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Old 11-23-14, 10:00 AM
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Which is why I hate everyone in California You guys have tracks, and mountains, and can ride outside all year.
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@Giacomo 1, you bought the bars and stem, so see how you like them. If they're not right for you, @carleton's advice is worth considering. Keep the classy steel frame, but having a stem and handlebars you can change easily is nice. I said nice, not necessary.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
42cm is wide as hell these days. People are putting 40cm on their road bikes...even the big guys. Consider 38cm or less
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ive read that most full grown men, regardless of height/weight have a skeletal shoulder width 36-38cm. iirc deviating outside this range comes with loads of health and skeletal issues.
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Old 11-24-14, 02:59 PM
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Oh, I'm glad to read handlebars are getting narrower again. I have weak shoulders, and wide handlebars cause me a lot of fatigue.
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loving these bars.
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Originally Posted by Quinn8it View Post
Good find Babypuke!

I'm not sure if Salsa had a previous model that was way more compact- or if I had written these off because they say they are Compact... I remember the drop/reach being too small, but these are actually deeper than my Pro Sprint Bars- unfortunately they are shorter reach.. I'm already on a 135mm stem and my cockpit is tight.

Possibly a little left-of-center, but I'm running my old track (classic sprint shape) bars on my road bike. Apart from some funny looks i get, it works well.

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Old 11-30-14, 07:23 AM
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Anyone have experience with Fizik road shoes, wrt stiffness and durability for the track?
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Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
Anyone have experience with Fizik road shoes, wrt stiffness and durability for the track?
I bought 2 pairs of Fizik shoes (R1 and R3) and both have served me well since 2011. A buckle broke on one pair, but I was sent a new one at no charge.

I'm wearing the R3s in this photo. I modified them and took off the bottom 2 straps and had a cobbler punch lace holes in them so they would be more comfortable when using straps.

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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
I bought 2 pairs of Fizik shoes (R1 and R3) and both have served me well since 2011. A buckle broke on one pair, but I was sent a new one at no charge.

I'm wearing the R3s in this photo. I modified them and took off the bottom 2 straps and had a cobbler punch lace holes in them so they would be more comfortable when using straps.
Great to hear, thanks Carleton.
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Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
Great to hear, thanks Carleton.
They are sort of my backup/trainer shoes now. My main shoes are Giro lace-ups.

The Fiziks were plenty stiff and lended themselves very well to being made into lace-ups!
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
I bought 2 pairs of Fizik shoes (R1 and R3) and both have served me well since 2011. A buckle broke on one pair, but I was sent a new one at no charge.

I'm wearing the R3s in this photo. I modified them and took off the bottom 2 straps and had a cobbler punch lace holes in them so they would be more comfortable when using straps.

i knew the secret would come out!
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@carleton, which one is you in the picture?
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@carleton, which one is you in the picture?
I'm on the left.
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I'm on the left.
Um, your left or mine? Tell us which color you are wearing or riding.
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Carleton is wearing black (or grey) and a sort of reddish-orange.
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Hahaha sorry black bike
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Adidas has a pretty decent cyber Monday thing if any of you guys were needing lifting shoes.

Gonna grab some Powerlift 2.0s
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
I bought 2 pairs of Fizik shoes (R1 and R3) and both have served me well since 2011. A buckle broke on one pair, but I was sent a new one at no charge.

I'm wearing the R3s in this photo. I modified them and took off the bottom 2 straps and had a cobbler punch lace holes in them so they would be more comfortable when using straps.

What is the square object on your crank set? Is it part of a power meter?

Also there appears to be a cable near your headtube and stem - what is that?

Just curious.
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That is the small motor he installed into the crank, the wire is just the controls.
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What is the square object on your crank set? Is it part of a power meter?

Also there appears to be a cable near your headtube and stem - what is that?

Just curious.
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That is the small motor he installed into the crank, the wire is just the controls.



The small white rectangle is a sticker that has my power meter's offset written on it.

The wire is going to the white head unit on the bars. It's a SRM PowerControl V wired setup.
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What is the square object on your crank set? Is it part of a power meter?

Also there appears to be a cable near your headtube and stem - what is that?

Just curious.
I am curious about the semi transparent IO front wheel that allows the blue line to show through the spokes. Is that the effect of the flux capacitor as you get close to 88 mph? If the British had a picture like this before the last Olympics they could have really messed with the other's heads.
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I am curious about the semi transparent IO front wheel that allows the blue line to show through the spokes. Is that the effect of the flux capacitor as you get close to 88 mph? If the British had a picture like this before the last Olympics they could have really messed with the other's heads.
Hahaha! that's "rear curtain sync" flash photography.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_...r-curtain_sync
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
The wire is going to the white head unit on the bars. It's a SRM PowerControl V wired setup.
Eyes looking straight at the numbers too...

Could start a Carleton looking at stems blog ala Chris Froome Looking at Stems
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