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    the actual el guapo atomship47's Avatar
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    finally, pic of my first build

    Attachment 66014

    crappy pic, but here it is

    soma smootie es tange prestige steel frame
    ird 57 cf fork
    thomson elite post
    cane creek s3 headset
    open pro rims with ultegra hubs
    speedmax cx 35mm tires
    105 dr's and brifters (pirated from my felt)
    tektro long reach brakes
    ultegra 12-27 cassette
    saddle and bars came off of my felt z35

    i had a shop cut the steerer tube and i bought the wheels complete.

    not counting the upgrades to replace what i took off of my felt;
    cost ~$700

    with this wheelset, the bike weighs just over 21#. i don't know what it weighs when I have my 'road' wheelset on it.
    Last edited by atomship47; 02-29-08 at 03:35 PM.
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    linky no worky

    unless your going to give us your screen name and password
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    Nice build. I like your choice of components.

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    Sounds like building the bike is even more fun than riding it.
    Can you post a larger pic?

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    The beauty of that bike redeems the crappiness of that pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berre View Post
    Sounds like building the bike is even more fun than riding it.
    I have always found that to be the case. :-)

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    Berre I agree the build is more fun but the nice compliments are great too
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    hehehe. yeah. i'm itching to build another. i'll take a pic with a different camera and post it.
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    damn! get this;

    i just told my boss that i finished my first build. he rides and is a triathelete. he said he just bought an s-works transition. full red group. he said there are only 2 in illinois right now. we're sponsoring a triathalon this summer and last night was the kickoff meeting. he had his bike there but i couldn't make it. i'll have to schedule a ride with him when the weather breaks.
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    Get that picture a bit fuzzier and you have a future selling on ebay.

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    had to find a combo of resizing and reduction in quality in order to get the pic small enough to post. not the greatest, but here's another pic.

    3rdtry.jpg
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    It looks great.

    So how do you like it? I just finished my first build (I really enjoyed it), a Soma Double Cross, and am thinking that a Smoothie ES might just be the next big thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47 View Post
    Attachment 66014

    crappy pic, but here it is

    soma smootie es tange prestige steel frame
    ird 57 cf fork
    thomson elite post
    cane creek s3 headset
    open pro rims with ultegra hubs
    speedmax cx 35mm tires
    105 dr's and brifters (pirated from my felt)
    tektro long reach brakes
    ultegra 12-27 cassette
    saddle and bars came off of my felt z35

    i had a shop cut the steerer tube and i bought the wheels complete.

    not counting the upgrades to replace what i took off of my felt;
    cost ~$700

    with this wheelset, the bike weighs just over 21#. i don't know what it weighs when I have my 'road' wheelset on it.
    Hay where is the picture??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. DRE View Post
    It looks great.

    So how do you like it? I just finished my first build (I really enjoyed it), a Soma Double Cross, and am thinking that a Smoothie ES might just be the next big thing!
    i still haven't had a chance to ride it yet! maybe tomorrow.

    btw, i have a nib 56cm smootie es with ird mosaic 57 cf fork for sale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47 View Post
    i still haven't had a chance to ride it yet! maybe tomorrow.

    btw, i have a nib 56cm smootie es with ird mosaic 57 cf fork for sale!
    Unfortunately, I'll probably need a 58! I hope you get to ride it soon--I have the same problem with my Double Cross: weather here (Oklahoma City) has been really crummy for weeks, either enormously windy if it's warm, or icy cold.

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