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Iamkar33m 08-14-08 09:46 PM

Kareem's custom build
 
Gone a different route for the frame... keep heading down, it's totally worth looking. :D

Tom Stormcrowe 08-14-08 09:49 PM

I like where it's heading already. :D

Iamkar33m 08-14-08 10:00 PM

Me too :D

Mr. Beanz 08-14-08 10:00 PM

Hey! You don't have written permission to use Gina's shadow in your avatar!:mad:

Iamkar33m 08-14-08 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 7275384)
Hey! You don't have written permission to use Gina's shadow in your avatar!:mad:

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:roflmao2:

jyossarian 08-14-08 10:18 PM

Are you building a Trek?

Iamkar33m 08-14-08 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jyossarian (Post 7275470)
Are you building a Trek?

Unless Trek owns Specialized... nope. :innocent:

I'd rather ride on a bike made of solidified fecal matter before I ride another Trek. :thumb:

AndrewCO 08-14-08 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7275504)
Unless Trek owns Specialized... nope. :innocent:

I'd rather ride on a bike made of solidified fecal matter before I ride another Trek. :thumb:

Next?

Iamkar33m 08-14-08 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewCO (Post 7275522)
Next?

Next what? :saweeet:

himurastewie 08-15-08 05:59 AM

:o Looks hawt. How's the Tricross?

Iamkar33m 08-15-08 09:54 AM

Tricross is doing excellent, it will be my touring/comfort bike while my new build will be my speed demon.

Big Scott 08-15-08 10:00 AM

MMmmmm, Tarmac.

I dig that new FSR they gots too!

Keep up with the updates yo!

-Scott

Iamkar33m 08-15-08 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Scott (Post 7278013)
MMmmmm, Tarmac.

I dig that new FSR they gots too!

Keep up with the updates yo!

-Scott

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) :roflmao2:

txvintage 08-15-08 01:34 PM

I just got back from the LBS where I spent a fair amount of time drooling over an S-Works.

It so needs me.

cohophysh 08-15-08 01:41 PM

there is a complete dura ace group on seattle's craigslist if your interested go to http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/798271104.html

Iamkar33m 08-15-08 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cohophysh (Post 7279589)
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).

Iamkar33m 08-15-08 06:20 PM

3 Attachment(s)
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:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1218845919

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1218845919

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1218845919

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

Fred (Mr. Beanz) cannot answer since he already knows what it is. ;)

Mr. Beanz 08-15-08 06:40 PM

Niiiiice!:thumb:

AndrewCO 08-15-08 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7275684)
Next what? :saweeet:


http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/83...17_215X215.jpg

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4231518

txvintage 08-16-08 02:57 AM

If that's a Team frame set, I think I may hate you forever, in a loving envious kind of way:thumb:

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.:beer:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7281275)
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:


http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1218845919

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

Fred (Mr. Beanz) cannot answer since he already knows what it is. ;)


Iamkar33m 08-16-08 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7283241)
If that's a Team frame set, I think I may hate you forever, in a loving envious kind of way:thumb:

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.:beer:

http://mos.bikeradar.com/images/news...olo-798-99.JPG

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. :D

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.

B Piddy 08-16-08 02:34 PM

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.

Iamkar33m 08-16-08 02:55 PM

Hopefully that someday will be soon. As soon as I get my hands on an Ultegra SL kit. :D

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?

Iamkar33m 08-21-08 06:49 PM

2 Attachment(s)
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. :D

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1219366057

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1219366057

txvintage 08-21-08 07:09 PM

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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