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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:24 am 
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Thanks, I'm pretty pleased with how it looks. The paint is pretty sweet up close. The grey had some metallic-flake effect to it, and looks awesome in the sunlight.

I swapped most of the parts over from my previous bike, so I'm a little envious of your new Red!


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:25 am 
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Also, swapping to the Ritchey stem, cutting 20mm off the steerer, and losing 20mm of spacers saved 27 grams. Nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:30 am 
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I was blown away how good it looked. Way better than previous versions.

I'm also keeping my Trek admiration quiet. At least until I can ride one of the new ones.

But I'm very impressed with their new stuff too.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
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em3 wrote:
Nice ride, but why the -17 stem? Get an 84 (-6) degree stem and eliminate spacers and u will end up in same position. See http://www.brightspoke.com/t/bike-stem-calculator.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to calculate difference between two stems and needed spacers to archive same position. EM3


em3 has it right. The -17 stem generally is going to look weird on a sloping tt frame.


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:53 am 
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Good lord, this again? Fellas, the -17 stem was never permanent, and is now gone. Sheesh! :P


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
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don't take it personally, further proof that people don't read the threads...


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
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What size is that and what headtube? 56 H2? What is your saddle height?
Please post pics- I am sure it will look great with the -6 stem and minimal spacers.


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:57 pm 
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54cm, H2 fit. Approx. 870mm from saddle top to center of pedal spindle.


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:46 pm 
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So saddle height is about 70cm from center of bb?
Get some pics up with the 6 degree stem!

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54cm, H2 fit. Approx. 870mm from saddle top to center of pedal spindle.


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 Post subject: Re: My new Madone!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Yeah, approx. 70cm from saddle top to BB.

Sorry about no new pics yet... there was a hurricane and all. Been busy.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:03 am 
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I like yours Madone. :D

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