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Old 07-23-2017, 01:03 AM
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This has me sort of speechless

Um ...

"It's all them 'eenie' foods... zucchini... and linguini... and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit! I want French fries!"
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:34 AM
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It's all good and all done in service of the ride. ©

Maybe the owner doesn't yet know how to setup his bike to the morphology of the racebike. Maybe he doesn't know the proper form and pedal stroke execution in how to ride a drop bar sporting bicycle. Maybe his LBS helped in getting him to this ungainly setup and they took the path of least resistance to get him out on the road at the expense of attaining skills which that don't see, rightfully IMO, as their responsibility. Maybe the rider is fully aware of this setup and rides it like this anyway because it is his solution for riding that could not be done otherwise.

But the fact remains that he rides this bike, perhaps with the full knowledge that comments like this thread might ensue. And yet he rides anyway.

It's all good and all done in service of the ride. ©

You see this guy's setup relative to yours and you respond with derision. Were you to show me your setup relative to mine and I'd see no judgement other than we ride bikes. His setup to yours, your setup to mine, it's all relative.

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Old 07-23-2017, 09:40 AM
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Looks like it is setup to the ridden in the drops only.

By the way, recently I started working one day a week at my buddy's LBS to help him out. In that relatively short time, I have seen many bikes that make this look normal in comparison
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