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artray
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by artray

WOW WOW WOW. First time I saw Mr Gum's Rue I was not sure if I liked the sloping tube and angles of the frame , but WOW, awesome machine. Berks's combo looks pretty dam good to me. Who wants a bike that is uniformed and without the owners own little footprints, that is what makes these threads so interesting. I bet if any pro could ride any component of the choice not many would stay with what they have, it would be a mash up of components .

gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Thanks Artay :beerchug:

I think I'm going to cut back the handlebars some. I don't need all of that extra length, plus it'll drop the weight a little :wink:

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by yeagermeister

SlipperyT wrote:

Now the real deal -- the saddle post combo, is simply wrong. I know someone will surely say everyone has a different butt, etc., but Gum's Time VXRS had a pretty healthy flat saddle position so it's definitely not the butt. The saddle has a -25 degree downward slope, an amount 2-3 times more than what I would consider acceptable. Let alone the sharp tip that could be dangerous in a crash situation. The saddle is just a deal-breaker for me. I am sorry.

There is nothing embarrassing about admitting this was a screw-up job and going back for revisions. Birk is young, talented and smart, so I bet the second one should be just right.


As Berk said your missing the point of this saddle shape. Like a specialized Romin, if this saddle were level tip to tip it would be like sitting in hammock resulting in quite a bit of soft tissue pressure. The "relative" angle of this saddle and it being level in the center is not a mistake at all.

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by sugarkane

yeagermeister wrote:
SlipperyT wrote:

Now the real deal -- the saddle post combo, is simply wrong. I know someone will surely say everyone has a different butt, etc., but Gum's Time VXRS had a pretty healthy flat saddle position so it's definitely not the butt. The saddle has a -25 degree downward slope, an amount 2-3 times more than what I would consider acceptable. Let alone the sharp tip that could be dangerous in a crash situation. The saddle is just a deal-breaker for me. I am sorry.

There is nothing embarrassing about admitting this was a screw-up job and going back for revisions. Birk is young, talented and smart, so I bet the second one should be just right.


As Berk said your missing the point of this saddle shape. Like a specialized Romin, if this saddle were level tip to tip it would be like sitting in hammock resulting in quite a bit of soft tissue pressure. The "relative" angle of this saddle and it being level in the center is not a mistake at all.


+1

My Berk has a 0.5 degree drop at the front and it's perfect! It's about the fit and Jure will make you exactly what you ask for...

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