UJ1 wrote:I'm fond of this bike, and would like to use it for some time to come. I was thinking maybe they would find a frame defect, and I'd have to consider buying another bike only a few months before the ACE250
No doubt you are Victor as you've certainly got your use out of it. However every time you post a pic of it I say there's a man who would definitely benefit from a custom made frame. No disrepect intended as you're obviously happy with it but looking at the length of your seat post and the almost priapic stem angle, it's something to consider.
I agree, I had to do odd things with the stem and handlebar angle to get them into a position where my back and hands are comfortable on long rides, hence the... errr... priapic stem angle . So I completely agree that it looks weird - it works for me, though.
On a different note: after picking up the bike from St Kilda Cycles, with a new rear hub installed, while riding home my chain must have slipped at least 30 times. I'm hoping that's just the freewheel "settling in" to the new hub? The clicking noise I had while pedaling before seems to be gone now, though.