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Old 02-04-16, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
This board is overrun with aging Freds.
more Wannabe Racers.
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Old 02-04-16, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
more Wannabe Racers.
To be clear, none of my bikes have ever had a slammed stem, but I've also never found the need to complain about those darn kids and their slammed stems.
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i like a high handlebar which comports with setting a high bar as the voice of the industry for others to follow.
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Old 02-04-16, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
To be clear, none of my bikes have ever had a slammed stem, but I've also never found the need to complain about those darn kids and their slammed stems.
There needs to be a line of bumper stickers sized to fit the back of a Brooks saddle. They all would say "Get offa my lawn!", just in different colors so as not to clash.
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Old 02-04-16, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
To be clear, none of my bikes have ever had a slammed stem, but I've also never found the need to complain about those darn kids and their slammed stems.
some people don't know the difference between a complaint, and a comment.
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Old 02-04-16, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
some people don't know the difference between a complaint, and a comment.
And some people take too much offense at being called an aging fred by some random person on the internet. I don't mind being called a wannabe racer, but I feel that it might be insulting to actual racers. Wannabe racer would actually be a compliment for my current fitness level.
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Old 02-04-16, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
This board is overrun with aging Freds.
Depends on what you consider a Fred, I raced for years, and was a Cat 3 and Expert on MTN. Now I'm older and slower, but I don't think I'd call myself a Fred. Not everyone who doesn't race is a Fred.
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Old 02-04-16, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Yeah...No.
What the what? What kind of contortionist would you have to be to comfortably get your arms on the rests?
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Yeah...No.
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Old 02-04-16, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto View Post
Depends on what you consider a Fred, I raced for years, and was a Cat 3 and Expert on MTN. Now I'm older and slower, but I don't think I'd call myself a Fred. Not everyone who doesn't race is a Fred.
What makes you think I race? Just so everyone is clear, I changed my member title (that bit beneath my name).
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Old 02-04-16, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
And some people take too much offense at being called an aging fred by some random person on the internet. I don't mind being called a wannabe racer, but I feel that it might be insulting to actual racers. Wannabe racer would actually be a compliment for my current fitness level.
Not a butthurt response, more explanation. There are those very involved in racing that do not actually ride the bike. Most the better bike fitters, mechanics, coaches and directors don't race and many never did (most the directors did). Find a Cat 1 or pro and there is likely an old fat guy telling them how they should race.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I like this look better
it's a tiny bit taller, but the drops are about as low because they aren't short and shallow.
You are mad. The first setup looks fantastic. The 2nd one isn't bad.
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Old 02-04-16, 04:13 PM
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You are mad. The first setup looks fantastic. The 2nd one isn't bad.
Thanks for letting me know what I think.

I like the look of the second setup better, but it's just my preference.
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Old 02-04-16, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post


Yeah...No.
Wow!
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Looks like it has a wee spacer below and above - as it should and as it looks and performs best. Stem looks like a 12 degree. Could be a 17 degree.
Chain ring not looking round. Looks like Wiggo or Froome ride. Both are long body guys that would ride a bigger frame and "slam" the stem.
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It's Froome's for Tour of Dubai, I think.

I'd still give it a not. Those chainrings with DA cranks look ugly as hell.
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It's Froome's for Tour of Dubai, I think.

I'd still give it a not. Those chainrings with DA cranks look ugly as hell.
I think the bike looks good. But I'm a form follows function guy. I'd take that fully slammed Cannondale pictured above out of the stable. The tube just needs to go through the stem to look good.
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The bike is fine, it's just odd to see DA cranks with non DA rings. It's just not something you see very much and looks out of place when you do see it.
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I think a slammed stem looks great on some bikes but others, well it looks like they're trying too hard. It's like a slammed suspension on a car - doesn't suit them all.
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Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
I think a slammed stem looks great on some bikes but others, well it looks like they're trying too hard. It's like a slammed suspension on a car - doesn't suit them all.
A slammed stem looks good on TT bikes, but not so on road bikes.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
The bike is fine, it's just odd to see DA cranks with non DA rings. It's just not something you see very much and looks out of place when you do see it.
Exactly why I sold my Q-rings. I liked them, but it killed the look of the bike. And as my member title says, I'm extremely vain.
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