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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3c View Post
    After some time with 7900 on the Z3c, I decided to get it for the Vanilla as well. I really like the Edge bar so I added that in as well..

    Here she is now:
    i don't understand it when people shove a bunch of spacers under their stem just so they can keep the headtube short and the stem horizontal. what's so bad about a longer headtube and/or positive angle stem? it'd look better than 3cm of spacers.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    i don't understand it when people shove a bunch of spacers under their stem just so they can keep the headtube short and the stem horizontal. what's so bad about a longer headtube and/or positive angle stem? it'd look better than 3cm of spacers.
    Ya' know, this board just isn't fun anymore. Your distance judgment is great; it is 3cm exactly. Too bad your personality isn't as refined.
     

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    that vanilla is set up perfectly and well within the rules of taste.
    word to your mother.
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    I think someone asked this before, but I don't remember the answer. Where's the pole all the amazing bikes get perched against for the standard Brunk pic(s)?
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    that's no ordinary pole. that's the Pole of Impending Resale.
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    Default too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3c View Post
    Ya' know, this board just isn't fun anymore. Your distance judgment is great; it is 3cm exactly. Too bad your personality isn't as refined.
    Oh yes definitely too small...... But likely perfect for me! Help me help you!

    <insertion of smiley and blinking and raised beer mugs emoticons >

    In all seriousness - looks nice to me. Tho- I am no hater of upturned or zero rise stems either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    that's no ordinary pole. that's the Pole of Impending Resale.

    That is freaking hilarious; so spot-on.. Maybe that is the part that we don't see; the for sale sign permanately mounted to the pole. I wonder if Jack participates in the neighborhood garage sale??

    We love you Jack; jealousy is an ugly thing..
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3c View Post
    That is freaking hilarious; so spot-on.. Maybe that is the part that we don't see; the for sale sign permanately mounted to the pole. I wonder if Jack participates in the neighborhood garage sale??

    We love you Jack; jealousy is an ugly thing..
    No worries Zman I never really thought much about the pole until the last couple of bike pics. I mean my neighbor doesn't keep the grass as short as I'd like and it's hard to get the bike even looking. Some people have the nerve. Trust though the bikes I have right now aren't going anywhere.
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    in club. That damn pole has been closer to more nice bkes than I'll ever get next to. "If only that pole could talk"

    HA!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3c View Post
    Ya' know, this board just isn't fun anymore. Your distance judgment is great; it is 3cm exactly. Too bad your personality isn't as refined.
    sorry if i hurt your feelings with my blunt comment. i worked for a custom frame building company for a number of years and was always surprised by the number of customers who chose spacers over longer headtubes, sloping top tubes, or positive angle stems. i guess it's an aesthetic preference if your contact points end up in the same places either way.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    sorry if i hurt your feelings with my blunt comment. i worked for a custom frame building company for a number of years and was always surprised by the number of customers who chose spacers over longer headtubes, sloping top tubes, or positive angle stems. i guess it's an aesthetic preference if your contact points end up in the same places either way.
    No worries; the hating just gets old, esp. around something that is supposed to be fun. The irony is that I had my Z3c built for me and it is has an extended headtube and minimal spacers. I bought the Vanilla used; it was close enough and I have it now while I can still ride.

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    i don't know why spacers irk some so. no one gave much thought to the
    quill of a threaded stem when these types were ubiquitous atmo. i'd rather
    see some spacers than the head tube equal to real estate they'd occupy.

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    If you want to get all WW about it, 3cm of spacers over a carbon steerer is certainly a little bit lighter than a headtube in metal (or a metal sleeve covered in carbon). Not much, but if you're into gram counting I guess that could be a bit of justification...

    I personally think a slammed stem with a headtube extension is starting to look a tiny bit dated.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    i don't know why spacers irk some so. no one gave much thought to the
    quill of a threaded stem when these types were ubiquitous atmo. i'd rather
    see some spacers than the head tube equal to real estate they'd occupy.
    Amen brother Sachs!
     

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    did somebody say spacers?

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    Yeah, but is that guy any good? :biggrin:
     

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    Ask Dario Pegoretti what he thinks about head tubes and their length.
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    modern steel race bikes are a kind of happiness. if you don't have one, you're missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    modern steel race bikes are a kind of happiness. if you don't have one, you're missing something.
    Man, Swoop, you're really making me wanna put money down on one. Unfortunately, I have to choose between a Speedvagen and my college tuition...

    Hmmm, choices...
     

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