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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:49 am 
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I have the Medium standard geometry.

I just received my new saddle :D . So it's now acceptable to shoot and post...

Will do this shortly...


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:08 am 
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hey koen,

i see you got the frame you were hoping to buy. it looks so sweet! i can't wait to see how it looks when its built.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:09 am 
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Thomas, yea.. could not wait :D
(P.S. didn't get a mail yet)

Come on Louis, get those pics done..

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:06 pm 
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There you ho Koeen.

Not much time this morning, a quick one so you can see the angles. Sorry for the poor quality Iphone basement picture...

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Louis, nice one :D
Thanks for the quick pic!
Is that with the 10 degree stem ?

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Yes, 110mm and 10 degrees. I previously used a 3T ARX Team 6 deg. I liked the stem (still have a shorter 17deg. I use with extensions for an occasional TT) but with the semi-sloped angle, something bothered me, it just didn't look right (without mentioning the red stripe wasn't coordinated with the frame color). The red stripe would look great on your frame though (I agree with Devinci on this). Also, some members have stripped the red from the stem quite successfully (can't remember wht topic though).

here a quick ouside one (but still crappy quality), sunny this morning...

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Edited: Here a link to some Cyfac shots, for inspiration:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyfac/


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
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Louis, do you know your saddle height, saddle setback and distance from saddle tip to center of bars on it ?

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Saddle height (from center of BB, to center of saddle, the lowest part): 72.5 cm
Saddle setback from centre of BB to tip of saddle: 80 mm
Saddle tip/centre of bars distance: 55.5 cm

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Thanks!
With saddle height, you measured from center of bb to top of saddle along the seattube right ?
I will be running 74.5cm saddle height, 7cm setback so I went with the L size. It's only effectively 0.5cm longer than the M anyway since the seattube angle is 0.5 degrees slacker.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
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strobbekoen wrote:
With saddle height, you measured from center of bb to top of saddle along the seattube right ?

Yes, roughly.

I'm short legged (82cm inseam for 1,78 m) with long torso, so the Cyfac M size geometry suits me perfect.
I ran a 120mm, 6 degrees stem last summer with 82cm reach bars and Shimano shifters. I always felt stretched out and moving forward towards the tip of the saddle. I went for Sram shifters, 73mm reach bars and 110mm stem this time. I feel a lot more "centered" and not stretched out.
Oh yeah, I also changed the post, and moved the saddle back a little, but had to lower it about 8 mm due to lower stack height of Bont shoes compared to my previous Northwaves.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 4:06 pm 
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louis,

your cyfac is sweet. are the black sections clear coated so you can see the carbon?


sorry koen,

i have a feeling you might not hear from my friend in the very near future. i have the same vxr proteam you have. a few weeks ago i pulled my hamstring pretty badly so no riding for me for a while. : (
in the meantime, she is borrowing my bike.

where in belgium do you live? i love belgium. while i was living in paris, i used to visit leuven whenever possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
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iamblichus wrote:
louis, you cyfac is sweet. are the black sections clear coated so you can see the carbon?


100% alu frame. Bottom of carbon fork is clearcoated (3K weave).

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:38 pm 
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iamblichus wrote:
i have a feeling you might not hear from my friend in the very near future. i have the same vxr proteam you have. a few weeks ago i pulled my hamstring pretty badly so no riding for me for a while. : ( in the meantime, she is borrowing my bike. where in belgium do you live? i love belgium. while i was living in paris, i used to visit leuven whenever possible.

No worries, Thomas. Hope your injury heals up.
I guess I will put it for sale when the Cyfac is done.
I am living at the seaside in Belgium, near De Haan. Worked in Leuven for a while, but it's a long time ago!

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How have you found your neutrons? I have Fulcrum Zero's already and am looking at getting either a set of open pros built up exactly like your with record hubs and probably dt spokes or the neutron ultras as a tough reliable training wheel that I can use for years.

Finished building the Open Pro's and took them for a 50K spin last night. Very nice and smooth!
Think I'd prefer these over the neutrons for a training wheel.
Rim weights were 454g and 470g so I used the 470g for the rear. Spokes are CX-ray, hubs are record.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
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@LouisN, that is a fantastic looking bike.

@strobbekoen, no matter what anyone tells me, a nice Ambrosio or Mavic OP rim with Record hubs remains The Wheel for me.

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those dark ceramic OP will always look soooo good with high spoke counts! Hope you dont experience ceramic flaking off of the brake track


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