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    Very nice! Have you considered slamming the stem?

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    Don't slam that stem. Just get low.

    (Insert a picture of Moser here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose70 View Post
    Very nice! Have you considered slamming the stem?
    No, but I have considered slamming my head against the wall every time someone tells me to slam the stem...(While wearing my new Specialized Prevail helmet...)
    "You never know what's around the next bend in the road..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post

    When you get a chance, can you post some close ups of the crankset?

    Here you go 2nd..._DSC5718post.jpg
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    Thats a very sexy crank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    Here you go 2nd..._DSC5718post.jpg
    Well done.

    How do you like the shifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    Well done.

    How do you like the shifting?
    Much better than original. Sram replaced the FD for me, then I've added the DA chain and cassette and now the Praxis chain rings. Still need to tweak things a bit, but shifting is snappy and no issues up front moving between the chain rings. Kind of interested now in maybe replacing the FD and RD with the 2012 versions...
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    Man, that bike is completely amazing. The only thing that could possible make it even better is slamming the seat.


    Slam that seat! Too much post showing. Raise the bars while you're at it.



    Seriously. Amazing bike, amazing weight, awesome job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    Much better than original. Sram replaced the FD for me, then I've added the DA chain and cassette and now the Praxis chain rings. Still need to tweak things a bit, but shifting is snappy and no issues up front moving between the chain rings. Kind of interested now in maybe replacing the FD and RD with the 2012 versions...
    When the chain wears out, go with a KMC X10SL next time (if it's compatible).
    It's only $10 more, but 25g lighter and shifts even better than the 7900.
    I have a Praxis/Dura-Ace 7800 Cassette/KMC X10SL DLC chain combination.
    But, it's going to be thousands of miles before that DA chain you have goes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
    Man, that bike is completely amazing. The only thing that could possible make it even better is slamming the seat.


    Slam that seat! Too much post showing. Raise the bars while you're at it.



    Seriously. Amazing bike, amazing weight, awesome job.
    Thanks Hiro! Yes, it is a dream bike!

    I was thinking about upgrading the saddle and bars to something like this...a-1967-vintage-schwinn-sting-ray-fastback-the-sting-ray-that-was-your.jpg I actually had this very bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    When the chain wears out, go with a KMC X10SL next time (if it's compatible).
    It's only $10 more, but 25g lighter and shifts even better than the 7900.
    I have a Praxis/Dura-Ace 7800 Cassette/KMC X10SL DLC chain combination.
    But, it's going to be thousands of miles before that DA chain you have goes.

    Thanks for the tip 2nd, was working on wearing out my chain today...41 miles, 2300 feet of climb...in a stiff head wind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    Okay, can you appease us and drop THAT stem at least?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    Okay, can you appease us and drop THAT stem at least?
    Ok, to appease the BF cycling police, if I had that Stingray, I'd slam the stem!
    I had that bike when I was a kid and I can remember riding crazy, braking hard and sliding forward off that saddle and taking that shifter right in vortex. Could be why I never had kids. That thing was an emasculating death machine for young men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    Ok, to appease the BF cycling police, if I had that Stingray, I'd slam the stem!
    I had that bike when I was a kid and I can remember riding crazy, braking hard and sliding forward off that saddle and taking that shifter right in vortex. Could be why I never had kids. That thing was an emasculating death machine for young men.


    (BTW...I had a Stingray myself when I was a kid. It was so easy to wheely with a banana seat!)

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    _DSC5720b&wpost.jpg

    Latest beauty shot, B&W picture of the B&W Evo. Forgot that I left the Garmin on there. Forgive me BF police! Even dropped the stem a bit!!!
    "You never know what's around the next bend in the road..."

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    Tisk tish - not on the big ring!
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    I'm sure you know this but............
    many people are talking about lowering your stem. And there's nothing wrong with that. If your riding style begins to change, becomes more aggressive and aero then so be it. In time, maybe you will lower your stem just to give it a go. But there is NO need to cut the steer tube. Lower the stem, raise the stem, try different options. And if you conclude over many rides that lower is better then you can get out the hack saw.

    I rode a stem for months with more than 30mm of spacers above the stem. When I was ready, I cut the steer tube. And when I cut it, I left 15 above the stem. Many companies, Easton included want a min. of 10mm of steer tube sticking out the top of the stem.

    Some people / companies say you have to have the steer tube cut 3mm shorter than the top of the stem so that the compression plug is fully inserted into the steer tube. The argument is that the compression plug will prevent crushing forces from the stem bolts.

    I have asked many tech guys at many diff. companies and they all say that the carbon steer tube is designed to resist crushing on its own. Easton is designed so that it doesn't even use a compression plug. The steer tube is empty.
    And if anybody bothers to reads this I may have just set off a HUGE debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    _DSC5720b&wpost.jpg

    Latest beauty shot, B&W picture of the B&W Evo. Forgot that I left the Garmin on there. Forgive me BF police! Even dropped the stem a bit!!!


    How does it feel now with the slightly lowered stem?
    (and, it's still hot!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by redoak View Post
    I'm sure you know this but............
    many people are talking about lowering your stem. And there's nothing wrong with that. If your riding style begins to change, becomes more aggressive and aero then so be it. In time, maybe you will lower your stem just to give it a go. But there is NO need to cut the steer tube. Lower the stem, raise the stem, try different options. And if you conclude over many rides that lower is better then you can get out the hack saw.

    I rode a stem for months with more than 30mm of spacers above the stem. When I was ready, I cut the steer tube. And when I cut it, I left 15 above the stem. Many companies, Easton included want a min. of 10mm of steer tube sticking out the top of the stem.

    Some people / companies say you have to have the steer tube cut 3mm shorter than the top of the stem so that the compression plug is fully inserted into the steer tube. The argument is that the compression plug will prevent crushing forces from the stem bolts.

    I have asked many tech guys at many diff. companies and they all say that the carbon steer tube is designed to resist crushing on its own. Easton is designed so that it doesn't even use a compression plug. The steer tube is empty.
    And if anybody bothers to reads this I may have just set off a HUGE debate.
    Good advice Red...
    "You never know what's around the next bend in the road..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post

    How does it feel now with the slightly lowered stem?
    (and, it's still hot!)
    Not that much different to be honest. My efforts now are focused on good form, not stem height. I'm coming along and the Evo is my motivation. Logged over 100 miles and over 5,000 feet of climb this week and it just makes me want to ride more. Also working quite a bit on core strength with some yoga thrown in for good measure. Every week gets better. Doing a half century at Solvang in a couple of weeks and feel like I could do the century, never done one, so I'll start slow.
    "You never know what's around the next bend in the road..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broid View Post
    Not that much different to be honest. My efforts now are focused on good form, not stem height. I'm coming along and the Evo is my motivation. Logged over 100 miles and over 5,000 feet of climb this week and it just makes me want to ride more. Also working quite a bit on core strength with some yoga thrown in for good measure. Every week gets better. Doing a half century at Solvang in a couple of weeks and feel like I could do the century, never done one, so I'll start slow.
    You'll notice as you pack the miles on in long stretches.
    Pay attention to what hurts, what feels right.
    I was just fiddling with my CAAD today.
    It takes time.

    You'll be doing a hundred-miler in no time.


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