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    Default Re: The what did the postman bring today thread.

    Nice little box from Peter White Cycles in the mail today. New Edelux II headlight, Schmidt taillight and SonDelux disc hub.
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    Default Re: The what did the postman bring today thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellafab View Post
    ikea furniture?

    Well, there was some assembly required...

    Fortunately the mandatory hex wrenches were included. Along with Twizzlers yo.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydcycling View Post
    Matt, I think you may rival me in terms of number of personal wheelsets you have.
    I'm gonna have to post a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boydcycling View Post
    Matt, I think you may rival me in terms of number of personal wheelsets you have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Since they play such a big role in how a bike feels and there are so many options out there, I just want to try them all. But having as many wheelsets as a wheel company owners means I might have a problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    I'm gonna have to post a picture.
    Sounds to me like a new gallery thread is in order: Salonista wheel arsenals. We have at least three candidates in this thread, and Lionel hasn't chimed in yet.... Who's first?
     

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    Holy shit. Nice. Can you document the process for us. I'll never be able to experience it in person, but it is on the top of my list if I win the lottery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    Well, there was some assembly required...

    Fortunately the mandatory hex wrenches were included. Along with Twizzlers yo.
    Twizzlers, eh? Now do you eat those to celebrate arrival or do you wait until after assembly is completed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMB View Post
    Upgrade time ......
    Useful for reading the book in the evening
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    first of several more packages to arrive
    then its shop time to make things on the mill. ie let the cussing at misplaced tools begin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Twizzlers, eh? Now do you eat those to celebrate arrival or do you wait until after assembly is completed?
    Actually I had to get the Twizzlers out of the house asap or else my wife would have eaten them all!


    Turns out this was also in the boxes:

     

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    Oh hey! That might be better than Twizzlers.
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    Cool, turn these bars down though
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Cool, turn these bars down though
    Are you Tim Gunn in real life ?

    Needs a -17 stem too.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Cool, turn these bars down though
    So we're not doing the point-your-bar-ends-at-the-rear-brake thing anymore? It's so confusing trying to keep up with these ever-changing hipster rules!

    :)

    This is my first bike w/ Campy levers so I'm trying to figure out where they're most comfortable. They may indeed wind up rotated down some, but I only did a ~5 mile shakedown ride so it's too early to tell.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    So we're not doing the point-your-bar-ends-at-the-rear-brake thing anymore? It's so confusing trying to keep up with these ever-changing hipster rules!

    :)

    This is my first bike w/ Campy levers so I'm trying to figure out where they're most comfortable. They may indeed wind up rotated down some, but I only did a ~5 mile shakedown ride so it's too early to tell.
    Yeah, I would say try to rotate them down a lot.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    So we're not doing the point-your-bar-ends-at-the-rear-brake thing anymore? It's so confusing trying to keep up with these ever-changing hipster rules!

    :)

    This is my first bike w/ Campy levers so I'm trying to figure out where they're most comfortable. They may indeed wind up rotated down some, but I only did a ~5 mile shakedown ride so it's too early to tell.
    Have you actually been in the drops? I can't figure out how to ride with the bend vertical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Yeah, I would say try to rotate them down a lot.
    because...?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Have you actually been in the drops? I can't figure out how to ride with the bend vertical.
    Yeah, the drops seem fine. There's a chance the reach might be a tad short, which certainly supports the idea of rotating them down (at least as far as riding on the hoods goes). Like I said, only done 5 miles on it so far, so nothing's dialed in per se.
    But on a fairly traditional round-ish bar, where do you even consider the "bend" starting/ending?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    because...?
    because this is the way they are supposed to be ridden. Pointy part of the hoods pointing straight up. Bottom of the bars parallel to the ground.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    because this is the way they are supposed to be ridden. Pointy part of the hoods pointing straight up. Bottom of the bars parallel to the ground.

    Lionel means like a 90 degree angle. Flat or bottom of bars parallel to the ground, brake levers straight up and down. This equals forward weight and leverage in the drops for when you are bombing downhill with your hair on fire ;)
    That is of course assuming you've got hair (As I do not).
     

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    Bob, they changed the design to accommodate compact geometry factory bicycles. Bars and levers are designed now so the best position is a flat plane across the tops and the base of the hoods. You look to be running compact bars which means you will especially benefit from trying your cockpit set up like so. Worst case you waste a few minutes on a five mile ride pulling out a hex wrench to set them back the way you had them.

     

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    With compact bend bars like those, I usually align the last 1" of the drops (basically the section that gets the bar plugs shoved inside it) parallel to the ground. Some compact bars have longer flatter sections to the drops, but these get the 1" parallel setup.

    Then the flow from the tops onto the hood of the levers should be pretty flat. Depending on the curve of the bars, I may slide the levers up or down the bar, but usually I set them so the end of the lever just barely touches an imaginary line parallel to the ground from the end of the drops (just like everyone has done forever.)

    That usually gets my hands in the right position for shifting the inside lever like I am clicking a ballpoint pen with my thumb.

    Edit: This is pretty close, though you can't quite judge the level of the drops.

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