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Chou's Couplered Bareknuckle

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EAI Bareknuckle / 54 / 2008

Specialized Alloy Anatomic Drops, Nitto B-127 Anatomic Track Drops, or some 1" risers WIDE SON / Nitto CT-80 100 or Deda zero100 Servizio Corsa

Bareknuckle Straight Blade Fork / Chris King 1 1/8" Sotto Voce Black

H+Son Formation Face to White Phil HF or Campy Record Pista to Mavic OP Ceramic / Specialized Armadillo Elite All Condition 23

H+Son Formation Face to White Phil HF or Campy Record Pista to Mavic OP Ceramic / Specialized Armadillo Elite Roubaix 23/25

SRAM Omnium 167.5 / GXP

Super Turbo or Flite Ti / Thomson Masterpiece or Nitto S-83

MKS RX-1 / MKS Doubles or Time ATAC XS Carbon / KMC 710 SL TiNi Coated

48x17 or 15 / Omnium Ring / S&S Couplers retrofitted by Bilenky

Everday rig setup in photo 1. Lightened up the front end and it rides like a dream. Rear wheel's a bit heavy, but is nice and stiff and responds well to acceleration, so it stays. Lowish gearing for the rolling hills of MD, 15t cog for go time. S&S Couplered and respray by Bilenky in Philadelphia.

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Hey I am going to get a

Hey I am going to get a bareknuckle in a few months down the road and I have been observing through velospace how people have dealt with the apparent size differences. I have been told informally and have come to the conclusion that I would need 57cm on typical bikes (I have ridden a 57cm pista and it felt fine...I am also 5'11). I see that all your other bikes are 57cm, and was wondering whether you were stuck between getting a 54 and 56 or when you did the measurements, the 54 bareknucle lined up with your 57 pista, kilo and concept. Thanks!

Yeah I have shortish legs

Yeah I have shortish legs for my height, like a 31" inseam and I'm 6'1", all torso. I originally got a 56 and the standover was ridiculous, my balls were resting on the TT so I ditched it and sized down. It's a 55.5 TT, which is a little short for me but I do fine with the 110 stem on there. Hope that helps.

It does, thanks!

It does, thanks!

Yeah I have shortish legs

Yeah I have shortish legs for my height, like a 31" inseam and I'm 6'1", all torso. I originally got a 56 and the standover was ridiculous, my balls were resting on the TT so I ditched it and sized down. It's a 55.5 TT, which is a little short for me but I do fine with the 110 stem on there. Hope that helps.

Depends on your standover

Depends on your standover height man. I'm 5' 11" also...but ride a 58cm BK. My legs are long, and I have about a 33-34" standover height.

I bet you would be much better off on a 56cm, than a 54cm. The BK's don't run THAT much bigger, so if you ride a 57cm Pista, a 54cm BK would be way too small.

I dunno, I completely

I dunno, I completely disagree. Unless you are riding your bike solely at the track, which you may be, I'd say standover is very important. Albeit length should be number two right behind it, I mitigate the shorter length with a slightly longer stem, and sometimes with a seatpost with setback when I want to get a bit more stretched out over the bike. Short and shallow drops are my pick for street duty, and the bike is comfortable and functional, which is why it's my number one pick for most outings. The 56 was way too tall in the standover for me, but YMMV.

thanks terrible_one. I was

thanks terrible_one. I was gonna ask you something similar but saw your concept was a 59cm. I know I need to get measuring tape and find out myself, and I cant find any specs online for the Large bowery. In any case, I feel like I deal better with larger rather than smaller bikes.



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