New Bike (Darkside content)
Layback post is the standard from Kent – he doesn’t do a straight version.
Cages are Blackburn Chicane
Spacers will be gone at wkend and steerer tube will be cut once im happy with stem / bar set up – still experimenting at the mo, so left spacers to allow for flexibility
It weights 7.2kg. Could go a lot lighter if i had more $$$$$$!!
It goes like poo off a spade!Posted 5 years agosputnikMember
Hey Easygroove, I was thinking you will be cutting the steerer tube down once you find the sweet spot.
I worded the bit about the operating theatre a bit harsh and clumsy, should have said ” wont look out of place if leant against the wall”. I am pretty sure it will be noticed in there, it sure is a stunning piece of kit.
If the seat post doesn’t bother you then leave it, but Kent does do straight seat posts, and since he is a perfectionist I am sure that he would agree that the layback with seat so far forward doesn’t do his handy work any justice. And since you are thinking of putting a longer stem on it is clear that the seat wont be moving back. I suspect the frame was far from cheap and would expect ( even demand ) that Kent give me a straight post in exchange for the layback.Posted 5 years ago
Nice bike, but not a huge fan of these understated ti builds as they all look a bit boring/the same.
The seatpost looks fine to me, the saddle is set slightly forward. If it was an inline post then the saddle would be pushed all the way back so it would look much worse!
A Longer stem will look a bit nicer aswell.Posted 5 years agofasthaggisMember
You have used the word darkside ,so I feel you do not deserve such a nice bike.
You must have issues with saying “ROAD BIKE” ,and obviously feel you are going to somehow betray your MTB soul ,by riding something so elegant.
Fear not,I will set your mind (and soul) at rest,by taking it from you and leaving a set of 26″ slicks for your MTB 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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