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    thanks...i'm not asking about the seatpost set back.....i'm more interested to hear your actual seat set back measurement... eg, The distance from center of BB to tip of saddle (drop string from seat nose with bike on level ground) measure how far behind the bb you saddle is. this is a critical measurment for comfort and power - just curious what you and seven came up with for us tall dude.
    I have had nothing but trouble with my 64cm Trek Madone (on frame #7) and want to have a custom bike made that i can ride/race without worry.

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    Gotcha - I'll try to check the is weekend.

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    awesome....thanks.
    i have had bad luck with shops and fit "experts" and its nice to compare with other big dudes !

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    I can understand about bad fits and shops. I was on a Litespeed that was "perfect for me". Realized he was trying to meet his quota or something. my LBS that fit me for my seven was very close. Guy was a certified Serotta fit specialist. However, Seven asked a lot of questions, and said, do you mind if we do this... or this... They know how to take what you want and translate that into a bike. I have heard from more than one source that they truely are specialists.

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    If you have not already, take a look at the order process on the Seven website. Under the "How to Order" link. As you can see they look at a lot of measurements from you and your current bike. Then they will listen to what you do/don't like about your current bike combined with your riding habits, desires, etc. They will then make suggestions, etc. Prior to your bike being built, you will get a drawing of the bike dimensions, etc. so you will see what they have come up with. It is not a "lets take some measurements, give me $3K and here's your bike" process. The only thing I can compare it to is building a custom house or having a custom suit made for you. I can promise you that if are looking for something, they will deliver exactly what you are looking for. (BTW, I am not a paid reprentative of Seven - ha!)

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    well, I measured, but apparently did not follow directions! From the center of the saddle (straight up the seat post) it is about 9.4 inches.

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    oh well.....i was hoping you might drop a string from leading edge (front) of the seat down and measure across to center of BB ? This is the more common or standard wahy to measure seat set-back.

    thanks

    cheers, Brian

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    Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HAL9000 View Post
    I have to repeat :

    Call DEAN Ti Bikes. Hand made in Colorado.

    They have Ti/CF frames too & will custom fit you just as well as Seven.
    And you will have more $ left in your account.
    I was looking seriously at the Deans but then I read so many horrible reviews about there customer service that I decided to go with Moots instead. If I am paying big money for custom or handmade Ti frames I expect incredible customer service and I expect you to have the frame within the time frame you give me.

    I saw so many poor customer service reviews I decided it was not a risk a wanted to take.

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    It took 4 weeks from signing off on my Seven to receiving my frame... in Taiwan.

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    it will take 10 weeks for me and i am in Singapore

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    Why so long?

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    it's the way I was born

    but seriously, that is the current lead time for customer with custom paint

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