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My new bike(16 posts)

My new bikeNakamura
Jan 12, 2004 1:16 AM
Nakamura frame (bulit by monoc with some adjustments), Ksyrium Elite and Chorus.

re: My new bikeSaddle_Sore
Jan 12, 2004 6:24 AM
I don't like yellow :-|
Yep.KG 361
Jan 12, 2004 6:32 AM
Ditch the tires. Nice bike, though. Although you may like yellow, and that's what really counts, isn't it? Enjoy!
Nice floors....PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 12, 2004 6:48 AM
...but I don't like the yellow tires either.But I do think the bar tape is alright.It looks good.Enjoy the ride.
no no noWoof the dog
Jan 12, 2004 7:08 AM
you got it all wrong guys, its the tape that has to go

Jan 12, 2004 8:02 AM
I'm not familiar with this brand, looks like a nice frame. Do you have a link to the website?
Jan 12, 2004 8:45 AM
The frame i designed by the Swedish Pro Team "Team Mälarenergi" and is built by Monoc. It's the Quattro Pro frame without the carbon seatstay.
Nakamura has not got a homepage but look at

I paid 460 Euro for the frame, fork, seatpost and headset,
I could´nt resist the price.
I can tell that it´s stiff like h*ll and is very quick.

The reason to many spacers is that I need to test it more before I know how long it will be in the end.
The weahter where I live i -10C and about 25cm snow :(

Here is another picture.
holy spacer stack batman (nm)JPRider
Jan 12, 2004 8:28 AM
holy spacer stack batman (nm)FTMD
Jan 12, 2004 8:48 AM
I've decided that spacer police only exist here. Go on any group ride and you are going to see all sorts of setups. No spacers and drop stems, high rise stems, lots of spacers, etc. I just don't think most here have a realistic view of bikes in the real world.
quick exampleJPRider
Jan 12, 2004 9:10 AM

Any fork with a carbon steerer column should not have more than 2 cm of stack between the headset and stem. Page 3.

Frankly, I'll take my advice from a manufacturer's website, and not the other people on a group ride.
stack limit depends on the forkSGG2
Jan 12, 2004 9:32 AM
Q: Do you have a limit to the spacer stack height allowed on a carbon steerer?
A: Yes. Use no more than 40mm (1.5 inch) of spacers under your stem.

From the Alpha Q website. I seem to remember that Reynolds recommends 20 mm for a 1", and 40 mm for a 1 1/8".

Jan 12, 2004 12:13 PM
You do realize that different manufacturers and product lines are going to have different max height limits.

That info for Profile is for the respective Profile product, not for every carbon steeerer fork on the market.

If you research various manufacturers, it can vary from 2-4 cm. Another factor is whether the tube is 1" or 1.125"
Jan 12, 2004 1:47 PM
"You do realize that different manufacturers and product lines are going to have different max height limits"

Yes, I do. Hence the title of the post: "quick example".

My point was that it's probably better to go with manufacturer's recommendations as opposed to what the general public is doing.

Also, my comments were also to point out that maybe a shorter stack with a positive-rise stem will yield the same geometry but perhaps in a safer manner.
Jan 12, 2004 2:04 PM
Interesting that so many hang up at my spacers ;-)

I´ll think that the final height will be about 2cm. And the fork is 1 1/8 and has got alu steerer.

Uprise it´s a no no. I don´t wont that my friends call my bike a Trek or a Klein ;-)


I thought there would be someone who complained about my front tire mounting. The valve is´nt exactly crossover the logotype at the tire :)
re: My new bikeSaddle_Sore
Jan 12, 2004 9:00 AM
You need some pedals :-|

What kind are you looking at?
re: My new bikeone_speed
Jan 12, 2004 9:23 AM
very sharp! looks like one hell of a quick sprinter! and i don't mind the yellow. have had some great yellow tires in the past. just be careful with the spacer/steerer so long. ride a little easy until you get it cut down. most of all, enjoy!!