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Old 05-31-07, 09:49 AM
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McEwen's Ridley

5'7" with a 54.5 virtual tt and 120mm stem.

Is that longer than most pros his height?



http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2007..._mcewen_ridley
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Old 05-31-07, 09:51 AM
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Is it an optical illusion, or are those crank arms really long as well?
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Old 05-31-07, 10:11 AM
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They're 170mm.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by voltman

Chain on the small chainring ...

Tube stems not at the lowest point ...

Labels on tires do not line up with stems ... In fact they are 180-degrees out of phase ...

Crank arms in the wrong position ...

No white garage door ...


Somebody better give that guy a lesson.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:20 AM
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Who makes those wheels, and what kind are they? I can't tell with those HUGE stickers in the way...
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Old 05-31-07, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by mollusk
Labels on tires do not line up with stems ... In fact they are 180-degrees out of phase ...
tubs.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by curveship
tubs.
You have to remove all the stitches and sew that sucker back up right.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by DScott
Who makes those wheels, and what kind are they? I can't tell with those HUGE stickers in the way...
same goes for that saddle. where was it made, again?
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Old 05-31-07, 11:01 AM
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how is that biking standing up also?
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Originally Posted by mtcycle09
how is that biking standing up also?
Duh. Robbie's ego wills it to stay up.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Is it an optical illusion, or are those crank arms really long as well?


You're seeing his LOOK Keo pedals hanging down I think.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:17 AM
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Most pro fits are very long in the saddle -many use 130-140mm stems.
 
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Originally Posted by voltman
5'7" with a 54.5 virtual tt and 120mm stem.

Is that longer than most pros his height?
Not really, he's actually all leg. I have a 53.5 actual TT w/130mm stem BUT my saddle height is 4cm less than his.
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Old 05-31-07, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mtcycle09
how is that biking standing up also?
Robbie must be wearing that Harry Potter invisibility cloak that Phil Liggitt is always talking about.
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Old 05-31-07, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cat4ever
You're seeing his LOOK Keo pedals hanging down I think.
The pedals are grey. There is definitely something below the pedal balancing the bike.
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Old 05-31-07, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
The pedals are grey. There is definitely something below the pedal balancing the bike.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...Recordchainset
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Old 05-31-07, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Duh. Robbie's ego wills it to stay up.
THAT'S AWESOME!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA!
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Old 06-01-07, 09:32 PM
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Oh dear lord...that is sexy!
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Originally Posted by Lecterman
Oh dear lord...that is sexy!

forget the bike. I'll take the guy who rides it. Oh wait, McEwen is married. darn.
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Old 06-01-07, 11:52 PM
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i think its just carefully placed in a small rut in the dirt. maybe someone off camera let go of it for just that second...
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Originally Posted by mollusk
Chain on the small chainring ...

Tube stems not at the lowest point ...

Labels on tires do not line up with stems ... In fact they are 180-degrees out of phase ...

Crank arms in the wrong position ...

No white garage door ...


Somebody better give that guy a lesson.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:57 PM
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The cranks look really long because the photo is resized incorrectly. If you look at it closely you can tell that it is compressed horizontally.

Id say they just had someone hold it up and let go for the second they snapped the pic. Lots of mags do this for their bike pics.
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no offense to anybody that has ill theories on how the photograph was taken...but i work in the industry and used to work doing action and studio photography for a BIG american company. no one held the bie and let it go at the last second...you take a single spoke, stick one end somewhere fixed into the QR or rear dropout and lean the bike that ways. it's not rocket science. there's no trickery. just a spoke.
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Congrats on ressurecting a thread that is more than a year old.
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