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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-14-08, 03:44 PM   #1
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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!

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I lurked for a lot of info about what I needed for this bike so thanks for everyone for asking questions!
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Old 03-14-08, 04:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-08, 04:09 PM   #3
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Sweet!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-08, 05:18 PM   #4
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Looks great and I hope you have a lot of fun with it!!!!
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If you look at the other photos in his album, your not the only one digging........
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Old 03-14-08, 09:00 PM   #6
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You worried me there for a second thinking that some of my pics from Ukraine were in there.
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Old 03-14-08, 09:16 PM   #8
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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.
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Nice looking Bike!!!!!!! I like the ultra torque crankset too.
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Nice ride! Looks fast just sitting there. Ride hard and ride safe!

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Alright! How much did it cost (save) you?
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Old 03-16-08, 03:04 PM   #12
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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.
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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"
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