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shoota 02-27-14 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Kamau (Post 16531170)
Size was right, 120mm 26.0 dia. 22.2 insert as described, just a buyer error on my part.

The old center to center instead of end to end mistake (my loss gain your gain anyone if anyone is in the market http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=331139649931)

Time for me to shop for a 100mm one.

It's actually center to where the clamp sits against the front of the stem.

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Long Tom 02-27-14 12:33 PM

Got my Lezyne multitool yesterday- the carbon/Ti one that costs $99, I forget the model. Sweet! The packaging it came in was even deluxe. It weighs quite a bit less, while doing way more, that the tools I had in my bag. Plus (let's just be geeks here)-- it's carbon! Titanium! It's.... cool! :D

When you are pushing the boundaries of cycling, like I'm pushing the boundaries of cycling, a weight reduction in the toolbag shaves precious hundredths of a second.

RPK79 02-27-14 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Long Tom (Post 16532483)
Got my Lezyne multitool yesterday- the carbon/Ti one that costs $99, I forget the model. Sweet! The packaging it came in was even deluxe. It weighs quite a bit less, while doing way more, that the tools I had in my bag. Plus (let's just be geeks here)-- it's carbon! Titanium! It's.... cool! :D

When you are pushing the boundaries of cycling, like I'm pushing the boundaries of cycling, a weight reduction in the toolbag shaves precious hundredths of a second.

You don't have a car following you with all the tools and a spare bike?

zymphad 02-27-14 12:44 PM

Wheels mfg derailleur hanger.


Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16526354)
Vibe 7s round. In white (not my first choice, but they were cheaper and they'll be 90% covered by tape anyway)

Awesome. They really are great bars, very light and stiff. The top bar is wonderful when you need a short break for your hands.

SpeshulEd 02-27-14 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by Long Tom (Post 16532483)
Got my Lezyne multitool yesterday- the carbon/Ti one that costs $99, I forget the model. Sweet! The packaging it came in was even deluxe. It weighs quite a bit less, while doing way more, that the tools I had in my bag. Plus (let's just be geeks here)-- it's carbon! Titanium! It's.... cool! :D

When you are pushing the boundaries of cycling, like I'm pushing the boundaries of cycling, a weight reduction in the toolbag shaves precious hundredths of a second.


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16532504)
You don't have a car following you with all the tools and a spare bike?

Gosh, Long Tom is such a fred. :)

Long Tom 02-27-14 01:18 PM

Roger that! :)

sarahmel.a 02-27-14 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 8309121)
$25 race entry. Won $76.



congrats that's awesome!

robbyville 02-27-14 04:11 PM

Well it seems like the tires on both sets of wheels are about to be done so decided to try something new vs. my Bontrager's (though I've been very happy with them). For my tubeless wheels trying out the Hutchison Fusion 3 in 23mm, for the November Rail's I ordered some GP 4000s II's in 23mm. I had planned on setting up the Rail's tubeless as well but decided against the expense since I had to order the 2nd set.

02Giant 02-27-14 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16530356)
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps72c507df.jpg

I'll show the results when it's complete.

It should look good when you are done!

jmX 02-28-14 03:16 AM


Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16530760)
DAMN nice looking. I'm going to have to live vicariously, I just told my wife this is the first February in 3 years that I haven't craved a "new" bike.

On topic - got a new Red Aeroglide WiFli RD coming in the mail, and a 11-32 cassette to match and a new chain to tie it all together. On to the Palm Springs Tramway!

Me too...I wasn't craving a new bike at all - but there it was all dusty in the corner of the shop after sitting for 2 years. Good luck with the Tramway. Last time I did it my Garmin said it was 116F.


Anyway, I got new handlebars, the S-Works Aerofly bars. Heavy, at 265g, but they look fantastic and feel very stiff.
http://www.jmxdigital.com/personal/c...rofly_bars.jpg


And they went on the frame I purchased on the previous page of this thread. All built it up came to 15.16lbs with the powertap 404 clinchers. Gotta find a place to take 80 grams off one of these days. :rolleyes: Crankset off ebay ended up matching the bike perfectly.

http://www.jmxdigital.com/personal/c...enge_built.jpg

Literally within 5 minutes of me finishing it up, rain started and will continue for the next 3 days. Doh!

TrojanHorse 02-28-14 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by jmX (Post 16534431)
Me too...I wasn't craving a new bike at all - but there it was all dusty in the corner of the shop after sitting for 2 years. Good luck with the Tramway. Last time I did it my Garmin said it was 116F.

And they went on the frame I purchased on the previous page of this thread. All built it up came to 15.16lbs with the powertap 404 clinchers. Gotta find a place to take 80 grams off one of these days. :rolleyes: Crankset off ebay ended up matching the bike perfectly.

Literally within 5 minutes of me finishing it up, rain started and will continue for the next 3 days. Doh!

I think we're looking at 80+ in march, which might be early (as in, not used to the heat that early in the year). So where is this bike going to fit between the other two? (er, 3) Is that black or naked UD carbon?

mleach82 02-28-14 10:37 AM

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Went on a bit of a shopping spree on items for my new bike:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366445

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366446

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366447

lsberrios1 02-28-14 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by jmX (Post 16534431)
Me too...I wasn't craving a new bike at all - but there it was all dusty in the corner of the shop after sitting for 2 years. Good luck with the Tramway. Last time I did it my Garmin said it was 116F.


