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    Nice, I was staying in this very hotel in Alp D'Huez in your picture on the day of the Tour and was 10mins late (11:10) to get through the police from Lauterat to Galibier and had to walk up some singletrack to get back on the road. What a clusterf..k it was. Was on my moots too, you can see my pic on moots website on the day we climbed Telegraph and Galibier and got snowed at the top of Galibier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter View Post
    awesome bike and memorable trip; what's the charge for oversize freight like that?
    The beauty of S&S couplers is that it allows you to pack the bike in a case that just meets airline shipping requirements. So, the bikes ship as regular luggage (no oversize charge). Depending on what airline you are flying / where you are flying, they can charge you between $150-250 each way for shipping a bicycle, so it definitely saves some money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poff View Post
    Nice, I was staying in this very hotel in Alp D'Huez in your picture on the day of the Tour and was 10mins late (11:10) to get through the police from Lauterat to Galibier and had to walk up some singletrack to get back on the road. What a clusterf..k it was. Was on my moots too, you can see my pic on moots website on the day we climbed Telegraph and Galibier and got snowed at the top of Galibier.
    Nice. We were planning on cliimbing Galibier on the morning of the Galibier stage, but were stopped at the top of the Col de Lauteret. I didn't see too many other Moots bikes while I was in Europe.
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    Wow, cool bike, beautiful wife, awesome rides, and memorable pictures! What more could a cyclist ask for? Thanks!
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    Great stuff - how do you like the SS couplers and do you feel any residual effect on the ride? I actually think they look pretty cool & was wondering if I should add to my build - thanks & best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohiba7777 View Post
    Great stuff - how do you like the SS couplers and do you feel any residual effect on the ride? I actually think they look pretty cool & was wondering if I should add to my build - thanks & best of luck!
    The S&S Couplers work great. They do not affect the ride of the bike at all. If there is a reasonable chance that you may want to travel with your bike, it would be a worthy upgrade or option to add to your bike build. I believe it also will boost the bike's resale value, if that is a concern. Have fun.
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    Yeah - I pretty much copied you

    I migrated my seat post, seat, crank/power meter and wheels over from my Serotta and geared it with Ultegra Black. So far it has ridden really well - I like it a lot. We are heading to Italy in a few weeks, so I will get to try out packing, travel, re-assemble and climbing some hills with it.

    We did the Alps last summer - here are a few pictures from what will hopefully be my last trip dragging the Trico case.
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    Yeah - I pretty much copied you

    I migrated my seat post, seat, crank/power meter and wheels over from my Serotta and geared it with Ultegra Black. So far it has ridden really well - I like it a lot. We are heading to Italy in a few weeks, so I will get to try out packing, travel, re-assemble and climbing some hills with it.

    We did the Alps last summer - here are a few pictures from what will hopefully be my last trip dragging the Trico case.

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    Looks awesome! I love my Moots and I'm sure you will love yours. The S&S Couplers are sweet. It takes a little practice to pack / unpack efficiently, but it works great. Enjoy Italy. Are you going to be riding the Dolomites?

    Quote Originally Posted by bocarider View Post
    I migrated my seat post, seat, crank/power meter and wheels over from my Serotta and geared it with Ultegra Black. So far it has ridden really well - I like it a lot. We are heading to Italy in a few weeks, so I will get to try out packing, travel, re-assemble and climbing some hills with it.

    We did the Alps last summer - here are a few pictures from what will hopefully be my last trip dragging the Trico case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yangpei View Post
    Looks awesome! I love my Moots and I'm sure you will love yours. The S&S Couplers are sweet. It takes a little practice to pack / unpack efficiently, but it works great. Enjoy Italy. Are you going to be riding the Dolomites?
    No - after last summer's suffer-fest in the Alps, this is the trip of pasta, nice hotels and slightly easier riding. We are going to Bologna/Parma for about 5 days where I have mapped out four nice looking rides. Then we are going to the Piedmonte region and doing a 6 day trip with Backroads.

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    Sounds awesome - have fun! If you ever make it out to the Lake Como area, you should check it out. Beautiful area and great riding too.

