Here's my 2011 Rodriguez Rainier. Triple FSA crank 53/39/30. 10 speed 12-30. Veloce derailuers. Still need to cut steering stem to size.
That is one of the coolest bikes I have ever seen. Well done!
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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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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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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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.
Been posted elsewhere on BF. I haven't here, so to correct that....my 1988 Bianchi Premio...
Red Tape-019 by WNG555, on Flickr
IMG_1301 by WNG555, on Flickr
IMG_1150 by WNG555, on Flickr
1988 Benotto Triathlon....
Passion: If you gotta ask... by WNG555, on Flickr
“You meet the nicest people on two wheels!"
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~Albert Einstein
I have a couple.
Tarmac Project Black SL3
Tarmac S-Works SL2
and some more.
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.
The saddle and stem both seem a little sad.
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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