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My new ride (opinions needed)

Old 08-19-12, 09:30 AM
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My new ride (opinions needed)

Hey I know it's tough to tell from a still shot but could anyone make any fit comments regarding my current set up? Also any ideas in general about my
Bike would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 08-19-12, 09:43 AM
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If you like it, I like it.

If you like it, and anyone else doesn't like it, so what?
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Old 08-19-12, 09:51 AM
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By "fit comments" about the set up, are you wanting attaboy for getting a new ride, or do you have questions about how it fits you?

If you're wanting help with fitment issues, it really does help do see you on the bike.

Otherwise, I agree with what ILB stated.
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Old 08-19-12, 10:12 AM
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I bought it used on craigslist so not really flaunting. I'm a poor student who can't afford a pro fitting because I spent all my money on this bike. Does anything look wacky about the way I have it set up? My stem is a lot shorter than other stems I see here. I'm wondering if the guy put it on for a more relaxed
position. My knees feel alittle close to the handlebar but they don't hit it.

Ill try to take a pic of me on it, on a rride now. Thanks
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Old 08-19-12, 10:17 AM
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I like it!! I'm sure you'll get a ton of quality mileage on it.
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Old 08-19-12, 10:49 AM
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I broke both presta
valves the first time I tried to iinflate my tires lol. I had never seem those
in my life. Quick question, how do I replace the bar tape? Just cut it off?
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Old 08-19-12, 11:41 AM
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It's a nice bike.

Happy now?

Ok, stop bothering us for kudos.
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Taking the bar tape off non-destructively will help you figure out how to put it back on.
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Old 08-19-12, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
It's a nice bike.

Happy now?

Ok, stop bothering us for kudos.
Thanks
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Old 08-19-12, 12:14 PM
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How can anyone ride safely with the saddle up so high?
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Old 08-19-12, 12:21 PM
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Legs are supposed to bbe fully extended correct? Sorry I'm a noob who hhas no friends that ride.
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Legs are supposed to bbe fully extended correct? Sorry I'm a noob who hhas no friends that ride.
Almost fully extended, correct, but only if you feel comfortable riding that way. What is "correct" is what works for you.
Pay less attention to what the self appointed experts say (especially those on the Internet or at an LBS trying to sell you the latest and greatest doo-dad) is "correct" and pay attention to your own body.
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Thanks that's a good point. I've been making myself crazy with stem height seat height, seat angle, clear positioning ect. I guess I should just feel it out and mmake small changes as I go.

My rear wheel is wobbling, slightly hitting the break pad. What do you think would cause this? None of the spokes seem lose but i wouldn't know how to adjust them anyway. Is this a bike shop fix?i can't see any obvious cause to my wheel wobbling. Thanks again, you guys are a great resource, I'll also try a search for my answer as well.
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If you can ride bent over that far, You are probably less than half my age.
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My rear wheel is wobbling, slightly hitting the break pad. What do you think would cause this? None of the spokes seem lose but i wouldn't know how to adjust them anyway. Is this a bike shop fix?i can't see any obvious cause to my wheel wobbling. Thanks again, you guys are a great resource, I'll also try a search for my answer as well.
Sounds like the wheel has gone out of true. IF you know what you are doing it is a relatively simple fix. If you don't know what you're doing it is a good way to ruin a wheel.
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Old 08-19-12, 01:32 PM
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If you can ride bent over that far, You are probably less than half my age.
Im 23 and actually just flipped my stem so it's even more aggressive.
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1. It has drops.
2. Handlebars are too low.
3. Saddle is too high.
4. Pedals are missing.

/reverse snobbery
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Originally Posted by apollored View Post
How can anyone ride safely with the saddle up so high?
That was my first thought: I absolutely couldn't ride that thing like that. On second glance, though, there's not a lot of seatpost showing, so the frame may fit you OK (I assume it's adjusted for you in the picture). I'd definitely raise those bars probably four to six inches--but as others have said, if you like it, it doesn't matter what the rest of us think.
Truing a wheel is finicky, but it's not magic. You can google up instructions for that and other maintenance/repair jobs easily. Www.parktool.com (maybe parktools.com) is one place to start.
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Get the wheel fixed by a pro. That's a fair amount of saddle to bar drop, but by no means a crazy amount. That stem is really short. Join a club. That way you can ask real people these questions.
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Originally Posted by Aeolis View Post
Legs are supposed to bbe fully extended correct? Sorry I'm a noob who hhas no friends that ride.
Oh, Fully extended will cause issues and maybe pain. In the ankles believe it or not. You want just a bit of bend in your knees at the bottom of your stroke.
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Am I the only one who sees no image?
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Just figured out I was connected through my work VPN, which doesn't allow images from photobucket, etc. Disconnected.

Yes, that is an image worthy of discussion........
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In my next tread maybe I'll show you a different angle!
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Looks like someone's tri bike with drop bars on it. If you don't intend to TT with it, I'd say from the saddle height that the frame is likely to be just a wee bit small for you.
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