Spring is HERE!! lets see your RIDE!!

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Here's mine! Now lets see your your's!!

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Rick,  Very nice, smooth,

Rick,
 Very nice, smooth, aero looking bike with the seat and red bag looking as though they were one item!

Good to see Dinotte lights on another Silvio! Is the rear the Daylight light?

Can you reach the two water bottles while riding, and is the width less than your shoulder width, as it is a neat arrangement.

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Here you go, from a few days

Here you go, from a few days ago, before the planned (minor) overhaul.

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Hi SS - thanks. The front and

Hi SS - thanks. The front and rear are Dinotte Daytime system. They rock for daytime visibility.

Jeremy, so we will need new pic's after the minor overhaul. The cruzbike aero wheels are starting to grow on me, do you know there wieght?

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Today, sunny but only 36F

Mine is still in the development phase, same for the rider Smile

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Bent Up Cycles Aero Bag

Rick,
looking at your bike, I was seeking to put a ?Bent Up Cycles Aero Bag on a standard Silvio 2.0 seat.
Here my solution: With two plastic tube clamps, I added a bracket to the headrest tubes. This bracket prevents the bag from sliding down and touching the rear wheel. 
 

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Hey Marc, you got Crud

Hey Marc, you got Crud RoadRacers on the back but why not the front? What size tyres are you using? Mine are 23mm so it wasn't too difficult to get the clearance -- wondering how tight/possible it is with a 25 or 28mm tyre.

Here's my baby. One of the few with the older white-only logo lettering. I really like the large Topeak saddle bag and how it fits under the cage. A few weeks ago, I strengthened the Minoura "under saddle" bottle cage holder with some cable-ties to the headrest. This worked to make it more solid as the weight of the bottle used to make it tip backward over a few hours. Now it is rock solid which is a good thing for my rear light positioning.

Last night, I attached a nice small bag to my frame. It is a really nice netbook sized bag that my wife no longer uses so I commandeered it. I removed the shoulder strap, and the loops where the shoulder strap usually attaches now have black velcro straps through them. These double-sided black velcro straps loop tightly around the frame (not the seat) and I now leave them on the frame as you don't even notice them. The small red bag provides less aero drag than my other larger panniers. Ultra-light touring anyone?

What's next to tweak? I would love to make my headrest height adjustable as I think I could benefit from it being a bit lower. And I want to try bullhorn-brifters like Ratz pioneered, and what Marc has above! I think I've done around 4000-5000km on this bike so far.

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Crud Road Racers

Ivan,
I'm going to change the front break to a black one. That's the only reason why the front fender isn't installed yet. I have to drill two additional holes in the fender to accommodate for the higher mounting position of the attachment bars. The chain on the 10 speed cassette would rub on the attachment if it were mounted at a lower position.
 

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Marc, take a close look at

Marc, take a close look at how I mounted mine. At first I also thought I had to drill the fender but it's not necessary. On the side with disc brake tabs, mount the attachment bracket on the disc brake tabs. Then on the drive side mount that one slightly higher so as to clear the chain. Mine has a few mm clearance and I also use 10 speed cassette. This means the attachment brackets are slightly asymmetrical. It's not noticeable just looking at the bike. Having them asymmetrical does not adversely affect the adjustment of the fenders. My guess is you tried to place them symmetrically at first, like me, and faced problems with chain interference -- like me!

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CRUD ROAD RACERS

Thanks Ivan,
I will give it a try once my black break is installed (was BO)

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Nicely done Marc. Great

Nicely done Marc. Great bags.

Ivan, I gotta tell you, I love those American classic wheels!

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bent up aero bag

I have modified this aero bag significantly.  The Silvio seat is narrower than a typical HR seat and as such the bag was way too wide.  It has been sliced and diced while the headrest goes through the top in order to get the look I was seeking.  The jury is still out whether I got there or not?

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The future called

Trplay,

The future called.  It wants it's bike back.

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another angle

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Bent Up Bag II

Tryplay - Bike looks fantastic - I like the Black & White theme, the Flo wheels work perfect with the ascetics of the bike - Good Job!

Here are some pic's of the Bent Aero Bag and how I made it work with the stock seat.

This is the piece of plastic - not sure what type, but I simply cut the piece out from an irrigation box from Home Depot. I used heat over my stove to make the curve. And then Velcro'd it the sock seat to form an extension of the existing seat to get the bag to fit. As if the seat was your standard hardshell in which the bag was intended.

Here is the extension Velcro'd to the stock seat.

Seat pad covers extension somewhat - this is a Ventisit pad

Mockup to show bag is now filled out and can not slide down. I zip tied the top of the plastic extension to the neck rest top for more stablilty

Hera is the plastic extension with the bag and 2 holes drilled to zip tie to neckrest tube

And a really bad photo from iPhone with everything in place. I used a piece of open cell (cut from stock Bacchetta seat pad) foam behind the seat pad to give me a little shoulder rise, but not necessary to make extension work with stock seat.

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Nice mod

That's a good fix.  Me thinks I'll copy it.  Thanks.

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Spring is my favorite time of

Spring is my favorite time of the year to ride.

