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DC41
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by DC41

Great bike StEirik! Have you ridden an older F10 and can compare the ride between is 08 version and the earlier versions?
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StEirik
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by StEirik

...I'm afraid I haven't ridden the F10, so I can't contribute much there. However, I come straight off a Ridley Orion (entry-level but sturdy carbon frame), and I can't believe how much stiffer the front end on the CF is. This is particularly important on plus-sized frames, I think. I also ride a Look KG231 (size 61), known to be more of a comfy ride, which in comparation now feels like spaghetti! Still like it for those 4h plus-rides, though.

Other initial mental notes on the 2008 Ultimate CF (not many first-hand reports on it yet, and this is based on a total of 1.5 hours in the saddle): The ride is firm, but not in any way harsh. Extremely responsive. Goes where you points it. Looking forward to taking it for a longer spin (but unfortunately I'm going out of town for almost a week...)

Other stuff: finish is good, paint is impeccable, if not the hardest and most scratch-repellant I've seen.

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mrowkoob
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by mrowkoob

Guess I´ll stick this one in here too.
60/60 center/center, made to measure
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musgravecycles
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by musgravecycles

Ok, I'll 'out' myself...

I'm not e-x-a-c-t-l-y a ww (I build steel frames), but I'm as much of a tech-geek as anybody and enjoy this forum.

P.S. Here's my Flanders/Roubaix inspired bike (it'll fit 27's with standard Record calipers). She's a 62cm.

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mrowkoob
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by mrowkoob

musgravecycles , very stylish :thumbup:
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bencolem
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by bencolem

Found on eBay. Check out the headtube spacer under the stem!

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ridley86
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by ridley86

musgravecycles, what bar is that? looks nice

felipedana
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by felipedana

my 60cm merida

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bikedoc
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by bikedoc

just posted mine on a new topic, 'new ti toys' both are big as im 6'7 saddle height is 90cm from cnt BB to top of saddle

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?t=43546

bencolem
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by bencolem

Just seen this on eBay and instantly thought it deserved a mention here:

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ww4
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by ww4

this as well :lol:
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tmanley
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by tmanley

Virtual TT - 63.5
HT - 23.4

This was taken 2+ years ago and the bike has been transformed just a bit. I'm 2.06m tall; 90cm from top of saddle to BB.

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Joni
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by Joni

My 60 cm Argon 18 Krypton
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And Large Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Not quite finished yet...should have her built by the weekend:
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