Anyway, I got new handlebars, the S-Works Aerofly bars. Heavy, at 265g, but they look fantastic and feel very stiff.
http://www.jmxdigital.com/personal/c...rofly_bars.jpg


And they went on the frame I purchased on the previous page of this thread. All built it up came to 15.16lbs with the powertap 404 clinchers. Gotta find a place to take 80 grams off one of these days. :rolleyes: Crankset off ebay ended up matching the bike perfectly.

http://www.jmxdigital.com/personal/c...enge_built.jpg

Literally within 5 minutes of me finishing it up, rain started and will continue for the next 3 days. Doh!

Wow dude, wonderful build! That is exactly the build I was looking at before I went for the Giant! :)

kreeess 02-28-14 11:03 AM

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im in a dilema right now, found a really great deal on a set of matching FSA k Force carbon Seat post and stem, only dilema is the stem is a 90mm and the color way of the stem has the red lines while my supersix is the team color blue/green black white... dude is asking $100 for the set should i bite? my bike is a size 52,im not sure but i read somewhere the stock stem is either 100mm or 90mm .. would this be a wise purchase for me?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366451 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366452

RPK79 02-28-14 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by kreeess (Post 16535438)
im in a dilema right now, found a really great deal on a set of matching FSA k Force carbon Seat post and stem, only dilema is the stem is a 90mm and the color way of the stem has the red lines while my supersix is the team color blue/green black white... dude is asking $100 for the set should i bite? my bike is a size 52,im not sure but i read somewhere the stock stem is either 100mm or 90mm .. would this be a wise purchase for me?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366451 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366452

Those would look good on my bike so I say buy them and if you don't like them send them my way (for free of course) and I'll make use of them.

How does your bike fit now? 10mm can make a pretty significant difference in fit.

PatrickGSR94 02-28-14 11:17 AM

I can attest to that. I got a 100mm stem thinking it was right for my bike when I had a 90mm on there before. Couldn't use it at all.

WhyFi 02-28-14 11:28 AM

Yeah, I wouldn't change the stem length unless a) I knew that it necessary/desirable or b) I was offsetting a change in reach for new bars.

kreeess 02-28-14 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16535462)
Those would look good on my bike so I say buy them and if you don't like them send them my way (for free of course) and I'll make use of them.

How does your bike fit now? 10mm can make a pretty significant difference in fit.

to be honest I havent measured my stock stem, but I am pretty sure its not 110, maybe a 100mm if anything. I've always felt that my bike was on the long side wile on the hoods, but of course I got used to riding that way. I would say reach right now on my bike is on the longer side but not so much that it bothered me... I do have to reach for my brakes when im on a fast descent (50mph), also the bike is almost slammed its sitting on top of a 5cm spacer so even if the stem shortens length the drop should make up for it?

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...psbfed35c2.jpg


this is how she sits right now FWIW

RPK79 02-28-14 11:50 AM

It is likely a 100mm stem on there (you could always check to be sure). If you feel stretched out the 90mm stem would probably help. Personally I wouldn't be able to get over the fact that they don't match the frame though.

jmX 02-28-14 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16535225)
I think we're looking at 80+ in march, which might be early (as in, not used to the heat that early in the year). So where is this bike going to fit between the other two? (er, 3) Is that black or naked UD carbon?

The black is matte carbon, the white and red are gloss paint. The S-Works logo is matte too.

I'm working for myself doing bike related stuff these days, so this makes a good 'congrats' bike for myself. Maybe it'll force me to get back into shape, as I'll feel like a real chump every time I get passed on this thing.

Anyway, this will be the group ride / climbing bike. The Roubaix will be the century/double century bike. I still ride the Shiv every once in a while on the bike path during the middle of the day on weekdays, as it's a ghost town out there and I can actually put my head down and concentrate for 25 mi.

kreeess 02-28-14 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16535626)
It is likely a 100mm stem on there (you could always check to be sure). If you feel stretched out the 90mm stem would probably help. Personally I wouldn't be able to get over the fact that they don't match the frame though.

im at that point right now! even if the 90mm does work out for me i know that the red on the stem and seat post would bother me... shoot i even considered coloring it in black or green HAHA

WhyFi 02-28-14 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by kreeess (Post 16535674)
im at that point right now! even if the 90mm does work out for me i know that the red on the stem and seat post would bother me... shoot i even considered coloring it in black or green HAHA

I'm the same way - had to take a little sandpaper to a seatpost that had red on it. I was luck that the graphics weren't under a bunch of layers of gloss; only took me a few minutes to remove the decal and a few more to buff out the heavier scratches and put a dab of clear nail polish on it.

kreeess 02-28-14 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 16535936)
I'm the same way - had to take a little sandpaper to a seatpost that had red on it. I was luck that the graphics weren't under a bunch of layers of gloss; only took me a few minutes to remove the decal and a few more to buff out the heavier scratches and put a dab of clear nail polish on it.

how did it turn out? im interested in seeing the final product

dtrain 02-28-14 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by kreeess (Post 16535604)
this is how she sits right now FWIW

why not just match the current seatpost with a 90mm stem?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ritchey-Comp...item43c624fbfd

WhyFi 02-28-14 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by kreeess (Post 16535976)
how did it turn out? im interested in seeing the final product

I don't have any pics, but you can't tell that it was ever there. I will say, though, that the layer of gloss on the post seems thicker than on my handlebars (3T), for instance, so that probably helped to give a little more room for error.


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