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    This thread has made me want a leader. I can't get a new bike till the summer though

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    Bump. Moar Leader.
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    i cant wait for summer so I can get back on my 722.
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    Shipping estimate for this week... I am pretty doubtful but I'm still crossing my fingers! Once it is in my hands I'll decide if I prefer risers or bullhorns, but I'm leaning more towards the bullhorns. Otherwise everything else is ready to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Bump. Moar Leader.
    Any more thoughts on the Spyder since you have had more time to ride it?
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    Not mine but....WOW!

    Daaaaannnnggg... must... ..not... . ..buy... .. another.. ...BIKE
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    chub hub really takes the glory out of dat trackend

    also needs messenger zen ring in black, also needs front hub white not silver.

    sweetest 4130 bike i've seen in a long time though

    anthony furlong usually takes pictures of WRX's and STi's. he's better at them, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
    Any more thoughts on the Spyder since you have had more time to ride it?
    Yes. I rode today for about 1 1/2 hours non-stop wearing a lycra bib short with decent padded chamois, and it felt a bit hard at times, but my butt was not sore at all after the ride. The most bothersome thing about it is that the combination of the slippery material of the short and the hard slick surface of the saddle had me sliding around a lot on it. It's certainly more comfortable than my Brooks Pro was when I first got it. That said, IDK if I'd want to ride it on a century.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
    Shipping estimate for this week... I am pretty doubtful but I'm still crossing my fingers! Once it is in my hands I'll decide if I prefer risers or bullhorns, but I'm leaning more towards the bullhorns. Otherwise everything else is ready to go!
    Unless you are built like a gorilla, you're going to need a really short stem with bullhorns due to the very long top tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Unless you are built like a gorilla, you're going to need a really short stem with bullhorns due to the very long top tube.
    Haha, yes that is my biggest worry... I feel I am pretty normal, but based on the bikes I currently have in my arsenal I can rough estimate everything... I have a 60mm, 70mm, 110mm, and 120mm stem...so I'll be able to dial it in pretty quick. As far as the bullhorns go, I mostly ride in the tops, but when theres a long straight I like to stretch out... I have a few different bars to try out and like I've mentioned in other threads, I love blocks away from Universal Cycles, so I'm sure I'll set it up and be on the road in no time, once the frame and everything shows up.

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    Bought a 721 v2 a month or so ago, and just waiting for a 17t cog to come in for it. Can't wait to post a pic of it for trial/deliberation/judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Yes. I rode today for about 1 1/2 hours non-stop wearing a lycra bib short with decent padded chamois, and it felt a bit hard at times, but my butt was not sore at all after the ride. The most bothersome thing about it is that the combination of the slippery material of the short and the hard slick surface of the saddle had me sliding around a lot on it. It's certainly more comfortable than my Brooks Pro was when I first got it. That said, IDK if I'd want to ride it on a century.
    Interesting. I have been looking for a new saddle, been thinking about the Spyder, just for the hell of it. My eye is mainly on a Toupe, though, as I have heard a ton of good things about it. I feel like I would like the Spyder, but the webbing makes me nervous.
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    If you like the Arione, you'll probably like the Toupe.

    Or you could try one of those eBay carbon saddles from Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingapple View Post
    i cant wait for summer so I can get back on my 722.
    And why cant you ride it now? Slap some fenders on and call it a day!
    Ill be looking for a pristine 722 this summer, and I know it will be you. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    If you like the Arione, you'll probably like the Toupe.

    Or you could try one of those eBay carbon saddles from Taiwan.
    That's the thing...

    I used to love my Arione, now I hate it, and the Toupe seemed like a good alternative to a new seat.
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    And why cant you ride it now? Slap some fenders on and call it a day!
    Ill be looking for a pristine 722 this summer, and I know it will be you. LOL
    It has been almost 4 years since I had a NEW bike. Portland is not nice to bikes be it from rain or the **** in the roads. I just wanted to have one year of it being all nice and shiny. Its not like I baby it, just storing it for THIS winter... But yea there is only a few of us here with 722TSs... As I have said I love how shops react when I tell them its a Leader.

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    Not mine but....WOW!

    Mine will look just like this (though with bullhorns) as soon as I get just a couple more parts...
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Yes. I rode today for about 1 1/2 hours non-stop wearing a lycra bib short with decent padded chamois, and it felt a bit hard at times, but my butt was not sore at all after the ride. The most bothersome thing about it is that the combination of the slippery material of the short and the hard slick surface of the saddle had me sliding around a lot on it. It's certainly more comfortable than my Brooks Pro was when I first got it. That said, IDK if I'd want to ride it on a century.
    more and more I think about it the more I want a spyder, however, being 250 looks like it might be a problem. Tioga says only 190 on the spyder, unless I go with the BMX/ less comfortable one... Any thoughts TT?
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    "You can cheat death a thousand times, but death only has to win once."
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
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    "awwww."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingapple View Post
    Mine will look just like this (though with bullhorns) as soon as I get just a couple more parts...
    Rear Chub hub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingapple View Post
    more and more I think about it the more I want a spyder, however, being 250 looks like it might be a problem. Tioga says only 190 on the spyder, unless I go with the BMX/ less comfortable one... Any thoughts TT?
    Well, I weigh < 140 lbs, so that's a big difference and the hollow rails might not work for someone your weight. Also, the shell is pretty thin, and might deflect too much. IDK about the BMX version, never seen one, so I can't say.
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    What do you think?



    What do you guys think? Its a 63cm 781R Frame, Sram S300 Crankset 48T, 15T Dura Race Cog, Sella Italia Gel Flow Seat.

    Soon to get some H Plus Son Wheels, then hopefully one day get a HED Tri-spoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Rear Chub hub?
    As much as I do like Chub Hubs, I'm not feeling it on that 722.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getsideways View Post


    What do you guys think? Its a 63cm 781R Frame, Sram S300 Crankset 48T, 15T Dura Race Cog, Sella Italia Gel Flow Seat.

    Soon to get some H Plus Son Wheels, then hopefully one day get a HED Tri-spoke.
    Is that a fork from a colnago?

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    and the saddles from a nago too. i dont know who has colnago forks lying around, but if you bought those parts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Rear Chub hub?
    oh hell no!
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
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    as i continue to build up my 722ts, i'm now about to order my stem and seatpost. I was thinking about going with the VO grand cru seatpost, and tall stack stem. I was wondering if any of you could weigh in on the grand cru seatpost- i know it has 30mm of setback, but i was trying to see if i should get a stem that's exactly 30mm shorter than if i used a straight post with no setback, or slightly greater/less (example only and not actual #s: if i would use a 110 stem with a no setback post, should i get a 80mm?). i didnt include a specific stem length because i know that depeds on my body's dimensions, i'm mainly wondering if the setback of the seatpost and decrease in stem length should match, as i want to have some saddle adjustment for fine tuning, and i'm using a b17, so won't have as much ability to move the saddle forward/backward as other saddles due to the shorter rails.

    furthermore, I am currently debating between bullhorns and the nitto noodle, which i know will affect stem length as well. in order to get a more clear answer, i'll say i'm going to use the noodle.

    thanks in advance.

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