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thaetviking 03-14-08 03:44 PM

First bike build
 
I finished my first bike build and took it out for a spin today. Everything was pretty successful. I need to adjust the cables a little bit and it should all be good. Here are some pics. Enjoy!

http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0393.jpg
http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0394.jpg
http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0395.jpg
http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0396.jpg
http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0397.jpg
http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=dscf0398.jpg

I lurked for a lot of info about what I needed for this bike so thanks for everyone for asking questions!
Christopher

v1k1ng1001 03-14-08 04:05 PM

:beer: Vikings dig it.

Tom Stormcrowe 03-14-08 04:09 PM

Sweet!!!!!!

flip18436572 03-14-08 05:18 PM

Looks great and I hope you have a lot of fun with it!!!!

Wogster 03-14-08 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 (Post 6344126)
:beer: Vikings dig it.

If you look at the other photos in his album, your not the only one digging........

thaetviking 03-14-08 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wogsterca (Post 6344563)
If you look at the other photos in his album, your not the only one digging........

You worried me there for a second thinking that some of my pics from Ukraine were in there. :eek:

jaxgtr 03-14-08 09:09 PM

very nice.

thaetviking 03-14-08 09:16 PM

Components
 
I guess I should tell you some of the components I went with. The build set is a Campy Mirage 20 speed. The Ultra torque messed me up a little bit but with some help from the mechanics forum I got that figured out. I went with 25's for tires and they felt good today. My cyclometer is a Blackburn Delphi 5.0. I really like it so far. I also love the Specialized seat. I picked it up on ebay for $60 and I wish I would have bought two. The other for my mountain bike.

dahoss2002 03-15-08 12:41 AM

Nice looking Bike!!!!!!! I like the ultra torque crankset too.

Swimjim 03-15-08 02:25 PM

Nice ride! Looks fast just sitting there. Ride hard and ride safe!

Jim

Mazama 03-15-08 03:10 PM

Alright! How much did it cost (save) you?

thaetviking 03-16-08 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 6348522)
Alright! How much did it cost (save) you?

Well here you go.
Frame and fork from ebay: $330.00
Wheels 450.00
Seat 58.00
Stem, handlebars, seat post 65.00
Custom built wheels and tires 450.00
Group build 387.00
total $1740.00

But no matter what the experience was worth it.

bdinger 03-16-08 03:12 PM

Absolutely stunning build. My next bike is definitely going to be custom (to me), as I've yet to find one single bike that has all the components that I'd want. Bravo! I'm jealous! :)

Also.. welcome to "club Specialized" :D


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