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Old 07-11-12, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by incredibleting


Got new tires and a new stem.
Massively huge potential. Tires ruin it, get some 4000S/PRO4.

Originally Posted by SpinDr
I don't have anything to lose. So here goes...

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Setback seatpost, slammed forward saddle?
Mismatched tires?
Wonky handlebar/shifter position?

Originally Posted by psuaero
First submission... got the bike last fall but just got the wheels last week. I think I still need white bar tape but other than that and maybe losing a spacer or two it's about done. That is until I save up enough money for Di2. ;-)

2011 TCR Advanced w/ 58mm November carbon clinchers

Get a new black saddle.


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Old 07-11-12, 07:09 AM
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pardon the garage, was the only semi-white i could find.

and yes yes, i know i'm on the small chain ring.

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Originally Posted by Menel
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Setback seatpost, slammed forward saddle?
Mismatched tires?
Wonky handlebar/shifter position?
1. The saddle is mounted bang in the centre of the rail limit marks.
2. They're the next items swapped out, when they're worn.
3. I have rotated them slightly since taking the photo, but there is also some optical illusion whatnot going on here as well.


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Originally Posted by Menel
Massively huge potential. Tires ruin it, get some 4000S/PRO4.

Not.

Setback seatpost, slammed forward saddle?
Mismatched tires?
Wonky handlebar/shifter position?

Get a new black saddle.


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Distance: 976.70 mi

Helix finally neatened up and dialed in.
are you located in Columbus? I'm wondering if I've seen this bike at my LBS
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred
are you located in Columbus? I'm wondering if I've seen this bike at my LBS
Nope. Atlanta/Decatur.
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Originally Posted by Menel
Nope. Atlanta/Decatur.
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Originally Posted by Menel

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My re-submisssion, update to: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post14265307

Count: 24 Activities
Distance: 976.70 mi

Helix finally neatened up and dialed in.
HOT! My next bike, in 3+ years after grad school and hopefully finding a good paying job, will be a Ti bike. And with some luck and willpower it will be my last bike with hundreds of stories to tell. Either a Lynskey, or a Moot. I love them.
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Originally Posted by Menel
Helix finally neatened up and dialed in.

Hot!
This is the first time I've seen a new Ultegra crank that has not repulsed me (they are more tolerable in black).
Sharp bike!!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-12, 07:11 PM
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Just the frame but I think it's a start.


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Hot frame and stand. I need to grab one of those (the stand)
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LC- why the uneven finish? still great looking frame, jealous as ever
 
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Originally Posted by KoolAidnPizza
LC- why the uneven finish? still great looking frame, jealous as ever
Thats the carbon weave.


HOT even though these are now the ubiquitous TT bike around here.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel
Thats the carbon weave.


HOT even though these are now the ubiquitous TT bike around here.
Ahhh i see. that would explain that. Thanks sir.
 
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I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
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Originally Posted by Mm31
I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...

It gets a hot from me! Is that an 11spd crankset and front derailleur on an otherwise 10spd bike?
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
It gets a hot from me! Is that an 11spd crankset and front derailleur on an otherwise 10spd bike?
Yes campy 11 crank and FD... Works perfectly with the 10 spd setup. Thanks for the hot ! Appreciate it

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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
it gets a hot from me! Is that an 11spd crankset and front derailleur on an otherwise 10spd bike?
meh!!!
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Originally Posted by Mm31
I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
Originally Posted by Mm31
Yes campy 11 crank and FD... Works perfectly with the 10 spd setup. Thanks for the hot ! Appreciate it

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Drivetrain mismatch irrelevant IMO

Visually, black headset and spacers would be a little more icing. Accent the frame and make front end look shorter and more aggressive.

See my ti a couple posts back. It had a black seatpost on it, before I got the frame matching Lynskey ... Amd I almost preferred the black one :0
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Originally Posted by Mm31
I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
Something about the fork on this bike bothers me in regards to the aesthetic (boy don't I sound like a pretentious ******. )

Nice bike though.
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Originally Posted by Mm31
I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
Fork looks possibly bent
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Fork looks possibly bent
The fork is carbon so I don't think it is bent, I think in this picture there is an illusion with one of the spokes that makes it look like an odd bend.

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Originally Posted by Mm31
I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
its that a threaded to threadless adaptor you're using?

that must be a really old school carbon fork because its very slender. Especially with the larger diameter Ti tubing.

Nice bike and HOT!


there are options with 1" steerer carbon threadless forks. the easton EC90 1" are still floating around out there on eBay every once in a while. plus eBay does have some other branded 1" steerer carbon forks too from Ritchey, or generic brands ect... if you ever want to go with a newer fork.
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Originally Posted by runningDoc
its that a threaded to threadless adaptor you're using?

that must be a really old school carbon fork because its very slender. Especially with the larger diameter Ti tubing.

Nice bike and HOT!


there are options with 1" steerer carbon threadless forks. the easton EC90 1" are still floating around out there on eBay every once in a while. plus eBay does have some other branded 1" steerer carbon forks too from Ritchey, or generic brands ect... if you ever want to go with a newer fork.
Yes it is a very old carbon Time fork, original with the bike. So yes, I am using a threaded to threadless adaptor. I have almost pulled the trigger a few times on switching to a 1" threadless fork but the cost of the fork plus a new headset seemed to not make much sense on a bike I primarily use for bad weather.
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
Those bikes have long but (IMO) acceptable exposed post length (not "french fit" a la merckx/Hinault/Herse, etc, mind you) - the neo-retro Masi has at least 75-100mm more post showing. I'm a tall guy, and can understand that the person with the Masi is probably working with the max frame size available for that model. The stack o' spacers is the dead giveaway that the frame is too small, and that the owner is doing his best to get the right fit despite the frame's limitations.
It's tough to find 62-63cm frames these days without going custom.
The general asumption is that the "french look" was standard, which it obviously wasnt. Smaller frames gives several benefits and I´m sure non-latin riders understood that pretty early. Looking through swedish catalouges from the late 80`s and early 90`s indicates high posts on classic diamond frames. People in northern Europe are not as short as people in Italy, France and Spain...
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Originally Posted by javal
The general asumption is that the "french look" was standard, which it obviously wasnt. Smaller frames gives several benefits and I´m sure non-latin riders understood that pretty early. Looking through swedish catalouges from the late 80`s and early 90`s indicates high posts on classic diamond frames. People in northern Europe are not as short as people in Italy, France and Spain...
I understand this, and was one of those guys on smaller frames with alot of seatpost from the late 70's through the early 2000's. However, this was largely due to the fact that when I raced, I ran about 7"-8" of drop and my stems were at max insertion (these days called "slammed" I guess). Naturally, I had to be very picky with my TT and stem length to ensure a proper fit. Here's the last bike I raced as an example. The grammo quill got wider near the junction with the stem, so this is as low as it would go - plus, the old school headset added 2 cm that would not have been present with a threadless setup, and I could have gone with a 2 cm larger frame.
As set up, this bike was perfect for my riding style at the time- I could comfortably ride 80-120 miles on it as shown.


A "French fit" would have had me with a frame at least 5-6 cm larger, and a threadlless setup another 1-2 more, which would not have suited my preferred style. So, I guess what I'm saying is don't misinterpret my intentions - I get it.

That said, when I see a bike with a ton of seatpost, but also with a stack of spacers or with quill extension, I think "frame's too small". In the case of the Masi, the poster could easily have gone another 2cm of frame with the same drop. I also know that the frame on that bike is limited in its available sizes, and that the owner was on the largest available, and did his best to make it fit.
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