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Smell The Glove is here!(5 posts)

Smell The Glove is here!pitt83
Sep 27, 2003 3:23 PM
How much more black can it be? (I know, black spokes, but you get the theme here!)

Salsa stem / bar, 105 deraileurs and brifters, tektro top levers, Avid Shorty 4 cantis, FSA 48/38 crankset and BB. Seat is temporary until I can scarfe a bargain on permanent one.

First ride (8 miler on fire roads) was a blast.
The bike choice of Ninjas.SenorPedro
Sep 27, 2003 4:21 PM
nice bike.
re: Smell The Glove is here!feathers mcgraw
Sep 27, 2003 6:27 PM
Does it have eleven cogs?
Oh, I love it!lanpope
Sep 28, 2003 1:45 PM
That thing looks great! I am placing my order tonight!

What length / rise stem is that?

Did you get to take it offroad much? If so, how do you feel about the gearing. I can not decide, may go SS, maybe road cranks/mountain cassette, or maybe mountain cranks/road cassette.

SS would be sick light (at least to me).

Again, your bike looks mean!

LP
One off-road ride and another planned todaypitt83
Sep 29, 2003 4:12 AM
I did 8 miles, about 3/4 off-road. Those were gravel roads / train track berms and fire roads. The bike screams; I'm used to my hard tail MTB and this is WAY faster and easier to move. Weights are about equivalent, so it's probably the gearing (48/38 and 12x27) and lower rolling resistance which makes it move so well. Gearing choices are infinite. I think I may end up swapping out often; I may tour with this bike next summer so I'll need a triple and MTB cassette for that. Maybe just a 36ring w/ an 11x34 and XT deraileur to tour? I chose this gearing to race and for winter road rides.

Stem is a Salsa; 120mm 80deg. w/ a 580 TT and fits me well. I'm going to ride a while then decide on if / where to cut the steer tube down.

If you're building instead of buying a stock bike, I sugget www.bikeman.com Those guys are great to deal with and really work to get you the parts you want. The "Smell the Glove" idea hit me after ordering and I called to switch everything I had ordered to a black instead of silver part. They thought that was cool. Quite a customer service surprise; most would have groaned over a request like that.

No, not Eleven cogs. I wish.