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YOJiMBO20 12-29-13 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slackerprince (Post 16366332)
You need a big, fat, heavy Kryptonite lock.
You can probably find one that weighs the same as the bike. ;)

S

Can probably find one that weighs more than the bike.

Harun 12-29-13 07:21 PM

do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg

bigfred 12-29-13 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16366653)
do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg


In this case, photos of your riding in the drops are necessary before a hot or not verdict can be issued:-)

Slackerprince 12-29-13 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16366653)
do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg

I'd need a ladder for that drop.
Traction afterward, too. ;)

S

dmcdam 12-29-13 10:10 PM

Dear Mr Noodlespine,

Can you give us some build details?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16366653)
do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg


Harun 12-29-13 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dmcdam (Post 16366966)
Dear Mr Noodlespine,

Can you give us some build details?

frame/fork/headset: '08 Al Fuji team frame/ ENVE 2.0 / Cane Creek Is-2
stem and bars: 3T arx team/ Rotundo pros
bottle cages: Far & Near
drivetrain: 10 speed SRAM Red
cable housing: Alligator i-links
pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon w/ Ward Ti spindles
saddle/post: Selle Italia SLR TT / Omni
brakes: planet-x CNC
wheels: custom self-built Kinlin30/BHS hubs/CX-Rays
tires/tubes: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD/ Continental Supersonics

If I clean all the dirt off it once in a while it's about 14.9 lbs :p :thumb:

Ghost Ryder 12-29-13 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16367005)
frame/fork/headset: '08 Al Fuji team frame/ ENVE 2.0 / Cane Creek Is-2
stem and bars: 3T arx team/ Rotundo pros
bottle cages: Far & Near
drivetrain: 10 speed SRAM Red
cable housing: Alligator i-links
pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon w/ Ward Ti spindles
saddle/post: Selle Italia SLR TT / Omni
brakes: planet-x CNC
wheels: custom self-built Kinlin30/BHS hubs/CX-Rays
tires/tubes: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD/ Continental Supersonics

If I clean all the dirt off it once in a while it's about 14.9 lbs :p :thumb:

Nice build! :thumb:

Germany_chris 12-30-13 05:56 AM

And it's too small

the sci guy 12-30-13 11:39 AM

either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke

thirdgenbird 12-30-13 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Germany_chris (Post 16367253)
And it's too small

Based off of what? It will be hard to find a larger frame that allows him that bar drop without a custom or track stem. It's not like he has a stack of spacers.

Harun 12-30-13 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16367870)
either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke

if anyone is wondering if i actually ride my bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16366723

bianchi10 12-30-13 12:03 PM

At the end of the day harun is winning races so I'll assume he has an idea of what he is doing. It woukd be different if he was some newbie who just started riding. Not a set up I can do or would want but its not my bike.

tjk23 12-30-13 12:18 PM

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Ghost Ryder 12-30-13 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Germany_chris (Post 16367253)
And it's too small

Quote:

Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16367870)
either your anatomy allows you to push our your hips like a transformer so your arms can go down to the drops, or you knee yourself in the face with every stroke

Its funny when the 41 throws out terms like "slam it", & when someone actually does it they say otherwise.
I guess he needs a garage door to avoid these comments. ;)
If it works for him who's to say its wrong.

Edit:
This thread is all about staging, when did it turn into the "Bike fit" thread. ;)
:lol:

save10 12-30-13 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16367916)
if anyone is wondering if i actually ride my bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16366723

thank god i didnt see myself in any of these photos. what Cat were you when you took these?

also the fast/furious pick is sick. you smoked that field. I'm surprised the NCNCA guys didn't DQ you for putting your hands up early

gc3 12-30-13 06:55 PM

meh...not so much

oh yeah, stem seems long but who knows...

thirdgenbird 12-30-13 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16368933)
meh...not so much

oh yeah, stem seems long but who knows...

Seems long? How so?

gc3 12-30-13 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 16369242)
Seems long? How so?

Just curious about the length

Hapsmo911 12-30-13 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16366653)
do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg


Is that pic taken on Canada? I would guess that or Calero

bianchi10 12-30-13 11:16 PM


Not

bigfred 12-31-13 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harun (Post 16366653)
do cheesy instagram photos qualify ITT? if not I can take some with my actual camera. :p

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...df5821cd_8.jpg

As impossibly painful as this looks, it makes sense. As guys seek increased drop, short of a custom frame, they don't have many options but to go to smaller frames which have proportionally shorter TTs. So, the out of proportion long, negative angle stem makes sense.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16368933)
... stem seems long but who knows...

Quote:

Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 16369242)
Seems long? How so?

The BMC doesn't make as much sense. It's a GF/endurance geometry frame with increased HT and decreased TT. To pair that with a long, negative angle stem just doesn't seem right. You could achieve the same position with a more customary race geometry (slightly lower HT, longer TT) and more moderate stem.

Anyhow, that's just my take on it. I like both bikes. Harun's would land in my category of "sorted" and "purposeful", but, not hot. Well, not without a front lit shot at least. The BMC I like and previous to building my rediculous proportional crank frame I considered their GF frames as a possible next bike. But, it's hard for a GF/endurance frame to garner a "Hot" designation.

Ghost Ryder 12-31-13 12:45 AM

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bigfred 12-31-13 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16369452)

We've been over Jens' fit over and over again on these forums. Most amateurs and even a reasonable percentage of the pro's can't accommodate such positioning. Harun stated in the Black Bike thread that he's invested in excess of an hour a day stretching and foam rolling for a year in order to accommodate such a position. 7 hrs/wk dedicated to stretching isn't realistic for most of us. But, if we could, it would certainly aid our bikes in looking hot.

Ghost Ryder 12-31-13 01:10 AM

My point is...
"What works for 1, may not work for another."
Doesn't have anything to do with looking hot.

This thread is all about staging/looks, & nothing to do with proper fit.

WHOOOSSHHH... 12-31-13 01:37 AM

How many bikes here have received "HOT" votes and how many "NOT" votes. Could one of you brainiacs research that and report back?


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