I'm curious how your bike rides, it's set up so differently from mine. The new 11sp stuff does work real nice.
Bought some cheap Chinese carbon clinchers for the CAAD10. For $365 shipped for the set I am not disappointed at all.
Last edited by mattheis; 08-06-14 at 08:41 AM.
Lemond Buenos Aires, after pedal, bar, and stem swap but before Thomson zero setback post installed.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
Just bought a Giant Allegre. Taking it to the shop today to have the rear wheel trued (and one spoke replaced), derailleur adjusted, and cables replaced. Yeah, my photo taking skills are bad....
Better shot of the crank side. Gotta get used to DT index shifting this week and dialing in stem height.
Last edited by GhostSS; 08-10-14 at 07:03 AM. Reason: better photo
i replicate my BG fit on all my bikes, so the fit does look pretty aggressive. since i've gotten fit, anything other than this just doesn't feel right. the 56cm straggler has a 20mm longer tt than my supersix evo so i've only got a 100mm stem on it, instead of a 120mm.
the farthest i've ridden it is 40 miles, and it was pretty comfy for those 40. i've got a 65+mile gravel race next saturday, so we'll see how it does! i've put 736 miles on it since i've had it and actually use it as my main bike now. i've been really happy with the specialized fatboy tires, also. i've ridden singletrack, loose chunky gravel, tarmac and everything in between with them and they haven't let me down.
last night i swapped out housing to a jagwire compressionless kit and the 11speed 105 feels AMAZING! the only downside is the proprietary cables you gotta use with the shifters. but those polymer coated cables + jagwire housing= splooge. i went with a 46/36 ultegra crank and 11/32 ultegra cassette for some good offroad gearing. i spun out at 39.5mph the other day, so i've still got enough gear for the road, also.
tl;dr- a++ would buy again.
just a note if your bike has a level top tube your not supposed to be showing 9-11 inches of seat post with the stem reversed with and 40-50mm of spacer underneath it's an indication that your bike doesn't fit no matter what you say buy a bigger one.
I'm an angry angst ridden anarcho-punk socialist you should just generally disregard my posts--Germany_chris
if you weren't referencing me, then carry on!
not feeling guilty at all, actually- you just happened to post that comment right after i answered hairnet's inquiry, so it seemed like you were directing that at me.
and "going a size or two up" would put me in the 59cm-61cm top tube length on the straggler. i'm not going to lose standover height, and run a 70mm stem to f*uck up the handling because you don't like the way my bike looks.
thanks for the suggestion.
knards are rad....finding the right pressure was a challenge tho.
i still have the krampus- for now...it's up for sale and am supposed to be meeting someone tomorrow that wants to take a look.
My Pinarello Treviso
Bike on my Vespa
Schwinn Paramount Frankenbike
Gardin we think it's a Shred. and yes, the seat tube is supposed be like that. The albatross bars don't work, need to put drops on it
my newest bike, a 2014 Trek Domane 5.2