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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:19 am 
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I don't think it's too much red.... just how you balance the red, silver and black. Your decal color makes it tough to balance too because it adds a fourth color.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:41 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
I don't think it's too much red.... just how you balance the red, silver and black. Your decal color makes it tough to balance too because it adds a fourth color.


Is that a polished 95x chainset?

Agree with the decal colour. Was thinking of some Onza Ules grips in yellow.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:18 am 
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now that is nice. loving the chainring colour combo.
you am proud man i fink :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:07 am 
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S8-Tom wrote:
Is that a polished 95x chainset?


Polished XTR, not sure of the year. Have since swapped it out for a polished GT CNC crank. In my opinion blue/grey ano on the M950-52 XTR parts was the worst, butt ugliest color Shimano ever put on a component...doesn't go with anything.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:26 am 
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Lovely, lovely bike.
I would like to get hold of a GT, but have always been a bit wary of size. I'm 5'9" so should I go for a 16" or 18", the 18's always look as if they would be a bit tall for me. How tall are you as you have a 16"?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:39 am 
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jupiter wrote:
Lovely, lovely bike.
I would like to get hold of a GT, but have always been a bit wary of size. I'm 5'9" so should I go for a 16" or 18", the 18's always look as if they would be a bit tall for me. How tall are you as you have a 16"?


I'm the same height. The 16" measurement is centre-to-centre so about 18" centre-to-top. The top tube's are usually around 21.5" on the 16" GT's.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:50 am 
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you'd ride a 16 if you value your family jewels.... should you ever need to dismount on an uphill you will enjoy the 16 much more


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:05 pm 
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So, short toptube lengths by todays standards (I suppose it is a retro/vintage bike) though 21.5" does seem very short. (is that actual or virtual t/t length?) Back to the days of 130mm stems! Wish I still had my old Zoom and Ringle stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:34 pm 
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Actual, measured centre-headtube to centre seatpost/top-tube junction. Short top-tube by todays standards but great for those of us with short upper bodies!


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Love it. 8)


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