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Paging Gregory Taylor(8 posts)

Paging Gregory Taylorsn69
Sep 19, 2002 1:15 PM

I'm fidling with this digital camera. Let's see if this works. This SHOULD be a close up of the seat cluster on my Culebra.

Testing, one, two, three....
Let's try againsn69
Sep 19, 2002 1:17 PM
re: Paging Gregory Taylorsn69
Sep 19, 2002 1:26 PM
Whole bike. Dumb angle, looks like it's about to climb the stairs. Oh well...just learning.

Like I said, the stem nazis will have a field day, but I kept the set-up high until I got used to the geometry and riding characteristics. I'm about to cut 1.5 cm off, making it an even 2.5. (That's an Ouzo Comp, so stack height isn't an issue.) It's a 58cm bike with a Ritchey WCS/Chris King cockpit and an Ultegra/DA mix, Mavic OP hoops, Thompson s/p, Speedplay X2s, and an Oktavia saddle.

I'm not too crazy about the Oktavia. I should have kept my old Terry Fly, which seemed to fit perfectly. It has also taken a while to adjust to STIs. My other bikes have always either been moutnain bikes or tri bikes with bar end shifters.

Once I make the stem cut I'll post a better picture.
Maybe it's the angle, but...NJRoad
Sep 19, 2002 2:20 PM
isn't that a lot of extra cable to your rear der, the loop after the last cable stop looks big. Do you notice any slow shifts?
It's kinda bothsn69
Sep 19, 2002 2:28 PM
I've looked at that since I got it, but I've never noticed any slow shifting. It's crisp and deliberate. Still, you're right...looks funny compared to my other bikes. Over the winter I've got some other upgrades planned, so I might trim it down a bit.

The angle thing didn't work well in other aspects either. The seat post looks really high, but it's only 5 inches. The top of the bars are only 1 inch lower in the current set-up; thus the high stack that I'm about to whack off.

Again, I'm new to digital imagery, so I'm just getting the hang of it. I wanted to get the curved stays in this shot in reference to an earlier thread today.
It's kinda bothcurlybike
Sep 19, 2002 3:53 PM
For the loop to the Der., 30-33 cm works real good. Much shorter and sharp angles can occur causing drag. I have been using this for years with no complaint. Got it out of some Shimano lit.
Nice Bike + nice color ! (nm)flying
Sep 19, 2002 3:02 PM
Very, very nice!Gregory Taylor
Sep 20, 2002 5:11 AM
That is a sweet bike! Mine was a lighter shade of blue (more "Carolina Blue" or, for NASCAR Fans, Richard Petty Blue) than yours, but the deeper color is very classy. Spectrum turns out a nice paint job.

So you don't like the Oktavia? I'm tempted to try something light when I put together the El Diente, but I've had such good luck with the regular Flite saddles that I'm hesitant to change.

When I get mine built up (the frame is supposed to ship next week), I'll get a buddy with a digital camera to take a picture and I'll post it.

(By the way, what kind of camera did you buy? I'm in the market for one.)