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Old 08-14-08, 09:46 PM   #1
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Kareem's custom build

Gone a different route for the frame... keep heading down, it's totally worth looking.

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Old 08-14-08, 09:49 PM   #2
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I like where it's heading already.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:00 PM   #3
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Hey! You don't have written permission to use Gina's shadow in your avatar!
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Old 08-14-08, 10:03 PM   #5
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Hey! You don't have written permission to use Gina's shadow in your avatar!
I'll photoshop the shadow out if her majesty desires.

EDIT: Upon closer inspection.... that's MY shadow, I ride so fast my shadow lags behind me

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Are you building a Trek?
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Are you building a Trek?
Unless Trek owns Specialized... nope.

I'd rather ride on a bike made of solidified fecal matter before I ride another Trek.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:29 PM   #8
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Unless Trek owns Specialized... nope.

I'd rather ride on a bike made of solidified fecal matter before I ride another Trek.
Next?
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Old 08-14-08, 11:04 PM   #9
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Looks hawt. How's the Tricross?
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Tricross is doing excellent, it will be my touring/comfort bike while my new build will be my speed demon.
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MMmmmm, Tarmac.

I dig that new FSR they gots too!

Keep up with the updates yo!

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MMmmmm, Tarmac.

I dig that new FSR they gots too!

Keep up with the updates yo!

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The manager of Rock n' Road Cyclery (My LBS that's helping me with this build) has a 2009 Stuntjumper FSR. He claims it's his "company bike" (rather than having a company car)
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Old 08-15-08, 01:34 PM   #14
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I just got back from the LBS where I spent a fair amount of time drooling over an S-Works.

It so needs me.
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there is a complete dura ace group on seattle's craigslist if your interested go to http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/798271104.html
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Old 08-15-08, 05:44 PM   #16
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there is a complete dura ace group on seattle's craigslist if your interested go to http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/798271104.html
Thanks for the heads up, I am actually going with the Ultegra SL until I can afford the new Dura-Ace 7900 group (which isnt even out yet).
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I got a call from the LBS (Rock n' Road)... they gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I returned the black/silver Tarmac SL2 frame and purchased this sweetheart:







Anyone want to venture to guess what's special about this little beauty?

Fred (Mr. Beanz) cannot answer since he already knows what it is.
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Niiiiice!
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If that's a Team frame set, I think I may hate you forever, in a loving envious kind of way

Are they letting you take out a 30 year mortgage on the new DA 7900 group?

I need to hang out at your place on trash days. I could live like a king on your discards, lol.

Seriously nice ride, dude. I can't wait for the finished build pics. I bow to your superior Shwagness.


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I got a call from the LBS (Rock n' Road)... they gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I returned the black/silver Tarmac SL2 frame and purchased this sweetheart:




Anyone want to venture to guess what's special about this little beauty?

Fred (Mr. Beanz) cannot answer since he already knows what it is.
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Old 08-16-08, 06:24 AM   #21
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If that's a Team frame set, I think I may hate you forever, in a loving envious kind of way

Are they letting you take out a 30 year mortgage on the new DA 7900 group?

I need to hang out at your place on trash days. I could live like a king on your discards, lol.

Seriously nice ride, dude. I can't wait for the finished build pics. I bow to your superior Shwagness.


Not only is it the team frame set... it's an exact replica of World Champion Paolo Bettini's S-Works Tarmac SL2. Specialized only produced 80 of them this year and one of them belongs to yours truly.

When he returns for Tour de California I'm going to see if I can have him sign this frame.

But for now it will be built up almost identical to his setup, with a few changes of course. I'm not a big Campagnolo fan so I will be running Shimano group parts, but otherwise I will try to use the same exact parts he uses in his bike.
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Old 08-16-08, 02:34 PM   #22
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That's gonna be a real nice bike someday.

What's with the Trek hatred? I'd think you'd be ticked off with Shimano if anything based on your Madone experience.
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Hopefully that someday will be soon. As soon as I get my hands on an Ultegra SL kit.

I'm ticked off from Trek because it was a Trek DEALER which screwed me over, in essence souring my experience with Trek in general. If Trek does not hold ALL their dealers to a certain standard, why do they deserve my hard earned dollars?
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Old 08-21-08, 06:49 PM   #24
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Saddle came in, wheels installed. Dropped the bike off at Rock n' Road to have the drivetrain assembled.

Bike will be 100% complete by Friday August 29th.



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Dude, Bontrager wheels on a S Works? That's just wrong!

So ya, when you switch, let me know, I can find a good home for them, lol.

It is looking too cool. It's gonna be smoking when you're done.
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