|Not a Fan of Compacts, But...||Bixe|
Nov 11, 2003 4:39 AM
|I am occasionally given to setting aside skepticism to give something such as this a try.
Fondriest Domino Carbon. Everywhere I've seen the name, including correspondence with the P4 Group, it's Domino' except on the frame itself where it says Dominio.'
Campy '04 Record w/ Carbon cranks, Speedplay X/1,
Eurus wheels, Michelin Pro Race,
Cinelli Ram post holds up a Fizik Aliante saddle (until the Arione arrives),
Ritchey WCS stem, ITM Millenium Strada bar, Arundel cages.
This size L (57.0 cm effective top tube) weighs 17.1 lbs.
In my advancing years, I'm much less a masher and more a spinner (easier on the knees). There's not yet much pavement beneath this bike, but I can say this setup spins.
Nov 11, 2003 6:14 AM
|...well I never used to be. A beaut.|
|Wasn't either, but now they're growing on me||terry b|
Nov 11, 2003 6:33 AM
|Never really liked the looks, but as of late I'm beginning to change my mind. Bought a Fondriest from P4 this past spring - great experience and I like the looks of the bike although the slope on it is very little. Added an Orbea this year with a much greater slope and like it too. So much so that I just ordered a custom compact in S3 steel.
While I'm sure it's completely in my mind, the compact frames just feel faster to me. No empirical data, just a sense. But heck, if you feel faster, maybe you are.
|Do us a favor and post a first ride review of the new S3! (nm)||MShaw|
Nov 11, 2003 10:06 AM
|Seatpost is FUGLY.....nm||Tower|
Nov 11, 2003 7:20 AM
|not.. beautifull. plus it says cinelli. nm||colker|
Nov 11, 2003 7:37 AM
|I agree 100%||stephenb|
Nov 11, 2003 9:21 AM
|I think a compact frame looks the best with a normal seat post. IMHO these aero type posts look out of place on anything other than a full on TT bike.|
Nov 11, 2003 10:08 AM
|I've seen studies that say aero seatposts are less aero than round ones... www.slowtwitch.com or Cobb's site may have the exact details...
|I agree! Change the post. nm||CritLover|
Nov 11, 2003 11:49 AM
|The Seatpost May Go...||Bixe|
Nov 11, 2003 4:51 PM
|It migrates into the frame. The frame clamp is torqued beyond comfort, but it still loses a few mm over the miles. I wonder that the 'Anti-Compression' channel that runs down the back of the post allows the post diameter to collapse a bit and slide into the frame. The existing inventory of seatposts, clamps and saddles will be rotated on and off the frame... We'll see.|
|Compact looks great, but watch out for the toe overlap!||GeoCyclist|
Nov 11, 2003 4:46 PM
|I ride a compact frame De Rosa King that has a significant amount of toe overlap with the front wheel. When riding up steep switch backed climbs I really have to keep in mind the toe overlap.
Nice lookin' bike, but loose the seat post!
|Hey thats my bike||gabaguy|
Nov 11, 2003 10:01 PM
|I have one of those. My seatpost is a carbon selcof.|
|More info pls.||Dangeruss|
Nov 12, 2003 11:49 AM
|Beautiful!! With the possible exception of the Record "swirly carbon" crank. Those just haven't grown on me yet.
Purchased complete, or build-up?
Your previous rig?
Nov 12, 2003 2:30 PM
|As mentioned above, it weighs 17.1 lbs as it sits in the pix. I built it myself and haven't totaled the damage, but it'll be a bit more than US$4.5k..
b Other rides:
P4, KG486, OCLV 110 and 120, Vortex, VaMoots, Merlin, several others. The handful still in the stable are ridden regularly (11k miles in the last year).
b The Campy Carbon Cranks'
marbling doesn't have nearly the contrasting colors as seen in the pix at the shows, etc. I prefer the more conventional shape of last year's carbon cranks (they're on the P4), but that is a matter of personal preference.