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Once they get here I can figure out if i got wring size and exchange for more expensive 40 c-c / 42 o-o

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wider bars may help take some pressure off the shoulder joints them self. May move the pressure lower down the arm, won't know til you try and saving $180 while doing it. They also come with 2yr warranty
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wider bars may help take some pressure off the shoulder joints them self. May move the pressure lower down the arm, won't know til you try and saving $180 while doing it. They also come with 2yr warranty
My thinking exactly. Now to figure out which bike they will go on! Almost interested in buying second set for other bike. Hahahaha
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Or buy another bike! - Heck, you've already got the bars.
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I am resisting temptation to purchase another bike .... especially since my shoulder surgery is going to impact riding for a while. I'm riding this Sat the ALC LA Kickoff ride 40 mile route. I will try to ride a bit as my shoulder allows up until surgery so I may have to put these bars on once they get here! Can you imagine getting them and not being able to ride them before surgery????
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I freakin' BENT a pedal axle last night... stood up to power over a fake hill on zwift and then got sad trombone. The pedal had unthreaded a little... hope the crank arm isn't damaged.

So that's two things I've never done before... bent a pedal axle or had one come slightly undone in the first place. I didn't like them anyway (Shimano 105). I have Look Keos on one road bike and speedplay on the other and as luck would have it, got a new set of Keos in the mail Wednesday.
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How many watts did it take to kill the spindle?
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Well.

The steerer is cut on the Bianchi. No more periscope; just a lonely 0.5cm spacer atop the stem, and it's equally lonely 0.5cm friend below it. At least I have a huge range of adjustability, right?

Nice job on the pedals, @TrojanHorse. Why are you Zwifting in the summer, though?!
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that is pretty conservative carbon cut for the holiday season. I didn't leave any room for spacer above Flip it or ride another bike is my motto HAHA

I got some carbon love sitting on my front door step but I'm stuck at work. I did forget to order some highlighter bar tape upon check out.....
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Well.

The steerer is cut on the Bianchi. No more periscope; just a lonely 0.5cm spacer atop the stem, and it's equally lonely 0.5cm friend below it. At least I have a huge range of adjustability, right?

Nice job on the pedals, @TrojanHorse. Why are you Zwifting in the summer, though?!
Two reasons - dialing in the new old bike is one, and squeezing in some short rides where I would otherwise not get one is the other.

I *do not* like the bars on that bike, not one bit.
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Two reasons - dialing in the new old bike is one, and squeezing in some short rides where I would otherwise not get one is the other.

I *do not* like the bars on that bike, not one bit.
Boo -- though I totally understand the short ride thing. I admit that all I use Zwift for is structure workouts, never an actual rideride. I'm sick that way

My (now) trainer bike also has bars I am not fond of, and I think I'm going to return the saddle to REI and get another Specialized Power for it. That'll actually save me money, that I can use to get a Wahoo KICKR Core maybe to replace my TacX non-direct drive trainer. Once the new wheels come in for the Bianchi.
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The wheel-off trainers are niiiiiiiiice.

I have way too much saddle-bar drop on that trainer bike too, not sure what I was thinking.
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The wheel-off trainers are niiiiiiiiice.

I have way too much saddle-bar drop on that trainer bike too, not sure what I was thinking.
Pictures! I'll snap some of the Bianchi tomorrow. In front of the garage door, drive side out, val... oh wait that thread got closed.
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that is pretty conservative carbon cut for the holiday season. I didn't leave any room for spacer above Flip it or ride another bike is my motto HAHA

I got some carbon love sitting on my front door step but I'm stuck at work. I did forget to order some highlighter bar tape upon check out.....
Stem's flipped. I figured that gave me a LITTLE bit of room if I needed to adjust! I did have 3.5cm above.

The head tube on the thing is taaaalllllllllllll.
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bar shape on the zipp carbon is NIIIICE, can't wait to get them mounted....guess I should fix my rear wheel too right?



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bar shape on the zipp carbon is NIIIICE, can't wait to get them mounted....guess I should fix my rear wheel too right?
Is that bag the most unnecessary accessory in the history of accessories? Maybe it's my new helmet bag. Mine arrived yesterday, before I even had time to start obsessing about tracking them.

The bar shape is a *little* more angular than my other zipps but looks good. I'm wracked by indecision... which bike to put them on?
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Seems that Albert Hammond lied - it DID rain in Southern California today. Did not ride. 🙁

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Well, it looks like the 105 pedals I don't really like actually survived the experience but it DOES look like I damaged the threads in the non-drive side crank arm (Thank goodness it's the NDS!)

Might have to investigate tapping the threads... or maybe I just throw a spare ultegra crank arm on there and tell my OCD matchy-matchy inner self to shut up.
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And here is bar to saddle drop!


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Well, it looks like the 105 pedals I don't really like actually survived the experience but it DOES look like I damaged the threads in the non-drive side crank arm (Thank goodness it's the NDS!)

Might have to investigate tapping the threads... or maybe I just throw a spare ultegra crank arm on there and tell my OCD matchy-matchy inner self to shut up.
itís a trainer bike
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Is that bag the most unnecessary accessory in the history of accessories? Maybe it's my new helmet bag. Mine arrived yesterday, before I even had time to start obsessing about tracking them.

The bar shape is a *little* more angular than my other zipps but looks good. I'm wracked by indecision... which bike to put them on?
i said the same on the bend, guess they can bend/ shape carbon tighter than min bend radius of alum before it yields. I'll adapt pretty easy
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Hot looking bike there!!
Thanks! not sure of the looks on that stubby saddle, but I like riding it, so ...
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Alright @expatbrit, here's the old-timey version of your bike: I swapped it out the trainer for my Pinarello (sacrilege!) and realized I need to really raise that saddle a lot! I don't know why it feels so stretched out, maybe I just need a different stem when I swap out the bars... which I happen to have laying around already anyway.

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Alright @expatbrit, here's the old-timey version of your bike: I swapped it out the trainer for my Pinarello (sacrilege!) and realized I need to really raise that saddle a lot! I don't know why it feels so stretched out, maybe I just need a different stem when I swap out the bars... which I happen to have laying around already anyway.

nice!! That does look good. A sad day to be on the trainer.

I, in a fit of brilliance, decided that despite the occasional rain flurries riding outside was a good idea. I pulled the Defy 3 off the trainer because, well ó foul weather bike, eh? I mean. It has rim brakes and so on and the Bianchi has disks bit...

Short Ride was the plan. Thereís a spot just thruí the pass where a canyon turns off that is pretty close to exactly 10 miles from my house. So I went there. On the way out the temps were dropping from the 55 when I left down to about 40 ó and right as I turned round, it started raining and dropped another 5 degrees. Fortuitously, I had a jacket on. Sadly, I had shorty gloves and shorts. 7 miles of near freezing rain and wing was immensely entertaining, and the 44 or so it was when I got home felt lovely and warm. My hip and knee both were decidedly unhappy, though.

In other news, the Giant remains much squishier feeling. I donít know if it is the frame, wheels, or what!! Also, the Antares is gonna away and another power will come home. Oh well.
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