Silvio and buddies Rans Extream

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Spring what spring?

Cold and rainy here all but one day since this thread started. I'm calling Jinx! 

Bikes are just itching to get back on the road. We caught them trying to sneek out today....

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Ratz - I'm looking forward to

Ratz - I'm looking forward to seeing photo's of those two beauties together on the spring country roads - soooon!

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Okayyyy.....

Maybe it's trick photography or maybe it's just me, but in the above pics doesn't it look like trplay has trained his Silvio to stand up ON ITS OWN? Wish I could do that!
(great build btw!)

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STAND UP ON ITS OWN

Frame and rims must be helium filled Wink

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spring time ride

nice warm day for an afternoon ride today.

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Hey Romelman - Been wanting

Hey Romelman - Been wanting to ask, here do you get your graphics?

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Trplay, The future called.

Trplay,

The future called.  It wants it's bike back

+1 on that or was it Gotham city! And before you return it get a batman cycling suite to match.

Stunning bike Trplay!

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With Spring comes the wind

Rick,

Just so you know I had to ride a long ways straight into a 25mph head wind to get you a nice spring picture.

And then the ghost of Arty Johnson had to go and show up.

Fortunately no bikes where harmed in the making of these photos and I finished my first 1/2 century of the spring; and I did it into a 25mph head wind to boot. Without the Silvio I would have just stayed home on a windy day like that.

I'm a little tired but not bad.

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Ratz - so good to see you got

Ratz - so good to see you got a break in weather and let the beast out it cage.

With 25 mph headwind and 50 miles, I will give you full credit for an entire century!!

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Heh, try a full century with

Heh, try a full century with 25-30mph winds... Sebring has been windy the last two years I was there. Sounds like Calvin's Challenge was windy today too.

-Eric
 

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Rick, are you the same weight

Rick,
are you the same weight as the Rans Extream rider?

Have you done any roll down tests with you on your smooth looking bike, then swapping bikes and doing the roll down test again?

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Hello SS I owned a Rans

Hello SS

I owned a Rans Xstream Team, it was bout 2 lbs lighter than my Current Silvio. The Silvio is a faster bike, down-up-flat, etc.

Tim the owner of this particular Xstream, is a little heavier than me, but I will still pass him on roll down hills (no pedal). To me the Exstream becomes unstable after 30 mph - it feels like a loaded down pick-up truck.

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Rick,  It looks like the

Rick,
 It looks like the better Aero of the Silvio makes the difference.

On the Cycle Oregon 2013 I was rolling down hills 3 to 6 kph (2 to 4 mph) faster than Bacchetta Giro 26" and Corsa 650 with 70 to 90 Kgs riders, compared to my 106 kg light weight.

I asked a few that had mountain bike shoes, if they wanted to swap bikes on the decent, to see what difference my weight made  rolling only, but none would swap!!!
I suppose  they did not trust me, as on previous descents I was passing them 15 to 20 kph (6 to 12 MPH) faster when pedaling hard

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I finished my (slower than

I finished my (slower than expected) Spring overhaul: disassembled some things, regreased some things, retightened some things, trimmed all the cables down to fit (no more thigh interference please), retuned, rewrapped the bars, and added a bag behind the seat (large Topeak bag, Ivan's recommendation). In the end the bike looks pretty much the same! So no new picture. When the rain clears up here in MA I can finally enjoy the bike again.

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Now Spring is really here

Each spring when the tree blooms we take our photos for that winters project. This year it was the Silvo's turn.

These were taken after logging about 100 miles over the memorial day weekend. After that many miles and the best photo op was in the front yard.

The tree would normally look better in a few days but they are predicting rain which will probably mean this is the peak bloom this year.

Horns up and ready to run

Keep thinking I should photo shop out the KickStand just to continue the trend.

Sitting up on a 6 ft tall ledge fortunately there was no wind this time.

Between the water bladder, the boom bottle and a third no pictured; I finish the 75 mile ride with water left over. Should be great for those 100 milers in the summer heat.

Was going to link in the hirez offsite stuff but Apparently I'm just a spammer   Smile

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Well so much for Spring,

Well so much for Spring, Summer is here early (in Northern California) and I think she is confused as to what it month it is.

This whole week to be in the 100's topping 109F next Monday, geeez! Normal is 80 to 90's for June. Some crazy, crazy weather this year.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Redding+CA+96001:4:US

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The wheels on Romelman's bike

The wheels on Romelman's bike *look* to me like the carbon ones from Light-Bicycle. They offer custom graphics at no/low cost. Like 'em or hate 'em, the Chinese make very high quality rims that are stupid low cost. I have two co-workers who have bought a total of 4 sets and swear by them. I almost bought a set for my V build, but went low-weight instead of aero from local builder Industry Nine. http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-road-bike/carbon-road-bike-wheels

My rear I-9 Ultralight CX wheel; tubeless, disc, no rim track, 1350 grams F&R total.
http://www.industrynine.net/road-wheels/5/UL+CX+Disc#

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Sometimes the bike is just the backdrop

Misplaced this spring photo.