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What road bike do you have?

Old 02-18-09, 10:32 AM
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Anyone else notice the person in back looks to have their seat too high? Maybe it's the angle of the picture, but that outside leg looks pretty straight.
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Old 02-18-09, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
I think he's about 6' 3" and he rides a 56 I think. His torso is too short to ride anything longer, and he's flexible enough to deal with the saddle-bar drop. He's all legs, which makes fitting kinda difficult.
Yeah, he's definitely got long legs. What's his inseam, 37" or so?
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Old 02-18-09, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Yeah, he's definitely got long legs. What's his inseam, 37" or so?
I dunno. Doesn't come up in conversation much.
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Old 02-18-09, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
I dunno. Doesn't come up in conversation much.
Hmm... yeah, I suppose it wouldn't..
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My Giant OCR 3 can't compare to any of your rides, but it's my baby!

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2008 LeMond Poprad setup for road use with Bontrager Race Lite Hard Case tires, Bontrager Race Lite compact cranks (50/34) and Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL pedals.



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Updated picture, and since we're on the topic of lots of seatpost.... I find it appropriate. Before anyone says anything, that's a 0 degree rise. Flipping it will do nothing!

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Old 02-18-09, 08:51 PM
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I want a 0 degree rise stem so badly.
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Originally Posted by goodtimes5
My Giant OCR 3 can't compare to any of your rides, but it's my baby!

Good looking bike, but I'm wondering what the advantage is of having your skewer lever on the cluster side. (or maybe I'm seeing things)
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Good looking bike, but I'm wondering what the advantage is of having your skewer lever on the cluster side. (or maybe I'm seeing things)
I think I see it too. I didn't know that was even possible.
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Originally Posted by iamtim
I want a 0 degree rise stem so badly.
When I searched for a 90° stem, I found that most are made for MTB. Thomson X4, Easton EA90, HOPE XC and Salsa Moto-Ace all come in a 90° version. And there's the new Rotor SX, which comes close at 88.5°.

But they're only useful if you have a cut stirrer and need the bars up about a centimeter.
If you have some spacers, dropping one and flipping a 82°-84° degrees stem should have the same effect.
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Old 02-19-09, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tapeworm21
Before anyone says anything, that's a 0 degree rise. Flipping it will do nothing!
Um... get a -6 degree stem
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Good looking bike, but I'm wondering what the advantage is of having your skewer lever on the cluster side. (or maybe I'm seeing things)
Oh, I didn't know that there was a proper side to put the lever. I stuck it in that way, and it worked and held. I better switch it since it's apparently impossible on the drive side.
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Originally Posted by goodtimes5
Oh, I didn't know that there was a proper side to put the lever. I stuck it in that way, and it worked and held. I better switch it since it's apparently impossible on the drive side.
Haha.

Apparently it's possible on your bike. I tried it once on mine (don't remember why) and there was nowhere to put the lever, there's just too much stuff on that side.

Everyone puts them on the non-drive side because A) it looks better, and B) it's a lot easier to deal with because there isn't anything in the way.
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Old 02-19-09, 05:09 PM
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Specialized Tarmac Elite- 2009



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Specialized Pro Road shoes - 2007 (such an ugly colour! blah...)

It actually just started snowing again yesterday... guess im going to be waiting a little bit longer to ride this baby.

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ADK Frameset, Campagnolo groupset, Spinergy Wheels, Selle Italia saddle, Reynolds bar/stem combo, yadda yadda yadda...oh yeah, and custom painted by me.

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Originally Posted by Flatballer
I think I see it too. I didn't know that was even possible.
Anything is possible if you can imagine it......
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Specialized Pro Road shoes - 2007 (such an ugly colour! blah...)
I used toh ave those shoes, I loved them but the boa thing broke and got a free set of '08s (which the Boat thing has broken twice).
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Originally Posted by markieta
something bout red and black.. love those opposing cages.. sweet..
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Well, this may not EXACTLY be what you're looking for, but I noticed another single speed a couple pages back, so I decided to post it here anyway...

just finished putting this together for training, commuting, bad weather, etc, etc. anything, basically.

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Nothing says a single speed isn't a road bike. I did a century last year with a guy that rode a fixed gear. He was an unbelievably strong rider. Nice looking bike...
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Originally Posted by markieta
Super sharp bike.
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Originally Posted by slimvela
Very sharp! I like the silver Campy cranks and RD -- they really pop. And the matching blue spokes are cool, too.

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Originally Posted by JasonJ
Very sharp! I like the silver Campy cranks and RD -- they really pop. And the matching blue spokes are cool, too.

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Originally Posted by hiroshimaelan
Well, this may not EXACTLY be what you're looking for, but I noticed another single speed a couple pages back, so I decided to post it here anyway...

just finished putting this together for training, commuting, bad weather, etc, etc. anything, basically.

Awesome bike. Those aren't Cane Creek brake levers are they? They look like those old Carbon-Graphite Modolo levers.
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