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Critique my position. Hoods on my new bike too high? nm(22 posts)

Critique my position. Hoods on my new bike too high? nmBruno S
May 6, 2003 3:18 PM
fred! dude, you're a dorkThe Human G-Nome
May 6, 2003 3:41 PM
just give up road biking because it doesn't suit you. plus, you'll be the laughing stock of your group ride in that stupid poser outfit.
wait a minute........TWD
May 6, 2003 3:53 PM
I thought for a second that it was a picture of Lance.....then I noticed that he has on black socks. Lance only wears those dorky white Nike socks.

I mean, c'mon, if you're gonna be a poser, at least get it right.
and where are the Oakleys? nmDougSloan
May 6, 2003 3:59 PM
and where are the Oakleys? nmbyker
May 6, 2003 5:17 PM
They're on his helmet
Ah, I thought that was a <gasp> visor! (nm)PseuZQ
May 6, 2003 6:52 PM
I'm concerned that you don't have enough toe overlap. (nm)jtolleson
May 6, 2003 4:16 PM
Could you get your socks any higher?Damn
May 6, 2003 5:20 PM
Maybe you should just wear pants. What are those, a new ankle warmer?
Hey, they would match nicely with that black thong!!!! (nm)TWD
May 6, 2003 6:04 PM
What a Wanker !!MR_GRUMPY
May 6, 2003 6:10 PM
Nice sox......Next thing you know, the bars will be upside-down.
Ya know, that new D/A chain ring is REALLY FUGLY!KG 361
May 6, 2003 7:20 PM
I may be forced to buy Campy next.....
I think they are awsome. Very clean look...Bruno S
May 6, 2003 7:52 PM
no crank bolts? nmDougSloan
May 6, 2003 7:56 PM
2003 XTR and 2004 DA attached with superglue, duct tape (nm)weiwentg
May 6, 2003 8:01 PM
Its a 2 peice system..the bull
May 7, 2003 3:21 AM
the non drive side clamps on the drive side shaft like a thredless stem on a fork(The cranks are splined unlike your steerer tube).The bottom bracket is set up like a Headset.
I do think its a neat Idea.
Clean? No. Fugly? YES! (to each his own....) nmKG 361
May 7, 2003 6:49 AM
agree :) nmJS Haiku Shop
May 7, 2003 6:53 AM
Shimano needs to polish the DA rings nmDougSloan
May 7, 2003 7:49 AM
And hack off some of that excess alloy! Yuck. nmKG 361
May 7, 2003 9:05 AM
looks like the time trial ring, actually nmDougSloan
May 7, 2003 9:17 AM
re: Hoods on my new bike too high?Fredrico
May 7, 2003 10:22 AM
Well, the levers would be easier to shift and brake if they were more out in front, wouldn't they? You could lower them without rotating the handlbar. Where are the Oakleys?

The latest "innovation" from the restless Shimano designers: those chainrings are supposed to be more aero, like the crank arm, right?
Chainrings, etc.TrekFurthur
May 7, 2003 11:15 AM
None of the drivetrain components are supposed to be more aero; they're supposed to be stiffer.

As for this fred's position, if he didn't care so much what the stem/steerer nazis thought, he could just flip his stem, then rotate his levers down to a more neutral position to achieve the desired reach/height. Personally, I run my levers a little higher on my bar, but WOW.