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LowCel 08-22-11 06:50 PM

Backup bike build complete - Fuji SL1
 
Just finished up building up my backup / rain bike. The majority of the build is budget with an exception of the wheelset. The bike is pictured with a set of Psimet's but the majority of the time I will be using a Powertap rear with a cheap front wheel.

All considering, I think it turned out pretty nice. Weight isn't too bad either.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ikes/001-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...es/003-2-1.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ikes/004-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ikes/005-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ikes/006-3.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ikes/007-2.jpg

Considering this bike has a very heavy $120 crankset and lower level components I am very happy with the weight.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../sl1weight.jpg

mynameistaken 08-22-11 06:56 PM

nice. and i hate you. carbon rain bike....:twitchy:

rjones28 08-22-11 06:59 PM

Another nice bike build LowCel.

How many is that now?

LowCel 08-22-11 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 13118198)
Another nice bike build LowCel.

How many is that now?

Thank you. I've only got three right now. The Colnago CX1, the Fuji SL1, and the Redline Conquest (CX bike).

LowCel 08-22-11 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mynameistaken (Post 13118184)
nice. and i hate you. carbon rain bike....:twitchy:

Thank you. If if helps I plan to use my cross bike for a snow bike. Last year I used my carbon roadie as a snow bike. :o

JonnyV 08-22-11 07:10 PM

Nice! I'm curious how you got it that light, my '09 SL1 with full SRAM Red and SRAM S30 AL Race wheels still come in at about 16lb.

rjones28 08-22-11 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 13118208)
Thank you. I've only got three right now. The Colnago CX1, the Fuji SL1, and the Redline Conquest (CX bike).

It seems like there were more.

caphits 08-22-11 07:12 PM

Yeah, that thing really seems like a junker....lol

LowCel 08-22-11 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonnyV (Post 13118249)
Nice! I'm curious how you got it that light, my '09 SL1 with full SRAM Red and SRAM S30 AL Race wheels still come in at about 16lb.

The Psimet wheelset weighs in at 1,276 grams for the set, so that helps a good bit. Also, the red cassette is very light, a lot of time people with full Red go with a cheaper cassette, not sure if that is what you did or not. The saddle only weighs about 135 grams so that helps too.

LowCel 08-22-11 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 13118250)
It seems like there were more.

Oh, I forgot about the IF Crown Jewel frameset. My brother hasn't brought that back to me yet but it is mine again. I gave it to him but it ended up being too big so he is returning it.

Drag 08-22-11 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 13118281)
The Psimet wheelset weighs in at 1,276 grams for the set, so that helps a good bit. Also, the red cassette is very light, a lot of time people with full Red go with a cheaper cassette, not sure if that is what you did or not. The saddle only weighs about 135 grams so that helps too.

Wow. Light wheels!

FactVord 08-22-11 07:32 PM

This bike puts my only bike to shame :/

LowCel 08-22-11 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drag (Post 13118343)
Wow. Light wheels!

Yep, here they are on the scales.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1261.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1260.jpg

Forgot to mention the brakes. For the price they just can't be beat.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1259.jpg

MrTuner1970 08-22-11 08:17 PM

Nice!!

tuxbailey 08-22-11 08:18 PM

sick.

ILUVUK 08-22-11 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FactVord (Post 13118363)
This bike puts my only bike to shame :/

Same here. Nice build LowCel!

robncircus 08-22-11 08:40 PM

Looks good man well done.

LowCel 08-23-11 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by MrTuner1970 (Post 13118594)
Nice!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuxbailey (Post 13118600)
sick.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ILUVUK (Post 13118610)
Same here. Nice build LowCel!

Quote:

Originally Posted by robncircus (Post 13118700)
Looks good man well done.

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words.

aham23 08-23-11 07:24 AM

nice back up. what brakes are those and i enjoy the gold bling! later.

kissTheApex 08-23-11 07:39 AM

Very nice build. What happened to the Kestrel you had?

LowCel 08-23-11 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by aham23 (Post 13119968)
nice back up. what brakes are those and i enjoy the gold bling! later.

Thank you. The brakes are Planet-X, extremely hard to beat for $159. I use them on my Colnago and I have never had a problem with them.

LowCel 08-23-11 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 13120031)
Very nice build. What happened to the Kestrel you had?

Thank you. I traded the Kestrel frameset to a friend of mine (LBS owner) for his IF frameset.

kissTheApex 08-23-11 07:41 AM

Nice!

LowCel 08-23-11 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 13120043)
Nice!

Thank you.

cmill189 08-27-11 06:30 PM

Sorry to drag this back up, but did you weigh the frameset bare by chance? I'm curious how it compares to my Roubaix SL.


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