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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:35 pm
by open roader
adrian_d wrote:Thanks for the heads up mate. To be honest I know nothing about the angles on the drops haha. It is one part of the bike setup that I have not yet figured out.


Let us know how find each set up.........

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 pm
by Mulger bill
The Cuneo did build up into a very clean looking ride Adrian, nice work.

Shaun

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:46 pm
by adrian_d
open roader wrote:
adrian_d wrote:Thanks for the heads up mate. To be honest I know nothing about the angles on the drops haha. It is one part of the bike setup that I have not yet figured out.


Let us know how find each set up.........


Thanks for that. Any hints that you could advise? I am thinking I would try lower them down a bit. The PH01 is actually a bigger bike, the prolite feels like a much more comfortable fit. The prolite is a 51.5cm while my Gitane Mach 1200 was a 57cm. Its interesting how drastic the change can be having a bike that fits. "downstairs" used to just hit the top bar which was never comfortable when getting off the bike.

Mulger bill wrote:The Cuneo did build up into a very clean looking ride Adrian, nice work.

Shaun


Thanks for that mate. It was so much fun piecing together each bit. I think the build set me back just on $800ish in the end which isn't too bad at all. The frame and forks were the only thing second hand.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:59 pm
by skcycle
[quote="adrian_d"]Been meaning to post these up:

Here are my babies:



Prolite Cuneo running Shimano 600 Tricolor Running gear and Como Wheelset
Image

nice looking bike....

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:37 am
by Howzat
adrian_d wrote:2011 Basket - Running the full Laundry Groupset including undies lol

and nice looking laundry basket. Did you get that from Wiggle or a local basket store? :D

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:36 am
by ldrcycles
And being a small frame it makes the chainring look really big :) .

Re the angle of the bars, the 'proper' set up is to have the bottom of the drops level with the ground, and the bottom tips of the brake levers level with the drops (if that makes sense, there are youtube videos showing it). I always had my tilted up a bit as it effectively brought the hoods closer to me, but i recently set up a couple of bikes the 'proper' way and used shorter stems to keep the same distance and i find it a lot more comfortable. But the right way is whatever feels comfortable for you, it's not tricky to loosen the stem and rotate the bars a bit to see what you think.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:02 am
by adrian_d
Howzat wrote:
adrian_d wrote:2011 Basket - Running the full Laundry Groupset including undies lol

and nice looking laundry basket. Did you get that from Wiggle or a local basket store? :D


Haha thanks :)

They were on clearance from Baskets and Bicycles (but mainly baskets)

I was really hoping to get it with the tuxedo Groupset but settled for the "neat Casual" jeans and tshirt.

The size fits me well too, and the ventilation holes makes for a nice breezy ride (or roll down the hill lol)

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:06 am
by adrian_d
ldrcycles wrote:And being a small frame it makes the chainring look really big :) .

Re the angle of the bars, the 'proper' set up is to have the bottom of the drops level with the ground, and the bottom tips of the brake levers level with the drops (if that makes sense, there are youtube videos showing it). I always had my tilted up a bit as it effectively brought the hoods closer to me, but i recently set up a couple of bikes the 'proper' way and used shorter stems to keep the same distance and i find it a lot more comfortable. But the right way is whatever feels comfortable for you, it's not tricky to loosen the stem and rotate the bars a bit to see what you think.


Yeah thats for sure haha. It looks huge in comparision. The groupset is a bit old school but for the price I couldn't beat it.

Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try lower the drop bar angle and level out the shifters too. I should have waited till I had them adjusted before I wrapped the bars in tape doh.

Do you notice a big difference when running different headstem angles with regards to steering sensitivity? I would think the longer the headstem, the more accurate the steering would be since the leverage is longer.

Thank you :)

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:29 am
by ldrcycles
From what i've read apparently a shorter headstem makes the steering more direct, but twitchier, whereas longer stems make the bike more stable, but slower steering. I personally think the head angle probably makes more difference, i have 2 bikes that are a little twitchy at speed, one with a 110mm stem and one with an 80mm.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:39 am
by Dan
I run 60mm stems (short torso) - twitchy, yes, but responsive, like, OMF'G FTW! (to quote the kids).

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:09 am
by ldrcycles
OMG= On My Fixed Gear? :D

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:22 am
by adrian_d
ldrcycles wrote:OMFlyingspaghettimonster= On My Fixed Gear? :D


Lmao Thats hilarious

W T F = Wanting to Freewheel? LOL

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:44 am
by Dan
adrian_d wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:OMFlyingspaghettimonster= On My Fixed Gear? :D


Lmao Thats hilarious

W T F = Wanting to Freewheel? LOL


Crazy site profanity rules. I need a teenager to decipher all of this.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:02 pm
by ldrcycles
Not my bike, but i wish it was, so pretty.
http://prollyisnotprobably.com/wp-conte ... reti-4.jpg

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:31 pm
by Marto
ldrcycles wrote:Not my bike, but i wish it was, so pretty.
http://prollyisnotprobably.com/wp-conte ... reti-4.jpg


You're not wrong. That is "shut up and take my money!" material. Deserves a pic rather than a link.

Image

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:48 pm
by ldrcycles
The complete bike is missing a little something for me, but that seatstay "bridge" is just soooo cool.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:05 pm
by Dan
ldrcycles wrote:The complete bike is missing a little something for me, but that seatstay "bridge" is just soooo cool.


some brakes? ;)

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:18 pm
by ldrcycles
Nah i like a clean look, not that i ever ride brakeless! I think it might be those little dots on the lugs and the threadless stem, just takes a little bit away from it IMO. Gotta love the craftsmanship there though.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:51 pm
by find_bruce
Interesting example of how tastes vary - I quite like some of the details, but overall the Pegoretti gets a "meh" from me

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:55 pm
by antipodean
adrian_d wrote:Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try lower the drop bar angle and level out the shifters too. I should have waited till I had them adjusted before I wrapped the bars in tape doh.



The shifters look to be in the correct position on the bar, all it needs is the bar rotated forward till the lower section of the bar is somewhere near horizontal (if that makes sense).

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:25 pm
by adrian_d
antipodean wrote:
adrian_d wrote:Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try lower the drop bar angle and level out the shifters too. I should have waited till I had them adjusted before I wrapped the bars in tape doh.



The shifters look to be in the correct position on the bar, all it needs is the bar rotated forward till the lower section of the bar is somewhere near horizontal (if that makes sense).


That sounds like a fantastic idea. Thank you :). I will be sure to fix that up over the weekend. I am still too nervous to take it for a spin after some bad luck falling recently lol.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:59 pm
by ldrcycles
The cure for that is more riding, you'll get your confidence back. Trust me, i know.... :D

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:09 pm
by adrian_d
ldrcycles wrote:The cure for that is more riding, you'll get your confidence back. Trust me, i know.... :D


Haha thanks for that. There is new skin on my knee caps so i'm all good again. As long as there is something to stop my bone from being scraped lol

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:43 pm
by Kenzo
adrian_d wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:The cure for that is more riding, you'll get your confidence back. Trust me, i know.... :D


<SNIP> As long as there is something to stop my bone from being scraped lol

just try to contain your excitement when riding.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:48 pm
by teak81