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Old 12-21-16, 11:14 PM
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Old 12-22-16, 01:18 AM
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Sumgy's Moots is quite hot.
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Old 12-22-16, 08:52 AM
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The Moots is hot despite the saddle.
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As a Ti bike guy and Campy guy, I really like the Moots. I would say that putting some black rim wheels on, medium depth will make it hotter looking. I am not a big fan of gum wall tires on most bike builds.
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Old 12-22-16, 02:58 PM
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looks fast. hot!
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Old 12-22-16, 03:02 PM
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New (to me) bike day. Still waiting for my headset bearing cover to chop the steertube. Also, going to clear the seatpost.
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Old 12-22-16, 03:43 PM
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^^^Would be so very hot if that top tube was designed to be a bit more horizontal.
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Old 12-22-16, 05:02 PM
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Yeah, really tiny frame. Short guy, so traditional tt's leave me with a fist full of seatpost. Fit hasn't been dialed, prob come down ~ half an inch.
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Old 12-22-16, 06:15 PM
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Get the stem off of the slammed position and its hot slowjamz. The balance does not look correct now.
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Old 12-22-16, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Get the stem off of the slammed position and its hot slowjamz. The balance does not look correct now.
Scratch that, leave it slammed and cut the steerer.
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Old 12-22-16, 06:24 PM
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Scratch that, leave it slammed and cut the steerer.
Noooo!
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a question about that beautiful Moots...I've noticed some modern bikes have laid-back seat-posts...if you want to be a little more stretched out, why not just use a stem with more reach...is being a little more over the back wheel adding stability?
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Old 12-22-16, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bassogap View Post
a question about that beautiful Moots...I've noticed some modern bikes have laid-back seat-posts...if you want to be a little more stretched out, why not just use a stem with more reach...is being a little more over the back wheel adding stability?
Because the alignment with your knee and pedal is not affected by the length of your stem but the setback on your seat post. It could be forward too. It depends on your femur length. And the setback on the saddle can vary between bikes due to the angle of the seatpost per bike geometry and size.
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Old 12-22-16, 11:55 PM
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New (to me) bike day. Still waiting for my headset bearing cover to chop the steertube. Also, going to clear the seatpost.
Thats a hottie once you finish it up
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Old 12-23-16, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm View Post
As a Ti bike guy and Campy guy, I really like the Moots. I would say that putting some black rim wheels on, medium depth will make it hotter looking. I am not a big fan of gum wall tires on most bike builds.
I am not a fan of deep dish wheels.
I see too many people riding around on them for no real benefit except that they think they look "hot".
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Old 12-23-16, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by slowjamz View Post


looks fast. hot!
That is a BIG bike.
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Old 12-23-16, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by slowjamz View Post
Yeah, really tiny frame. Short guy, so traditional tt's leave me with a fist full of seatpost. Fit hasn't been dialed, prob come down ~ half an inch.
That is how traditional frames should look (fist full of seatpost).
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Old 12-23-16, 08:32 PM
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Sumgy's Concorde is hot.
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Old 12-23-16, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bassogap View Post
a question about that beautiful Moots...I've noticed some modern bikes have laid-back seat-posts...if you want to be a little more stretched out, why not just use a stem with more reach...is being a little more over the back wheel adding stability?
Because lengthening or shortening your stem is not how you position yourself over your pedals correctly.
Correct position over your pedal is created by moving your saddle fore and aft.
Too far forward and you will find yourself pedalling more with your quads (and they will start to ache).
Too far back and you will pedal more with your hamstrings (and they will start to ache).
Correct position will see you pedalling with both hamstrings and quads in unison (and you will not find quads or hamstrings getting more sore than each other).
Stem length is more about putting the bar in the correct position so that you are comfortable (no neck and back pain) and to help with how the bicycle handles when turning.
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Old 12-24-16, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
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Got some new cages. I know some people don't care for the gumwall tires, but I love how it looks as it sits now. I have tossed around the idea of going black tires and black chain, but haven't made a conclusion on that decision yet.

Fire hot, love the gum walls. Can you fit a 25 in the back?
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Old 12-25-16, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
Fire hot, love the gum walls. Can you fit a 25 in the back?
Yup no problems with these corse G 25mm clearing.
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Old 12-26-16, 04:44 PM
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Freshly washed with some new shoes for the ol' girl.
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Been riding a lot of vintage bikes lately but thought it was time to take one of the more modern ones out today for some climbing. Forgive the poor backdrop, these pics were just taken on the fly with my phone...







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Old 12-26-16, 07:08 PM
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Been riding a lot of vintage bikes lately but thought it was time to take one of the more modern ones out today for some climbing. Forgive the poor backdrop, these pics were just taken on the fly with my phone...

What groupset is that? I'm not familiar with that brand, shifters and RD.

Bike looks good. Black and red is a classic.

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