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That thread was lots of fun, but most of the photos in its 220-odd posts are over a year old. Let's get another one going - I'm guesing there have been lots of new bikes in that time!

Here's my meager entry...
 

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Campy shifters indeed have slightly different angles than shimano, but where they ultimately point depends where you mount them on the bar. For example, Lance mounts his Shimano shifters sticking into the sky.

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Oh man. .

elviento said:
Campy shifters indeed have slightly different angles than shimano, but where they ultimately point depends where you mount them on the bar. For example, Lance mounts his Shimano shifters sticking into the sky.
No reason to look here. That friggin' Trek looks as ugly as a typical American car. Only Armstrong can pull that thing off.:(
 

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Nice bike. Just curious, are record shifters typically tipped back at that angle? I use Shimano & the brake shift arms are pretty much perpenticular to the ground.
Nah, I just ride them where I like them. I mount them as high on the bars - which are very short drop Deda 215 Italians - as I can, and then I tip them back so that the bar-hood transition is parallel to the ground. I'm comfortable on the hoods, and can reach the levers and shifters very comfortably from the drops...that's pretty much all I care about.
 

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SDizzle said:
That thread was lots of fun, but most of the photos in its 220-odd posts are over a year old. Let's get another one going - I'm guesing there have been lots of new bikes in that time!

Here's my meager entry...

I never knew Sandra Bullock rode a bike! :p

Just kiddin'. Thats a nice ride you got there. I like the red touches here & there.
 

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Fine. I get around to posting year later...

and a new thread is started the day I pin up my rig. OK. Here it is again. Steelman single speed. Pretty much the opposite of what has been posted before in this thread. Steel. Uno gear. Tradidional wheels. Surly hubs. Freebie brake levers. Stock geometry from '99 with Paul drops. Charcoal metallic powder coat. No you can't have it.
 

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Here you go...

It will be canbalizied on Monday when my new Blue RC6 frame arrives...



 

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"Sentimental Journey" - my 2006 Limited Edition (limited to one, it's really full custom ;) ) Bob Jackson in lugged Reynolds 853.

What can I say - to my geometry and with my choice of colour scheme. Workmanship is superb, from basics, with superb lugwork, to detailing, like the lug lining.

Rides like it looks - though it won't go as fast as I wish it would, but I don't think that's the frame's fault ;)

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My BJ - part deux!

Just re-read the first and second posts re brake lever positions - that's the 'new' Ultegra 10 speed levers on the same bars as sdizzle's - the Deda shallow, or Italian, bend. I have the drops tipped a little, to give a bar top position I like, transitioning into the hoods.

The other bit of mindless trivia - I spent a couple of years with the same Deda bar and the 'old' 9sp levers - and they are nowhere near the shape or mounting angle of the new 10 speed levers!

However, in a fit of real wierd-ness - I eyeballed the levers onto my new ride, taped them up with $5.00 special tape from my local Performance shop, expecting to mess with them lots - and found I'd put them right where I liked them! Go figure...

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Dereck said:
My BJ - part deux!

Just re-read the first and second posts re brake lever positions - that's the 'new' Ultegra 10 speed levers on the same bars as sdizzle's - the Deda shallow, or Italian, bend. I have the drops tipped a little, to give a bar top position I like, transitioning into the hoods.

The other bit of mindless trivia - I spent a couple of years with the same Deda bar and the 'old' 9sp levers - and they are nowhere near the shape or mounting angle of the new 10 speed levers!

However, in a fit of real wierd-ness - I eyeballed the levers onto my new ride, taped them up with $5.00 special tape from my local Performance shop, expecting to mess with them lots - and found I'd put them right where I liked them! Go figure...

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She's pretty!

But what comes immediately to mind is that the frame has too short a seat tube. The reason I say thst is the amount of seat post and the upward slant of the stem. I suspect you have long legs in relation to your height?
 

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I shot in B&W.
Thanks!
 
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