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Old 09-19-13, 03:57 PM   #2001
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Do you need that much steerer above the stem?
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Old 09-19-13, 04:22 PM   #2002
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Don't want to cut it until after I get a pro fitting done. I don't have the money for it right now, though. It doesn't bother me; it has no affect on the performance, from what I can tell.
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Old 09-19-13, 04:54 PM   #2003
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Old 09-19-13, 05:18 PM   #2004
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Raised bars are nice too
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Old 09-19-13, 05:51 PM   #2005
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Would you be allowed to race with that bit of steerer sticking up? I thought they frowned on unnecessary bits you can catch yourself on.
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Old 09-19-13, 06:54 PM   #2006
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Old 09-19-13, 07:52 PM   #2007
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Would you be allowed to race with that bit of steerer sticking up? I thought they frowned on unnecessary bits you can catch yourself on.
Yeah, it's not a problem. I don't know about in the higher level track racing realm; maybe there is a restriction to how much you have above your stem.

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The very reason why I'll leave 10mm of spacers above the stem after the pro fitting determines my optimum stem position. I like being able to have the option of running a higher bar position with risers or some other comfort oriented bars, when not racing.

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Old 09-20-13, 10:12 AM   #2008
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Brakeless track bike roadie steez.
Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of the new ones. Does it ride any different then the old one?

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Been thinking about it just for fire roads. I don't need a rear brake for those. PM me if you want to send it my way.
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Old 09-20-13, 10:19 AM   #2010
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Thanks. Is that the Langster that we powdercoated? Looks rad.
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Old 09-20-13, 10:29 AM   #2011
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Yep, same frame as we had done. I am running out of things to mess with. Its 16.5 lbs now w pedals.... My current project bike is a single speed steel, full rigid, Civilian 29'er....mmmm dirt.
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Old 09-20-13, 10:41 AM   #2012
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Awesome. Sounds like a fun project.
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Old 09-20-13, 11:56 AM   #2013
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Found the frame for cheap on Craigslist, just finished building up.

IRO Angus frameset
Nitto Dynamic stem
Nitto 260AAF risers
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Old 09-20-13, 12:19 PM   #2014
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Old 09-20-13, 01:19 PM   #2015
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how did you wrap your risers with the bar tape? I've been looking to do this and haven't come across any instructions or videos.

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Old 09-20-13, 01:20 PM   #2016
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It's no different you just don't go as far.
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Old 09-20-13, 01:45 PM   #2017
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This. Exactly.
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Old 09-20-13, 01:46 PM   #2018
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Okay, thanks! I'll give it a try when I put on my new bars.
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Old 09-20-13, 01:49 PM   #2019
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@rocferd good call on waiting till you've done the pro fit.
Speaking of stem spacers, I found another 2010 brushed aluminum capo. Sadly the frame is a 58cm, so I'm using the fork from my totaled 60cm:



Rides perfectly, though the NDS crank arm is a solid 2mm closer to the chainstay than the DS. That doesn't seem right, but it's otherwise fine.
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Old 09-20-13, 03:18 PM   #2020
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The last two bikes are superb. Nice job, gents.
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Old 09-20-13, 04:36 PM   #2021
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FYI - Lizard Skins makes DSP grips.
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Thanks, Jandro.
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Old 09-20-13, 07:10 PM   #2023
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FYI - Lizard Skins makes DSP grips.
Installation seems so complicated, when wrapping tape is so easy.
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Old 09-20-13, 07:28 PM   #2024
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Installation seems so complicated, when wrapping tape is so easy.
C'mon now, it's not that complicated.

Apply double sided sticky tape, spray with windex, slide on grip, wait 5 minutes.
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Old 09-20-13, 07:52 PM   #2025
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C'mon now, it's not that complicated.

Apply double sided sticky tape, spray with windex, slide on grip, wait 5 minutes.
Double sided tape is too much work.

Plus, a normal roll of lizard skin is 38 bucks and wraps two bars easy.
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