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Another New 7new7
Aug 28, 2001 5:37 PM
Another new Seven Axiom...
Any input or advice on bars/stem, wheels, pedals, post? Looking for that ultimate combination of weight, performance, comfort price (except for Campy which I just cant resist). Appreciate your input. 6'2" 175 rider, likes long rides, loves to climb.

1. Bars/Stem: Deda Magic or Ritchey WCS? Less concerned about looks, more concerned about comfort/minimizing reach to levers.
2. Wheels: Kysirium or Nucleon or Open Pro CD? Want a light, comfortable, durable ride...that looks sweet too!
3. Pedals: Campy Pro Fit, Look (which?) or Speedplay? Currently using SPD (Shimano 747s...yes mtn bike pedals...which leave me with hot spots)
4. Post: Thompson, Campy, or Ritchey?
5. Components: Campy Record.
re: Another New 7MikeC
Aug 29, 2001 5:18 AM
I'm outfitting mine with Ritchey WCS bars and stem. They have the right combination of light weight and strength, they look cool in an understated way (like the frame), and there's nothing funky in their history. I also like the bar profile.
I'm using my existing wheels, which are Campy Moskva rims laced to Campy Record hubs with regular DT stainless spokes. It's a fairly light, semi-aero setup that's reliable and not too exotic. They certainly don't have the flash of Ksyriums. I'd stay away from Nucleons because of the horror stories about changing clinchers. Just look at the center well (or lack thereof) and you'll see why. The Open Pros are basically the equivalent of my setup. (By the way, my LBS has an Odonata set up with Open Pro rims on Chorus hubs, with black Axial Pro tires. Looks way cool).
I'm staying with my Campy Profit pedals. Why not? They're light, wide, fit a Look bolt pattern cleat, and match the rest of your group.
I decided to go with the Seven seat post. It's expensive at $125, but not so far out that its stupid.
re: Another New 7grzy mnky
Aug 29, 2001 9:28 AM
Like all of the choices, but wold caution you on the Seven seatpost - my buddy's broke at the saddle clamping mechanism. It's a lot of money for something that's not well executed. No problems with Thomson, but the carbon posts by USE and Easton are pretty swank and a bit lighter.

I like the Ksyriums, but pulled the "disco stickers" from the rim sidewall - much less flashy and retains a bit of the understated look if that's even possible on a bike of this caliber. The wheels are pretty bomber, but there are lots of good choices.

Skip anything made by Deda until they can get their act together and can stand the test of time.
re: Another New 7gordanley
Aug 29, 2001 10:54 AM
I'm using nucleons with open corsa's...not that hard to get the tire on...i also got the level 3 stem from seven and their seat post.....the stem is their stiffess and i've had no problem with it..compliments the rest of the ti too. haven't had any problems with the seat post and it's advanced composite carbon matches the rest of the carbon on the bike. the stem and seatpost both come with a lifetime warrenty so if something does happen they will be replaced. of the 4 people i know who have seven seatposts none have had problems. there is always the occassional problems with a small percentage of everything though....ENJOY your bike
re: Another New 77ti
Aug 29, 2001 7:15 PM
Congratulations!

I've equipped my Axiom as follows:

Campy 10 Record 10
Campy Pro-fit pedals
Deda Newton stem and bar
Two sets of wheels: Nucleons and Open pros w/Record hubs
Continental GP 3000s
Campy carbon seat post
Flite Ti Gel saddle

I ordered the frame with yellow decals and complimented the decals with yellow Cinelli cork ribbon, a yellow Flite saddle and yellow Contis.

I've been very happy with this equipment. My 7 rides like a dream and is very light.

Hope this helps and enjoy your new bike!
re: Another New 7zzzz
Aug 29, 2001 10:29 PM
yellow decals?? they told me they only had white, black and green decals
re: Another New 77ti
Aug 31, 2001 7:03 PM
I took a tour of the 7 factory while on a business trip shortly before I ordered my frame. While there, they showed me various options including the decals. Perhaps it's not widely known, but you can custom order decals beyond the green, white and black offered standard. Apparently, when somebody places a special order of decals, 7 orders them by the lot. While I was at the factory, they showed me the yellow decals from a previous order and I liked them so much I ordered my frame with them. Because the decals are not clear coated, I recently contacted 7 for two additional sets, just in case I should need them. 7 sent me only one, which was their last set. If you are interested in yellow, or any other color, ask them specifically and they will have them made for you - for an extra charge, of course.
re: Another New 7Leisure
Aug 31, 2001 3:34 AM
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Pouppon?
re: Another New 7Ian
Sep 1, 2001 8:21 AM
1) I would vote for the Seven stem. It is insanely expensive, but then again, so is the rest of the bike.
2) I would go with the Campy Nucleon. Matches the rest of the groupo and unlike Ksyriums there won't be 1,000 other riders at your group ride with them.
3) Pedals, try some different ones. These are pretty personal. I like Speedplay and Look both, but have heard good things about Campy.
4) Get the Seven seatpost also.

Enjoy the new bike.