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Old 05-23-16, 10:40 AM
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Nice old and new mix.

The actual only new components are wheels and saddle. It does have new bar tape, chain, cables, etc. Complete rebuild. All the shiny bits have been polished.
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Originally Posted by k_kibbler
If flexibility is an issue - and I'm not saying it is or isn't for you, that's up to you - then size isn't the problem, geometry is. A larger sized I-assume-H2 Emonda would require an even shorter stem to fit you. Another frame with the same effective TT and a taller HT is what you should look for, hypothetically.
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What size should I have?

I've had 2 professional fits, one when I purchased my Madone and the second when i purchased the Emonda.
You have some serious saddle-to-bar drop already, but your seat height and stem positions are maxed out. That's why I thought a size larger might have made sense. I didn't notice the short stem and @k_kibbler is right that a size larger might require an even shorter stem. If it's an H2 emonda there is not much you can do indeed.
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
You have some serious saddle-to-bar drop already, but your seat height and stem positions are maxed out.
It's a 10cm drop from saddle to bars.

Originally Posted by nemeseri
You have some serious saddle-to-bar drop already, but your seat height and stem positions are maxed out. That's why I thought a size larger might have made sense. I didn't notice the short stem and @k_kibbler is right that a size larger might require an even shorter stem. If it's an H2 emonda there is not much you can do indeed.
It's a H2 56cm with a 90mm stem. I rode a 58 and it felt BIG.

I have long legs and a short torso.

I'm happy with the fit.

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@oldnslow2 - how are you liking etap? Everyone that I've talked to seems to really enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
LOL@ thinking compact cranksets are only good for climbing. Flatlanders have no need for a 53t big ring.
You are joking right. 53 ring is what usually gets worn out on my chainset. "53x11 No Ragrets®"
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Originally Posted by bj.bonnette
You are joking right. 53 ring is what usually gets worn out on my chainset. "53x11 No Ragrets®"
Yeah, spinning out in the 50x11 in the flats is such a drag. 53 is much mo better.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yeah, spinning out in the 50x11 in the flats is such a drag. 53 is much mo better.
In a sprint situation, I am going to want the 53. Sprinting in a race I frequently find myself is 53/12 53/11.

If I am just tooting around at 16 mph then ya, no need for it. No need for carbon bike, or aero wheels either.
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Originally Posted by bj.bonnette
In a sprint situation, I am going to want the 53. Sprinting in a race I frequently find myself is 53/12 53/11.

If I am just tooting around at 16 mph then ya, no need for it. No need for carbon bike, or aero wheels either.
Dumb.
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Originally Posted by bj.bonnette
In a sprint situation, I am going to want the 53. Sprinting in a race I frequently find myself is 53/12 53/11.

If I am just tooting around at 16 mph then ya, no need for it. No need for carbon bike, or aero wheels either.


And off the back?
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@oldnslow2 - how are you liking etap? Everyone that I've talked to seems to really enjoy it.
I like it.

It's not ground breaking but a nice luxury feature.

My previous bike has Rival 10 speed and going to Red 22 was a huge improvement. Going to eTap is nice but I could live without it if I couldn't afford it.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Dumb.
Don't be jealous of us He-Men getting frustrated with spinning out before we hit 50mph in the 50/11 in our sprints. The struggle is real™.
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Originally Posted by bj.bonnette
In a sprint situation, I am going to want the 53. Sprinting in a race I frequently find myself is 53/12 53/11.

If I am just tooting around at 16 mph then ya, no need for it. No need for carbon bike, or aero wheels either.


some people can spin, some can't.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Don't be jealous of us He-Men getting frustrated with spinning out before we hit 50mph in the 50/11 in our sprints. The struggle is real™.
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I think being told that only a certain group of people are allowed to buy certain things is one of my bigger pet peeves.

Originally Posted by oldnslow2
I like it.

It's not ground breaking but a nice luxury feature.

My previous bike has Rival 10 speed and going to Red 22 was a huge improvement. Going to eTap is nice but I could live without it if I couldn't afford it.
Yeah, I'm tossing around the idea of updating my bike and I'm quite intrigued with the etap. So far it seems to be a nice system.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Yeah, I'm tossing around the idea of updating my bike and I'm quite intrigued with the etap. So far it seems to be a nice system.
It flat out works. I love the light touch to change gears. Also you can "power shift" by holding the lever and the chain will run up or down the cassette. With a little practice you can change the chainring and cassette with almost no loss of cadence.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
I think being told that only a certain group of people are allowed to buy certain things is one of my bigger pet peeves.



Yeah, I'm tossing around the idea of updating my bike and I'm quite intrigued with the etap. So far it seems to be a nice system.
Updating the Fuji or the Cannondale?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Updating the Fuji or the Cannondale?
Well, both possibly. The Cannondale would get etap and the fuji could get the ultegra di2 from the cannondale...not sure if I want the hassle of swapping over the di2.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Well, both possibly. The Cannondale would get etap and the fuji could get the ultegra di2 from the cannondale...not sure if I want the hassle of swapping over the di2.
If they were my bikes, I'd leave the Cannondale alone, and give the Fuji a 9000 groupset.

If you like the smooth feel of Shimano, I'd stick with it. 7900/6700/5700 sorta blow, but 9000/6800/5800 work great.

if you put the ENVE wheelset, and mechanical 9000 on the Fuji, I think you might like it more than the Cannondale(as long as it fits you well.

You could use all your old 10-speed stuff for a great commuter/CX bike

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Originally Posted by noodle soup
If they were my bikes, I'd leave the Cannondale alone, and give the Fuji a 9000 groupset.

If you like the smooth feel of Shimano, I'd stick with it. 7900/6700/5700 sorta blow, but 9000/6800/5800 work great.

if you put the ENVE wheelset, and mechanical 9000 on the Fuji, I think you might like it more than the Cannondale(as long as it fits you well.
I've actually considered painting the Fuji and doing that.

The Fuji has been stuck in the trainer for the last 6 months since I've been zwifting so much. I should swap some things and put it back on the road for a bit.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
I've actually considered painting the Fuji and doing that.

The Fuji has been stuck in the trainer for the last 6 months since I've been zwifting so much. I should swap some things and put it back on the road for a bit.
What kind of Fuji do you have?
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Originally Posted by bj.bonnette
LOL@ Etap, Zipps and a compact crankset.
pffft, lol @ you for laughing at compact cranks...

you must not climb much... or lie about what and where you climb...
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Hey, I'm an old man and I need all the help I can get.

And a light bike does make a difference. The Emonda is 14# and my CX bike is 20# and can feel it when climbing.


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Originally Posted by Bikeracer123
What kind of Fuji do you have?
This one! Although at the moment, it has a different wheelset and non matching components since it hasn't seen daylight in a while.
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