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Postby slidecontrol on Mon 9/Jun/08 7:48pm

[Bike Shop X] were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.
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Postby Nordy on Mon 9/Jun/08 8:04pm

Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.
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Postby pushbikerider on Mon 9/Jun/08 8:11pm

Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube
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Postby slidecontrol on Mon 9/Jun/08 8:17pm

pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube


:D you guys!
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Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:06pm

pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube

Or you could cut a section out of the top tube and araldite the seat post directly to the top tube :thumbsup:
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:09pm

Mr_Bob wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube

Or you could cut a section out of the top tube and araldite the seat post directly to the top tube :thumbsup:


You can't be serious Bob?
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Postby SlackBoy on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:11pm

musket wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube

Or you could cut a section out of the top tube and araldite the seat post directly to the top tube :thumbsup:


You can't be serious Bob?
He should know better. F2 glue so you can remove it and replace it when the sides get scuffed up
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:11pm

Could you really do that?
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Postby SlackBoy on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:14pm

with the right solvents and appropiate sized hammer, anything is possible
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Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:14pm

musket wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube

Or you could cut a section out of the top tube and araldite the seat post directly to the top tube :thumbsup:


You can't be serious Bob?
[sarcasm] It's ok, It's carbon fibre, it's strong enough, it'll handle the torsional forces* :thumbsup:
[sarcasm/end]
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Postby Chickenman on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:14pm

SlackBoy wrote:
musket wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:
Nordy wrote:
slidecontrol wrote: it always amazes me the number of people in general, who drive like muppets in branded vehicles.

you don't always see the plates, but the signwriting tends to stick in the mind.

P.s. the Tauranga rocket team were not much better as bike folk either, trying to tell me a merida warp 9 frame was carbon, and that they could 'make it fit' my partner, when it was clearly too large for her.


Off course you can make it fit. Just put a 40mm stem on it, turn the seatpost back to front, and drop the seat right down. You may need to fit pedal blocks as well.


Fit the stem round the wrong way (ie to shorten the top tube) and get a few of the big zip ties that come with the bike out of the box, and zip tie the seat to the Top Tube

Or you could cut a section out of the top tube and araldite the seat post directly to the top tube :thumbsup:


You can't be serious Bob?
He should know better. F2 glue so you can remove it and replace it when the sides get scuffed up


F2 also comes in larger quantities, so can be used to make fairings to improve aerodynamics.
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:14pm

musket wrote: Could you really do that?
Yes, it's a commonly used ploy when a bike is too big. In fact, this is one of my primary ways of getting bikes to fit short-arses my smaller clients. I call it the "cut, glue and fit" method. :thumbsup:
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:17pm

Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:19pm

Hmmm, I hadn't thought about that... :huh:
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Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:19pm

Chickenman wrote:
SlackBoy wrote:
musket wrote:
You can't be serious Bob?
He should know better. F2 glue so you can remove it and replace it when the sides get scuffed up


F2 also comes in larger quantities, so can be used to make fairings to improve aerodynamics.

I'm sorry, what was I thinking :huh:
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