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post #1456 of 1781
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

Guess what's finally built and picked up today??
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Sweet!
post #1457 of 1781
Here's some more craptastic pics from my blackberry...

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My BG fitting: (no changes made yet...just prelim stuff)

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And side shot: (don't mind the saddle bag.... it didn't fit to begin with...had to put an extra strap)

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I had the fitter put me in a very aggressive position, hence the -17deg stem and almost full forward saddle... I'm used to this position in my track bike so I'm trying it out on my roadie.

Might actually think of going back to -6deg stem and about an inch rear-ward on the saddle....but it's only been a 20mile ride on a new bike... I'll give it another ride or two before I change.


I'll take prettier pictures once I take a break from riding biggrin.gif
Specs:
-S5 VWD 48cm
-Dura Ace Di2
-3T Ergonova Stealth black 40cm w/ Fizik soft touch wrap
-Zipp Service Course -17deg stem (for now... swapping to an SL Course -17 or 3T ARX LTD -6)
-Selle Italia SLX saddle (waiting for my Fizik Arione CX k:ium)
-Rotor 3D cranks 53/39 stnd. with dura ace 11-25
-Dura Ace PD-7900 pedals
-Craptacular Fulcrum wheels on Conti GP4000 (I'm debating on 60mm or 80mm carbon tubs..... maybe 60mm front and 80mm rear...who knows... I'll ride these wheels for now)
-Specialized carbon bottle cage
-K-Edge mount for my Garmin 800
post #1458 of 1781
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

Here's some more craptastic pics from my blackberry... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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My BG fitting: (no changes made yet...just prelim stuff)
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And side shot: (don't mind the saddle bag.... it didn't fit to begin with...had to put an extra strap)
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I had the fitter put me in a very aggressive position, hence the -17deg stem and almost full forward saddle... I'm used to this position in my track bike so I'm trying it out on my roadie.
Might actually think of going back to -6deg stem and about an inch rear-ward on the saddle....but it's only been a 20mile ride on a new bike... I'll give it another ride or two before I change.
I'll take prettier pictures once I take a break from riding biggrin.gif
Specs:
-S5 VWD 48cm
-Dura Ace Di2
-3T Ergonova Stealth black 40cm w/ Fizik soft touch wrap
-Zipp Service Course -17deg stem (for now... swapping to an SL Course -17 or 3T ARX LTD -6)
-Selle Italia SLX saddle (waiting for my Fizik Arione CX k:ium)
-Rotor 3D cranks 53/39 stnd. with dura ace 11-25
-Dura Ace PD-7900 pedals
-Craptacular Fulcrum wheels on Conti GP4000 (I'm debating on 60mm or 80mm carbon tubs..... maybe 60mm front and 80mm rear...who knows... I'll ride these wheels for now)
-Specialized carbon bottle cage
-K-Edge mount for my Garmin 800

Jelly! Wanna take that bad boy on a spin long the river near me. Hope you enjoy.

P.S. I hope this is not a rude question but how tall are you?
post #1459 of 1781
not rude smile.gif and not tall either lol8[1].gif

5'5, long torso, short arms and legs...I think my inseam is around 28"
post #1460 of 1781
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

not rude smile.gif and not tall either lol8[1].gif
5'5, long torso, short arms and legs...I think my inseam is around 28"

OK, not as short as I thought, my wife is 5'1" and rides 48/50 cm frames but I guess everyone has different proportions. The bike I ride on the flats is considerably bigger than the one I ride in the mountains. Although it's hard to really say that because one is horizontal top bar and the other sloping, and the major differences are in stem length/height and saddle setback.

Anyway, nice bike!
post #1461 of 1781
Please don't keep a saddle bag on a bike like that, Ian. Nice Rapha bibshorts too.
post #1462 of 1781
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

Guess what's finally built and picked up today??
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$7,000 for a bike and no car rack?? C'mon!! foo.gif
post #1463 of 1781
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

OK, not as short as I thought, my wife is 5'1" and rides 48/50 cm frames but I guess everyone has different proportions. The bike I ride on the flats is considerably bigger than the one I ride in the mountains. Although it's hard to really say that because one is horizontal top bar and the other sloping, and the major differences are in stem length/height and saddle setback.
Anyway, nice bike!

Thanks biggrin.gif:D:D
Yeah, I've met alot of cyclists that fall outside of what is supposedly inside the range of max potential power/position, ie: some like to be more stretched out, higher saddle than their normalcy, etc.

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Please don't keep a saddle bag on a bike like that, Ian. Nice Rapha bibshorts too.
Thanks man thumbs-up.gif very keen eyes you have! I've tried Assos, Cantarelli, etc ... Rapha just fits me best so almost my entire cycling gear is of theirs. Not to mention their returns/repair policy is great! Prices, not so much... paying to play is the game wink.gif
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Originally Posted by aragon765 View Post

$7,000 for a bike and no car rack?? C'mon!! foo.gif
No....they gave me a bell though.... might actually put it on during trail rides... I hate passing people that are in the MIDDLE of the trail with headphones on...baldy[1].gif
post #1464 of 1781
Got to take some pics this afternoon! Enjoy!
-I just realized that Selle Italia saddle is short compared to my San Marco's and Arione.... definitely swapping it out as soon as my new Arione CX comes in.. (Italia is 275mm vs Arione 300mm)
Also, I'm definitely going up in degrees, stem-wise... -12 or -6..... maybe -12, Zipp has a nice one for it.

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post #1465 of 1781
long shot -- but would someone try to photochop 80mm carbon wheels for me? And also a 60mm ?
Curious to see what it would look like... purty puhleeze mwink[1].gif

I'll probably end up with the 60mm though since I'm very light, I'll get beat up by cross-winds all day with 80mm's
post #1466 of 1781
Just got this today (haven't uploaded my own photos yet). 2011 Specialized Camber Expert. It was an early birthday present from my wife. biggrin.gif

post #1467 of 1781
^ noice! wish my wife would do that to me too! happy trail squishing, meng!
post #1468 of 1781
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Originally Posted by aragon765 View Post

$7,000 for a bike and no car rack?? C'mon!! foo.gif

True bike lovers let the bike ride in the car smile.gif
post #1469 of 1781
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

True bike lovers let the bike ride in the car smile.gif

if you have an SUV/Hatchback or car that has seats that fold down so you can lay the bike flat its a great way to bring the bike. But propping it up in the back seat brings in all sorts of problems like bent derailleur hangers ect from squirming the bike into the back.

bent derailleur hangers can be catastrophic because you don't really know its bent until you shift into the largest/smallest cog and then you have to deal with the locked back wheel (smallest cog jam), or "unintentional fixie" (largest cog jam) situations during the ride.
post #1470 of 1781
I have a Saris 3 rack but only use it for short distances. For longer distance, especially in dense traffic, I prefer to put it in the rear seats... my 7series is the Li version... fits the bike PLUS a person in the back comfortably biggrin.gif

I do know/experienced what you are talking about though... bent RD's ruin ride days frown.gif i'm careful how I position my bike inside the car so no worries biggrin.gif
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