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Old 03-10-13, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not.

that fizik bag takes close to .00067 a second to pull off. take it off before taking the picture and them clip it back in.
I'm guessing this was taken with a cell phone? if not, a cheap point and shoot. I find the "glow" very annoying
bad angle. Next time take it from 2ft higher. as it is, the stem, bars and hoods look off, but this might be because of the angle.
take the 2 seconds to stage your wheels
I wish it had a white seatpost
saddle to bar drop is non existant
aero frame with non aero wheels are a killer

plus, I just dont like S5's.
Aero wheels are on the way, bag is gone regardless. But you simply don't like S5s...can't help you there. I know I love mine!
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Old 03-10-13, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kansukee
Hmmm let me see...I actually took off the bag now since I found that I don't need it anymore. This was an integrated bar I got off ebay since it was painted with a Cervelo scheme and it matches the bikes perfectly_ it would have been perfect with a negative angle stem but it's comfortable as is for *me*, even with just the one spacer. At 5'4 1/2 this was the perfect bike for me with this set up although if I can find another bar that I like with more of a negative stem angle I could change it.

In the end, my long term comfort is more important than having the bike look as if it has a ton of drop or some other crap. These are my everyday training wheels and they only weigh 1100 grams, my aero set in actually being built so another picture will be in order...and yes this was taken with a cell phone; it's the best I can do now.
No need to give reasons why it's setup like it is. The title of the thread is "Hot r Not". I'm glad the bike works for you, but IMO it's not hot.
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Old 03-10-13, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kansukee
My new bike running Record 11. Just below 15 pounds.
Sorry I'm going to say no to this. But that's just because I think the S5 is one of the ugliest bikes. Of course that's just my opinion and I'm sure you feel the same way about others.
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Can't find the budget hot or not, so this will have to do.

Built this up yesterday from craiglist sourced parts, I have maybe $300 in it:











I really like this one, unfortunately that means I'll probably wind up keeping it.

For $300 definitely hot.
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Originally Posted by sosojeffcc
Some Garmin-Sharp riders choose it depending on course

Good lord look at the saddle to bar drop on that r3/5 must be vansummerens
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Old 03-11-13, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
love to.

This is my second Gallium and I'll be going back to Argon for my next frame when I'm ready to sell this one.

The gallium is all about stiffness. The BB shell is massive and the NDS chainstay is physically part of the shell to counteract rotational torque. It uses a press fit BB86 bottom bracket which has been a silent workhorse since I bought the bike last spring.

The 3D Headtube is fantastic if you're like me and need a couple spacers under your stem. Instead of using spacers the 3D headtube is threaded into the headset so it's physically part of the frame. When I'm out of the saddle sprinting, the only flex is is in the bars with cockpit acting a solid single piece.

The Gallium and Gallium Pro are compatible with both electronic and mechanical. My only complaint with the electronic setup was the frame opening. It was not wide enough for the Di2 connector to go through and needed a little dremmel love. The battery is mounted on the NDS chainstay, not in goofy locations like under the BB shell or beneath the water bottle cage.

The ASP seatpost included was IMO ugly and also didn't have nearly enough setback for me.

Overall I'm thrilled with the frame and don't even look at my other bikes anymore. This is the only bike I want ride. It's also not a very common frame and it's pretty rare that I see another one on a group ride. The 2013 Gallium is matte black and pretty damn sexy IMO
Thank you. Everything sounds great except having to dremel a new frame. Not the end of the world but something to consider.
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
The battery is mounted on the NDS chainstay, not in goofy locations like under the BB shell or beneath the water bottle cage.
Could you educate me as to why mounting the battery under the BB is goofy and mounting on the chainstay is better?
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Could you educate me as to why mounting the battery under the BB is goofy and mounting on the chainstay is better?
Unpossible.

Using electricity to shift a bike's gears, is goofy to begin with.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Could you educate me as to why mounting the battery under the BB is goofy and mounting on the chainstay is better?
If you have big hands it's difficult to get your fingers between the chainring and battery to release the battery as illustrated by the image below. Mounting beneath the cage just looks like a retro fit to me.

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Originally Posted by gadabout007
If you have big hands it's difficult to get your fingers between the chainring and battery to release the battery as illustrated by the image below. Mounting beneath the cage just looks like a retro fit to me.
I guess since I dont have big hands I never noticed. I feel like the battery is better protected under the BB rather the the chain stay but thats probably just splitting hairs. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Originally Posted by coppercook62
Good lord look at the saddle to bar drop on that r3/5 must be vansummerens
Crazy stem length, looks like the upper headset has been removed and crazy seat to bar drop. Could be Ryder's.
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Originally Posted by sosojeffcc
Some Garmin-Sharp riders choose it depending on course


ahh I've only seen them use R3/5s...well at least when Talansky and Ryder decides to go up front the Peloton those are the only bikes I see them ride.
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05
ahh I've only seen them use R3/5s...well at least when Talansky and Ryder decides to go up front the Peloton those are the only bikes I see them ride.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
I guess since I dont have big hands I never noticed. I feel like the battery is better protected under the BB rather the the chain stay but thats probably just splitting hairs. Thanks for your thoughts.
goofy was probably a bad choice of words, should have said more conveniently located. It wasn't my intention to call your bike goofy.
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
It wasn't my intention to call your bike goofy.
Wait, what thread is this?
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Originally Posted by kansukee
My new bike running Record 11. Just below 15 pounds.
It looks like you are in Florida. Are you trying to simulate climbing by having the bars above the saddle and the front of the saddle tilted up?
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
goofy was probably a bad choice of words, should have said more conveniently located. It wasn't my intention to call your bike goofy.
LoL..... I didn't take it personally I was just trying to figure out what you saw as the advantage of the chain stay mount.....
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gary please be nice to my bike. it's homesick and scared
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining
gary please be nice to my bike. it's homesick and scared
It is sooooo cold and dark in the basement dungeon where she will be sleeping....... I would be scared to
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nooooooooooooooo! dont stick her in the basement
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50º in NY today so I took a loop around Central Park! Here's an iphone pic.

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Are those... SPD pedals?

For shame.
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Originally Posted by Jandro
Are those... SPD pedals?

For shame.
i switch between road/spd, but I prefer the latter since I like walking around too.
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Originally Posted by Jandro
Are those... SPD pedals?

For shame.
Thanks, I was almost going to say hot.
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Originally Posted by jandro
are those... Spd pedals?

For shame.
Originally Posted by stevefromny
i switch between road/spd, but i prefer the latter since i like walking around too.
for! Shame!
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