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Old 05-22-2013, 03:47 PM
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the -17 stem will allow you to bolt to the top of the steerer tube and point down to about where the bars are currently. it would eliminate the steerer bulge at the top. it wouldn't be at the same angle as the top tube. the bike is a beauty by the way.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:55 PM
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Beautiful...

That front triangle looks like Max.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:26 PM
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Wicked nice!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:27 PM
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Totally beautiful, the fillet brazing is out of this world, and those colors... if I get myself a custom frame, that's one of the color combinations I will strongly consider. Congratulations on graduating and getting such a gem, great way to start your post GS life!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:31 PM
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Holy crap.
That's awesome.
Put campy on that.
Im with jtakeda that's nice, looks like a short wheelbase road rocket....Campy 10 silver.........
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:45 PM
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The mitering and brazing of the TT/SeatStay/ST junction is insane.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:25 AM
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found page

I found a helpful stem calculator:

http://alex.phred.org/stemchart/Default.aspx

Think I got it from the Forum.

I can't say for sure but that stem could be -10 as well. I believe it should be stated on the stem somewhere close to the length.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:36 AM
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thomson stems seem to 10*
a 17* stem will probably go past horizontal...would be real surprised if the head angle wasn't steeper than 73*

personally i think 6 and 10* stems look best on threadless forks on road bikes...

awesome frame
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Glad to have found an audience that appreciates this frame! My wife often pokes fun at me for the amount of time I spend just looking at this bike--I wish my photos could capture it better.

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thomson stems seem to 10*
a 17* stem will probably go past horizontal...would be real surprised if the head angle wasn't steeper than 73*

personally i think 6 and 10* stems look best on threadless forks on road bikes...

awesome frame
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the -17 stem will allow you to bolt to the top of the steerer tube and point down to about where the bars are currently. it would eliminate the steerer bulge at the top. it wouldn't be at the same angle as the top tube. the bike is a beauty by the way.
In responding to the discussion about cutting the steerer I confused the two stem-related comments. Sorry for the confusion - - - basically I'm comfortable with the reach on the front, and not worried enough about the aesthetics to worry about stem changes at this point.

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That front triangle looks like Max.
The top tube is noticeably ovalized like Max tubing. I'll have to check to see if the other tubes are as well. Apparently Yamaguchi uses a mix of available tubing in putting these bikes together (still hoping to get specifics from him on this particular build at some point).

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Totally beautiful, the fillet brazing is out of this world, and those colors... if I get myself a custom frame, that's one of the color combinations I will strongly consider. Congratulations on graduating and getting such a gem, great way to start your post GS life!
Thanks! Grad school was definitely a long haul, but it's great to move on to the next stage of life.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:28 PM
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i wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't max tubing, but actually some tubing he designed and had TT make for him
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:36 PM
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Was Max tubing profiled as wide at the ST as this Yamaguchi? This frame was a total S*C*O*R*E.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:27 PM
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i wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't max tubing, but actually some tubing he designed and had TT make for him
Pretty sure you're right--looking at some more detailed photos of max tubing, I would say that the top tube on this bike is manipulated more drastically. The other tubes in the main triangle are also ovalized, but much more subtly than the top tube.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:00 AM
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Gorgeous.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:30 AM
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Almost one year in . . .

. . . and I absolutely love riding this bike.





(Yes, I realize that the bottle holder is still horribly out of place. All in good time.)
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:51 AM
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Love this bike!!

Enjoy the crap out of it!!!






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