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Old 02-14-13, 11:33 AM
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The chainring bolts are a nice touch. Are there safety concerns with that many spacers? I've heard that some recommend no more than 40mm.
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Ok so I took some better pictures but still need black saddle
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Originally Posted by youcoming
Ok so I took some better pictures but still need black saddle

I really like the red saddle for some reason.

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Old 02-14-13, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K


Obviously, the absurd stack of spacers and the triple crankset disqualify this bike from being hot. ("You're looking at my gut, aren't you? I'm working on it.")

I know, I should have ordered a second fork so I could get the steerer cut short for the photo shoot. I should also get road pedals.

I've got a darker rear derailleur on back order, Otherwise, for a bike that I'm actually going to ride, I think this is as close as I'm going to get to hotness.

What do you think?
Granted I'm biased but I think it looks great and is right on the verge of hotness! Andy, one thing I noticed on the Ridley website I think was that with the carbon steerer tube that is on the fork you should not go beyond 4cm in spacers. FYI
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
It looks as though your bottom headset bearing isn't properly seated. Get that checked out.
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OK, triple crankset and non-roadie pedals (not to mention that the bike is cheap and not-in-a-good-way-old), but I thought I'd give it a shot with proper presentation:

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I like everything except the saddle setback, and the cages.

borderline hot.
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Old 02-14-13, 12:41 PM
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agree, that seatpost has got to go.
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agree, that seatpost has got to go.
wait..what? why?
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Because the position of his saddle clearly shows that he doesn't need any setback at all. Yes, it works and get the job done though.

Guess I shouldnt say..."NEEDS to go"
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Originally Posted by youcoming


Not really.... But at least it's outside! I think it's getting close.
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Originally Posted by 1_speed
The S-Works ... waaaaay too much white lettering. It looks like a rolling billboard. Tone it down by removing the wheel decals. May be an all white seat. NOT ... yet.
Actually, I agree with you. The saddle isn't changing any time soon, and the Williams stickers are under the clear coat.
Find/buy me a Fizik Antares, braided, in the reverse color scheme and I'll gladly swap it out.

Your Giant = hot.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Because the position of his saddle clearly shows that he doesn't need any setback at all...
Are you talking about the Scott? I see the exact opposite. If anything, it seems like he could actually use a touch more setback to be clamping around the middle of the saddle's rails.
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Much better. Snow earns you an "icey hot".
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Because the position of his saddle clearly shows that he doesn't need any setback at all.
Now, I am aware the picture quality is not the best, but I didn't think it was so bad to make a slammed back saddle seem slammed forward

Nagrom_, new cages are actually planned in the near future, I believe you'll like them better. I must say that "borderline hot" is about as good as I hoped for with this hodge-podge.
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Its 17lb. but needs deep wheels...anything else to fix? Other than a non-iphone photo.
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Originally Posted by dtrain
Are you talking about the Scott? I see the exact opposite. If anything, it seems like he could actually use a touch more setback to be clamping around the middle of the saddle's rails.
Dangit, you are right. My bad. Half asleep, I've got the flu and sitting at home with eyes half open while surfing BF.net seems to be the only thing that comforts me right now. Lol

Sorry fiery
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Originally Posted by dtrain
Are there safety concerns with that many spacers? I've heard that some recommend no more than 40mm.
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Andy, one thing I noticed on the Ridley website I think was that with the carbon steerer tube that is on the fork you should not go beyond 4cm in spacers. FYI
Hmmm.... I guess I better talk to my fitter about that. He didn't seem to think it was a problem, but I'll ask about it directly. It looks like a 25 degree stem may be in my future.
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Originally Posted by Fiery
Now, I am aware the picture quality is not the best, but I didn't think it was so bad to make a slammed back saddle seem slammed forward

Nagrom_, new cages are actually planned in the near future, I believe you'll like them better. I must say that "borderline hot" is about as good as I hoped for with this hodge-podge.
It would look much better with a seatpost like the FSA K-Force 35mm setback. The saddle has small rail clamp area and it is farther back making it look worse. Not bad otherwise. An all black crankset/chainrings would complete the look.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Hmmm.... I guess I better talk to my fitter about that. He didn't seem to think it was a problem, but I'll ask about it directly. It looks like a 25 degree stem may be in my future.
Did they fit you on a frame that was in stock at the store? The frame geometry looks like it doesn't fit you at all with the way it is setup. Did you insist on this frame specifically?
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Hmmm.... I guess I better talk to my fitter about that. He didn't seem to think it was a problem, but I'll ask about it directly. It looks like a 25 degree stem may be in my future.
How long is the stem?
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Its 17lb. but needs deep wheels...anything else to fix? Other than a non-iphone photo.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine
Did they fit you on a frame that was in stock at the store? The frame geometry looks like it doesn't fit you at all with the way it is setup. Did you insist on this frame specifically?
I got the frame from Competitive Cyclist. I know it looks like it doesn't fit me, but the reality is that racing geometry just doesn't fit me. The next size up would have let me use less spacers/stem rise, but the standover clearance would have been uncomfortable and I would have needed about an 80mm stem. At least that's what it looked like to me when I was crunching the numbers before I bought the frame. If I were the kind of person who could tolerate a normal drop from seat to bars this wouldn't look add at all. Except for the head tube length, this frame was what I was looking for. I think it'll work just fine.

It's got a 10° 100mm stem on there now. By my calculations a 26° 110mm stem 30mm lower or a 22° 100mm stem 20mm lower will put me in about the same position.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I got the frame from Competitive Cyclist. I know it looks like it doesn't fit me, but the reality is that racing geometry just doesn't fit me. The next size up would have let me use less spacers/stem rise, but the standover clearance would have been uncomfortable and I would have needed about an 80mm stem. At least that's what it looked like to me when I was crunching the numbers before I bought the frame. If I were the kind of person who could tolerate a normal drop from seat to bars this wouldn't look add at all. Except for the head tube length, this frame was what I was looking for. I think it'll work just fine.

It's got a 10° 100mm stem on there now. By my calculations a 26° 110mm stem 30mm lower or a 22° 100mm stem 20mm lower will put me in about the same position.
You might have missed it the first time, it looks like your lower headset bearing isn't seated properly. There's only supposed to be about a half mm gap between the fork race and the bottom of the head tube. This might be due to improper headset preload, which can be difficult to achieve with a large spacer stack.

Look into it, can cause fork failure.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_
You might have missed it the first time, it looks like your lower headset bearing isn't seated properly. There's only supposed to be about a half mm gap between the fork race and the bottom of the head tube. This might be due to improper headset preload, which can be difficult to achieve with a large spacer stack.

Look into it, can cause fork failure.
Thanks. I'll have them check that out when the fork is being re-cut.
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