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lean said:
As far as the team, let me know when they have a Protour license, actual bike sponsors, and a list of signed riders.
If AC wins the tour, his new team could pull the license Ala Cervelo Test team-Also you have to consider that Pat "The rule bender" McQuaid would favor it, as long as the cash flow & the infrastructure is there. What I really like about this possible move is that Alberto is showing his influence and power in the sport and can easily depart from the LA/JB circus to begin his on path.
 
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Seat could go marginally lower as he needs slightly more bend on the extension. Could do with a shorter stem though. But in saying that a lot of people habitually ride with locked arms while on the hoods so its hard to tell.
 
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ilillillli said:
this is showing my ignorance (but it probably shows anyway)... but... how can everyone tell his bike fit is obviously wrong? i just want to know what to look for. any help anyone has is appreciated.
He's not way off but his upper body is clearly stretched out. Hard to tell from photo at 45 degree angle. Saddle's off slightly. Height and fore/aft need to be tweaked. Lower body joint angles need to be correct and then I'd look at stem length, bar, and lever positioning in pretty much that order.

The more I think about it he probably just borrowed the bike from a shop and returned it the same day not bothering to get things right just to take a few pics.

Other resources

Old School and Free:
Ed Burke's High Tech Cycling viewable online, check Ch 3 on positioning
http://books.google.com/books?id=msdT4iQ50cgC&dq=Ed+Burke+high+tech+cycling&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=qvJbSq2JG4fjlAfu3ejiDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4

New School and not free:
My favorite system which is idiot proof but expensive is Retul. I do not have any association with this company, they're just VERY good at what they do.
http://www.retul.com/

There are probably other parts of the forum that are helpful under the topic of General
 
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After being "teammates" with Lewis at McLaren, I'm sure Fred can empathize with Contador's situation. Rumors are flying that he'll be driving one of the red cars next year. Maybe he could sign some Italian talent, too.
 
lean said:
We're going to play a little game called "you know you're a D-BAG when..."

You know you're a D-BAG when....
....you spend 7 thousand euros on a bike and don't bother to have it fit properly, never mind another thousand in apparel

You know you're a D-BAG when....
...you spend 7 thousand on a bike and you only put 1 water bottle cage on the Italian masterpiece, how far are you going to ride on 24 ounces of fluid?

You know you're a D-BAG when....
...you get a chance to ride with the reigning TDF champion and it's clearly just a photo opportunity

You know you're a D-BAG when....
...you're totally faking looking like a real roadie with your "buddy" Carlos and are completely unaware that you've failed

Hate to blow up the man-crush but somebody had to do it.

As far as the team, let me know when they have a Protour license, actual bike sponsors, and a list of signed riders. When, and if they do, I'll actually be happy because I would really like to see Contador riding freely and aggresively on his own team against the top contenders. BTW, none of those girls pictured really "do it" for me either, I'm too much of a gentleman to explain why.
Tbh he can do what he wants with his money/friends, both of which are plentiful in supply.
 
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180mmCrank said:
No expert but...

His leg is hyper-extended - so seat too high? - and his arms are coming out of his sockets - maybe too much drop to the bars?

Others will know better than me ;)
i'd be looking to shorten the stem and drop the saddle, maybe also a couple about 20mm of spacers too..there is no way he will be able to comfortably use the drops........he's struggling on the hoods. Undercarriage will also be taking a hammering from a saddle too high and carrying his weight rather than being supported on the legs.

tosser.

PS. i have no problem with his taste in women however :)
 
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lean said:
You know you're a D-BAG when....
...you get a chance to ride with the reigning TDF champion and it's clearly just a photo opportunity.
Clearly, that is actually the current TDF champion taking a photo opportunity with a double F1 World Champion!

;)
 
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whiteboytrash said:
I'm sooo wet !
This is weird. Why do people have such strong emotions, either positive or negative, regarding public figures such as these athletes? Living vicariously?
I may be wrong, but I have not yet seen any posting from any of the so-called "fanboys" here regarding the excretion of bodily fluids in response to the object of their "man-crush". If you were his girlfriend, I could see this kind of reaction, but jeez.... how 'bout a little perspective

(I have nothing against AC, but just try to look at everyone with a dose of reality)
 

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Deagol said:
This is weird. Why do people have such strong emotions, either positive or negative, regarding public figures such as these athletes? Living vicariously?
I may be wrong, but I have not yet seen any posting from any of the so-called "fanboys" here regarding the excretion of bodily fluids in response to the object of their "man-crush". If you were his girlfriend, I could see this kind of reaction, but jeez.... how 'bout a little perspective

(I have nothing against AC, but just try to look at everyone with a dose of reality)
That comment by WBT was nothing to do with AC - it was about the photo of F1 champ Alonso with Satre..... and I believe his 'excitement' was about the Colnago in the foto.
 

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Deagol said:
(I have nothing against AC, but just try to look at everyone with a dose of reality)
Wrong forum mate. If I hear another bad would about Contador I'll give you a Chinese burn.

Now who's voting for Alberto in CyclingNews's 50 most eligible bachelors ?
 
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Deagol said:
This is weird. Why do people have such strong emotions, either positive or negative, regarding public figures such as these athletes? Living vicariously?
I may be wrong, but I have not yet seen any posting from any of the so-called "fanboys" here regarding the excretion of bodily fluids in response to the object of their "man-crush". If you were his girlfriend, I could see this kind of reaction, but jeez.... how 'bout a little perspective

(I have nothing against AC, but just try to look at everyone with a dose of reality)

I have nothing against AC, LA, or CS. I am against man-crushes, hero/idol worship, idealising celebrity, and living vicariously. In fact, I don't have a problem with the F1 driver either, I hope he picks up cycling "for real" although I doubt he will b/c I get the sense he's got a lot of options when it comes to recreation already.
 
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whiteboytrash said:
Agreed......

As an individual that started bikes racing as a junior in the early 80's and also has a lot of traithlons under his belt, Including tri's up to Ironman length. I started out as a biker/runner and I will say one thing that I have tried to make sure I was not pictured as triathltee. It is not because I discount being a triathlete becuase I am very proud of it. It is because there is always a picture like this.
 
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gjdavis60 said:
After being "teammates" with Lewis at McLaren, I'm sure Fred can empathize with Contador's situation. Rumors are flying that he'll be driving one of the red cars next year. Maybe he could sign some Italian talent, too.
Ferrari and Colnago go way back, so if the red car rumour is true I suspect there's a bike manufacturer who'd give the team all the support they need. In fact the ill-fitting bike in the photo might be taken as confirmation of Alonso's upcoming defection.
 
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Just cause you have this pic postered above your bed, doesnt mean you should post it on this forum. Keep your fascination with men in nuthuggers to yourself. :p

whiteboytrash said:
Agreed......
 

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