Alexandrumarian wrote:Fwiw I rode on my wifes bike a few times and didn't notice anything blatantly wrong coming from the 80mm stem. What I did find annoying was the 38cm bars (I use 44) . In any case I refuse to believe a 1cm shorter stem can have anything but a very subtle effect on handling.
415 stay is nice for the chainline, should be a bit quieter/less wear.
First i was riding 42cm in hods and 44cm in drops. Then i bought a 38cm bullhorn handlebar for my fixie for city duty. And i found this one nice enough, but ok.. Different bike, different distance...
Then i switched from 42 hoods/44 drops on 40 hoods, 42 drops.. And found much better
then the old one..
Then on my gf bike there was my old 42 cm which was too wide for her, so i put it Ritchey 38 cm handlebar.
When i was riding this bike.. i found i like 38 cm
Anyway, i decide to go with 53 cm frame, and i hope i wont do mistake about size choose, and when i compare to C60 definetely will be with 100mm stem for me -7 deg, with about 10-15mm spacers under stem (and in moments my gf will ride 80 mm stem for her, +7 deg with 30mm spacers for her).
So if someone think im going wrong with the size please tell me
Now let's talk about other nice things
My other bike have Campagnolo Record 11 speed (2015 model), and riding 52/36 with 12-29 cassette..
The wheels i own are Bora One 35 Tubulars, and Shamal Ultra C15 clinchers.
First idea for Ritchey was to use this wheelsets, or maybe to buy new Zonda C17.
What do u think about wheelset that will complement this frame? In same moment i can see low prices for last year model of Bora One 50 Tubs for Campy and also Bora One 35 and go tempted
About groupset, first plan was to transfer my Veloce 10 speed from my FP3, but now thinking should i buy Campagnolo Veloce 11 speed, Potenza or maybe Chorus. Also dilemma should i stay on Campagnolo, or get Shimano Ultegra 8000 for this bike (same price as Potenza, and seem that i prefer look of Ultegra). Must mention i never riden Shimano more seriosly except test ride, and also if i go Shimano, i'll probably use the Campy compatible wheelset, so that mean i would have to use Campagnolo Cassette..
What is ur opinion about this? And if u need to choose where to spend money.. U will go Wheelset that i allready have (siwtching on both bikes), and going wth new groupset.. Or maybe another pair of wheelset, and use the old Veloce groupset?