Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 52 of 101 FirstFirst ... 242505152535462 ... LastLast
Results 1,276 to 1,300 of 2503

Thread: Leader love!

  1. #1276
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Even if there is a very slight difference (which I doubt there is), you'd never notice it.

  2. #1277
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So in other words the difference is minuscule. I'm actually about to take some beginner track classes (CalvjanoTrackie?! Calvington?!) and since I'm in the market for a new bike I can commute with and take to the velodrome, I think either the 725 or 721 is a good choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  3. #1278
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    The 721 is awesome if you want to save a little money. Angie's kicks ass.

  4. #1279
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know!! haha Question is do I want slick welds? I kind of like the idea of the 721 though so I'm leaning closer to that.

    ANyway, I looked at the geometry charts, and I usually fit a 53 better, around a 538 top tube length and a stem length anywhere between 90 to 110mm. I was wondering if I'd be okay with getting a 53 even with leaders long top tube? Worse case scenario is that I'd need a stem size 10 or 20mm smaller, which isn't that bad.

    ALso, I forgot to add how stiff the Leaders were in general?
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  5. #1280
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    You may be better off with a 51. Because of the head tube angle and rake of the fork, you'd be better off using a shorter stem to prevent you from being too far out over the front wheel so keep that in mind when figuring out sizing.

    My 725 is really stiff without being overly harsh and I know TT has said good things about how stiff his 721 is on the track.

  6. #1281
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I think that sums it up, I'll be getting a 721. Though if you say it might be better to have a shorter stem, maybe I'll choose the 53. I was going to switch to a 100/110mm stem on my Kilo because the 90mm was so cramped when I was in the drops. If I get the 53 I may be able to just keep a 90mm on there.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  7. #1282
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Doooooooo it.

    I've got a 70mm on my 55. Just make sure you check all the numbers really well before ordering. A lot of people order the wrong size (ahem hamfoh).

    Here's the 721/725/735 math:

    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 09-14-11 at 02:32 PM.

  8. #1283
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ha what an idiot! I heard he was looking at the 722 geo when he ordered too. Sigh, some people. Buy first, ask questions later, amirite?

    I can ride with risers or track drops with a 70mm stem, fwiw, but bullhorns don't feel comfortable and I feel like the small stem makes the combo with the long TT feel weird to me. I'm sure I could eventually get used to it, if I can't sell it for the right price, but I do miss bullhorns.

    calv, I'm normally a 58 and a 58 is definitely too long for me. I would measure yourself 500x before ordering a 725. I really want to run a 90mm stem or so, so I definitely wish I had sized down
    Bikes - past and present

  9. #1284
    Senior Member Hothead286's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    357
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really like my 721. I have a 70mm on my 61.

  10. #1285
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, at worst, I'd have to put a 70mm to put me back around the top tube length +stem of my Kilo. I'm not to worried about getting a 53.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  11. #1286
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    That's good then. I really like the way my 725 handles with a 70mm stem.

  12. #1287
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet, with that Thomson Elite deal (90mm) and a pair of Nitto track drops, everything should be sweeeet.

    btw: I'm surprised people aren't going total ape**** over <$40 brand new Thomson stems.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  13. #1288
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I think it's because they're silver. It's funny because back when I had my Kilo, I would have been stoked about that deal.

  14. #1289
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,597
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought it was 'cause they are 25.4mm.
    // yummygooey

  15. #1290
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Oh yeah. Maybe a side order of that too.

  16. #1291
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    basically that combo is why I held off. silver + 25.4 - any other combination and those wouldn't have lasted a day I bet.
    Bikes - past and present

  17. #1292
    Painfully average. calv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oakland/Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    all city mr pink
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Meh, probably a good idea to pass on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
    All City Mr Pink

  18. #1293
    ceejay CJWIZVRDGVNG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo Deluxe
    Posts
    222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hopefully ordering a 722TS within the next two weeks..trying to figure out whether or not to get a 55cm or a 53cm. I'm around 5'10" with somewhere close to a 30-31" inseam. I currently have a 55cm Vitus 979 roadie that is goddamn comfortable and i was comparing the geometry to the 722 hoping i could get somewhere close. figured the 55cm might be my best bet. 979 has some tight geometry and i'm pretty sure the track 979 has identical geo.

    Anyone have some insight?

  19. #1294
    Veteran Bastard Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,044
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Go by top tube length. I'm 5'10" with only a couple more inches of inseam than you and ride a 58. I'm thinking a 55 will most likely fit you nicely.

  20. #1295
    ceejay CJWIZVRDGVNG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo Deluxe
    Posts
    222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Go by top tube length. I'm 5'10" with only a couple more inches of inseam than you and ride a 58. I'm thinking a 55 will most likely fit you nicely.
    I concur. the Vitus' TT is 540mm and 722 is 545mm. I think with a slightly shorter stem than whats on the vitus or even the same size i won't notice that 5mm haha.

  21. #1296
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    getting more and more used to the 70mm stem (kinda forced to unless I want to move my crankset over to the soma in the meantime -- I don't) and may end up keeping the longer 725 as I just love the way it feels on a nice open road. I think today I'm going to put on the bullhorns and hope I don't feel like I'm doing yoga while doing. plsss feel good. plsss bro
    b9cce885563fd99d0c6852c0ce9a1f73.png
    Bikes - past and present

  22. #1297
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lowbicycles:
    ever get the feeling someone’s looking over your shoulder? A certain company out there is not living up to their name.. I’m flattered nonetheless
    Bikes - past and present

  23. #1298
    * adriano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Baltimore
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/node/18951
    Posts
    6,890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes, his concept is so unique.

  24. #1299
    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's what I was thinking
    Bikes - past and present

  25. #1300
    Senior Member hamish5178's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Retrogression needs to make an aluminum lo-pro frame and then sue Low who can sue Leader who can sue Cinelli who can sue Cannondale who will then go bankrupt.

    edit: Affinity will move production underground and sell only on the black market.
    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

Page 52 of 101 FirstFirst ... 242505152535462 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •