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picture of my new ride.(12 posts)

picture of my new ride.gsxrawd
Aug 6, 2002 6:31 PM
i finally got my new my today!
re: picture of my new ride.Lazywriter
Aug 6, 2002 7:13 PM
Nice ride. It looks awesome against that green door. Almost got that bike but "settled" for a Vortex. I like the 7 though but I didn't need custom and it rode identical to my LS Classic. Very comfortable and stable bike, not as twitchy as the Vortex. Sweet.
re: picture of my new ride.Skip
Aug 6, 2002 8:20 PM
Very Nice! Congratulations & many thousands of happy miles.
re: picture of my new ride.spankdoggie
Aug 6, 2002 8:22 PM
Very clean bike. My decision to go with Serotta was a choice between titanium and steel. I have the Ksyriums, and I love them; like having great rims on a car.
Compliment and a questionj-son
Aug 6, 2002 9:31 PM
Great looking bike. Very classy.

Question: My wife also has an Ouzo Pro fork (on her Steelman) and we've had a difficult time mounting a computer sensor on the fork. Your computer sensor setup is very clean looking. What kind of computer/sensor do you use and how is it mounted to the fork?

Thanks. And again, fantastic bike.
Re:Compliment and a questiongsxrawd
Aug 7, 2002 12:08 AM
i'm using a Shimano wireless Flightdeck. nothing special really, the sensor clamps right on the fork, i use a piece of rubber under ther sensor so it does not slip.
re: picture of my new ride.Andreas_Illesch
Aug 7, 2002 12:14 AM
is there enough front end stiffness.
there is only a little joining area of top and down tube with the steer tube. it seems wobbly to me.
but still a nice bike.
re: picture of my new ride.Raf1
Aug 7, 2002 12:41 AM
My thoughts exactly...but hey, it's 7.
re: picture of my new ride.gsxrawd
Aug 7, 2002 1:34 AM
yeah the head tube is small, i wish i can change the looks of it. I'm 5'7" but because of short leg I had to ride such a small frame :( it seems stiff enough for me but I only weight 140lb. my previous bikes ( 1998 Litespeed Classic, 2000 Serota Legend Ti) have the same short head tube also and they did not have any problem with flex either.
Aug 7, 2002 3:51 AM
Great looking ride. I am pretty much set on getting a Seven. Question for you that I poll every Seven owner: what stiffness numbers did you ask Seven for? In conjunction with that, how much do you weigh?, what bike were you coming off of?, how do you like the ride can you describe it? Any info on your experience getting custom from Seven appreciated,

Another Seven Owner...PsyDoc
Aug 7, 2002 8:17 AM
Seven's default Riding Options are:

Handling: 6 (1=stable to 10=agile)
Drive Train Rigidity: 7 (1=lightweight to 10=stiff)
Vertical Compliance: 3 (1=comfortable to 10=stiff)
Weight vs. Performance: 8 (1=lightweight to 10=performance)

I kept their default values except for vertical compliance, which I moved to a 4 and drive train rigidity which I moved to an 8. They did spec a 2cm headtube extension, and I would rather have an extra 1-1.5cm of headtube than spacers. The STA and HTA are 73.5; 55.5 c-c ST, and a 56.5 c-c TT. I am 5'-10" and now weigh 165...started riding the Seven at 188.

I rode a Merlin Extralight from 1992 - 2001. The Seven does not flex nowhere near what the Extralight did. I have test ridden a newer Merlin Extralight with a Ouzo Pro fork and the Seven (also with an Ouzo Pro) just seems "tighter" overall. If I were to buy another Seven Ti, I would spec it with the same values listed above. For me, any stiffer in the drive train would result in a less comfortable ride. I routinely go on 40-milers and I am quite comfortable on the bike; whereas, on the Merlin, after 30 miles was a struggle.

In my experience, dealing with Seven was very satisfying. There is a good bit of communication between you and them as they want to make sure you will be happy.
Aug 7, 2002 8:26 AM
Thank you for the detailed response.