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Old 10-01-12, 07:31 AM
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Couldn't find a frame in your size?
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Originally Posted by springs
Nice. Are those the 50s or 58s?
50s. Thought about the 58s, but this bike is an all-arounder, so I thinking about the weight and the impact of cross-winds where I ride. (Lots of wind off the water.)
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Old 10-01-12, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by nhluhr
Couldn't find a frame in your size?
no, just long arms and gymast-like flexibility
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Originally Posted by Harun


Seatpost clamp quivers in fear...prays it doesn't asplode under the leverage of 1.5' of seatpost.
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Old 10-01-12, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by fujimx
Here´s my Litespeed

Looks good in my book. HOT.
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Originally Posted by Harun
no, just monkey-like arms and flexibility
FIFY

By they way, that bike looks pretty hot, especially with that lighting effect. Do you have regular daylight pics, I would be interested to see how it looks on the road. Also, with that much post exposed, I would think it would act like a spring, do you get much flex on it?
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Old 10-01-12, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Harun
no, just long arms and gymast-like flexibility

Don't let it bother you. They are just jealous of us.
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Old 10-01-12, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Harun
no, just long arms and gymast-like flexibility
From your seatpost extension, it would appear you are tall, not just long-armed. But I understand the desire to "look" cool.
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Old 10-01-12, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
Those are similar to the 3T ergonovas where the tops are egg-shaped/ovalized but Zipp does have the Vuka sprint road bar where the tops are as flat and aero as they can get.
I really like the look of the Vuka Sprint short and shallow. What I don't like is the price. Make it available at about $100 and I would be all over it. I just can't justify spending over $300... ok, who am I kidding... I just don't feel like it right now.
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Originally Posted by island rider
I really like the look of the Vuka Sprint short and shallow. What I don't like is the price. Make it available at about $100 and I would be all over it. I just can't justify spending over $300... ok, who am I kidding... I just don't feel like it right now.
Have you seen the new Bontrager aero road bars? They have large kamm tail tops but not as expensive as the Zipps.
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Old 10-01-12, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by island rider
I really like the look of the Vuka Sprint short and shallow. What I don't like is the price. Make it available at about $100 and I would be all over it. I just can't justify spending over $300... ok, who am I kidding... I just don't feel like it right now.
They are friggen' awesome though....

Stiffest bars I've ever used as well. I paid just over $200 on ebay if I remember correctly.
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Old 10-01-12, 03:06 PM
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They are friggen' awesome though....
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Originally Posted by nhluhr
From your seatpost extension, it would appear you are tall, not just long-armed. But I understand the desire to "look" cool.
Guy who did my fitting on Saturday has arms and fingertips that almost get down to his knees. His wing span is a full 6 inches longer than his height. I haven't seen how his bikes are set up but I wouldn't be surprised if it was like that one above.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
They are friggen' awesome though....

Stiffest bars I've ever used as well. I paid just over $200 on ebay if I remember correctly.
Did you buy them used, or new? If new, you remember who you bought them from? I think I may just have to do it, those look like exactly what I want. Although I think I want the hoods up closer to the flats, for a smoother transition.
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Old 10-01-12, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by fujimx
Here´s my Litespeed

The attempt to hide it with a good angle is admirable, however....

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Old 10-01-12, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
The Ridley Noah back on the road w/ SR 11, Praxis Works, misc.





And I can't leave the Merak out...

Wow super jealous lol. Ridley looks killer.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
HOT! Nice job...
Thanks!
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Old 10-01-12, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowJob
Great bike. Definitely hot.

Can I ask what she weighs?
Thanks! Never got around to getting it on the scale for a final weigh in, but just spec'ing out all the part weights, I come in at right around the 18lb mark.

At any rate, some asked for some better pics, so i was able to snap a few more. I know its not everyone's cup of tea, but for my purposes - mainly commuting and group rides on the weekends it suits them perfectly.









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Old 10-02-12, 06:21 AM
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That is a rad build. Hot. I may be biased though.
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Old 10-02-12, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig
That is a rad build. Hot. I may be biased though.
I'm not biased - hot is hot and that is hot.
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Old 10-02-12, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by island rider
Did you buy them used, or new? If new, you remember who you bought them from? I think I may just have to do it, those look like exactly what I want. Although I think I want the hoods up closer to the flats, for a smoother transition.
I got them from The Pros Closet on ebay. Brand spanking new. That pic was when I first got them. I trimmed the ends down, and I repositioned them since that pic. This is how they are now. The transition is perfect now.

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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
I got them from The Pros Closet on ebay. Brand spanking new. That pic was when I first got them. I trimmed the ends down, and I repositioned them since that pic. This is how they are now. The transition is perfect now.

That is F-ing perfect. Ok, I guess I have to go and buy these.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
I got them from The Pros Closet on ebay. Brand spanking new. That pic was when I first got them. I trimmed the ends down, and I repositioned them since that pic. This is how they are now. The transition is perfect now.

Are your legs 6' long or something? That saddle height looks ridiculous!
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
I got them from The Pros Closet on ebay. Brand spanking new. That pic was when I first got them. I trimmed the ends down, and I repositioned them since that pic. This is how they are now. The transition is perfect now.


I'm pretty sure I have this picture saved like 100 times. Everytime it comes up I hit right-click save.
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Thanks guys. Glad you guys share my taste.

I do have a short torso, and long legs, and arms. The custom Berk saddle/post combo makes it look a bit longer than it is. I run about 5.5" of saddle to bar drop.
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