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Old 01-05-10, 10:10 PM
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Is it an illusion, or is your steerer tube actually longer than the fork blades?

The group must love it when you hit the front of the paceline!
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Nice Zinn. A buddy of mine rides a custom steel Zinn. It's like a size 75.
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Holy headtube.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Is it an illusion, or is your steerer tube actually longer than the fork blades?

The group must love it when you hit the front of the paceline!
Yep illusion - although it is big. Headtube is 281mm. Although the Alpha Q Z-pro fork comes with a beefed up 450mm carbon steerer! So my one's had plenty cut off it.

And yes I'm a bit of a wind shadow

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Old 01-06-10, 02:58 AM
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Here's a few more photos.












Sorry - hopefully you can see them now.

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Sass not seeing the last set^^
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Wow, there are some great looking bikes in this thread.

I am looking into a new bike. Looks like there are a lot of experts here.

What are some of the advantages of Ti over higher end carbon frames?
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Here's my new baby...


Zinn Dolomite Ti - custom built for my 6'7" 275lb frame. 210mm cranks and raised BB to handle that.

It's tall guy heaven!

Check out the review I did of it recently...

https://www.roadcycling.co.nz/GearTal...xperience.html

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Nice.... welcome to the big headtube club!
Here is mine after I got it last year - hadnt cut the steerer tube down yet...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post8050048
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Nice welcome to the big headtube club!
Here is mine after I got it last year - hadnt cut the steerer tube down yet...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post8050048
How long is that headtube?
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nice, adrian!
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I believe it is 270mm
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Headtube on my Zinn is 281mm
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Originally Posted by herbm View Post
I believe it is 270mm
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My head tube is bigger than yours!
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Headtube on my Zinn is 281mm
Your sig needs updating.
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Old 01-07-10, 05:35 PM
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heres mine, anyone know what year/model it is?
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Your sig needs updating.
Dang..your right....is this better?
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Awesome....
The scary part is I am only 5' 11" - so my top tube is compressed a bit...its a 54cm ( I usually ride a 58)
But my back feels great riding...and yes..everyone loves to draft me!

Any idea what yours weighs?
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Dang..your right....is this better?
Yes. Yes it is.
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Old 01-18-10, 07:36 PM
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Habanero Custom

I don't think the picture does it justice, but here is my new custom build. It is 18 pounds even, has a complete ultegra 6700 group. The only compromise is the 30 degree stem, the builder said I need it in order to use a standard 300mm fork steerer (the fork is all carbon Ritchey WCS).

Due to long legs and short torso, this has a 63 cm ST and a 56 cm TT.
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I'm not sure if I posted yet, but here is my custom DEAN...
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I don't think the picture does it justice, but here is my new custom build. It is 18 pounds even, has a complete ultegra 6700 group. The only compromise is the 30 degree stem, the builder said I need it in order to use a standard 300mm fork steerer (the fork is all carbon Ritchey WCS).

Due to long legs and short torso, this has a 63 cm ST and a 56 cm TT.
I bet your bicycle would fit me perfectly. But I would have gone with a taller fork steerer and a shallower stem angle. Maybe when my son finishes medical school I can consider such a thing. Enjoy it!
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The welds on that Zinn are straight butter baby.
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Here is my Moots Vamoots. I need to figure out how to make the picture bigger.
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I bet your bicycle would fit me perfectly. But I would have gone with a taller fork steerer and a shallower stem angle. Maybe when my son finishes medical school I can consider such a thing. Enjoy it!
I know they would be pleased to build you a made-to-measure Ti frame for $1295, which is a very reasonable price. Something to consider.
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heres mine, anyone know what year/model it is?
what are the black parts on the frame?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I don't think the picture does it justice, but here is my new custom build. It is 18 pounds even, has a complete ultegra 6700 group. The only compromise is the 30 degree stem, the builder said I need it in order to use a standard 300mm fork steerer (the fork is all carbon Ritchey WCS).

Due to long legs and short torso, this has a 63 cm ST and a 56 cm TT.

Congrats..... I love my Habanero!
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