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My new ride(17 posts)

My new ridePaulCL
May 23, 2003 11:42 AM
My new Aegis Victory Pro race frame with campy record, OP wheelset, victoria corsa open TT clinchers. My speeddream wheelset is currently at Dave Thomas's shop for repair after hitting a boulder...

The frame rides like a dream. I took the bike for its' maiden voyage today - a short 26+ mile ride through the hills of Northern Ky. I love it. This weekend, while in Columbus, OHio, I should be able to add another 100+ miles to the bike. Here's the photo: (sorry the photo is so big, I don't know how to shrink it???)
I like the bars and stemMR_GRUMPY
May 23, 2003 11:50 AM
I found that, with the Ritchey bars, I had to have the bottoms parallel to the ground. After I did that, I found that I could ride all day in the drops. Had to move the STI's higher on the bars, after I rotated the bars down.
I like the bars and stemPaulCL
May 23, 2003 2:49 PM
I am trying to get comfortable on the bars. My LBS really stressed leaving the tops horizontal. I don't quite feel comfortable yet. I may rotate the bars downward as you suggested - that would be more in line with what I am used to.
I like the bars and stemrussw19
May 23, 2003 9:56 PM
I work in a bike shop... I fit people to bikes all the time, and while I may stress something as a starting point, I always stress it as a starting point! Don't ever assume that your shop knows more about how YOU fit YOUR bike than you do. I can help set you up on it, but it's still your bike and you have to ride it. Bottom line is that whatever the LBS told you, they should have told you that it was simply a starting point. Always listen to your body when it comes to bike fit. Not everyone fits on a bike the same way.. physiological differences, things like flexibility or lack of it, past muscle or joint damage... all that adds up to no one being alike. If you feel like you need to rotate the bars downward, do it.. don't wait. It's your bike, you are the one riding it, you should be the one comfortable on it.

Russ
I'll do itPaulCL
May 24, 2003 3:43 AM
I feel too high as they are set up now, so I'm going to rotate the bars downward incrementally until I find my sweet spot. thanks.
The Ritchey bars are different than others.MR_GRUMPY
May 24, 2003 3:56 PM
I've got ITM bars on my other 2 bikes, and they are set up just like yours. When I put the Ritchey bars on my new bike, I set them up the same way. Because of the "bumps" in the drops, it felt "funny". It wasn't until I rotated the bars down, that it felt right. Like you say, move them a little, and see how it feels. You may have to move your STI levers up on the bars to compensate for the longer reach to hoods, when you rotate the bars.
Here is a pic, before I rotated the bars (It didn't take much rotation to feel the difference)
How to resize image.........tronracer
May 23, 2003 11:57 AM
To change the size of your picture in Microsoft paint

On the Image menu, click Attributes.
Under Units, click the unit of measurement you want to use for the width and height.
Type the measurements in Width and Height.
Notes

You can also resize your picture by dragging the image resize handles, located at the lower-right corner and along the bottom and right sides of your picture. (You might need to maximize the window to see the square resize handles.)
If your current picture is bigger than the new size, the picture is cut from the right side and bottom to fit within the smaller area. If your current picture is smaller than the new size, the extra area is filled with the selected background color.
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THanksPaulCL
May 23, 2003 2:47 PM
But I kept cutting off too much of the image. Oh well...you guys just have to do a little extra work to see it.

Thanks for the comments.
Where at in Northern KY?Iamhoosier
May 23, 2003 12:33 PM
Great looking bike!!
In EdgewoodPaulCL
May 23, 2003 2:38 PM
Are you from this area?? Or just familiar with it?? If you live here, I'm always looking for someone to meet up with to ride.
Beauty...congrats...have a great weekend of riding. nmMXL02
May 23, 2003 1:03 PM
NiceFez
May 23, 2003 1:27 PM
Is it the carbon equivalent of a 2001 Litespeed Ultimate?

I noticed the rear wheel cutout in the seat tube, so I was wondering if this bike has shorter chainstays and crit-like handling.
yes...on the sizingPaulCL
May 23, 2003 2:40 PM
It is more suited to crits but I am very comfortable on the bike. I don't race anymore, so it will be used for my normal weekly 120-150 miles.
... did you get it from a local shop?Akirasho
May 23, 2003 1:44 PM
... If so, which one... I've only seen a handful of Aegis. I could make a rainy day trip down I 75...

Be the bike.
"Going Mobile"PaulCL
May 23, 2003 2:37 PM
Near Rookwood Commons off I-71's Smith/Edwards exit.

He has a couple of Aero Sveltes and one more Victory in his shop. Steve's a good guy..he gave me a good deal. While I was writing the check, another guy came in for work on his MTB. Steve mentioned that he was backed up and it would be 10-14 days til completion. My heart sank thinking I would have to wait that long. He told me a week, but called me 1 1/2 days later to come pick it up. Made my day.
Looks sharp & I like the drop outs...chrome? [nmbent_spoke
May 23, 2003 2:14 PM
Yeah, very large pic...I thought you'd bought a tandem [nmbent_spoke
May 23, 2003 2:17 PM