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Updated Curtlo Pic 3

I've made a few changes from my original set up.

1. New saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Glamor, which is a womens saddle, but the 155mm width is perfect for me. It's not the most comfortable saddle I've ridden but it's the most pain free and works great for me on rides of 4+ hours.

2. New wheels: M

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how does it ride? I almost ordered one of these five years ago. Same color and all. Oh and what would be the fattest tires you could fit in there?
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Simon in japan
 

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kiwisimon,

I haven't checked my gallery for a while, so sorry it's taken a while to get back to you.

The bike rides great and I have zero complaints about the bike. Doug hit all my marks as far as how the bike rides and handles.

I asked for a stiff bottom bracket, and that's what I got. There is no chain rub at all even when I'm at the edges of cross chaining and out of the saddle. In sprints I've had it up to 38 mph and it was just fine with good acceleration.

The bike rides smooth and handles small road imperfections well.

The bike has a springy feel to it when out of the saddle and has good vertical compliance.

The bike is a little slower turning, but I didn't want a fast race oriented bike. I like a little more stable handeling bike and that's what I got. It corners very well, and few people can hang with me on descents (so far nobody has beat me to the bottom of a descent on the weekly group rides). There is no shimmy even at speeds over 55 mph and it remains stable at all speeds (at least the ones I've hit sor far).

Quality wise, I've found no problems with any aspect of the frame or fork build. The welds are smooth, the frame is straight, the paint is a little thick, but should last a long time and so far no problems at all after 5100+ miles. However the Curtlo decals are a bit ugly, but they grow on you after a while.

As far as the tires, I specified that I wanted room to put on 28c tires if I so desired. I generally run Continental GP4000....25c tires which fit with lots of room to spare. A 28c problem wouldn't be a problem and in reality a 30c tire would probably fit as well as a thin cyclocross tire if I really wanted to push it.
 

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thanks for that. now if i sell all my other bikes and just maybe....
good pics by the way
cheers
 

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