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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:37 am 
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Just finished building a training bike to help with recovering from back and TKR knee surgery. I needed to build a stiff bike because I am a Super Clydesdale at 159kg. I had to setup the bars a little high for now until my back and belly are in shape for a lower position. The total build came in under 7.5kg and for under $2,200 US. I bought the frame from directly from Dungfu and all the rest from Ebay or Craigslist, mostly used stuff where I could find it. Here is a list of what the build looks like with my lightweight FSA wheels on it. I use some heavy 50mm deep V wheels for training and hope to use the FSA's when I loose some weight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:11 am 
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Warren, your pics are not visible on either Safari or Firefox browsers. Can you preview your post and check that ? - thanks :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:57 am 
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I just checked on the latest Safari, IE, Chrome and Firefox and they all show the images right away. I am using a PC with Windows 8. I wonder what the foolproof way is to post images to this forum?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:05 am 
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I just posted a direct link to all of the images on Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:41 am 
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Is that stem safe?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:54 am 
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It's a Rockform phone mount for my Strava traing App.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:30 am 
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I was talking about the height of your steerer tube. I understand you have problems with your fit but that looks dangerous. What do i know :noidea:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:08 am 
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holy spacers batman!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:22 am 
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Like the frame, cost and components but I would also question the steertube/stem safety.


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Warren - some have already commented on your steerer tube setup, and I'll try to clarify that a bit. Most manufacturers do not recommend using more than about 40 millimeter of spacers below the stem. Using more than the recommended amount can put a lot of stress on that area and be a safety concern. I would say ask the manufacturer to see what their thoughts are, but I doubt they have done any actual testing to be able to give you a good answer.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:10 pm 
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Thanks for the stem height input. I kinda had a brain fade on that one. It would sure suck to eat it with a failure like that. I will cut it right away to 40mm height. Thanks for the heads up guys.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:41 pm 
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getting a stem with more rise will negate some of the loss of the spacer stack.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:50 pm 
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I dropped the stem spacers height above the bearing race to 38mm of spacers and put a Richie adjustable stem on it for now. Looks kinda goofy but gets the job done for now and feels strong.


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