Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-08, 04:30 AM   #1
atomship47
the actual el guapo
Thread Starter
 
atomship47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
atomship47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 09:08 AM   #2
j0e_bik3
"this is not suck"
 
j0e_bik3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
linky no worky

unless your going to give us your screen name and password
j0e_bik3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 09:49 AM   #3
I_bRAD
Call me The Breeze
 
I_bRAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Corbyville Ontario
Bikes: 2004 Litespeed Siena, 1996 Litespeed Obed, 1992 Miele (unknown model), 1982 Meile Uno LS.
Posts: 3,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice build. I like your choice of components.
I_bRAD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 10:33 AM   #4
Berre
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Bikes: commuter, racer, ATB,
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like building the bike is even more fun than riding it.
Can you post a larger pic?
Berre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 02:21 PM   #5
bmalmquist
Wrench User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The beauty of that bike redeems the crappiness of that pic.
bmalmquist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 04:03 PM   #6
Butterthebean
1 bike 2 many.
 
Butterthebean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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. :-)
Butterthebean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 05:44 PM   #7
stringbreaker
stringbreaker
 
stringbreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: wa. State
Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
Posts: 4,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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)
stringbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-08, 07:41 PM   #8
atomship47
the actual el guapo
Thread Starter
 
atomship47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hehehe. yeah. i'm itching to build another. i'll take a pic with a different camera and post it.
atomship47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-08, 07:46 AM   #9
atomship47
the actual el guapo
Thread Starter
 
atomship47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by atomship47; 02-28-08 at 08:38 AM.
atomship47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-08, 12:30 PM   #10
oilman_15106
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get that picture a bit fuzzier and you have a future selling on ebay.
oilman_15106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-08, 03:47 PM   #11
atomship47
the actual el guapo
Thread Starter
 
atomship47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
atomship47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-08, 08:43 PM   #12
Dr. DRE
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Dr. DRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-08, 07:03 AM   #13
al-wagner
Happy old man
 
al-wagner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West coast of New England
Bikes: Trek 4500 mountain bike, Trek 7500fx disk, and Trek 2200 Road bike
Posts: 622
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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??
__________________
http://www.thegmbc.com/
http://www.gmaa.net/

In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of damned poor sledding.
al-wagner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-08, 05:07 PM   #14
atomship47
the actual el guapo
Thread Starter
 
atomship47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
atomship47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-08, 06:39 AM   #15
Dr. DRE
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Dr. DRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:39 AM.