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Old 02-19-13, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
Sunset shots of my new neilpryde bura sl. Ended up at 11.29 lbs as is (w/ garmin head unit and speed/cadence sensor on there). It's much easier to get there w/ 768g frame. First ride today- wow.
What's with the right hood pointing down?
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Old 02-19-13, 08:34 AM
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Just an fyi on that Neilpryde, I know two national level cat 1s whose hoods are lower than his. It often comes down to fit/preference
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Old 02-19-13, 08:54 AM
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Low hoods themselves are not that strange, but here the right hood much lower than the left one - too big of a difference to be simply by accident.
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Old 02-19-13, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Fiery
Low hoods themselves are not that strange, but here the right hood much lower than the left one - too big of a difference to be simply by accident.
Mine are not set up level due to arm length difference and the fact that I have a pin in my wrist.
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Old 02-19-13, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by frenchie86
New Allez frame:

Not hot

Compact bars and SRAM levers look goofy together.
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Old 02-19-13, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Fiery
What's with the right hood pointing down?

It's not. It's the angle of the bike leaning and the angle of the camera combined. They're level. Used a level to check when it was set up.
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Old 02-19-13, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by frenchie86
New Allez frame:

HOT! My idea of the (almost) perfect bike: Al frame, sensible wheels (I'd go with 24 spokes front/28 rear) SRAM Force (my fave). All it needs is a greater saddle to bar drop.
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Old 02-19-13, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
It's not. It's the angle of the bike leaning and the angle of the camera combined. They're level. Used a level to check when it was set up.
It consistently looks that way from all angles, both in the final photos and in those from during the build, and I actually noticed the same thing in the photos of your old bike too. I would check again if I were you, but I tend to OCD on such stuff - obviously no reason to listen to some guy who can only look at the photos if all seems fine to you in person.


Originally Posted by rkwaki
Mine are not set up level due to arm length difference and the fact that I have a pin in my wrist.
That's exactly why I asked, it seemed there's a reason behind what looks like an intentionally asymmetric setup and I was curious what it was.

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Old 02-19-13, 04:34 PM
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Cyclebicycle, your NeilPryde is sick. that being said, Fiery is dead on. Front shifters are definitely angled different than the rear. You can tell they are positioned a little low just from the gap between the hoods and bar tape, no matter what picture you look at. It doesn't make anything functionally incorrect, just aesthetically and technically.

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Old 02-19-13, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
not the conclusion the fitter and I came to, but I guess it could appear that way.
As was noted by others it looks like it could be just the right hood. Hard to tell from the angle of the picture. Maybe it slipped down?

This is the Hot r Not thread. People do all kinds of ugly things to their bikes in the name of fit.

I personally do award points for sensible fit and setup though.
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Old 02-20-13, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveFromNY
got it. the vinyl is actually very thin (it was left over from a project on my car). Also even up close, it looks just a plain CF wheel, complete with the variance in reflection from different angles- I was surprised. It just sucks I assumed the decals were removable, but its under the clearcoat.

That actually looks very nice! I am a big fan of the carbon fiber weave look
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Old 02-20-13, 03:53 PM
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Apologies for non bf approved photo, took a quick snap after build up today. Merckx Corsa Extra, Campy 10 speed mix.


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Old 02-20-13, 04:03 PM
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I realise that black appears to be the fashion of the this forum, but I will give my bike a viewing here. ( I believe my bike looks better on the road and whilst moving very fast!)

Full specs below for those who are interested

  • Ribble 2012 Gran Fondo Carb Road Frame L (54cm C to Top)
  • Ribble 2012 Gran Fondo Carbon Road Forks 1 1/8-1 1/2 ITS
  • ITM Headset 1 1/8- 1 1/2 Hidden 45x45 46mm
  • Shimano 105 (5700) Black 10 Spd Double Groupset
  • Shimano 105 5700 BB Cups (105 10 Double/Triple) Eng
  • Shimano 105 Black 5700 Brakes
  • Shimano 10 Spd 105 5700 Cassette 12-25
  • Shimano 10 Spd 5701 105 Chain
  • Shimano 105 Black Dbl 5700 10 Chainset 172.5 39/53
  • Shimano 105 Black (5700) 10 Dbl Fr Gear Braze-on
  • Shimano 105 Black (5700) 10 Spd Rear Gear Short (SS)
  • Shimano STI Levers 105 Black 5700 with cables Double
  • Rodi Pr Whls Airline Evo Clinchers White 8/9/10 Shim
  • Deda RHM 01 Bars White 44cm
  • Deda Zero 1 Stem White 110mm
  • CSN Superleggera K10 Saddle Black
  • Deda RS 01 Seatpillar Red Glossy 31.6 350mm
  • Prorace Nitro Rigid Tyre Black/Red 700x23mm
  • Yaw Butyl Inner Tube 700x18/25 SV42mm
  • Deda Cork Ribbon Handlebar Tape Red

