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Old 05-18-2013, 01:10 PM
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So.. give us a ride report... Is red truly faster?

Just awesome.. Just so cool.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:23 AM
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That is one beautiful bike. VERY Nice!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:29 AM
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My Ottrott reborn

That looks great.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:35 PM
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Had a chance to take some proper pictures of a bike today. The bike totally transforms in full sun which isn't as ideal for picture taking. Craig hit this one out of the ballpark in my mind. Bottle cages are there because I broke one last weekend.

Ride report? Yeah, an Ottrott is a frame that must be experienced. I can ride my bike in any terrain a road bike should be considered for and with confidence. It's the bee's knees yo.









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Old 06-03-2013, 07:39 PM
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Very nice.

Next winter for sure.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:26 PM
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Really turned out great eric. What fork is that by the way?
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:37 AM
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Re: My Ottrott reborn

That's the original F2.

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Old 06-04-2013, 05:18 AM
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Wow. Love that rig. That and a certain green tinted Crumpton. Tint on carbon is to me better than paint................
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:36 AM
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One of my favorite Serottas. Eric, it always fascinates me how your fit is constantly changing. I looked up the last posted pic of your Ottrott when the carbon was still green-tinted... definitely less saddle-to-bar drop now than you had previously. Looks like your saddle height might've gone down slightly as well. What changed? How did you arrive at your new position? I always think about tinkering with my position... but then it never happens...

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:52 AM
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I did a fit with a well respected guy around me (Mike Monastero at Babylon bike). He verified me cleat position (was good), put a Specialized shim in my shoes for the tilt in my foot position (smallest one) and lowered my saddle because he saw some hip movement.

Since we were working with an existing bike, he didn't do as much with the front end, but he did recommend short and a bit higher. I wasn't getting as much power as low as I was. I could do over 100 miles that way so comfort wasn't the issue. I think I'm very adaptable so it was good to have a pro-eye put things in check.

I did slowly go back to a longer and lower position keeping the saddle placement the same. I got to the point again where some people recommended going shorter and higher. Turns out, they are right. I don't have a power meter, but I feel more power output and I'm no slower in my current position. I might even experiment with a little less reach, but no more than 1cm and I'm not sure I will yet. I can flat terrain all day in the drops, do most of my climbing on the hoods and reserve the tops for the steepest grades. I'm not closing in on my breathing and I feel like I can get my legs over the top of the crank without too much effort. That tells me I'm pretty close to ideal.

I've entertained seeking another fit with a place that has all the fancy stuff (power, Retul, etc.). I'd prefer some references as I don't know what kind of experience they have with road guys. Guy was trained/certified by that Paul Levine school, but I want to be sure the guy understands bike handling as well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:13 AM
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Love the color !!!!! It's fantastic ...
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:40 AM
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Cool... thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:18 PM
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My Ottrott reborn

That tint is just beautiful. Love it


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Old 06-05-2013, 01:19 AM
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Very nice.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:57 PM
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Holy sh*t! Beautiful (sucker for red-tinted carbon myself)
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