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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-12-18, 07:51 PM
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Lots of really great bikes in this thread!



Don't mind the saddle. I'm still pretty new to riding and I'm looking to make a change on saddle type soon.
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Maybe you need a bigger frame?

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the amount of spacers on that steertube. As long as you know not to have a deathgrip on your handlebars, let your legs do all the work, you should be fine with those spacers.
But if the frame size is not proper fit for your height or reach, that's a totally different problem.
No 57 is what I fit normally. I just have it raised evenly with the saddle to be more upright for now as I get comfortable with road cycling again. But after a few rides I already feel I can go much lower on the stem.
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Originally Posted by MyTi
No 57 is what I fit normally. I just have it raised evenly with the saddle to be more upright for now as I get comfortable with road cycling again. But after a few rides I already feel I can go much lower on the stem.
You need to go about 60mm lower (or get a bigger frame).
I cant even imagine that length steerer is safe.
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Old 07-13-18, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi
No 57 is what I fit normally. I just have it raised evenly with the saddle to be more upright for now as I get comfortable with road cycling again. But after a few rides I already feel I can go much lower on the stem.
My 2001 Litespeed Ultimate is a 58cm frame. I'm 5'9", 33" inseam, riding it since 2004; before the Ultimate I was riding mostly 56cm.
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Nice - I (finally) decided to flip my stem and go with less spacers.

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Lots of really great bikes in this thread!



Don't mind the saddle. I'm still pretty new to riding and I'm looking to make a change on saddle type soon.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
You need to go about 60mm lower (or get a bigger frame).
I cant even imagine that length steerer is safe.
You mean you think the steerer will break off under stress?


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Old 07-15-18, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by cat0020
My 2001 Litespeed Ultimate is a 58cm frame. I'm 5'9", 33" inseam, riding it since 2004; before the Ultimate I was riding mostly 56cm.
Nice rides. I think most would say sight unseen a 58 is way too big for someone 5'9. But I guess you have a long torso and a big wingspan?

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Lots of really great bikes in this thread!



Don't mind the saddle. I'm still pretty new to riding and I'm looking to make a change on saddle type soon.
Is that 50mm of spacing between headset and stem?
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Originally Posted by MyTi
I think most would say sight unseen a 58 is way too big for someone 5'9. But I guess you have a long torso and a big wingspan?


Not particularly long torso, but I tend to enjoy longer toptube & shorter stem, wide (46cm) handlebar to open up the chest & lungs on the climbs and more leverage in the sprints.

Pic below was taken more than 10 yrs ago, probably added a few lb. since, but the same bike, different wheels.

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Originally Posted by MyTi
Nice rides. I think most would say sight unseen a 58 is way too big for someone 5'9. But I guess you have a long torso and a big wingspan?



Is that 50mm of spacing between headset and stem?
I believe so. I haven't messed with much besides saddle height since receiving the bike. It is comfortable now but I still think I probably need to get fitted in the near future.
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Here's my Neilpryde Alize. Picked up from ebay really cheap when my Wilier frame cracked. I liked it so much I ended up picking up the few things I needed so I can run both bikes.


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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
Here's my Neilpryde Alize. Picked up from ebay really cheap when my Wilier frame cracked. I liked it so much I ended up picking up the few things I needed so I can run both bikes.


Nice Allez.
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Originally Posted by Bathwater
Nice Allez.
Now I see why Specialized threatened to sue Neilpryde over the name Alize (and made them change it).
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
Now I see why Specialized threatened to sue Neilpryde over the name Alize (and made them change it).
Lol I was afraid no one would get the reference
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Lol I was afraid no one would get the reference

Yeah, not a fan of their bikes. I do like their helmets however.
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Just a quick pic from my ride yesterday

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Here's my latest. A very nice 1992 Giordana Polaris. Columbus SLX tubing, Dura Ace 7400 components, geometry by Dario Pegoretti, and sprinkled with Italian Cycling Gods Pixie dust by Billato when they crafted it.














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Here's my latest. A very nice 1992 Giordana Polaris. Columbus SLX tubing, Dura Ace 7400 components, geometry by Dario Pegoretti, and sprinkled with Italian Cycling Gods Pixie dust by Billato when they crafted it.
Lovely bike!!!!!
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Originally Posted by sumgy
You need to go about 60mm lower (or get a bigger frame).
I cant even imagine that length steerer is safe.
Its PERFECTLY SAFE! you can run as much steerer tube you want if its metal and not s****y plastic!

with that being said it looks like the rider needs a "higher" frame with longer headtube. OR it could possibly be so that the bike is only used in the drops. All my bikes with drop bars I only use in the drops. So I need quite a lot of spacers too. One is even a 26er mtb with shortest possible fork (i've had this one all the way up sometimes).

This is a REAL HYBRID bike.
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btw cool bike jamesdak. looks almost new!
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No, that’s a real Frankenbike.
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No, that’s a real Frankenbike.
its a real hybrid.
basically flat/mtb bars suck ass for commuting so i had to put on drop bars.
the frame and parts are all top notch stuff. this is my winter commuter. chromag sakura. made by mike truelove in canada. this is the best workmanship i have ever seen. by far. this is the only chromag in existence with drop bar afaik.
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Fuji SL 2.5. Weighs around 6.7 kg.

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Originally Posted by carlos danger
its a real hybrid.
so why post it in a thread about, "What road bike do you have"?
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