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Old 03-16-15, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Now that's handy!
I tested it out today and it works great.
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Old 03-16-15, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Edonis13
I tested it out today and it works great.
is that the k-edge? If so, it does work great. I love how you can turn it and it noticeably clicks and locks in.
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Originally Posted by Edonis13
Why this over a k edge?
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Old 03-16-15, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
Why this over a k edge?
Because they were already shipping me some stuff and that made it cheaper than the k-edge. No other reason.
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
Why this over a k edge?
Originally Posted by Edonis13
Because they were already shipping me some stuff and that made it cheaper than the k-edge. No other reason.
Wait do they make K-Edge Garmin/GoPro mounts?

https://www.amazon.com/Combo-Mount-Co...in+gopro+mount

They do! Hell yeah, I'm gonna get one of those!
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Yeah it's just an add on piece
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Old 03-17-15, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think that the frame size is a "holy ****, you're tall."
Close to 6'4", 36" inseam. . .62cm (either xxxl or xxl in Focus sizing, depending on model year). Here's the side view.

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Originally Posted by AMFJ
Can you post a side picture? Also, what size frame is that? That's a bike I'm considering. Thank you.
See above.
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Old 03-17-15, 08:22 AM
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^Thank you. I'm also 6'4". I normally ride a 58 though.

Nice bike.
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Old 03-17-15, 09:29 AM
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holy sloping top tube, batman.
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Originally Posted by jwalther
Close to 6'4", 36" inseam. . .62cm (either xxxl or xxl in Focus sizing, depending on model year). Here's the side view.
Nice to see there are others out there but it sounds like you're a bit more well proportioned. I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam.


I had been riding a 62cm Scott S50, but just replaced it this weekend with a 60cm Trek Madone 4.3. Need to pick up a new set of pedals since my current ones are pretty beat, but otherwise it's ready to go.

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Old 03-17-15, 07:04 PM
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Picked up a Bontrager Paradigm R saddle. Actually like the fit. I have been trying a few saddles lately to replace my very worn Specialized Alias 143 (Love it, but the stitching is worn off and its just beat up). I didn't care for the Bontrager RL saddle (though it was a 138, and too narrow for me). It was a bit too solid for me I think. I also tried a Terry Fly TI Gel, way huge saddle with tons of padding, but very wrong fit for me. Felt bad right away. I think I have an abnormal fit because that saddle gets great reviews but was way off. I think I have wide sit bones.

Anyway.. i think the Paradigm R is a candidate at least.



Also, trying some Cinelli Gel AVS Pads under my new handlebra leather bar tape.

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Old 03-17-15, 08:42 PM
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Picked up one of these....RL with the Ti rails, $40!

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Never tried arm warmers before, we'll see how I like them.

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That's unique... Do you not ride in cool weather???

Honest question, not trying to be condescending if it sounds that way.

I got a Silca EOLO III co2 adapter because I found out that they make spring loaded ones where you can control the flow. I've been cursing my non regulated adapter for 5 years just thinking "oh well, that's the way it is."
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Old 03-18-15, 09:25 AM
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Picked up a Castelli Gabba 2 Convertilbe. I sized it for my mid season weight. hopefully this will motivate me to consistently get me up at 6am to ride before work.
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Old 03-18-15, 04:23 PM
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Arione VSX



Love it. Best saddle ever.
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Old 03-18-15, 04:24 PM
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Old 03-18-15, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SevenTwentyNine
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Love it. Best saddle ever.
I hear ya.. I recently did similar with the Antares VSX (to replace a quite old Selle Italia Prolink gel saddle).
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Just picked up a nice condition used Brooks Swift saddle with Titanium rails locally from a Craigslist seller.
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Old 03-18-15, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AMFJ
^Thank you. I'm also 6'4". I normally ride a 58 though.

Nice bike.
seriously? I'm 6'2" and ride a 61cm(59.5cm TT). The bar to saddle drop is about 5" with a -6 degree stem.

I'd like to see your setup.
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Old 03-19-15, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
seriously? I'm 6'2" and ride a 61cm(59.5cm TT). The bar to saddle drop is about 5" with a -6 degree stem.

I'd like to see your setup.
I can't think of the last time I took a picture of my bike, this is my old bike during a race:



I was super comfortable on that bike.

The only pic I have of my current bike (cervelo S3) is also during a race and it is head on, so it doesn't show anything (except me suffering at the top of a climb). I'm also still playing with fit on the Cervelo--not quite there like I was on the above.

Found this, from when I bought the Cervelo. I don't think we had even started the fitting process though. Just a rough transfer of measurements over. I know I've lowered the handlebar since then, changed stems a few times, and even went to more narrow bars (40cm). But that is a rough view:

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Old 03-19-15, 10:30 AM
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picked up a blackburn airstick SL and a couple of CO2 cartridges...

to replace a lost crank brothers power pump pro & the CO2 i used the other night
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