Thanks for all the positive comments everyone, I didn't think it would be so well liked lol. ^ the bars are Bontrager race xxx lite. I got them in a random box of stuff I bought off an ex bike shop employee for $100. That's also where I got the shifters and a dura-ace rd.
Hmmm - looked at the Nashbar frame and unfortunately even with some steals I'd probably end up paying more than what I would for a pretty decent BD bike.
Thanks for the ideas all!
Here is my Frankie Andreu - Motorola Team bike - I got this is 1991.. Been a great bike for all those years - a crazy mix of parts now but still rides smooth..
Bike is finally built so now I get to ***** it out on these threads.
Pedal Force QS3
I really like the Pedal Force bike! More details on the wheels?
Please don't take this as offensive, but that is an awesome budget race bike! (I only say "budget" as you put apex on the bike to save money and put the saved money towards race wheels....I would do the same thing)
Are those farsports china wheels with custom stickers? They look sweet and the new clinchers are really nice for the price.
Last edited by NWS Alpine; 05-03-12 at 09:56 AM.
All of the components/group/etc were bought on eBay so I saved some money there. Been picking and choosing parts for about 2-3 months and just waiting for that eBay last minute grab, ha.
Final weight came out to 15lb, 10oz. Very, very happy!
Last edited by cicatriz; 05-03-12 at 10:24 AM.
PF is hot, although I might consider losing the green tape. Not sure. Also, cutting the steerer a little more wouldn't hurt.
Mostly a lurker and learning a lot. Past MTBR and used to have a Spec Langster but this is my first real road bike...
Just wanted to post my Madone 4.5. I've had it a couple weeks dialing in the fit. Just had the fork cut down so thought I would go ahead and post it up. I tried a bunch of different bikes and it just felt right. I know Trek doesn't get a lot of love here or on the other forum but I am really enjoying it.
Added red cages and bar tape to add some color but I'm still on the fence with whether i would like white better. A couple upgrades -- bonus points if you can spot them - one is pretty obvious the other, not so much.....
I still want to go a little lower with the bars but my LBS didn't have a shorter headset bearing cap (dust cap).
Just a not so great cell photo...
Had not heard about Far Sports wheels - any good links on them? I just got my tax return. Not much left over but was thinking of trying to find a quality Chinese carbon wheel or rim (opinions welcomed).
Looks like Silver on the Seat-tube and white lettering. Could just be the weird lighting and lack of focus.
12' SuperiorLite SL Pro w/ Sram Rival | 10' SuperiorLite SL Club w/ Sram Force | 06' Giant FCR (Dropbar) w/ Shimano 5700 | 10' GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc