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  • What's wrong with this picture
  • Premier Icon elliptic
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    So far I’ve got:-

    …cliched MTB-ers road bike
    …comedy frame geometry
    …long cage rear mech
    …bar tape won’t stay that clean for long
    …bottle cage bodged on the seat tube with zipties
    …tyre logos upside down
    …chain in granny ring
    …path needs weeding

    Hmmm. Can’t help feeling I’ve missed something 😀

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    gemetry of frame is fine.

    saddle too far forward.
    too many spacers above and below stem
    hoods are at a funny angle.
    drain cover half buried by fence and rubble.

    Premier Icon Liftman
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    MTB rear mudguard

    Premier Icon grum
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    Umm…. badly aligned mountain bike style mudguard on the back? Steerer tube not cut down? Stem pointing upwards?

    Premier Icon philconsequence
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    distinct lack of boobs

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Comedy pedals.

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
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    – brake cable inner needs trimming
    – leaning against bars not rear wheel

    Premier Icon rankbadjin
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    The godawful mudguard,and what Phil said.

    Premier Icon FraserHughes
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    Fence needs attention too

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    I’d forgotten the comedy spacer stack, good spot.

    Saddle always ends up rammed forward on all my bikes, just seems the right position for me.

    Will be available for tarring and feathering on the FW on Sunday. I’d half considered putting a QR seatclamp on specially but I think the mudguard will be enough 🙂

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    White bar tape with black saddle? No no no!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    White white? WHITE? White?[/u] Hoods?? What were you thinking?

    (To be honest, I don’t care and that was the only thing I could see that was odd, apart from the Great Gonzo saddle and that’s already been mentioned)

    Premier Icon Candodavid
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    Saddle always forward cos your a short arse who buys frames that are too long. 😆

    Premier Icon RealMan
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    Isn’t that mudguard just going to dump absolutely everything on to your rear brake?

    Saddle should match bar tape and tyres. Also is that a mtb saddle? And those hoods should really be black.

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    Oi! lets have a bit more solidarity from the Mendip locals there!

    I’ve actually got a white saddle for it but it’s not as comfy as that one, it’ll go back on after the weekend when some of the committee’s other concerns may also be addressed.

    Non white hoods would have cost more BTW 😉

    Premier Icon ski
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    toe overlap?

    Premier Icon rewski
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    surely if you need the saddle that high you need an larger frame?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    it’s not as comfy as that one

    it’s a road bike, I’m not sure ‘comfy’ should really be a consideration?

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    Marginal decision on the sizing, would have needed a very short stem on a “medium”. This one is nicely chuckable & climbs like a bullet out of the saddle.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Saddle height looks ok but it looks much too far forward.

    Premier Icon grum
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    lol at using the term ‘chuckable’ to describe a road bike 😆

    Premier Icon chunkymonkey1982
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    Wheels almost rub on the frame? Wheels too big for frame?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you need to trim the inner cables where they come out of the brakes as well – there’s far too much ‘spare’ before you get to the end cap.

    Premier Icon RealMan
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    I’m wondering if that saddle is in roughly the right position actually, if you look at it relative to the BB rather then the seat tube, it looks ok. Do those planet x frames just have really slack seat tubes?

    Also surely the computer should be on the stem not the bars.

    Premier Icon rewski
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    Agree with chunky, it looks like you’ve put adult parts (no pun intended) on a kids frame.

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    Seat angle is pretty normal I think, as I said I just always end up with an inline post & seat forwards. Maybe someday I’ll go for a bike fit so they can measure my legs etc & find out why.

    Cables etc will be trimmed in due course (still bedding in).

    Computer was £13.99 from Lidl!

    Premier Icon MrSparkle
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    Agree with chunky, it looks like a kid has put parts (no pun intended) on a frame.

    FTFY

    Premier Icon tonyd
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    I don’t think my sofa is as comfortable as that saddle.

    Premier Icon tonyd
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    How many of those parts came from a MTB? To me it looks like:

    – Mud guard
    – Saddle
    – Seat post
    – Stem
    – Rear mech?
    – Cassette?

    And how are the tyres? Any good? (Genuinely interested)

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    The Ultremos? Pretty quick and not that much harsher than the 25mm GP 4 seasons I’ve been training on, only ~100 miles on them as yet so dunno about durability.

    Might put the Contis back on for Sunday if the forecast stays wet though.

    Rear mech is SRAM Apex so effectively MTB. Cassette is 11-28.

    Mudguard really was nicked off my mountain bike!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    needs more beard

    Premier Icon steved
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    Frame just not Violently Green enough for my tastes.

    What is the word “racing” doing on your bike? You NEVER race anyone anywhere ;o#.

    Cranks are (probably) 170mm and for your (ahem) stature 165mm would be generous.

    Bike is still in Somerset and needs to be closer to Lakes ASAP.

    The very best of luck with the Fred Whitton.

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    Mudguard looks stupid, but if it keeps your back dry who cares? The computer sensor also looks too high up, covering up the fork logo.

    How does it ride?

    Premier Icon farmer-giles
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    Oi! lets have a bit more solidarity from the Mendip locals there!

    should that read a bit more solidarity from the Mencap locals – judging the picture? 😉

    Premier Icon WhatafackinLiberty
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    Poorly maintained feather edged fencing 🙂 PLUS chalk vandalism! 🙁

    Premier Icon Dancake
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    Lack of braking reliability and power at the rear. Advise an insane and ill-advised rear disc convesion.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Could we just have a

    “What’s right with this picture?”

    thread next time?

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Does it have a seatpost clamp or does the mudguard stop the post slipping down?

    Premier Icon yunki
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    It’s unlikely that any self-respecting Weasel would want to visit that garden.. so there’s absolutely no need whatsoever for an expensive bicycle-shaped Weasel scarer..?

    Premier Icon elliptic
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    The fence is next door’s responsibility not mine, you won’t get me on that!

    How does it ride?

    Ah yes, that minor detail… rather well actually, the wheels could be lighter but nice quick handling without getting too squirrelly at speed and it climbs very, very effectively. Certainly stiffer than the steel frame I’ve been training on all winter but not noticeably harsher (allowing for the tyres).

    Thinking I might twist the mudguard round to a jaunty 15 degree angle for Hardknott on Sunday for the full horrific effect. Just got to avoid the impulse to bunnyhop potholes and cattle grids all day…

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