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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:50 am 
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That Galmozzi is out of this world


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:59 am 
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Tel wrote:
Ron Cooper is crying out for a tan saddle. Very nice otherwise.

Shaping up to be another fine month!



Not just a tan saddle but a shorter rider.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:01 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Tel wrote:
Ron Cooper is crying out for a tan saddle. Very nice otherwise.

Shaping up to be another fine month!



Not just a tan saddle but a shorter rider.


All legs short torso and I love the pro look ;)


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Plus one wrote:
All legs short torso and I love the pro look ;)



What pro have you ever seen with a stem extended to the maximum allowable height? :lol: :lol:

The frame is definitely too small and at least in my eyes (an apparently also Lewisfoto's) looks clownlike when set up like that. Quite a pity as it has the makings of something of beauty. I would suggest seeing if you can trade it to somebody who has a larger frame


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Citoyen du monde wrote:
Plus one wrote:
All legs short torso and I love the pro look ;)



What pro have you ever seen with a stem extended to the maximum allowable height? :lol: :lol:

The frame is definitely too small and at least in my eyes (an apparently also Lewisfoto's) looks clownlike when set up like that. Quite a pity as it has the makings of something of beauty. I would suggest seeing if you can trade it to somebody who has a larger frame



Stem can easily be lowered I'm flexible :lol:

Been over this before .. Back in the day large frames seemed to be order of the day with very little seatpost showing ... I come from compact geometry era and ride 54's.. Granted this is a 53" but the 10mm extra on the stem it feels fine.. I've done few rides upwards of 60 miles with no problem.. But she will never be a daily rider and I'd never get one as beautiful and in as nice condition as this 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Plus one wrote:
Stem can easily be lowered I'm flexible :lol:

Been over this before .. Back in the day large frames seemed to be order of the day with very little seatpost showing ... I come from compact geometry era and ride 54's.. Granted this is a 53" but the 10mm extra on the stem it feels fine.. I've done few rides upwards of 60 miles with no problem.. But she will never be a daily rider and I'd never get one as beautiful and in as nice condition as this 8)


a 54 with modern oversized tubing is the same as a classical 55 and you are already 2 cm off target. Then add in the fact that classical tubing/seat lug was never designed to take the leverage exercised by a long seatpost and not only does it look clown-like, you are also quite likely over-stressing the frame. An all around bad idea! The bike is, as I have already mentioned, nice, but far from being anything particuarly special or noteworthy. There are literally thousands of bikes out there to choose from, whether you want to stick with a Ron Cooper frame or some other brand. Your frame will bring in sufficient money to allow you to replace it with something much more suited to you in just as good a condition. If it is simply meant as a show piece, then simply lower the saddle to a sensible height.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 pm 
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I recall being told for every 10 cm of post showing you need around 3 cm st least in the seat tube... Bottom line is if it looks that wrong it probably is!


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Citoyen du monde wrote:
Plus one wrote:
Stem can easily be lowered I'm flexible :lol:

Been over this before .. Back in the day large frames seemed to be order of the day with very little seatpost showing ... I come from compact geometry era and ride 54's.. Granted this is a 53" but the 10mm extra on the stem it feels fine.. I've done few rides upwards of 60 miles with no problem.. But she will never be a daily rider and I'd never get one as beautiful and in as nice condition as this 8)


a 54 with modern oversized tubing is the same as a classical 55 and you are already 2 cm off target. Then add in the fact that classical tubing/seat lug was never designed to take the leverage exercised by a long seatpost and not only does it look clown-like, you are also quite likely over-stressing the frame. An all around bad idea! The bike is, as I have already mentioned, nice, but far from being anything particuarly special or noteworthy. There are literally thousands of bikes out there to choose from, whether you want to stick with a Ron Cooper frame or some other brand. Your frame will bring in sufficient money to allow you to replace it with something much more suited to you in just as good a condition. If it is simply meant as a show piece, then simply lower the saddle to a sensible height.



Sound and indeed wise words and very valid points !! The post is very long so not a problem.. Someone has to ride around on clown bikes we all can't be perfectly proportioned ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am 
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Il mio voto andrà alla meravigliosa Galmozzi....
I'll vote for Galmozzi...stunning bike!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 am 
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Few more days to get your nominations in guys...


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