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Aprire Vincenza

menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
edited March 2016 in Your road bikes
From a company local to me my new carbon steed!

Aprire Vincenza equipped with Shimano Ultegra and Mavic Kysrium Elites. Paint scheme is the standard but with custom red colour and white logos.

16187768064_28684fa15f_b.jpgBike by menthel, on Flickr

Needs to be taken out for a proper ride now!
RIP commute...
Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    Bars are all wrong, pointing upwards. Shifters then need to be re-placed accordingly. Saddle needs to be leveled. A bit of stem slamming would be polite
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    The bars are funny ones. Zero 100 shallows- http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... edahbas436

    They probably do need a tweak but from the short ride I have they are comfy so far. The angle is probably also affected by the bike leaning against the fence- it's not straight!

    The whole setup will be tweaked when I get a chance to give it a long ride!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 857
    The flat bits on the drops are meant to be level with the ground I think.

    If you try some out of the saddle sprinting as they are now you'll know if their current angle is workable for you. I wouldn't be able to stand up and still be able to grab the drops comfortably as they are now unless my upper arm grew about 10 inches.

    But that's me.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Bondurant wrote:
    The flat bits on the drops are meant to be level with the ground I think.

    If you try some out of the saddle sprinting as they are now you'll know if their current angle is workable for you. I wouldn't be able to stand up and still be able to grab the drops comfortably as they are now unless my upper arm grew about 10 inches.

    But that's me.

    Not with these bars. If they were horizontal the the hoods would be unridable!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • eddiefiolaeddiefiola Posts: 344
    seem to be more like a Classic bend where the bars will slope down into the hoods, so giving a kind of U to place your hands, that way the drops end up level with the ground.

    Kinda like

    L5faXvA.jpg

    Nice bike either way!
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    ^^^This with reference to the bars but you still have a nice bike there.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    eddiefiola wrote:
    seem to be more like a Classic bend where the bars will slope down into the hoods, so giving a kind of U to place your hands, that way the drops end up level with the ground.

    Kinda like

    L5faXvA.jpg

    Nice bike either way!

    Thanks, will get out and ride it and then tweak. Rewrapping and tweaking lever position is one of those things that is not beyond me!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    menthel wrote:
    eddiefiola wrote:
    seem to be more like a Classic bend where the bars will slope down into the hoods, so giving a kind of U to place your hands, that way the drops end up level with the ground.

    Kinda like

    L5faXvA.jpg

    Nice bike either way!

    Thanks, will get out and ride it and then tweak. Rewrapping and tweaking lever position is one of those things that is not beyond me!

    Yes, that Pinarello has the correct line, yours is way out... do it again! :D
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    menthel wrote:
    eddiefiola wrote:
    seem to be more like a Classic bend where the bars will slope down into the hoods, so giving a kind of U to place your hands, that way the drops end up level with the ground.

    Kinda like

    L5faXvA.jpg

    Nice bike either way!

    Thanks, will get out and ride it and then tweak. Rewrapping and tweaking lever position is one of those things that is not beyond me!

    Yes, that Pinarello has the correct line, yours is way out... do it again! :D

    I didn't do it the first time! :P

    I will adjust and rewrap one evening in the week of given the chance.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • holiverholiver Posts: 800
    Lovely bike other than the set up issues others have noted. Perhaps replace them with some compact bars like the Deda RHM models if you don't get on with the shape?

    Let us know how it rides!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    have it however you like and find comfortable, sod the established aesthetics :wink:
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  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 857
    There's 'comfortable' and there's 'not being able to ride it in the drops as the angle is nearer vertical than horizontal'
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Bars like this then?

    16190372634_70fe34f24c_b.jpgBars by -menthel-

    Obviously I will be moving the hoods into a more realistic position
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • btiratsoobtiratsoo Posts: 204
    Much better, but please, no more photos containing leopard print.....

    Lovely bike fella regardless of set up or leopard print.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    Yes, that's how they were meant to be mounted on a "sportive" frame geometry like yours.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    btiratsoo wrote:
    Much better, but please, no more photos containing leopard print.....

    Lovely bike fella regardless of set up or leopard print.

    Blimey, those seat covers have never got such a reaction before!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • btiratsoobtiratsoo Posts: 204
    Hahaha. All in jest mate.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Leopard print warning!!!

    16813167702_a42cce17e9_b.jpgHoods by -menthel-

    Looks right? Feels ok to me. Will have to do the other side now!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Perfect

    Excellent!

    Other side done, shame they had wrapped the tape incorrectly on the left so that I had to completely redo it as they had wound it the wrong way round! Still, it looks much neater after my redo!

    More photos tomorrow if the weather is ok.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    Top job looks bang on now, the bike shop must have let the Saturday lad do it the first time. :)
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    diamonddog wrote:
    Top job looks bang on now, the bike shop must have let the Saturday lad do it the first time. :)

    You may be right with the handlebar setup!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    I thought you did it...
    On the basis of that, I would double cheek any vital bolt is actually torqued... someone who fits a set of bars that way doesn't know what he's doing
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    I thought you did it...
    On the basis of that, I would double cheek any vital bolt is actually torqued... someone who fits a set of bars that way doesn't know what he's doing

    Seconded. The taping is a bit of a red flag as well. Good practice to check all bolts on any new bike purchase anyway.
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  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Really like that - be interested to hear how the longer test rides go.
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    16692692038_9fc282f90b_b.jpgBike in the park. by menthel, on Flickr

    Went out for a lap of the park (only one- I have a half marathon to run tomorrow!) and the bike is superb. No other set up issues with it. It is smooth, responsive and feels fast. In fact there were times where I think it was disappointed that I couldn't go faster! It really is a joy to ride. Next will be to find some time to get out into the Surrey Hills and see how it copes with those knee poppers!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Oh, and the bars are very comfortable. Suit my hands better than the RHM01 on the Italia.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    25627805052_1b11c8b346_b.jpgAll Photos-1665 by -menthel-

    Got the spot bike out yesterday and stuck my bespoke archetype/hope wheels on it with some Michelin pro4 s/c tyres. Just enough clearance for comfort and I am sure it will feel better than the skinny ksyrium elites that were on there. However, it just doesn't look as good! I think it needs deeper, carbon wheels... ;)
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    it actually looks OK and it suits you, as a chubby middle aged cyclo-amateur. Carbon wheels look good if you are skinny as a hound dog, with a slammed stem and average 25 mph or so
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    it actually looks OK and it suits you, as a chubby middle aged cyclo-amateur. Carbon wheels look good if you are skinny as a hound dog, with a slammed stem and average 25 mph or so

    As charming as always. And you are older than me... ;)
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
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