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Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:31 pm
by artray
http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/30/lance-arm ... g-scandal/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Wonder what the spec is ?

Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:31 pm
by Weenie

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:07 pm
by coloclimber
Di2.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:18 pm
by artray
Back to Dura ace . The circle is complete young Jedi .

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:16 pm
by Tinea Pedis
I guess when SRAM ask to buy your shares back...

Would have been funnier to see him on Campag, but I'm glad he didn't.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:19 am
by prendrefeu
Nic would know since he's a member of the forum and (most likely) sold it to Lance.

It appears though that since he [Lance] is no longer pro he doesn't need to slam is stem to the headtube.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:24 am
by hansonator69
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he didn't even slam in 2005 either...

if he just slammed his stem he wouldn't need to dope to compensate for steerer tube height. :smartass:

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:24 am
by konky
Lance obviously likes big frames. As we know he's a big guy with long legs yet riding with not too much seat tube showing. That bike doesn't seem to fit him too well.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:59 am
by sawyer
konky wrote:Lance obviously likes big frames. As we know he's a big guy with long legs yet riding with not too much seat tube showing. That bike doesn't seem to fit him too well.


He's not a very big guy actually - isn't he about 5'10"? Big frames yes, IIRC correctly he rode 58cm Madones (or equivalent) which is large for that height yes. Most pros that height would be on 54s I'd guess.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:49 am
by artray
I always thought he could have rode a smaller frame , but 7 tours wins doped or not you can't really say his set up was wrong . Be interesting to get the Crumpy frame specs .

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:28 pm
by horse
That 2005 frame fit is "old-skool". The trend of riding smaller frames is only relatively recent (10 years).

Now this fit simply looks terrible:
Can't he sort his equipment out?
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Poor guy.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:32 pm
by ultyguy
Good to see Lance sharing the limelight with his brethern over on TMZ.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/30/octomom-n ... adid=hero3

I had never heard of 'Octomom' and I wish I could go back to not knowing... :scared:

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:58 pm
by GT56
horse wrote:That 2005 frame fit is "old-skool". The trend of riding smaller frames is only relatively recent (10 years).

Now this fit simply looks terrible:
Can't he sort his equipment out?
Image

Poor guy.


candidate for the freaks topic!

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:46 pm
by djconnel
You can't judge position from a single shot.

In any case, spacers aside, excellent taste by Mr. Armstrong, despite his flaws.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:49 pm
by prendrefeu
As someone who doesn't support the concept of "slam that stem" without merit of fit, I'd like to note that my original comment was made in complete sarcasm. I should have added the closing sarcasm tag </sarcasm>. Sorry I left that off.

prendrefeu wrote:It appears though that since he [Lance] is no longer pro he doesn't need to slam is stem to the headtube.

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:49 pm
by Weenie

Re: Armstrong now riding Crumpton

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:35 pm
by konky
djconnel wrote:You can't judge position from a single shot.

In any case, spacers aside, excellent taste by Mr. Armstrong, despite his flaws.


No doubt Crumpton is a cool brand but Lance's choice here, I would say, is more about not being associated with a high profile brand that sponsors a pro team.