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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:22 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Wonder what the clamp size difference means? 21mm or 22mm. Surely the bar clamp is 25.4 or 26.

It seems they were made in 21.1mm and 22.2mm quill versions:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0599598048

That ad. says 26mm for the clamp, but it'd be wise to check before buying.

Looks like quite a nice item. This EX1 is similar, for those who prefer black:

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/ST3TEX1/3tt ... quill-stem

Not the lightest though!


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This is the most ridiculous bike i may have ever seen.


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where did you find that?


On an MTBR 'show us your ibis thread.' Pretty bloody sweet int it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:20 am 
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i just need a type II fork and a LD stem :roll:


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Going to try and find that Groovy video...




http://www.youtube.com/user/GroovyCycle ... L3Roz3IOH4


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kaiser wrote:
SilverSurfer wrote:



Wonder what the clamp size difference means? 21mm or 22mm. Surely the bar clamp is 25.4 or 26.


bar clamp area can be an annoying 22.2mm which restricts bar choice.

hopefully it refers to stem size.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:35 pm 
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OK. Getting convinced here. BUT. All the elegant, high rise, gooseneck or whatever stem seem to be in a quill flava............. anyone have a reccomendation for us ahead types?? All look a bit brutish, not very elegant. I know this charge could be levelled against all ahead stems, but, there must be one out there............ :?


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You're basically looking at Profile Boa, SystemEx, Salsa or BBB... IIRC


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this will be a project for this year
just renewed my interest


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:42 pm 
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This is my 'Snow Drop', I'm not sure how cool it is, but it sure is cold....

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I had pulled the XT parts off this '88 Comp for my Fat, and the frame was just laying around, so I figured I might as well combine my winter build with my drop bar build. Parts are a total mishmash, whatever I had in the bin that was mechanically sound but not too pretty, and it finally gave the pink bottle cage I've had laying around for years a fine home. I was really happy to find some NOS tape that was a perfect match.

Bars are Origin 8 Gary's-I'd go with something different next time, there is nothing wrong with these but for winter the bend is a bit tight when I'm wearing thick gloves. I'm not sold on the barcons either, it's slippery out there and I use a lot of steering angle, putting the shifters close to my knees. A stem with more reach would probably solve this, but i don't want to be out over the front tire too much for traction purposes, so I might try a setback seatpost instead.

I pulled the Weinmann levers from a LBS bin, I like how small they are and they pull the canti's with no issues. I managed to stuff a 2.25 on the back with no rub, and the front is a 2.50 with miles of room. I think I'll go with larger gears in the back, pushing the big tires through snow is more work than I realized and I'm far from being in shape!


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