Was wondering when i'd take shit for the small ring pic! Thats just how i leave it after every ride. Also on a small cog on the cassette. Read somewhere that its better for the RD to leave it all coiled up so the springs dont get stretched. Just too lazy to change it for the foto. Surprised no one said anything about the caps on the valve stems. PA - that nosedown saddle is the result of getting prostatitis from continued pressure on the anterior perineum (basically all the junk in front of your sit bones) really an unpleasant condition. I found that unloading the front relieved my troubles. Once i got use to it, it felt very natural. If anyone else finds themselves with prostatitis -from its worth trying.
As far as the stem spacers go, i think the shop wanted to give me some leeway both up and down, so it may change but, i'm not averse to leaving it like that. I rode it today for 2 hrs and found the positioning very close to perfect -for gotta hand it to my lbs for being meticulous and measuring everything from the old ride. If anything it feels like i could drop the bars just a bit. The bars have a very shallow drop and i found it much more comfortable than prior large drop bars. Meaning i might actually use them!
I appreciate all the comments - the saddle is black and white and came off my trainer bike. Its a generic "velo" brand a little clunky, but very comfortable. Need to find a replacement that has a similar profile. Upturned tail. Fizik Aliante, maybe. Gobi? Or since it feels good probably should just leave it. Any suggestions?
Thanks Madvax for getting the pic in the thread. I dont know wtf is wrong w/me that i still cant post pics.
I'm gonna post a first impression in a separate thread so it can be found when searching. But here's a teaser: it doesnt suck!