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sbxx1985 09-10-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22224224)
A cable-free cockpit is sexy. :love:

Oh, and it's maybe a watt or three more efficient.

But yeah, if you've got one of those deals going on and you have to have a stack of those special spacers, it's a bit of a buzz-kill.

Do you have one?

WhyFi 09-10-21 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22224236)
Not sure how you can say that running wires and hoses inside bars and frames is ugly compared to hoses and wires outside of frames.

Stuff like this just looks amazingly clean and efficient:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69c5d995fb.jpg

That spacer stack is too much, though, IMO. If I needed that much stack height, I wouldn't look at a frame with such a short head tube.

WhyFi 09-10-21 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22224253)
Do you have one?

No, still have the Cervelo R3.

Some Ultegra R8170 would get rid of two of those cables, though. :innocent:

Velo Vol 09-10-21 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22224240)
I have cockpit envy.

You haven't even seen mine. :foo:

LesterOfPuppets 09-10-21 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22224246)
When I eventually do get a new bike, it'll be with a clean cockpit.

Fixed gear?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa0a4358ab.jpg

WhyFi 09-10-21 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22224264)
Fixed gear?

Maybe for a 5th or 6th bike in the garage, but hard pass otherwise.

sbxx1985 09-10-21 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22224236)
Not sure how you can say that running wires and hoses inside bars and frames is ugly compared to hoses and wires outside of frames.

Stuff like this just looks amazingly clean and efficient:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69c5d995fb.jpg


With all those spacers? They take the photo from that angle because if they took a normal BF one, that BMC would look terrible. I'll take my 2015 BMC with a little cable exposed. I bet the front end is stiffer.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e7c69d8b7.jpg

Trsnrtr 09-10-21 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22224225)
You talking about a Mexican restaurante near the courthouse? Or seeing a "newish" Saturn? Or both?

Talking about restaurants. We were staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over to the Chili’s and was told give our name and come back in a half hour. The place was maybe 20% full. We went next door to the IHOP and I needed a shave by the time our food came. Same at another restaurant the day before.

For the record, my wife doesn’t do Mexican food or Chinese or most any ethnic food. She’s picky and almost a vegetarian.

Eric F 09-10-21 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22224262)
You haven't even seen mine. :foo:

This is getting very close to a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" game. Warning: My cockpit is not clean.

LesterOfPuppets 09-10-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22224277)
Talking about restaurants. We were staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over to the Chili’s and was told give our name and come back in a half hour. The place was maybe 20% full. We went next door to the IHOP and I needed a shave by the time our food came. Same at another restaurant the day before.

For the record, my wife doesn’t do Mexican food or Chinese or most any ethnic food.

wut

Mojo31 09-10-21 12:05 PM

Hard to argue about the stack height on the BMC, but I just quickly pulled a Google image with no wires.

This one actually looks much better:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98cc6135c8.jpg

Anyway you look at it, the clean cockpit is the shiz.

genejockey 09-10-21 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22224157)
I gotta get one of those for my road bike.

Well, in a lot of cases, there kinda is one - stopping and turning around. Most of the climbs hereabouts, for example, you could just turn around and descend. Not all of them - there's on local climb that in my experience is such a terrible descent that it spurs me on to keep going to the top so I can go back down by a different route.

datlas 09-10-21 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22224236)
Not sure how you can say that running wires and hoses inside bars and frames is ugly compared to hoses and wires outside of frames.

Stuff like this just looks amazingly clean and efficient:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69c5d995fb.jpg

Looks great but high maintenance. I prefer a low maintenance vehicle and spouse.

Trsnrtr 09-10-21 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22224282)
wut

IKRLY. I love ethnic food.

Eric F 09-10-21 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22224277)
For the record, my wife doesn’t do Mexican food or Chinese or most any ethnic food. She’s picky and almost a vegetarian.

That's getting awfully close to grounds for divorce.

Velo Vol 09-10-21 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22224277)
Talking about restaurants. We were staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over to the Chili’s and was told give our name and come back in a half hour. The place was maybe 20% full. We went next door to the IHOP and I needed a shave by the time our food came. Same at another restaurant the day before.

It was this one, which overall has good reviews, but had bad service on Labour Day 2021.

Acapulco OH

Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22224279)
This is getting very close to a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" game. Warning: My cockpit is not clean.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35b03db43e.jpg

WhyFi 09-10-21 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22224297)
Looks great but high maintenance.

Not really, unless you're hunting around for proper fit. Once it's all set, though, it's going to be years between monkeying about with any of that stuff, even with mech shifting and cable-actuated brakes, With electronic and hydro? Pffft. Set it and forget it.

sbxx1985 09-10-21 12:22 PM

I guess so. If it's slammed and low profile, it's not bad. It looks like a normal bike. That Wilier in Hot r Not would still look weird slammed.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22224295)
Hard to argue about the stack height on the BMC, but I just quickly pulled a Google image with no wires.

This one actually looks much better:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98cc6135c8.jpg

Anyway you look at it, the clean cockpit is the shiz.


Jack Tone 09-10-21 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22224295)
Hard to argue about the stack height on the BMC, but I just quickly pulled a Google image with no wires.

This one actually looks much better:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98cc6135c8.jpg

Anyway you look at it, the clean cockpit is the shiz.

HOT! except for the seat post.
still, I wouldn't buy a bike with hidden cockpit cables.

WhyFi 09-10-21 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22224331)
That Wilier in Hot r Not would still look weird slammed.

The red and blue one? It looks weird because it's sized for wee folk, IMO. Big folk and wee folk get the short end of the Hot or Not stick.

sbxx1985 09-10-21 12:29 PM

Like LAJ, I've hoarded too many bike parts to make major changes now. I have a back up Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork. Just in case.

sbxx1985 09-10-21 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22224343)
The red and blue one? It looks weird because it's sized for wee folk, IMO. Big folk and wee folk get the short end of the Hot or Not stick.

The Wilier HT/stem/bar integration is big. Too chunky.

How do you adjust the stem length and angle?

datlas 09-10-21 12:36 PM

Flu shot done.

#Fallishere

BillyD 09-10-21 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22223947)
Bucs are gonna be struggling if they can barely keep up with the Cowboys. :)

Harsh.

You’ll see. And rue.

BillyD 09-10-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22224034)
I’m old. Not quite Billy D old, but pretty old.

Billy > Me > Seeds

Still chugging along. :50:


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