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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:48 pm 
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juiceboxx wrote:
the geometry is like most brodies and has a sloping top tube.

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the top tube is totally horizontal.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:54 pm 
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aahhhh crap! looks like i'm going to have to go pick up the bike from storage. it will take a couple days 'cause it is in the next town over, but i'll post some pics soon. some might have been made custom but when next to my colnago, it has a really sloping tt. either way, as i'm sure slimjoe will tell you, mtb co's that make road frames are usually the sweetest ones around as they are tig welded and un-conventional in geometry. that is just my opinion though, as i really like euro lugged style bikes as well. i am just a mountain biker at heart. peace


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:03 pm 
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the following listing is from a thread in the german forum:
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Catalyst 1157 1989
Romax 1298 1990
catalyst B280 19??
Sovereign 41 1990
Sovereign 42 1990
Catalyst 523 1991
Catalyst 524 1991
Catalyst 543 1991
Catalyst 1112 1991
Climbmax 2040 1992
Rodie 2353 1992/93
Sovereign 2450 1993
Sovereign 2465 1993
Sovereign 2560 1993
Sovereign 2584 1993
Catalyst 2610 1993
Expresso 2772 1994
sovereign 3097 1995
Expresso 3168 1995
sovereign 3216 1995
Rodie 3210 1995
Expresso 3280 1995
Expresso 3461 1995
Expresso 3480 1995
Sovereign 3555 1995
Sovereign 3560 1995
Expresso 3639 1996
Expresso 3842 1996
Sovereign 3878 1996
Libido 4001 1996
Expresso 4005 1996
Sovereign 4048 1996
Libido 4096 1996
Expresso 4116 1996
Expresso 4127 1996

its that listing that makes me think mine is from 1996.

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i am just a mountain biker at heart.

me too and the rodie is the proof. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:15 pm 
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i will try and talk to the man himself. being chris cooney, as he is the guy who welded them. i have never met him but have a few friends that see him weekly. i could ask paul but he seems to not know exact specs as he did mostly romax's and fillet brazed bikes. i am working on a b.c. bike history/museum so pretty soon i will have a ton of info on anything made in canada. i would kind of like to do a feature for this site like the one on ross schaefer and keith bontrager. there are a lot of helpful old men here like bruce spicer who still work in the industry for brodie and others, but of course things have changed and brodie doesn't own the co anymore. cybersport does. they are still helpful though. when i find the right building to house this i will open a shop and museum featuring things from b.c. ie. brodie, dekerf, rocky, toad, lavoie, cbs, and freefall. syncros of course will be included. hopefully all of this will be happening sooner than later, 'cause i have been collecting some nice stuff and a waiting to unveil it all to the world . any ways, more info soon. jesse


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Really like the Brodie and TBH I've used campag,shimano and sram groupsets and they're all really good 8)


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I think it is sweet, with US and Canadian bikes you can really use what you like where groupsets are concerned. The only 'rule' if there is one is that Italian bikes should have campag. But then I would hardly turn my nose up at a 7401 Dura Ace equipped Colnago. :lol:


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I'll use a shorter stem if i were you. It look like there's a lot (too much?) weight on the front of the bike. Compared to all the thing's i've built up with drop bars, i think you either used ad too small frame or you're sitting on it way to strechted.

But it it fit's, it's ok. It just looks like it's not =)

All in all a nice ride though,
michael


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:42 pm 
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nomad wrote:
I'll use a shorter stem if i were you. It look like there's a lot (too much?) weight on the front of the bike. Compared to all the thing's i've built up with drop bars, i think you either used ad too small frame or you're sitting on it way to strechted.

But it it fit's, it's ok. It just looks like it's not =)

All in all a nice ride though,
michael

you are right but it"s not the stem (120mm) that is causing the problem, its the bars. they have quite a lot reach and i mounted them way too steep. i already ordered a replacement (deda elementi 215 shallow 44cm wide; lance used them 2003 :D ) that will solve the problem. also got a syncros ti post with proper length (which took quite a while).
will post an update soon.


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nomad wrote:
I'll use a shorter stem if i were you. It look like there's a lot (too much?) weight on the front of the bike. Compared to all the thing's i've built up with drop bars, i think you either used ad too small frame or you're sitting on it way to strechted.

But it it fit's, it's ok. It just looks like it's not =)

All in all a nice ride though,
michael


Have you not noticed most pros use 120-140mm stems! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:15 pm 
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I just judged by the looks. That may have been my mistake. I know, that 120+- mm in stem size is quite normal on todays roadies. But Inigo Montoya pointed out that his bar has quite a large reach. That distorts the look and makes the stem look even longer to me. And if you look at the pro bikes today, they use shorte reach as the bar on this bike (or at least that's what i think)

I'm currently riding a Cyclocross bike with a 110mm stem and and a Deda bar with round abotu 80mm rech, so it looks shorter on my bike and i'm used to teh shorter looks.

So i guess it's based on the missjudgement on the optical stretch with the handlebar. Anywho =) we're not here to fight, right?

ride on! (as strechted as you want to ;) )
nomad


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