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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:05 am 
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Is that your actual seat height? If so, flat. And I think that, even by the standards of the time, that's a rather long stem :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:33 am 
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I'm veering towards Flats...

It is a long stem, doesn't look that long on the catalogue picture, and in practise its actually a nice length.
As it is the risers give it a bit of a freeride look.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Another issue I have is the Seat Post Collar,
I don't like the XLite ones, too bulky and doesn't go with the frame.

I saw this Serotta one and it's perfect;

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I wonder if there's anything similar anyone can recommend?

And/or a seat post?

I like polished/and or Titanium.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:57 pm 
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try it with what you have, and if you dont like it, change it.

simple!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:05 pm 
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cce wrote:
try it with what you have, and if you dont like it, change it.

simple!


I aint got myself a flat bar yet.
I'm asking as I want to know whether it's worth the outlay. Already spent a lot more than I bargained for.

And have loads of spare parts now too. 3 seat post collars (Xlite) stem plugs/caps/bar end plugs, skewers, cassettes, stems etc.
So look out for a for sale thread soon!

A seat collar and bar is all I require - oh, and I don't like the XLite kevlar saddle, so a Flite Ti (or Fizik Gobi Ti?)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:13 pm 
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With that stem, then a flat bar..... its too long to be of benefit with a riser bar
However its your bike

Just my tuppence



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm 
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ibbz wrote:
cce wrote:
try it with what you have, and if you dont like it, change it.

simple!


I aint got myself a flat bar yet.
I'm asking as I want to know whether it's worth the outlay. Already spent a lot more than I bargained for.

And have loads of spare parts now too. 3 seat post collars (Xlite) stem plugs/caps/bar end plugs, skewers, cassettes, stems etc.
So look out for a for sale thread soon!

A seat collar and bar is all I require - oh, and I don't like the XLite kevlar saddle, so a Flite Ti (or Fizik Gobi Ti?)



You're missing the point, dont buy any more bars until you've ridden it with the one you have.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:22 pm 
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im in the same boat :(


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm 
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It feels. Good with the bars it has. But looks naff.
I think flat bar it is.

I saw some nice ritchey classic flat bar and matching post but bars too thick for my stem.

Can't find anything on eBay which I like.
I think I'll put up something in wanted if I can get some suggestions here for a flat bar and matching seatpost and the sort of seat collar


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:34 pm 
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For polished seat post, retro '90s XTR is beautifully made, light too.
For super-neat looking collar i think Thomson's latest is as good as any.
But... it depends what lengths/diameters you're after as not all parts were/are available in all possible sizes. Get your dimensions right first then go hunting for something pretty.


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