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Old 07-12-12, 11:08 AM
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Old 07-12-12, 11:19 AM
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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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Thank you for the info.
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I really need a better camera, but here is my Ti entry into the mix...
Old school Ti. I dig it!
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
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.
You pretty much got it all in there. + it is all about finding co-existence of riding position, handling and weight. Looking at pics of riders with "french fit" they were running a pretty up-right position and doing more time in the drops. Now, thats not how we look at riding positions today. To fully enjoy classic frames when it comes to long distances and high speed, I say go down one size.
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ok update with the newer smaller frame. 1st is the larger the following pics are the newer..I think its a bit sexier since shes some some more leg (seat post) and I cut the steer tube down



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HOT.. before and after. I must admit after you had posted the original build prior to the warranty exchange, I've been tempted to buy the Orca(carbon/silver) frameset and get rid of the Caad10 I built up last month.
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ddf.- wood. serious serious wood. thanks haha beautiful bike.
 
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Originally Posted by primov8
HOT.. before and after. I must admit after you had posted the original build prior to the warranty exchange, I've been tempted to buy the Orca(carbon/silver) frameset and get rid of the Caad10 I built up last month.
haha do it!
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Originally Posted by KoolAidnPizza
ddf.- wood. serious serious wood. thanks haha beautiful bike.
it's pressure treated
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Hot before & after!!!
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred
ok update with the newer smaller frame. 1st is the larger the following pics are the newer..I think its a bit sexier since shes some some more leg (seat post) and I cut the steer tube down



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Very nice. My family is origi9nally from the region of the Iberian Peninsula (they would never say Spain) where Orbea is headquartered. This bike was my second choice, right behind the Colnago C59 that I eventually ended up with.

Very hot. I especially like the seat post clamp.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
Very nice. My family is origi9nally from the region of the Iberian Peninsula (they would never say Spain) where Orbea is headquartered. This bike was my second choice, right behind the Colnago C59 that I eventually ended up with.

Very hot. I especially like the seat post clamp.
it is a beautiful bike IMO. I really love it. The first seat post clamp gave me issues actually...no problems on this one though. I think I just go a bad frame on the last one and I understand that happens in any type of manufacturing.
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it is a beautiful bike IMO.
She's quite the looker, that's for sure. 'grats.
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred
ok update with the newer smaller frame. 1st is the larger the following pics are the newer..I think its a bit sexier since shes some some more leg (seat post) and I cut the steer tube down



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One of the best looking white bikes I have ever seen. This and the Ridley from a couple of weeks ago are top of the line! Well done Frederick!
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One of the best looking white bikes I have ever seen. This and the Ridley from a couple of weeks ago are top of the line! Well done Frederick!
that ridley made me rethink my purchase for a second lol. They are on my radar
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred
ok update with the newer smaller frame. 1st is the larger the following pics are the newer..I think its a bit sexier since shes some some more leg (seat post) and I cut the steer tube down



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That's hot, I have been riding a 54cm SL3 and switched to. 52cm for my Venge! Quite a difference in maneuverability.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
NOT mine but holy crap!!! (belongs to JanneK from slowtwitch)


I keep coming back to these pics. There is so much hotness here!

I always thought the font that Lightweight uses on their logo was cheesy. However, it does look good in supersize on that rear disk. Very cool.

I keep looking at this bike and shaking my head, because, one, I couldn't realistically outlay that much cash on a bike, and, two, even if I did my legs couldnt justify such a purchase. I dont TT. I dont race. I am not worthy.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Just the frame but I think it's a start.



Cmon non-driveside pic! Also slam that stem




That bike is going to be sick! I love raw UD carbon. It's like the imported Italian marble of carbon fiber.
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terrible picture....hot bike.
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Originally Posted by Rob13
That's hot, I have been riding a 54cm SL3 and switched to. 52cm for my Venge! Quite a difference in maneuverability.
it definitely handles better in the smaller size
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Black frameset and this bike is hot as hell.

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Black frameset and this bike is hot as hell.
man, no...the black carbon looks stupid IMO...I had a black bike before this.
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