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    New Bike Build with pics...

    So I am working on my new bike build. most of my bike builds start with a good deal here and there.

    some inspirational image from le google...





    I got a giant tcr 1 frame for $35. a stripped down frame. 1-1/8th threadless... made between 2003-2006. I weighed the frame in at 1075 grams. as well as checked out at 2 LBS



    One of the LBS happened to have a really nice carbon fork they sold me for $130. steerer tube has good length and fits my bike perfectly both in size and looks. I scored the carbon seatpost from the local bike co-op for 10 bucks. I machined a clamp to fit the top perfectly.




    I removed the bearing cup from the frame and measured it. luckily for me there is a giant store in my area which ordered in a replacement deraileur hanger, as well as confirmed that the FSA orbit CF headset i ordered was correct.

    In a week i should have my Hanger as well as my 105 BB and FSA headset. I am planning out a matching paint job while i wait. Maybe the giant store will have decals i can put onto the paint job for cosmetics
    Last edited by calgarc; 05-24-14 at 04:04 PM.

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    sounds like you are an accomplished scrounger and improvisor! kudos, and i'm sure you are having all kinds of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    sounds like you are an accomplished scrounger and improvisor! kudos, and i'm sure you are having all kinds of fun.
    this is my 4th build over the past 6 years. built some chopper cruisers and toruing/roadbikes.

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    Waiting for my headset and BB to arrive in the mail. I also Scored an FSA Omega crankset for 40 bucks. it shall serve me well until i decide to upgrade it

    Decided to draw this while i wait lol...


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    I have a new Ultegra 6700 group set for $300 (no brakes since my Madone 7 came with integrated brakes)
    Trek Madone 7 P1, DuraAce 9000, Zipp 404, Zipp SL Stem & AeroBars, Keo2ti, XXX Saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonGreg View Post
    I have a new Ultegra 6700 group set for $300 (no brakes since my Madone 7 came with integrated brakes)
    and of course the deals keep coming... i may be interested, where are you located?? whats included, mechs and STI's

    I have been debating the 6800 11 speed, but i would consider a good deal on the 6700
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