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Old 06-20-10, 08:13 AM   #401
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Sorry man, but I don't see why you bought a track bike. Judging by how you have the bars set up, with the huge stack of spacer, upright stem, and the bars tweeked so far upů. you probably would have been more fit on a beach cruiser or other upright, cruising bicycle.
It is already explained in the post above...

The picture makes it look odd. Look at the other side of the bars.

Didnt know people are so judgmental on this forums.

The bike is bone stock. I havent felt the need to shorten the fork, and the stem came with the bike but i already explained that is has been swapped out.


And also what riding position might be comfortable for you is not for everyone. What if i could put laps on you with that stem and bar angle?
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Old 06-21-10, 05:42 AM   #402
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Oh man, today was a fun day for my first day at the track.

50CM Mash Cinelli
DA 7710 Crankset+BB
Thomson Seatpost
Deda Pista Drops
Look Keo Classics.
This is the first MASH I've seen used on a track. Kinda makes me happy! How's it handle on the track?
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Old 06-21-10, 05:44 AM   #403
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It is already explained in the post above...

The picture makes it look odd. Look at the other side of the bars.

Didnt know people are so judgmental on this forums.

The bike is bone stock. I havent felt the need to shorten the fork, and the stem came with the bike but i already explained that is has been swapped out.


And also what riding position might be comfortable for you is not for everyone. What if i could put laps on you with that stem and bar angle?
I would love to see a picture of you sitting or riding your bike to see what type of position you're in when in the drops.
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Here are some detail shots of the Cervelo so people can see the uniqueness to the frame, such as the downtube and bottom bracket area.




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Old 06-21-10, 01:06 PM   #406
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i'm not throwing you any hate, because your bike is nice and i do like it, but how is it unique? it's like every modern aluminum race frame with aero tubing. it's stiff and thick where it needs to be. i raced a 20 lap scratch on my teammate's t1 and it's hefty, substantial and stiff. really the only things aesthetically i don't like about the frame itself are the awkwardly (to me) beefy chainstays and downtube and the head tube gusset. but again, that's just subjective as far as looks.
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That Cervelo is realllly nice looking. I like it a lot.

Terrible_one: I've never used another bike for the track, so I can't really do any comparisons? I really like how it handled though, felt like I was in control, and perfect for my sprinting ability... Going to the track justified all the paychecks I sunk into the bike..
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i'm not throwing you any hate, because your bike is nice and i do like it, but how is it unique? it's like every modern aluminum race frame with aero tubing. it's stiff and thick where it needs to be. i raced a 20 lap scratch on my teammate's t1 and it's hefty, substantial and stiff. really the only things aesthetically i don't like about the frame itself are the awkwardly (to me) beefy chainstays and downtube and the head tube gusset. but again, that's just subjective as far as looks.
Comparing it to all the other aluminum track frameset I've owned in the past, such as a Pista Concept, Cannondale Major Taylor, Guerciotti Scratch and Shadow, Chesini La Resistenza, Cinelli Mash.... I think the T1 is surely more unique in it's design over all those other mid-range track frames. For only a couple hundred bucks more for the T1, you get a full carbon fork, a carbon seatpost, carbon headset, and some features on the frame that set it's aero-ness and stiffness above all the rest. I really feel it's one of the best aluminum framesets out there today, when you compare it side-to-side with all other aluminum mid-range frames.
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why the saddle change?
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gt35built, to be fair, this is a pretty unusual looking set up. Your saddle is pointed down and you have a very short stem. Not at all saying it's "wrong", but do you have any pictures of you on the bike?
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Old 06-25-10, 10:36 AM   #412
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Seat change because I ride the bike to the shop i work at. To explain further..... its more comfortable.

No pics of me on the bike. Could get some if it would make you guys sleep better.
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Stinger 90s, carbon fork and seatpost, eggbeaters (never pulled out in a race)
Garbage stem, bars, saddle, cranks, bb..
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planning to upgrade the wheelset soon any opinions nothing crazy pricy
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Cannondale Capo w/ Campy Record Drivetrain and hubs to Reflex Rims on Tufo S33s

It's only a track bike cause its ridden like one.


Upgraded awww yeah
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Nice one, Migman! Thanks for sharing.
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Stinger 90s, carbon fork and seatpost, eggbeaters (never pulled out in a race)
Garbage stem, bars, saddle, cranks, bb..
Bikesdirect Hotness. =].
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Old 07-15-10, 06:00 AM   #421
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Nice bikes everyone. Especially like the Fuji Pt_Lumberjack!
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not mine, but i got some nice snaps at the fsa grand prix and wanted to show you guys some of the rides people had...

breakaway on a tk3

a lot of beautiful steel

one wicked looking anchor

there were your usual ftps and concepts, but this race included masters class from people all over the place so a fair number of bts, blue, teyamayer(sp) and carbon teschners as well. and more felt tk1's than i expected too.
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Old 07-30-10, 05:53 PM   #423
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Finally a good day for a photo !

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Its not great but i love it >.< anyone recommend a saddle? i need a new one bad
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