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Old 10-10-12, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
Here's mine.

It's close but the bars don't work for me either. Some compact shallow drop bars would looks awesome. Zipp Vuka Sprints if you have the $$$ would be awesome.
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
Here's mine.

Just doesn't do it for me. The white crank along with the bar and shifter angles just ruin it for me. Also, the white caps at the ends of the bars just make it look like you are trying way too hard.
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Old 10-10-12, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_
Take 2:

more: https://imgur.com/a/r2Ulp


Steerer will get cut soon, I think I've decided on that position.
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Just brought this baby home last night. Custom built by Mike DeSalvo in less than 3 months. Great price too!
i didn't even see your bike until now. I have no comment. What ever floats your boat... Ride the hell out of it!
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Old 10-10-12, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
Here's mine.

HOT. I love the color scheme.
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Old 10-10-12, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
Here's mine.

Like what the others said - would have been hot, but the white crank, odd bar rotation, and white end plugs are ruining it for me.
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Old 10-10-12, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
Here's mine.

Not. has potential, but as is...not. gotta get new bars (as already mentioned several times) and slide those hoods down a bit. Not a fan of the white crfankset. Tilt that nose up on the saddle.
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Old 10-10-12, 10:09 PM
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The hoods are in the right position. The bars need to be rotated down.
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Old 10-11-12, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
You should post it in the hot or not thread

1973 Phillips 20 custom - @ Bellingham Washington
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Old 10-11-12, 12:36 AM
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It...reminds me of those Italian cookies, brutti ma buoni. Not hot, but good. Sort of like your wife surrounded by supermodels - they might be prettier, but your wife is more beautiful.

re: custom bicycles.

They're like your children: you think they're special, but they're really not. They're just unique, and yes, there is a difference.
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Old 10-11-12, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by kvnrvn
A bunch of hot parts doesn't make a hot bike.

The setup is not hot:
1. Flatten the saddle.
2. Flatten the drops and raise the hoods.
3. Lose the stickers near the valve stems.
4. Slam the stem.

The presentation is also lacking:
5. Stage the bike properly (valve stems should be perpendicular to the ground, crank should be in line with the chain stay or the seat tube).
6. Take the photo from about the height of the handlebar, so you're not looking down at the bike.

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Old 10-11-12, 09:47 AM
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Custom fit does not mean everything is like you want it, it is how I WANT IT.
Oh cool, so you wanted a custom bike that looks like you bought the wrong size. I see.
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Old 10-11-12, 09:51 AM
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I guess I'm still too much of a n00b but what's wrong with the bars on the black/white tommaso bike?
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Old 10-11-12, 10:27 AM
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One of my bikes lately.


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Old 10-11-12, 11:26 AM
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One of my bikes lately.


HAWT! Thanks for sharing
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Old 10-11-12, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
I guess I'm still too much of a n00b but what's wrong with the bars on the black/white tommaso bike?
They are at an awkward angle. Need to be rotated down a bit. I'd prefer a shallow drop compact natural curve bar on the bike with the drops pretty much parallel to the ground.
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Old 10-11-12, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
I guess I'm still too much of a n00b but what's wrong with the bars on the black/white tommaso bike?
Look at the bars. the drops of the bars are pointed down. Imagine standing and trying to sprint in the drops with the position of the bars. The hoods are also fairly high on the bars. There is no right ow wrong i guess, but there is a general rule of thumb.
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Old 10-11-12, 01:58 PM
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Funny, I also got a Tommaso recently (same frame I believe) and just took it on its first long ride (100k). I think I've settled on this bar height after lowering it more during that ride.

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Old 10-11-12, 02:14 PM
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that angle of the picture doesnt really show much for the bar height you decided on. take the photo at handlebar height
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Old 10-11-12, 02:53 PM
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Worse lightning now, but better angle to see that?

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Old 10-11-12, 02:57 PM
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yeah, that is better angle and lighting. you should really think about raising the front of your saddle
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Old 10-11-12, 03:02 PM
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Actually, that was another adjustment I made on this long ride. When doing shorter rides at first I had it closer to flat... but about 20k into the bike's first longer ride, I started getting pressure up front and just felt uncomfortable like I couldn't get my sit bones situated. Dropping the nose helped immensely, the rest of the ride was 10x more comfortable/stable in that area. Definitely leaving it like this for awhile; maybe will go back up a tiny bit, but not much.

I will probably drop the angle of the bars a little, I raised the angle when dropping the height (started w/ drops parallel to ground), likely will settle somewhere in between. Kind of want to cut the steerer if I leave them this low...
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Old 10-11-12, 03:12 PM
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This is my old bike / summer commuter, apologies for NDS, was just the most similar angle and best background

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obviously comfort is important, but keep in mind your saddle should not be positioned like that. This means there is an issue with your set up.

-saddle is to far forward or towards the rear.
-wrong shape saddle
-tilt was wrong when you were feeling discomfort.

Finding the right saddle can be discouraging, difficult and frustrating. I have gone through 12 saddles now and finally after 5 years of cycling have found one that I love. Specialized romin evo pro with carbon rails. it just fits my body. At the end of the day, your saddle position is not right.

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Old 10-11-12, 03:18 PM
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I totally agree. As you can see it's just the stock Tommaso saddle since it's a new bike, I just wanted to do at least one long ride on it and try to fit all the stock stuff, before trying new. The Selle Italia seat on the Trek is amazingly comfortable at the shown angle, and is a much different shape for sure. I rode that bike for 5 years and had tried many more positions on it, so everything there fits like a glove.
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