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Old 01-22-19, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gl98115 View Post
Looks good.

I had trouble with mounting Dura Ace rings on the ALDHU spider. The stack of spider thickness and inside of the chain ring bolt hole thickness was too small and the chain ring bolt wouldn't snug sufficiently to keep the ring on tight. Apparently some chain rings are thicker than others as a friend said FSA rings work well. I solved the problem by getting the Power2Max powermeter spider. But that necessitated getting the ALDHU road axle and BB. It's the rainy season in the PNW so I haven't been able to track test it yet.
Most of my chainrings are Superbe Pro, like the one in the photo. The bolts and nuts supplied by Rotor work fine, and snug up well. The only negative is that I will have to glue the nuts to the spider when I get a chance to make it easier to change rings. I have a couple of Dura Ace rings I will have to test, but I think since the Superbe's work, they should be ok as well in terms of stack height.
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As this forum is one of the few places I can think of that'll nerd out about the minutae of handlebars, I'll report back on my first races with Dixie Flyer handlebars.

I definitely had to roll them outward to get the reach I wanted in the drops... But rolling them outward also provided a totally passable sphinx position - an aero top provides a little bit of extra wrist support. However, I felt a little bit scrunched up - and I may have to try a 130mm stem.

I think these are a dual-purpose sprint and enduro bar - it's not really optimized for either, but I think it's quite good at both. There could be a hair more wrist clearance, a hair more reach, and the shape of the aero top isn't quite as refined as Scattos or other things from large companies. But especially for the price, I'm happy this exists.... and I wonder if I should have gotten them in 33. Though then I'd definitely need to get a longer stem, and at that point I don't think I'd clear a bike check, and might need a new frame, and that ain't happenin'.

overall, happy with the purchase.

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Nice! How do you find the handling with your hands that far in front of the axle?
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Yeah, I wish the Dixie bars had more reach. I've just gone to a larger frame, and even with a 13cm stem and Nitto 125's (88mm reach) I'm still not as stretched out as I'd like. All the new generation of carbon track bars (save the BT) have really short reach.
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Who is the hunk catching some zzzzs in the background?!?!
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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
Nice! How do you find the handling with your hands that far in front of the axle?
it's fine - the picture's at an angle that exaggerates it for the right hand side of the bike there)

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Yeah, I wish the Dixie bars had more reach. I've just gone to a larger frame, and even with a 13cm stem and Nitto 125's (88mm reach) I'm still not as stretched out as I'd like. All the new generation of carbon track bars (save the BT) have really short reach.
You can roll 'em out and get a little more reach at the drop but at that point you're threatening your wrist clearance. When it comes down to it, handlebar geo is a crucial part of fit, thank u for coming to my TED talk.

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Who is the hunk catching some zzzzs in the background?!?!
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I have a feeling that if one searched this "url" that it would come back with something one wasn't expecting.
When I was in school for paramedic, we saw a recorded news report of a highway collision involving a truck carrying re-bar. The truck driver was unlucky/lucky as a piece of re-bar had pierced his skull right down the center between his brain hemispheres, missing his brainstem. He was extricated with a chunk of it and taken to hospital. He survived and recovered fully with only slightly slurred speech. The press had dubbed him Unicorn Man. A few years out of school I tried to look the story up whenwi was with friends to show them and ended up finding a VERY different Unicorn Man. Never was able to find the news report.

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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
As this forum is one of the few places I can think of that'll nerd out about the minutae of handlebars, I'll report back on my first races with Dixie Flyer handlebars.

I definitely had to roll them outward to get the reach I wanted in the drops... But rolling them outward also provided a totally passable sphinx position - an aero top provides a little bit of extra wrist support. However, I felt a little bit scrunched up - and I may have to try a 130mm stem.

I think these are a dual-purpose sprint and enduro bar - it's not really optimized for either, but I think it's quite good at both. There could be a hair more wrist clearance, a hair more reach, and the shape of the aero top isn't quite as refined as Scattos or other things from large companies. But especially for the price, I'm happy this exists.... and I wonder if I should have gotten them in 33. Though then I'd definitely need to get a longer stem, and at that point I don't think I'd clear a bike check, and might need a new frame, and that ain't happenin'.

overall, happy with the purchase.

I also just bought a pair. According to Bobby, they will start their 2019 batch soon and have made some improvements to the bars.
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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
I have a feeling that if one searched this "url" that it would come back with something one wasn't expecting.
When I was in school for paramedic, we saw a recorded news report of a highway collision involving a truck carrying re-bar. The truck driver was unlucky/lucky as a piece of re-bar had pierced his skull right down the center between his brain hemispheres, missing his brainstem. He was extricated with a chunk of it and taken to hospital. He survived and recovered fully with only slightly slurred speech. The press had dubbed him Unicorn Man. A few years out of school I tried to look the story up whenwi was with friends to show them and ended up finding a VERY different Unicorn Man. Never was able to find the news report.
no, it's the same guy
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I also just bought a pair. According to Bobby, they will start their 2019 batch soon and have made some improvements to the bars.
here is a picture of mine on my bike.
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those look nice!
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I just replaced the crank nuts I received from Rotor in my new spider for the 150 mm cranks with Sugino knurled nuts. They work great, and I would recommend getting them and using them on the Rotor cranks.
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Those Sugino's are one of life's little comforts. Much better than gluing.

I bought a cheapo sinz crank and a bdop 110-144 adapter. Thanks in part to the other thread, going to do some testing on shorter cranks. Try to isolate as few changes at a time as possible and see what happens.
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