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Litespeed Tuscany (decals removed)
Dura Ace 7800 (triple with 7900- 27/12 cassette-- I need it for climbing!)
KMC DX10sc chain (10-speed)
Look Keo Blade pedals, 16nm, Ti axle (not pictured)
Mavic Ksyrium SL Superlight Premium (rebuilt)
Michelin Pro 4 Race Service Course (not pictured) w/ Michelin Latex tubes
Swiss Stop Flash brake pads
Thomson Masterpiece (setback)
SRP Titanium Seat Clamp (21g)
Selle SMP Carbon color saddle (it turns out, I need the steel rails!) (mfg. claimed weight = 165g; actual weight = 184g)
Token 947 (17 grams) bottle cages
3T Less stem
ITM K-Sword carbon bars
Blue Deda bar tape w/ blue Hudz
Garmin Edge 800
Cane Creek 110 IS (compact)
Enve 2.0 fork (w/ Enve compression plug)
Here's an embed from my recent trip to the Netherlands. This ride traced some of the Amstel Gold route. That last little bump on the Elevation graph on the full page is the Cauberg (1 mile at 11%).
Here are a couple of embeds (I'd rather post profiles, but Garmin Connect is all flash now) from the Cabot Trail ride, Cape Breton Highlands Nova Scotia, in August '10:
And a particularly nice (and difficult) ride on the River Mountain Loop starting near Lake Mead NV:
Here are some profiles from my Summer '08 trip in the Canadian Rockies.
But I am dropping the bars some.
I was thinking the same, maybe you're sitting a little low.
I've had some trouble from time-to-time keeping the seatpost from slipping. Usually, I'm running late when I'm heading out to catch the group so don't always have time to check.
I've raised the seatpost, and am dropping the handlebars. (Actually, I'm waiting for new bars and will eventually cut down the top of the fork tube. If you look closely, I think you can see three spacers under the stem. We can ask Herbert, but I think that Litespeed designed the Tuscany for a more upright position.)
Seat is higher now. As for position, I usually switch between riding the brake hoods and the drops -- probably 60/40.
The other question is: Should I get a seatpost with a setback? (Am leaning toward the Thomson masterpiece, but should probably replace the fork and wheels before that.)
Anyway, you can check it out in Chattanooga next month and tell me what you think.