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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:16 am 
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Maybe it's just me, but I believe that cockpit parts should match. I'd be willing to take a hit of a few grams to keep that beautifully machined Thomson stem on there.

WW sacrilege? :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 pm 
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if it helps, my 120mm arx pro stem weighted 127-8 grams on my scale..
I had a felt/devoux 130mm that weighted 121 gr, but just sold it and they are discontinued I guess


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:58 pm 
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If you got the aforementioned Ritchey stem and a Superlogic post you could probably lob off at least 90g between the two.

The cheapest route though is getting the Syntace stem and tuning the Thomson by cutting the excess off and getting a carbon cradle set off of Ebay.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Also- Ward ti spindles are like $60 and will drop a decent amount of weight from the stock Look spindles.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
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nathanong87 wrote:
5'10" and on a 50cm frame? dang!



Yes thats what i thought.. i'm 5' 10" and rode a 52 Caad 9 ..the toe overlap was not good!

horses for courses... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:46 am 
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incredibleting, incredible build. Nailed it.

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Thanks. Can you recommend a stem? I was thinking of going 3t ARX, but I don't think they're lighter than the X2 I have. I was also planning on getting Yokozuna cables. Not sure how they compare to the Alligators.


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Stick with the Thomson. Stiff, attractive, works well and reasonably light. It belongs on this build.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:43 am 
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dolophonic wrote:
nathanong87 wrote:
5'10" and on a 50cm frame? dang!

Yes thats what i thought.. i'm 5' 10" and rode a 52 Caad 9 ..the toe overlap was not good!

horses for courses... :D

Yeah :) proportions and flexibility make for a large variance. I'm 5'9 on a 50cm commuter with a 90mm stem and I still feel like I'm reaching.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:09 pm 
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nathanong87 wrote:
5'10" and on a 50cm frame? dang!


How much is 5'10'' in meters?

Seing the saddle heights and bar drop I'd say he is 175-177cm


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:48 pm 
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178 cm.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Yemble wrote:
dolophonic wrote:
nathanong87 wrote:
5'10" and on a 50cm frame? dang!

Yes thats what i thought.. i'm 5' 10" and rode a 52 Caad 9 ..the toe overlap was not good!

horses for courses... :D

Yeah :) proportions and flexibility make for a large variance. I'm 5'9 on a 50cm commuter with a 90mm stem and I still feel like I'm reaching.



lol im 5'7 on a 52cm caad10 with 115mm stem. people are built weirdly!

then again, i have no idea about bike fitting so maybe im on a bike 2 sizes too big. hah


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:35 pm 
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With 90-140mm stems, 0-35mm setback posts, and all sorts of top tube slope its easy to fit on a wide range of frames.

I'm 6 feet 1 and ride a Cannondale 58 aka a measured 56. Technically speaking I could ride a normal 54 with a 140mm stem, a 56 with a 120 and a 58 with a 110 in most brands. It all comes down to handling, weight distribution, etc.

I rode a smaller size frame in the past, but the front center was too short and I had mad toe overlap. The bike also handled weird with so much weight over the front axle so I moved up to a bigger size even though my stem is less manly and I don't get to rock a super pro looking setback post.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Best looking CAAD10 I've ever seen! :thumbup:

These are the kinda proportions I like to see on a bike. I'm 6'0"/1m83 and would ride a 54cm with 140mm stem and about 16cm drop. My bikes have always looked very fast but this one's no exception either! :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:17 pm 
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jmilliron wrote:
incredibleting, incredible build. Nailed it.

incredibleting wrote:
Thanks. Can you recommend a stem? I was thinking of going 3t ARX, but I don't think they're lighter than the X2 I have. I was also planning on getting Yokozuna cables. Not sure how they compare to the Alligators.


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Stick with the Thomson. Stiff, attractive, works well and reasonably light. It belongs on this build.


:thumbup:

and: 3t and syntace have -6°-angles or -17°-angles. changes saddle/bar height, and does not look as good as the thomson´s -10°-angle, which fits just perfect to your bike.

btw: fantastic bike, i love it! :D

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[/quote]Can you recommend a stem? I was thinking of going 3t ARX, but I don't think they're lighter than the X2 I have. I was also planning on getting Yokozuna cables. Not sure how they compare to the Alligators.[/quote]

KCNC Pro TI 27.5 350mm. You can cut about 35mm off of it. Thay will remove 175grams and cost you $90 on ebay. That .51cents per gram. I win :D


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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I'll probably just get some new skewers for a quick way to get sub 16. Also picked up a Thomson 130 17 for really cheap as I've been meaning to. Couldn't get myself to have a mismatching stem/seatpost combination :?
After that I'll probably get some new i-link cables as well. Newer pics coming soon.

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