weight 7.8kg without pedals about 17.3lb (not bad I think for a £1200/$1700 bike)
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Old 02-20-13, 04:06 PM
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^...and a fun slide for a saddle.
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Old 02-20-13, 04:17 PM
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Ribble wants to be a Pin?
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Old 02-20-13, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dtrain
^...and a fun slide for a saddle.
yes and the bars is still a bit high too I will rotate bars down to suit me as I spend more time in the saddle

fox farm which pin model?
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Old 02-20-13, 04:59 PM
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Ally G, i agree, so many black bikes and while the stealth look is hot, some color every now and then is nice. I like the bike minus the saddle tilt and cross chaining.
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Old 02-20-13, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by counterfit_hero
Apologies for non bf approved photo, took a quick snap after build up today. Merckx Corsa Extra, Campy 10 speed mix.


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Love the saddle!
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Old 02-20-13, 05:11 PM
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That ribble is a mess! fix that saddle. There is a point where personal preference goes out the window and it just becomes wrong. your bike is set up wrong.

Dont like red seat post. Dont like white stem.

Not...
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Old 02-20-13, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
That ribble is a mess! fix that saddle. There is a point where personal preference goes out the window and it just becomes wrong. your bike is set up wrong.

Dont like red seat post. Dont like white stem.

Not...
lol figured that comment was coming. Ouch yeah serious cross-chaining there, too.

Also the rear brake cable housing looks way too long. I don't think it should bend upwards that far before turning down towards the brake caliper.
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Old 02-20-13, 05:27 PM
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The frame (Ribble) has enough color and other stuff going on that the seatpost, stem, and loud wheel graphics really become way too much. I totally agree with b10 there. If those pieces were stealth black (at least the post and stem) - and the bars and saddle adjusted - it could look pretty nice. Maybe black 105 pedals and ditch the bell as well? +1 on the rear brake housing.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by counterfit_hero
Apologies for non bf approved photo, took a quick snap after build up today. Merckx Corsa Extra, Campy 10 speed mix.


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Sorry NOT!
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Old 02-20-13, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ally G


I realise that black appears to be the fashion of the this forum, but I will give my bike a viewing here. ( I believe my bike looks better on the road and whilst moving very fast!)

Full specs below for those who are interested

  • Ribble 2012 Gran Fondo Carb Road Frame L (54cm C to Top)
  • Ribble 2012 Gran Fondo Carbon Road Forks 1 1/8-1 1/2 ITS
  • ITM Headset 1 1/8- 1 1/2 Hidden 45x45 46mm
  • Shimano 105 (5700) Black 10 Spd Double Groupset
  • Shimano 105 5700 BB Cups (105 10 Double/Triple) Eng
  • Shimano 105 Black 5700 Brakes
  • Shimano 10 Spd 105 5700 Cassette 12-25
  • Shimano 10 Spd 5701 105 Chain
  • Shimano 105 Black Dbl 5700 10 Chainset 172.5 39/53
  • Shimano 105 Black (5700) 10 Dbl Fr Gear Braze-on
  • Shimano 105 Black (5700) 10 Spd Rear Gear Short (SS)
  • Shimano STI Levers 105 Black 5700 with cables Double
  • Rodi Pr Whls Airline Evo Clinchers White 8/9/10 Shim
  • Deda RHM 01 Bars White 44cm
  • Deda Zero 1 Stem White 110mm
  • CSN Superleggera K10 Saddle Black
  • Deda RS 01 Seatpillar Red Glossy 31.6 350mm
  • Prorace Nitro Rigid Tyre Black/Red 700x23mm
  • Yaw Butyl Inner Tube 700x18/25 SV42mm
  • Deda Cork Ribbon Handlebar Tape Red

weight 7.8kg without pedals about 17.3lb (not bad I think for a £1200/$1700 bike)
Has potential, level the saddle, change the seat post to white to match the stem and black bar tape. Angle the the bar a few more degrees.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dtrain;
and ditch the bell as well?
HAHAHA Didn't even notice that thing .As Rob13 said, the bike has some potential, but in my opinion it would take a lot to get it there. Swapping out the seatpost, stem and bartape. level that saddle and bars. Swapping out for black components will tone down an already "loud" bike to a point where your wheels wouldn't be so much overkill.

I dont recall seeing a wheelset where the decals are that far off. If both stems were centered at the bottom, the decals would be be off by a lot.

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Old 02-21-13, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob13
Has potential, level the saddle, change the seat post to white to match the stem and black bar tape. Angle the the bar a few more degrees.
Originally Posted by stdu007
Bar tape should be black to match the saddle
Seatpost should be white to match frame and stem
The end of the handle bar should be aligned with the same angle as the top tube
The noze of the saddle should be pointing a little bit up
Chain not supposed to be in the biggest cog ...

This is only my opinion ...
from another thread ...
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