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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

After I test ride a few different bikes spec'd...

After I test ride a few different bikes spec'd with 74ish STA and long tope tubes, I'll make some further conclusions about how I like the positioning......After I do that....then I'll go talk to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Looks cool......You might give the white bar tape...

Looks cool......You might give the white bar tape a shot just to see how well it goes together.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

That works better with a steeper seat tube...

That works better with a steeper seat tube angle......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

:lol: ........WTH?

:lol: ........WTH?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

It's all relative. I think that a bike with...

It's all relative.

I think that a bike with a 60cm seat tube with a 73.5 STA and 102.2 wheelbase will be far more stable than my current 57cm top tube bike with seat slammed forward.

And I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Actually Everyone else rambles all over the...

Actually Everyone else rambles all over the place.....case in point post #19.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

I don't know.....probably just components. I was...

I don't know.....probably just components. I was going to put Campy on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

I figured that much.....but at least it fixes the...

I figured that much.....but at least it fixes the twitchiness.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

System works well.....

System works well.....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

It's the not the team replica frame.......Six13...

It's the not the team replica frame.......Six13 is nothing special. There are a lot of good (even better) frames you can get on your local craiglist.org You just have to keep your eyes peeled and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Kiss my ass...... :lol:

Kiss my ass...... :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 02:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

probably too conservative geometry.....I'll...

probably too conservative geometry.....I'll probably keep it and make it into a more upright riding position style bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:54 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

The fast riders already do this.......

The fast riders already do this.......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Then there are people like me who look at there...

Then there are people like me who look at there bike solely as a piece of fitness equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Cannondale 100.9cm Felt 102.2 cm So the...

Cannondale 100.9cm
Felt 102.2 cm

So the felt compensates and corrects for twitchiness by extending the wheelbase. They are both Size 60cm bikes.

I'm not stopping my search just yet....but so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

It's got a 74 head tube angle. Nothing too steep....

It's got a 74 head tube angle. Nothing too steep.

I think the forwrd seat postion is counterbalanced by the long wheelbase.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Lance is not my hero (although I have respect for...

Lance is not my hero (although I have respect for what he has done) he can't even sprint for God Sakes.....

There are other cyclists I look up to more than LA.....

Check this bike Mr. "I hate...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Handling won't be twitchy if it has a long top...

Handling won't be twitchy if it has a long top tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

You must be looking in the mirror........

You must be looking in the mirror........
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Big negative about forward seatposts is that they...

Big negative about forward seatposts is that they effectively reduce top tube length. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 12:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Six13 has great engineering, but I really wish...

Six13 has great engineering, but I really wish the STA was steeper.( I couldn't pass it up got it dirt cheap and it is mint!)

Cannondale Size 60 : 59 cm top tube and 72.5 STA
Felt Size 60: 60 cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 12:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

I mess around with the fit of my bicycle.....what...

I mess around with the fit of my bicycle.....what do you do? Just ride it how it came from the LBS?

You should tinker with your bike....that's the only way you will learn.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 12:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Just did some research.......Felt makes the most...

Just did some research.......Felt makes the most aggressive frame out there......so far.(other than triathlon frames)

Size 60cm has 60 cm top tube and 73.5 seat tube angle.....pretty much what I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 12:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Hahaha.....yeah it's called the fizik arione...

Hahaha.....yeah it's called the fizik arione (longest saddle made...30cm)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 10:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Hahhahaha.....never thought about something like...

Hahhahaha.....never thought about something like that. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Besides if it messed up people's pedal strokes...

Besides if it messed up people's pedal strokes why would it be on time trial bikes?

Yeah, I know I've read the articles at slowtwitch.com.

Steep STA really only benefits you if you have low...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

I like it forward because it opens my hip angle...

I like it forward because it opens my hip angle when I am leaning over the drops. In fact My femurs are probably too long because with my upper body so far forward the hip angle becomes very acute...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Good idea, but...... I'm already screwed on...

Good idea, but......

I'm already screwed on top tube length though (even with 150mm stem)....that will make it worse. Reversing the set-back thomsom (thereby making it forward) will make my top...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Ok, you win. But thank you for at least...

Ok, you win. But thank you for at least confirming the distance for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

I appreciate that.......That helped a lot. I was...

I appreciate that.......That helped a lot. I was figuring it was about 1cm per degree....

So now all I need to do is calculate how much top tube I need, so I don't end up being over extended over...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

That was my next question......what does a 72 STA...

That was my next question......what does a 72 STA to 74 STA translate to in regards to forward seat position on say a 59 size bike?

Are we talking like 1 cm forward per degree of steepness?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

What wrong with multiple gears though? :lol: ...

What wrong with multiple gears though? :lol:

Same concept (track bike)....but with multiple gears. Then it all works.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Hahahaha.....yeah, but the with the ultra short...

Hahahaha.....yeah, but the with the ultra short stem and almost no reach handlebars it might as well have a top tube 15cm shorter!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,017
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

No.......but I thought the pictures were cool....

No.......but I thought the pictures were cool. Those guys are riding fixies......but they can sprint like crazy. Awesome form even in the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

THat always works.......it would be nice to find...

THat always works.......it would be nice to find a long top tube bike with 74 STA right off the shelf though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 09:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

The Specialized transition frame was better :)

The Specialized transition frame was better :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Don't feel like going on a tangent with that...

Don't feel like going on a tangent with that right now......

Back on track------->Who makes the 74 degree angle frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Hahahaha......who makes a 74 degree seat tube? ...

Hahahaha......who makes a 74 degree seat tube?

I'm riding 72 and I hate it.....In fact I have to push the seat all the way forward on a thomson straight clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:53 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

No the Trek TT frames are 78 degrees.

No the Trek TT frames are 78 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

THe UCI seat regulation is the only reason why...

THe UCI seat regulation is the only reason why these guys ride with the slack geometry. When you're going for it in the drops or hill climbing where is your body? (Answer: Forward)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Are track frames made with steeper seat tube...

Are track frames made with steeper seat tube geometry?......that would explain their superiority to road bikes in sprinting capability.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Wrong! No those are 78 degrees...... I...

Wrong! No those are 78 degrees......

I remember seeing some road frames with 75 degree seat tubes......I'm looking for them right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Let's just face it slack seat tube angles suck....

Let's just face it slack seat tube angles suck. Where can I get a road frame with about a 75 degree seat tube angle?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,017
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

But when I blow away my vanquished foe it always...

But when I blow away my vanquished foe it always like this.....

Hasta la vista (giving him the victory sign as diesel away from him out of drafting range)......"YOU GOT OWNED!"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,017
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

or maybe like this............

or maybe like this............
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,017
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Then when I hit the gas it's like...

Then when I hit the gas it's like this........Nose to the grind stone at full power!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,017
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

That's not cruising speed ( a little afterburner...

That's not cruising speed ( a little afterburner is needed)..........I keep the 11T tucked away until I really need it.

To cruise at 30-35 mph I'd need my 60-11 :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,020
Posted By 53-11 alltheway

Might as well be riding a hybrid with all this...

Might as well be riding a hybrid with all this talk of nose-up saddles and upright positioning :mad:

However, Looks like most of you ride in a fairly agressive position.......2-4"
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