slammed SS
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CUT THE TUBE!!!
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CUT THE TUBE!!!
eh I know, I have been really holding off on doing so, but I think I will do it this weekend and possibly resubmit a better pic too!
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Old 02-06-14, 11:40 AM   #17771
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PS. dont mind the Christmas tree air freshner in the background lol
Has potential.
Loose the wacky instagram filter, & stage it better.
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Old 02-06-14, 12:21 PM   #17772
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Has potential.
Loose the wacky instagram filter, & stage it better.
that was just a really crappy shot from my crappy iPhone lol, I actually just adjusted the brightness so the bike can be seen better, but I guess I will take a better pic perhaps with my newly purchased GoPro 3+ for better quality, and after I cut those darn tubes SMH
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Old 02-06-14, 01:04 PM   #17773
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The SS is nice, I like the colorway...but it looks like a stock bike with an uncut steerer, low saddle, and everything (except for the computer?) is black. Nice bike, not hot.
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Old 02-06-14, 02:18 PM   #17774
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Does my CAAD10 w/105 and Ultegra belong here or in the poverty section?
http://imgur.com/a/ukIY0#0
It's not a $10,000 rig, but it gets me by.

I adjusted the saddle and made the RD housing longer, looks better now but rainy outside. The only thing left to want is a power meter, gray Ultegra brakes and a DA RD are on the way.
Classy hot... Very nice!
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Old 02-06-14, 02:19 PM   #17775
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HOT. 'nuff said
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