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Old 02-28-14, 10:09 PM   #23851
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That is one of the coolest bikes I have ever seen. Well done!
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Old 03-02-14, 06:08 AM   #23852
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Love that custom Pink Bike

Went out for a spin a couple of days ago to check out a new shop in the nearest town. The owner liked my bioke and took this pic for his twitter feed. First time I've had a proper ride on it and I'm blown away


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Old 03-02-14, 06:28 AM   #23853
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my de rosa professional, and my almost finished ciocc.







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Old 03-03-14, 06:29 AM   #23854
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Old 03-03-14, 08:29 AM   #23855
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Here's my '12 Roubaix SL3. I've got next to nothing in this bike. Put together off of ebay, mostly. The frameset was a color scheme test(labeled an elite but with the S-works carbon OSBB, 10r carbon, and SL3) that I got for $725, Cannondale Si cranks $250, zipp 404s $600, Zipp Countour SL bars $125, 6770 DI2 $625, Selle Italia seat $80, Ciamillo Zero Gravity Titanium brakes $125. After I parted out my '07 Tarmac, I've got less than $1300 in this thing.


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Old 03-03-14, 08:54 AM   #23856
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Here's my '12 Roubaix SL3. I've got next to nothing in this bike. Put together off of ebay, mostly. The frameset was a color scheme test(labeled an elite but with the S-works carbon OSBB, 10r carbon, and SL3) that I got for $725, Cannondale Si cranks $250, zipp 404s $600, Zipp Countour SL bars $125, 6770 DI2 $625, Selle Italia seat $80, Ciamillo Zero Gravity Titanium brakes $125. After I parted out my '07 Tarmac, I've got less than $1300 in this thing.
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Old 03-03-14, 12:34 PM   #23857
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Picked up a 2011 Scott Speedster S20 in excellent condition for $600 on craigslist (1st road bike, original budget was $300 but wife let me splurge for this). Full 105 (including clipless pedals). Only been riding a week or so, but I absolutely love it!


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Old 03-03-14, 04:43 PM   #23858
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New decals make it a new bike, kinda...


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Old 03-03-14, 05:20 PM   #23859
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Picked up a 2011 Scott Speedster S20 in excellent condition for $600 on craigslist (1st road bike, original budget was $300 but wife let me splurge for this). Full 105 (including clipless pedals). Only been riding a week or so, but I absolutely love it!

Great deal on the bike. I almost bought one of those, but went with a Fuji Roubaix almost three years. They both ride about the same, but I like the way the Fuji rides a bit better for my liking. I bet you will have a blast with that bike.

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Old 03-03-14, 06:09 PM   #23860
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Old 03-03-14, 08:09 PM   #23861
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I lost my entire collection of bikes not too long ago. About two dozen vintage road and mountain, and modern Al road models.
But happily I'm rebuilding one bike at a time.
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Posted this a couple times here, but just upgraded to SRAM 10 Speed so I wanted to post it up again Nothing special, but I'm loving the SRAM stuff so far!!





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Old 03-03-14, 11:19 PM   #23863
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Old 03-03-14, 11:22 PM   #23864
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Love that custom Pink Bike
Thanks for the nice words. I use the bike daily and its a blast to ride.
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Old 03-03-14, 11:27 PM   #23865
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Old 03-04-14, 05:13 AM   #23866
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I have a couple.

Tarmac Project Black SL3



Tarmac S-Works SL2


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Old 03-04-14, 06:23 AM   #23867
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Very rare... 1983 Ochsner Columbus Sl frame... reports vary about who built these frames... they were commissioned by Ochsner (the American importer of Campagnolo, and Assos brands among others) for retail sale. This one was purchased new in 1984, built up in 1996 and ridden for a couple of years and put into storage. I bought the frame for 80 GBP off eBay when everyone else was dumping classic steel frames for nothing in favor of buying new fiber bikes. Built it up with handmade 32H Dura Ace 7700s, on Velocity Deep V rims with DT spokes. Full Ultegra 6603 groupset, Thomson post, Selle SMP saddle, Dura Ace threaded HS, TTT Mutant quill stem, a pair of Orign8 shallow drop bars in 26.0, with Fizik gelpads, and Cinelli Gel tape, Dura Ace cables, and Vittoria tires. Bike was built for American style criterium racing so it is very fast handling, but not twitchy... let's just say it keeps me on my toes... of course there is the butt cradling feel of SL... but it is adequately stiff (even out of saddle) and gives that connected and, confident feel you only get from steel. The blue models were made of SP by a Swiss maker named Royal (any idea if they made other brands?)... the red is made from SL but some say the Billati Bros. made them, others say some models on the East Coast were farmed out to Serrotta, and yet other's have insisted it was the same Royal brand... doesn't matter to me. Bike is awesome... best of all worlds. Total cost... 1000GBP and over a decade to piece together.
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The saddle and stem both seem a little sad.
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Old 03-04-14, 01:34 PM   #23869
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Great deal on the bike. I almost bought one of those, but went with a Fuji Roubaix almost three years. They both ride about the same, but I like the way the Fuji rides a bit better for my liking. I bet you will have a blast with that bike.
I was looking at the Fuji Roubaix also! Nice bike! It really came down to what was available for me in my price range, used, in my area. It was somewhat limited as I didn't want to wait too long, but I'm glad the S20 was available as I absolutely love it. It fits me perfectly too (which is obv VERY important).
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Exactly, in the end it is all what fits you. I'm 5'7" and ride a 52 cm, and the Fuji seems to fit better, for me that is. Oh and $600 for 105, that is not a bad deal at all. On thing I would highly recommend, is getting a bike fitting, it will make a world of difference in how you ride and how you feel after a ride.

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nice! love it
I would think a carbon seat mast would be perfect on there but you pulled it off nicely with the matching stem
GF's are great frames!
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OMG that is ugly. I hope it rides well. If you ride that by a herd of cows they'll all agree: Udder failure.
Funny. Sorry maybe I'm showing my age but we don't know each other, I bust balls with my buddies like anyone else, so I'll just leave the joke commentary alone. But yeah, the tires were a failed experiment. They go great on my wife's bike though LOL, so for now I swapped tires. Will eventually get to black but here's a pic of how it stands now.

Going to leave this bike alone for cruising rides and going to build a more typical all black cervelo for speed. I'll be back

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Old 03-04-14, 08:16 PM   #23874
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Here are mine. The Wilier is new, have only had it for about four months; it's pretty fun. Still enjoy riding the Litespeed tho, that bike and I have done a lot of miles together.

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Thanks, the GF has been a great frame for long rides.



Funny. Sorry maybe I'm showing my age but we don't know each other, I bust balls with my buddies like anyone else, so I'll just leave the joke commentary alone. But yeah, the tires were a failed experiment. They go great on my wife's bike though LOL, so for now I swapped tires. Will eventually get to black but here's a pic of how it stands now.

Going to leave this bike alone for cruising rides and going to build a more typical all black cervelo for speed. I'll be back

I like the changes! Now cut that steerer tube!
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