    Quote Originally Posted by bocarider View Post
    No - after last summer's suffer-fest in the Alps, this is the trip of pasta, nice hotels and slightly easier riding. We are going to Bologna/Parma for about 5 days where I have mapped out four nice looking rides. Then we are going to the Piedmonte region and doing a 6 day trip with Backroads.
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    Nice bike, and pics of your trip!!! I am longing for a Moots every time I visit this forum. I have a custom geo Dean Ti El Diente w/ S&S that looks very similar to your Moots!! But I still lust for a Moots (and a Seven!!)

    Do you still have your Seven? Which model was it? How do they compare?

    BTW, how tall are you? You look to be about my height, maybe an inch taller. I'm 5'10.5". If I were to get a Moots, I always thought I would want a custom geo as I prefer a little taller headtube length than the stock Moots 56 offes. My Dean has a 55 cm ETT and a 14.5 cm HTL and I like the saddle to bar drop and reach.

    BTW, here is a crappy pic of my Dean on Kona, HI. It's great to travel with an S&S coupled bike! Gotta get one for my wife one day. And another for me. Maybe a Moots or Seven Axiom.
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    Thanks.

    I had a Seven Elium SG as well as a Seven V-II. I sold the Elium SG after I picked up the Moots. Both are really comfortable, but the Moots is a little stiffer.

    I'm 5'10". The Moots stock 56 fits me well. It's set up similarly to my Dogma and Cento1 in terms of saddle to bar drop and reach.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Fly View Post
    Nice bike, and pics of your trip!!! I am longing for a Moots every time I visit this forum. I have a custom geo Dean Ti El Diente w/ S&S that looks very similar to your Moots!! But I still lust for a Moots (and a Seven!!)

    Do you still have your Seven? Which model was it? How do they compare?

    BTW, how tall are you? You look to be about my height, maybe an inch taller. I'm 5'10.5". If I were to get a Moots, I always thought I would want a custom geo as I prefer a little taller headtube length than the stock Moots 56 offes. My Dean has a 55 cm ETT and a 14.5 cm HTL and I like the saddle to bar drop and reach.
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    I added a CycleOps G3 / ENVE Power Tap wheelset to the Moots for training.
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    It keeps looking better every time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigoat View Post
    It keeps looking better every time!
    Thanks. But, I think like the aesthetics of the bike with the Zipp 101's better (deep carbon rims seem too dark / heavy compared to the light color of the ti). I'll try the Enve's on the Moots for now as it's the bike I use on the trainer. I may end up running the Enve's on the Dogma or Cento1 instead in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yangpei View Post
    Thanks. But, I think like the aesthetics of the bike with the Zipp 101's better (deep carbon rims seem too dark / heavy compared to the light color of the ti). I'll try the Enve's on the Moots for now as it's the bike I use on the trainer. I may end up running the Enve's on the Dogma or Cento1 instead in the future.
    Hey Yangpei,

    Have you ever given us your review between the Cento and the Dogma and Moots? Would love to read about how these 3 compare.

    I know you said that your Moots is a stock 56 but it looks to my eye that the headtube length is taller than the stock 56. IIRC, the stock 56 had a 13.5 cm HTL and I swear that yours looks like it is taller- almost if not taller than mine at 14.5 cm. Regardless, I love the looks of your Moots!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Fly View Post
    Hey Yangpei,

    I know you said that your Moots is a stock 56 but it looks to my eye that the headtube length is taller than the stock 56. IIRC, the stock 56 had a 13.5 cm HTL and I swear that yours looks like it is taller- almost if not taller than mine at 14.5 cm. Regardless, I love the looks of your Moots!!!
    Thanks.

    My Vamoots CR is indeed a stock 56cm frame with S&S couplers added. The head tube length is 15cm (I verified with my Moots 2011 catalog).
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    IMG_3404.jpgThe Vamoots CR once again traveled with me to France for the 100th TdF this year. It was a great week in France. Here's a pic from the top of Mt. Ventoux.
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    Awesome man! How did it work for you guys to ride the route that the tour rides? Did you ride before the race or after? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigoat View Post
    Awesome man! How did it work for you guys to ride the route that the tour rides? Did you ride before the race or after? Thanks!
    We rode Mt Ventoux in the morning before the race comes through. They shut down the roads several hours before the riders come through, so we had to get an early start. On other stages, we were able to ride across the finish line with ASO escort and get on the podium for pictures.
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