Road: Could Not Resist….
vortex – if i knew you better I’d suggest you ‘used to be indecisive, now you’re just not too sure’ 😉Posted 4 years ago
You’ve put a strong spec on the Scott, all of which will translate well to your frame of choice, a frame which you can, of course, have bespoke made, to suit you ickle legs 🙂 Have a lot of fun making your final selection!
‘used to be indecisive, now you’re just not too sure’
I must admit I do do some buggering about, on a mammoth scale at times. 😳
Looks like the Ti Enigma Equinox is winning at the moment, and even more annoying is that they have them in stock and the geometry is right
2 less excuses 🙄Posted 4 years ago
Well I gone and done it and ordered a Scott CR1 Pro (HMF) framset so super excited and should have it built up in time for the ride london :-).
I am swapping over my 105 groupset and Fulcrum racing 5 wheels. I am now contemplating which seatpost, stem and handlebars to go for. So far thinking of
Easton EA90 Road/MTB Oversized Stem 2010
100mm (-10 deg) Black £47.99
Easton EC70 SL Road Handlebar
42cm x 31.8mm Black £89.99
Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon Seat Post (1-Bolt )
300mm x 31.6mm Carbon £153.98
£291 is more than I want to pay for those three items so any other suggestion on good quality light alternatives would be welcome.Posted 4 years ago
So far I’ve ordered a Easton EC70 Seatpost and Easton EC70 road bars and a Thompson stem I’ve also decided not to change over my 105 compact chainset and ordered a Ultegra Double chainset instead. I have had all the bits delivered to my local bike shop 1868 racing who’s doing the build for me, I popped in today to see the frame and its gorgeous. Its not being built until 26th July so will be picking it up on Sat morning and getting a bike fit also 😀Posted 4 years ago
Here you go = proof positive that it’s built – the illegitimate offspring of an internet fling (this thread) and a chat in the pub (pondering on how to build it on budget <cough> when a friend offered me the chance to strip his Cube of all I wanted.. hence the splashes of green!)Posted 4 years ago
4 rides in and I have to say I really like it – just need to do some more work tweaking my position (eg. following a 1″ drop in saddle height, the nose of the saddle may be lifted back to horizontal) – part of the reason I took most parts off my friends cube is that I figured there was a good chance some will be swapped out (stem and saddle) = better to at least have something to work with, at sensible cost, than new stuff that might / might not have suited.
anyways, here you go –
Scott1 by chris1968, on Flickr[/img]
£291 is more than I want to pay for those three items so any other suggestion on good quality light alternatives would be welcome.
I went for a canyon VCLS post (super comfortable) and ritchey WCS c270 stem and evocurve bars, both are stiff/comfy in the right ways. Spend the change on Lizard Skin DSP tape. I’m not a fan of carbon bars, huge cost, minimal weight saving, and the bontranger pair I had just made the front end feel like the front wheel was connected to the drops by springs, every input was delayed and every bit of feedback felt like the front wheel had been twanged off line.Posted 4 years ago
Seatpost: Crank Bros Cobalt £90 http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/SPCBCO11LAY/crank_brothers_cobalt_11_carbon_layback_seatpost
Stem: Kalloy Uno from Taiwan £17 and 96g! http://stores.ebay.com/TW-Cycling-Outlet/_i.html?_nkw=kalloy+uno&submit=Search&_sid=749271157Posted 4 years ago
Stem: Kalloy Uno from Taiwan £17 and 96g! http://stores.ebay.com/TW-Cycling-Outlet/_i.html?_nkw=kalloy+uno&submit=Search&_sid=749271157
Whack some ti bolts in there and that must be one of the lightest stems available 😯Posted 4 years ago
Okay, maybe not the lightest ever then, but are you sure you can get a mid range stem in 110mm that weighs 100 grams?
Only problem with them is you have to take everything off your bars to install them, as the clamp is only 1/3 of the bar diameter.
Actually, no you don’t. The clamp won’t let you slide it round the bends. You install it over the first bend (or wherever the diameter of your bard drop), so only needs the tape unwinding off that far. That’s the only way they’ll go in.Posted 4 years ago
Actually, no you don’t. The clamp won’t let you slide it round the bends. You install it over the first bend (or wherever the diameter of your bard drop), so only needs the tape unwinding off that far. That’s the only way they’ll go in.
Ah right. Is that past the shifters?Posted 4 years agotheboatmanMember
To add to the stem nerdyness, my 120mm kalloy uno 9 with ti bolts weighs in at 117g. Can’t say i’ve noticed any flex in it, but I’m 66kg……but for 17£ and delivery in 7 days I’m well chuffed with it.Posted 4 years ago
Rose bikes and xlc also badge up the same stem for a couple more quid for the bargain phobic.darksliderMember
As we’re on the subject of bars, anyone got any suggestions for a cheap comfortable pair of drop bars? Not into road riding in a massive way it’s just training and getting to work for me, but riding on the hoods of the narrow compact bars I’ve got at the moment don’t seem to fit my hands at all and I get bad palm and wrist pain after a few miles.
I think I need a set of bars that are maybe a bit wider as these are narrower than my shoulder width, and with more of a comfortable ‘flat’ before they start to dip down for the drops? As they are now the hoods aren’t a comfortable place to rest my hands as there doesn’t seem to be enough space to fit my whole hand in comfortably. Bit of a vague description I know but if anyone’s got any recommendations that’d be good!Posted 4 years ago
Had my first ride on the new bike yesderday and I am amazed at the difference between my Spesh Allez and the Scott. Oh boy how smooth and comfy is the Scott in comparison took it on a ride that comprised of 1310m of climbing all together and the bike just zipped up the hills as its that bit lighter (or so it feels)it also accelerates more quickly and handles so much better in respect to not fighting the bike around tight bends it glides around and doesn’t seem to jump about like the Allez seems to do.Posted 4 years ago
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