Bike Forums

Bike Forums (http://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/)
-   -   BMC TM01 build thread - out with the old, in with the new! (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/833448-bmc-tm01-build-thread-out-old-new.html)

LowCel 07-19-12 07:13 AM

BMC TM01 build thread - out with the old, in with the new!
 
Took the day off to build up my new time trial bike, thought I would share my progress.

First off, here is the bike this one is replacing. A 2011 BMC TT02, it is a great bike, I just fell in love with the TM01 so I had to get it.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...IMG_1346-2.jpg

Completed TM01.

Better pics as promised. It's done for now. Future upgrades include RTC shifters and a carbon cockpit.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/14-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/16-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/15-2.jpg

Here is the new frameset, a 2012 BMC TM01.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../bikes/005.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1360.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1359.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1362.jpg

LowCel 07-19-12 07:14 AM

So far today I have managed to strip down the TT02 and just got started building the new bike. This bike has all kinds of new gizmos that are going to cause me some head scratching.

First off, bb install.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/2.jpg

Next, installing the Wheels Manufacturing bb30 to GXP adapter.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/1.jpg

Jacobi 07-19-12 07:25 AM

Incredible!

-Barry-

LowCel 07-19-12 07:30 AM

I know it seems simple but I had to read the manual to figure out how to install the seatpost. I really am behind the times.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/3.jpg

ddeadserious 07-19-12 07:38 AM

Sweet looking frameset, reminds me of a stealth bomber.

LowCel 07-19-12 07:52 AM

Don't tell anyone but I kind of cheated on this step. The quarq magnet is supposed to be epoxied straight to the frame. I just couldn't bring myself to doing that to a brand new $4,500 frameset so I cheated. I applied a lizards skin frame protector and then epoxied the magnet to it. Hopefully that works out alright.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/4.jpg

Quarq crankset installed.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/5.jpg

LowCel 07-19-12 08:44 AM

Bars mounted and front brake cable installed. Each little thing is a victory!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/6.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/7.jpg

EdIsMe 07-19-12 10:15 AM

Doesn't BMC claim to manufacture their bikes in Switzerland?

http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/impec/factory-tour.html

Your bike says "Made in Taiwan" ...

(Not that it makes any difference, just felt like pointing that out.) :innocent:

uncrx2003 07-19-12 10:46 AM

I think it's "swiss engineering" but most bikes now are made in China/Taiwan. I think the Impec is the only one made in house at their facility.

LowCel 07-19-12 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdIsMe (Post 14502178)
Doesn't BMC claim to manufacture their bikes in Switzerland?

http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/impec/factory-tour.html

Your bike says "Made in Taiwan" ...

(Not that it makes any difference, just felt like pointing that out.) :innocent:

Damn Taiwan piece of crap, I'm going to go run over it with my car now. :(

LowCel 07-19-12 11:00 AM

Cables are all run, success!!!!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...l/bikes/12.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...l/bikes/11.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...l/bikes/10.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/9.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...el/bikes/8.jpg

LowCel 07-19-12 12:56 PM

Time to take it for it's first test ride. :D

getaklug 07-19-12 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 14501716)

Showing off your new TM01, fair
Showing off other bikes in the background, now thats just cold

LowCel 07-19-12 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by getaklug (Post 14503835)
Showing off your new TM01, fair
Showing off other bikes in the background, now thats just cold

Well they are kind of related, they share a crankset. :o

Jfitalia 07-19-12 03:28 PM

that's a sexy ride!

LowCel 07-19-12 03:53 PM

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...l/bikes/13.jpg

AlphaDogg 07-19-12 06:01 PM

^Nice stealth Zipp decals!

10 Wheels 07-19-12 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uncrx2003 (Post 14502338)
I think it's "swiss engineering" but most bikes now are made in China/Taiwan. I think the Impec is the only one made in house at their facility.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...Racer013-1.jpg

LowCel 07-20-12 07:35 AM

Better pics as promised. It's done for now. Future upgrades include RTC shifters and a carbon cockpit.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/14-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/16-2.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...bikes/15-2.jpg

What the wind sees.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...l/bikes/18.jpg

rjones28 07-20-12 07:45 AM

Love it.

LowCel 07-20-12 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 14506186)
Love it.

Thank you.

Crappymonkey 07-20-12 07:53 AM

My lord that's a sexy bike!

FasterNearGirls 07-20-12 08:20 AM

wow

aecky01 07-20-12 08:30 AM

That bike is screaming for some 3t ventus bars and Di2, sick ride I love that frame

LowCel 07-20-12 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crappymonkey (Post 14506220)
My lord that's a sexy bike!

Quote:

Originally Posted by FasterNearGirls (Post 14506347)
wow

Quote:

Originally Posted by aecky01 (Post 14506401)
That bike is screaming for some 3t ventus bars and Di2, sick ride I love that frame

Thanks for the compliments, appreciate them.

aecky01, I plan to upgrade the cockpit later on, just want to make sure of my positioning before I spend a bunch of cash on bars I don't care for.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.