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Your favorite component?(21 posts)

Your favorite component?HBPat
Jan 9, 2003 3:26 PM
What's your newest favorite item. Mine is the Nokon cable housing, but I have a set of Time Pedals that are in the running.
profile carbon-x bar/stem combo (nm)Carbon fiber fanatik
Jan 9, 2003 3:40 PM
Brooks B-17 and tall Nitto stemcory
Jan 9, 2003 4:23 PM
After 30 years of trying to warp myself to fit the bike, I finally made the bike fit me.
Ditto on the B-17. The one perfect bike part.OldEdScott
Jan 9, 2003 4:31 PM
Any Brooks that fits (B-17 too wide for my butt) - nmRay Sachs
Jan 10, 2003 5:08 AM
me three--b17 narrow, and san marco regal, too! nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 10, 2003 5:40 AM
Swift? Professional? B-17 narrow?cyclopathic
Jan 10, 2003 8:09 AM
Standard B-17 is 170mm x 280mm
B-17 narrow 155mm x 280mm
Pro is 160mm x 260mm
and Swift is 155mm x 260mm

With Ti rails Swift is the lightest of bunch but $$$; Team Pro is 115$ at

you may also consider Lepper Voyager, they're narrower at 155 x 275mm, lighter ~250g and dont cost a bunch. here's a few links..
place to buy Ti Voyager

happy trails
MY crank - thanks for asking! -nmgrzy
Jan 9, 2003 5:10 PM
Tee-hee (nm)mickey-mac
Jan 9, 2003 5:18 PM
So, is it a 170 mm, 172.5 mm, or 175 mm? (nm)joekm
Jan 10, 2003 9:53 AM
I have a tire fetish....colored gp3000'srwbadley
Jan 9, 2003 5:16 PM
Yumyumyum yummy ....!phatlizard
Jan 9, 2003 6:19 PM
I have no preference but...Uncle Tim
Jan 9, 2003 7:18 PM
...girls seem to like my long stem.
I have no preference but...Qubeley
Jan 9, 2003 7:25 PM
Do you have enough reach?
is the stem black or silver? nmFez
Jan 9, 2003 7:34 PM
SLR.. (NM)sctri
Jan 9, 2003 9:32 PM
Cinelli 66-42 bar and 1A stemgtx
Jan 9, 2003 9:43 PM
Too bad they don't make 'em anymore.

Also like my Speedplay Frogs--even more since they redesigned the cleats.

Oh, and Shimano UN72 bottom brackets and Ultegra headsets are pretty cool. Cheap 'n good.
Flite Ti saddle. Wouldnt use anything else.(nm)StevieP
Jan 10, 2003 12:24 AM
San Marco Concor (not lite) saddle. Made by God for my butt nmdzrider
Jan 10, 2003 4:58 AM
San Marco Concor (not lite) saddle. Made by God for my butt nmBlue Crown Jewel
Jan 10, 2003 6:20 AM
Nice suggestions, but my favourite item on my bicycle is my Record crank. When I switched over from the previous bike with Ultegra, I had no doubt in my mind that the Record crank would go on the new bike (and everything else Chorus).

The shape is mouthwatering, I see it and my heart flutters, the polish is outstanding, and the the way the crank arm covers the fifth leg is pure genius. For a while I told my self that I liked the industrial look fo the Dura Ace crank, but the Record crank is pure poetry in motion.

Kind regards,
Just replaced mine...biknben
Jan 10, 2003 7:20 AM
I just got new MTB shoes. '03 Sidi Action 2

I used to replace MTB shoes every season. In '96 I got the Sidi Dominator shoes in the pic. I beat the crap out of them and never did more than replace the buckle once or twice. I just got another set to replace them. The old ones will still be used for the commuter or nasty conditions. Sidi makes some fine shoes.

The Giro Pneumo Helmet is a close second on my list of favorites.