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Cinelli Saetta Sprint Veloce

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
edited October 2013 in Your road bikes
Well, I finally ended all my dithering and replaced my CAAD8 with this:

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It's stock apart from the pedals, lights and cages. Tyres are rotten, though so will chuck on my Pro3 & 4 combo when I've got a mo'

It's just a hill. Get over it.

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  • Needs the stem slamming and the bars sorting me thinks....

    Much better than the CAAD?
  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Just building up a Saetta, nice bike
    Cervelo R5
    Cinelli Saetta
    Giant XTC
    Raleigh Classic
  • Very nice, would be interested to hear how it rides; agree with the comment regarding the bars.
    “Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Hunter S Thompson
  • buzzwoldbuzzwold Posts: 197
    Very nice. If only Cinelli would bring this out in the same colour way as the 2014 Experience then I would have to change all my current plans.

    Oh, and I still don't understand the need to slam the bars unless you really need to for comfort/handling
    Someone's just passed me again
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    It's got to be fast it's red. Nice looking bike.
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    Really nice looking bikes are Cinellis. Hard to tell regarding the bars at this funny angle. Would be interested to know what you make of it compared to the Dale.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    What's wrong with my bars??? As for the stem, I'll drop a new, 1cm shorter stem on and see how I go - did the same on the CAAD8 and it was much more comfortable

    It's "different" to the CAAD - which I also loved - it's probably a little less harsh at the back end, but just as stiff when I life my lardy ar53 out of the saddle or really put the hammer down. The top tube has a lot more 'give' in it, so it's much kinder over rougher roads. I'd say that the 'dale was slightly more focused when descending, say.

    The CAAD8 was a lovely thing and I was sorely tempted by a CAAD10, but given my freakish physiology (short legs, long body) a 'compact' frame fits me better. Plus I wanted to give Campag a go, and I've not regretted it so far.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    The bars are a classic bend, so the bottom should be roughly level with the ground, like this:

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    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    yes... :D
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    No

    Having ridden many bikes with a "classic" bend (including when they were just "Bars" and there was just a bend, no classic involved) parallel drops are bloody uncomfortable. So I think I'll keep my bars just so, thanks.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • buzzwoldbuzzwold Posts: 197
    SecretSam wrote:
    No

    Having ridden many bikes with a "classic" bend (including when they were just "Bars" and there was just a bend, no classic involved) parallel drops are bloody uncomfortable. So I think I'll keep my bars just so, thanks.

    Nice one SS. I get a bit fed up with the photo fascists trying to tell people how they should set their bike up and I think you're reply was spot on.
    Someone's just passed me again
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    buzzwold wrote:
    SecretSam wrote:
    No

    Having ridden many bikes with a "classic" bend (including when they were just "Bars" and there was just a bend, no classic involved) parallel drops are bloody uncomfortable. So I think I'll keep my bars just so, thanks.

    Nice one SS. I get a bit fed up with the photo fascists trying to tell people how they should set their bike up and I think you're reply was spot on.

    Thanks you muchly. Mind you, the photo I did isn't the best, perhaps I need to capture it from a better angle.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Needs the stem slamming and the bars sorting me thinks....

    Much better than the CAAD?
    What does stem slamming mean please?
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    SecretSam wrote:
    No

    Having ridden many bikes with a "classic" bend (including when they were just "Bars" and there was just a bend, no classic involved) parallel drops are bloody uncomfortable. So I think I'll keep my bars just so, thanks.

    If you find classic bars that are setup properly uncomfortable, why not try compact bars or 3T Tornovas?

    http://www.3tcycling.com/roadbars/tornova

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    declan1 is right, bars should be set up correctly. If they are not set up correctly then get some different ones. Otherwise you are not getting the best of them and making them more uncomfortable than they should be in other positions.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    Surely bars are set up correctly when they are comfortable??? Or am I being thick?

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    SecretSam wrote:
    Surely bars are set up correctly when they are comfortable??? Or am I being thick?

    Bars are like saddles - some bars suit some people but not others. I personally don't like classic bend bars and use compact ones, but only to get the flat transition from bar to hoods.

    Having those bars tilted up like that is like having a saddle pointing heavily nose-down to alleviate pain.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    Uh, so I'm still getting grief about my bar position? TBH, my first change will be to drop a shorter stem on - then we'll go from there.

    And I didn't choose the bars - they came with the bike (original bars were insanely narrow so Wiggle sent replacements, which was these - Ritchey classics)

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Don't mind the people complaining about your bars, it is your bike, so set it up how YOU want.

    Lovely looking bike though!
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