Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Tue 8/Sep/09 11:07pm

On their road bikes. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SlackBoy on Tue 8/Sep/09 11:15pm

Oli wrote:Oh, okay. They got that right then. :thumbsup:
but whqat if they aren't shimano ones, Some QR's cam different, and 90 is the wrong spot, some nee much early than that, some a bit after. Arrgghhh the worlds not perfect, and neither are mechanics, cept Oli, he's perfect. Well apart from this one time at band camp.......
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Tue 8/Sep/09 11:17pm

Good point! See, that's why they pay you the big bucks - always thinking!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SlackBoy on Tue 8/Sep/09 11:29pm

Oli wrote:Good point! See, that's why they pay you the big bucks - always thinking!
I could be getting paid!!!!!
I'm gonna have to have a chat with pete
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Sickman on Wed 9/Sep/09 1:37am

Wobbler wrote:anything other than walrus jizz will get washed out


Blown a few seals have ya :sly:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mel on Sat 12/Sep/09 3:22pm

Okay, if I were to change my bars to something like the Salsa Moto Pro with 11 degree sweep (or maybe 17... not sure), would I want/need a longer stem? If so, how much longer, 10mm? :eh: I'm just wondering how to get the same relative position.

Also, what options are there in big sweep bars?

Fanks. :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:29pm

To get the same position relative to what?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:33pm

Monolith wrote:To get the same position relative to what?


I'm assuming in relative to its current position.

I have a 11deg salsa and don't think the stem would need to be more than 10mm to achieve the same reach. The 11degs not that much diff to alot of risers.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:34pm

The current position of WHAT though?

580mm 5 degree flat bar? 777mm 10 degree? On-one Mary?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:43pm

Its what all the cool ss's are rubbing.
barends barends.jpg
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby mark2c on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:51pm

Nick_K wrote:Its what all the cool ss's are rubbing.


That looks like formal heifer hunting headgear for any serious SSer...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mel on Sat 12/Sep/09 7:56pm

Existing bars are On One Mary bars with uber sweep. Hand position is roughly inline with the centre of the bar, like a straight-ish bar (depending on hand position!).

Current stem is possibly too long, so the Salsa bar (or similar) could help that too.

Thanks Nick. I was hoping a 10mm change would be about right. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Sat 12/Sep/09 8:10pm

Mel wrote:Existing bars are On One Mary bars with uber sweep. Hand position is roughly inline with the centre of the bar, like a straight-ish bar (depending on hand position!).

Current stem is possibly too long, so the Salsa bar (or similar) could help that too.

Thanks Nick. I was hoping a 10mm change would be about right. :thumbsup:


Ive taken some photos so you can decide for yourself.

I said 10mm as I was comparing it against a set of normal risers and taking into account I roll my bars forward so it will be more like a 7deg rear sweep with some up sweep. Depending how you will run your bars the answer will be different.

For this photo I have the tapes running from the centres of the bars.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mel on Sat 12/Sep/09 8:13pm

Very helpful - thanks! :exclaim:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Sat 12/Sep/09 10:53pm

That tape looks expertly coiled. I reckon it must've taken you a long time to get it to sit just so.

I'm just jealous, on my retail wage I can only afford a single tape, and here you are flaunting your pair. :(
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