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Did you see Lance's bike setup for yesterday's stage?!!(11 posts)

Did you see Lance's bike setup for yesterday's stage?!!kapalua
Jul 19, 2002 10:35 AM
Check this one out: STI shifter/brake lever on the right and plain ol' brake lever on the left. The left downtube shifter is for the front derailleur.

What's with this setup? Is the purpose to save weight?

Image from CNN.com
Image here...kapalua
Jul 19, 2002 10:36 AM
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/lg_armstrong_all(1).jpg
This is nothing new........curtis
Jul 19, 2002 12:00 PM
.......same set up as the last year or two.
That photo is from today's stage (spoiler) (nm)Bruno
Jul 19, 2002 12:06 PM
re: Did you see Lance's bike setup for yesterday's stage?!!BikeViking
Jul 19, 2002 10:39 AM
Yes it is...on some of those climbs, I suppose every bit helps. I had also read that he has been know to use unpainted bikes to save weight as well.

It would not matter to me as I could probably stand to lose a pound or two of "static" weight off my fat a$$!! Lol

Scott
I'm guessing friction-shifting the front would be advantageous.Quack
Jul 19, 2002 10:42 AM
With current Dura-Ace STI, isn't there only three or four possible positions? If you're using the full range of cogs like are used in mountain stages, a friction shifted front derailleur would allow an infinite number of positions and would eliminate any chance of rub. That way, he can sneak up on the Spaniards without them hearing him.

But he probably just does it to save 3.42 grams over standard STI.
I'm guessing friction-shifting the front would be advantageous.JimP
Jul 19, 2002 12:44 PM
The DA front STI shifter has an infinite number of positions when moving towards the big chainring. The trim after shifting to the big ring is limited to only a couple of positions.
weightweiwentg
Jul 20, 2002 2:42 AM
cyclingnews once reported that the weight saved over a standard STI/Ergo lever was around 100g.
weightDougSloan
Jul 19, 2002 10:43 AM
Saves weight. I've done it, too, and it actually functions pretty well. You don't have to shift the front much on a climb.

Doug
He did that last year too...he's a weight weenie. (nm)OffTheBack
Jul 19, 2002 12:00 PM
be like Andy!RayBan
Jul 19, 2002 12:25 PM
He is trying to be as cool as Andy Hampsten was...