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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    Matt said:
    My friend just bought a 901 from Guru's bankruptcy sale and currently building it up.

    That stem makes me cry.


    So true @Matt, makes me cry too.  I needed a full custom with about 40mm more stack, but the reach was correct for what I needed.  Couldn't afford a full custom, so beggars can't be choosers.

    Who knows, as I age, I may be able to get comfortably to a more aero position and look really cool.  We can only hope.

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    Matt said:
    My friend just bought a 901 from Guru's bankruptcy sale and currently building it up.

    That stem makes me cry.


    So true @Matt, makes me cry too.  I needed a full custom with about 40mm more stack, but the reach was correct for what I needed.  Couldn't afford a full custom, so beggars can't be choosers.

    Who knows, as I age, I may be able to get comfortably to a more aero position and look really cool.  We can only hope.

    What angle is that stem? I just had a fit done and am sad I have to go with a higher front end (+17 degree). Can't get a bigger size bike, before someone suggest that. I'm as flexible as a 2x4, and looking at my bike will hopefully motivate me to work on my flexibility. Either that or I'll get new bars with risers next year :)
    ellsworth53t

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    My new Canyon Speedmax is waiting for me at home. The wheels are going to need an upgrade but I'll but something up in the interim (need to wait a bit before I can afford the extra outlay)
    mbrekk44ellsworth53t
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    andrewm88 said:

    My new Canyon Speedmax is waiting for me at home. The wheels are going to need an upgrade but I'll but something up in the interim (need to wait a bit before I can afford the extra outlay)

    Not sure if you understand how bike pjorn works ;)

    M_WarekjrunninAaronWebsteyTad_M
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    edited June 2016
    @Robert Rankin the stem on my Guru that makes Matt cry is a +10 degree. I need a short bike (tiny torso compared to legs plus I'm inflexible), but need a lot of stack. I think its a 110 stem.
    However, to make @Matt 's tears dry up, I may someday drop the stem rise, and instead raise the armpads and extensions independently from the bullhorn with the profile design pad riser kit(s). This may look cooler, and maintain my position. It will give that large separation you see on some TT bikes between the pads and the bullhorns.
    It would look cooler, but I'm not that worried or vain to make all that effort yet.
    However, we have to represent the team proudly, so I may do it simply for that reason.
    Keep kickin ass Robert!
    Matt
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    andrewm88andrewm88 Member
    edited June 2016

    The turbo doesn't really do the bike justice (nor does the lurid lycra clad imbecile on top) but to satisfy interim bike porn needs here's a photo I (aka my girlfriend) took whilst I was playing about with fit....

    Also, any comments on fit appreciated.


    MattM_Waretwig05mbrekk44balsdorfRobert RankinJames LangeyournotuniqueTad_Mellsworth53tDHansenTriBrent_Respej09
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    yournotuniqueyournotunique Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    andrewm88 said:

    here's a photo I (aka my girlfriend) took whilst I was playing about with fit...

    At least have the courtesy to tell us what you named your hand.

    MattTad_MKenElPescadoPeladoCraig_DDHansenTriAaronWebstey
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    andrewm88 said:

    The turbo doesn't really do the bike justice (nor does the lurid lycra clad imbecile on top) but to satisfy interim bike porn needs here's a photo I (aka my girlfriend) took whilst I was playing about with fit....

    Also, any comments on fit appreciated.

    Sweet ride. Regarding the fit, it looks like you need to slide your pads forward (maybe an inch?). Imagine a line from your ear to your ass, you want your upper arm to be more perpidicular to that imaginary line. It should make it easier to hold your position and you'll feel "locked-in".
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    wchevron said:
    Yea but it's fucking heavy, any bigger would be a killer on the hills.

    @ellsworth53t by forward you mean forward down the road yes? It already feels like I'm reaching a touch but that might be a need to pull the extensions a bit shorter... Hmmmm
    simonsen77
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    edited June 2016
    @andrewm88 Yes, I'm suggesting the pads slide forward to give your arm (from shoulder to elbow) an angle a bit closer to Kienle's in the image.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    It does look like you also want to shorten the length of the extension, it might help with that feeling of reaching too far. Your index finger looks extended out to the shifter, but you probably want the shifter closer to the middle of your finger.
    *Disclaimer: I'm far from an expert. I'm just letting you know what has worked for me.
    andrewm88
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    @ellsworth53t cheers, I was shooting for the "elbows directly under shoulders" approach so that upper body weight is borne straight down the axis of the upper arm (which I heard was meant to reduce shoulder tension). I will experiment with your suggestion (along with other tweaks).
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    edited June 2016
    Whippin' ghetto fabulous:
    2012 Specialized Transition (whack ass aluminum frame) $900
    Cockpit:
    Old school vision base bar from eBay $50
    Slammed stem with 20mm Profile Design riser kit $30
    TriRig front brake $185
    Zip ties fucking everywhere to minimize cables
    3d printed seat post cover around the round seat post - free, I printed it at work.
    Flo 60, $350 picked up during the clearance sale a few months ago.
    Straight tippin' on my disc: $50 in material to DIY the box rim that came with the bike
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    peteM_WareRobert RankinKenElPescadoPeladosimonsen77kjrunnintoebutt769Tad_M
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    @Matt
    Stem fixed. I ride it this way for sprints, and 30mm stock profile risers for just the pads/extensions for long course.
    jakesaundersM_Waresimonsen77ellsworth53tMattKenElPescadoPelado
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