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cycling trip to WI: good times (pics)
Last Post 05/16/2013 01:49 PM by CERV __. 22 Replies.
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Entheo

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05/15/2013 02:39 PM
just back from an overnighter to lake geneva wi for our 7 year anniversary -- treated my wife to a 25 mile ride :-)
79pmooney

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05/15/2013 02:53 PM
BN, years ago, 1975, I rode across Wisconsin on Highway 8 from Minn/St Paul to Iron Mountain Michigan on the way to Saginaw via the Macinac Bridge. I wasn't on your sweet small roads, just a 2 lane state highway with deep gravel shoulders, but there was little traffic and the country beautiful. It was the first week on Octover and teh weather was perfect. Cold at night, warming up to the 60s with high fair weather clouds. Rolling countryside for many miles. God's country, the land of cheese and beer.

Ben
Sweet Milk

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05/15/2013 03:06 PM
BN your set-up looks eerily similar to mine, if those are 60 cm frames and the seat caps are pretty much on full extension I could hop on those bikes and likely not need to adjust a thing. (although the Madone looks like it has the H2  rather than the H1 geometry). Even the fore-aft adjustment on the Madone Bontrager RL saddle looks identical.
Bodynazi

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05/15/2013 03:47 PM
Milk - yep 60cm with the shorter seat-cap right on the max line + a 140 stem = perfect fit for me. With long arms I am not uber-bent over-pro-postion. The Madone is [was] the livewrong team version which they only made in H1 . The 60cm H2s have a 23cm head tube = ginormous ala my Fisher Chronus road bike (had to go -17 stem to try to get low enough). I dug the [white] saddle on the Madone - I put that one on the Domane too = rode it all week - pretty much set up in the middle.

You must be 6'4 or 6'5 with a 36" pants inseam.
Sweet Milk

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05/15/2013 03:55 PM
6'3" With very long legs and arms (36" inseam indeed!) - Wim van der Kaaij (of Rih fame) used to call me 'meneertje uitschuifbenen', which roughly translates to 'Mr. Extendalegs'. I really like those saddles too - people seem to either love or hate them, not much middle ground.
CERV

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05/15/2013 04:00 PM
That's a 6 series madone. Nice bike (I own one, but not the livewrong edition). The 7 series has the rear brakes down by the bottom bracket. I've ridden a 7 series as well, and honestly couldn't tell the difference from the saddle.
Bodynazi

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05/15/2013 11:00 PM
Uh Cerv, that's a 7 series Madone 2 year old model [thus getting the frame for a song] that was made specifically for the [young] livewrong team

I am pretty certain that the individual I know that works at a large bicycle company that happens to be in Wisconsin is pretty aware of what frames he gets
CERV

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05/16/2013 01:49 PM
hmm... I could be wrong, but as far as I know all madone 7s have the aero integrated frontbrake/headtube and the rear stays with no brake boss, which means the rear brake can't be mounted where it is in that pic, and is under the bottom bracket.
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2012/06/the-new-trek-madone-7-series/

That looks like a 6.9SSL to me (which is what I own)
http://bicycling.com/blogs/thisjustin/files/2009/07/6-series.jpg

Also the madone 7 was debuted at the 2012 tour for team radioshack, so less than a year ago.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-all-new-trek-madone-7_222357
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