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My BMC RaceMaster so far.....

adukeofkentadukeofkent Posts: 82
edited April 2010 in Your road bikes
My BMC RaceMaster so far.....

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Sorry about rubbish pic sizes. First time transporting them

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  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
    will be checking when it's built!
    LOL road riding.
  • Its finished! All bar the chain needs a replacement link as it managed to damage it during riviting. Otherwise its sweet.

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    and finally

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    What do you guys think?
  • CarbonCopyCarbonCopy Posts: 492
    I like the colour scheme very much.Proven quality Ritchey gear never disapoints.
    The stem looks a strange angle but if it feels right thats all that matters.
    You need to add a spec sheet of the build.
    Also NapD won`t give you a badge as its not presented correctly in the pictures :D
  • robmurr2000robmurr2000 Posts: 166
    Looks good,I like it,but personally,I'd flip the stem.
  • Gosh well I hope ive got it right enough this time

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    Frame: BMC SLX01 (09)
    Forks: Easton Edge
    Bars: Ritchey WCS Alloy Logic II Wet Black
    Stem: Ritchey WCS Alloy 4-Axis Wet Black Oversized Stem
    Headset: BMC came with frame
    Bar Tape: Richey Pro

    Front Brake Lever: Ultegra 6700
    Front Caliper: Ultegra 6700
    Rear Brake Lever: Ultegra 6700
    Rear Caliper: Ultegra 6700


    Shifters: Ultegra 6700
    Cables: Ultegra 6700
    Front Mech: Ultegra 6700
    Rear Mech: Ultegra 6700


    Seat: Ritchey WCS Streem V2 Saddle
    Seat Post: BMC Stream Post


    Cranks: Ultegra 6700
    Chainring(s): Ultegra 6700 - 39T - 53T
    Chain:
    Cassette: Ultegra 6700 11t - 28T
    Pedals: Look Keo
    Bottom Bracket: Ultegra 6700

    Front Wheel: Easton SL50 (too big to take the tires just like the others)
    Tire: Conti 4000s

    Back Wheel: Easton SL50


    Hows that?
  • In regards to the stem I was not aware that the angle was going to be the angle it is.
    Basically I ordered the wrong one but actually it does fit me well.

    Problem with stems is you cant try them all without buying them so this was a calcualted guess with the surprise of the angle.

    The frame is a 56 where as my old frame is a 58. It comes up quite big though.
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    isnt that a standard 6 degree stem. turn it over and it will be level.
  • oh ok school boy error!
  • gazedsgazeds Posts: 182
    got the eastons on my bianchi with conti 4000,s. tyres go on no problem
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    rake wrote:
    isnt that a standard 6 degree stem. turn it over and it will be level.

    it will also lower and extend his hand position by several inches - which may not be what he wants...

    If your position is ok where it is, then leave it. Ignore what the 'image nazis' tell you.....
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    softlad wrote:
    rake wrote:
    isnt that a standard 6 degree stem. turn it over and it will be level.

    it will also lower and extend his hand position by several inches - which may not be what he wants...

    If your position is ok where it is, then leave it. Ignore what the 'image nazis' tell you.....

    +1

    Whilst it looks better when the stem doesn't stick up like that, it needs to fit right and that is more important!

    Nice looking bike there.
  • CarbonCopyCarbonCopy Posts: 492
    Yeah like i mentioned in my first post,if the stem feels right leave it.turning it over may give you lower back pain.Key word being "may".
    Enjoy the bike its a beaut!!.
  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    Lovely, there's something about BMC Bikes that I just seem to love. Can't quite put my finger on it.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Bill-87 wrote:
    Lovely, there's something about BMC Bikes that I just seem to love. Can't quite put my finger on it.

    Me neither!

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  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    Maybe that's it..... :lol:
  • Flipped the stem whilst watching Paris Roubaix. I have to confess that my simple mind did not accept that if I fipped it the stem it would look 'normal'. I believed it would be angled down. anyway lesson learned

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    In regards to body position, the handlebars on my old Allez elite 58 frame were significantly lower than the BMC, even thought the BMC is a 56. By flipping the stem (which I must have measured wrong as it is longer than the allez) it is slight longer but I intend to Race the bike in Crits so comfort is not too much of a issue than using it for sportives. We shall see how it goes. When I road it yesterday the handlebars felt rather high anyway so all should be well.

    Cheers for pointing out my mistakes and not taking the pi$$ too much.

    I stand by my statement about easton sl50s. Me and the mechanic at my lbs wrestled for 20 mins to get the tire on
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    I see you've got a workstand like mine - the Lifeline Spindoctor from Wiggle if I'm not mistaken?

    Take care with your pride and joy bike. I've broken two of those workstands, the second time leaving the bike permanently attached to the jaw :shock:

    Not the best.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed


    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • Wow ok, will watch out for that!

    I always thought it has been a great 'budget' workstand. Does the job.

    Cheers for the heads up.
  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
    BMCs are OK i suppose
    LOL road riding.
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    NapoleonD wrote:
    softlad wrote:
    rake wrote:
    isnt that a standard 6 degree stem. turn it over and it will be level.

    it will also lower and extend his hand position by several inches - which may not be what he wants...

    If your position is ok where it is, then leave it. Ignore what the 'image nazis' tell you.....

    +1

    Whilst it looks better when the stem doesn't stick up like that, it needs to fit right and that is more important!

    Nice looking bike there.
    +2 i have my stem pointing up as well. i just pointed out that it could be flipped if he needed, he didnt seem to know.
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