Looks good, curious to see how it rolls for ya.
Interesting what a good paint job can do. If you read in ebay some people have complains about quality, missing parts and stuff. Wonder how it rides also. The bike looks neat i give you that
This bike will look sweet... i hate you hehehe
the bike looks real hot, congrats. i wanna see some finished pics
Nice looking bike.
It looks like the wheels say "Sub Ass Lite." That must be pretty lite...
Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone. The bike is awesome. I had a pro fit both me and the bike. The cut the seat post 4 times to make sure it was just right. after everything was set and i rode it a couple of time at the shop, they cut the fork stem to the correct length as well. I have put a couple hundred miles on the bike over the last couple of weeks. It's really soaks up the bumps compared to the aluminum Bianchi. I thought it would ride harder but it's pretty nice. I am not an advanced rider so I don't know about the stiffness. I know that my friend rode it who has been cycling for over 20 years and has raced as well. He said it was awesome too. He rides a 2009 specialized roubaix and said he would trade in a minute.
I did get the bike weight once I was finished up with the build. I did however already install a Node computer with garmin wireless speed/cadence sensor, speedplay pedals and 2 carbon bottle cages. The weight was 15.9 lbs. If you pull that stuff off, I would guess it would be down close to 15 lbs. I am happy with the weight. The approximate on the website was 14.8 so that's pretty close. I also added gel pads to the grips so i'm sure that probably added some minute weight too. By the way, anyone looking for a computer should look at the NODE. I love it. I tried the CATEYE double wireless for a few days and could barely read the 2nd function. got tired of clicking through all of the functions to get back to what I wanted. The NODE is much bigger display and shows speed, cadence, trip, temp, time all on the same screen, no buttons to push. It's also ANT+ (think that's correct terminology) so it can connect to anyone's ANT+ wireless gear. I used the garmin speed/cadence transmitter since it was one unit.
Well, the bike rides awesome, I would be happy to answer any questions you guys have about the bike or post any other pictures. I know I had a lot of questions prior to taking the plunge. I don't usually post everything but thought it might be good for me to on this project since I have learned so much from everyone else on this forum and many more. I also just migrated away from spd pedals to speedplay pedals as my knees started hurting after about 5 miles. that was what initially forced me to a professional to get fit. one of the recommendations was to move to speedplay pedals. The day I did that, wow, knee pain pretty much gone. I did 60 miles on my old bianchi with NO knee pain. Amazing. I have learned that there are so many small things that really make a good setup. SO that is why I wanted to share some of my findings. I'm planning to do a 75 mile ride this weekend with some friends so getting excited. A few months ago, i wasn't sure if I would be able to ride more than about 20 miles with my knee pain....
Thanks for listening...
A lot of guys down here ride Rossettis and everyone appears to be hapy with them. The owner of the company is one of the usuals on the AM group ride and is a really nice guy. I'll be picking up a brake set from him soon and maybe some wheels down the line.
I also just migrated away from spd pedals to speedplay pedals as my knees started hurting after about 5 miles. that was what initially forced me to a professional to get fit. one of the recommendations was to move to speedplay pedals. The day I did that, wow, knee pain pretty much gone.
Can you or anyone else advise on what would help knee pain moving away from spd and going to speedplay or anything else. Thanks for any input.
The speedplay pedals seem to give provide much more "Float" than the spd. Meaning that your foot can pivot from side to side more. I now realize that my toes point in much more than they could with the spds and it must allow my kneed more of a natural movement when pedaling. I'm no expert but it was like night and day having my knee hurt after 5 miles and then being able to ride 30 miles or 60 miles with no knee pain.
I really like mine:
Thanks for the explanation on the spd/speedplay - I have recently noticed a "slight" knee discomfort but I am guessing it is not the spd since I have them on three bikes for the last 5 yrs. would not seem like it would act up out of the blue especially when snow has kept me from over doing it like usual. Thats it - problem solved - not riding enough.
Just wanted to post the final pics of the new bike. It's all finished and fine tuned. Did 80 miles on it last weekend. It rides like a dream. Light on the inclines and steady coming down the hill. I love the way the SRAM shifts. It's hard and quick. no play.
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It says that the attachments are invalid when I try to see your finished pics. I'm really interested to hear and see about these bikes. I'm looking at one with Campy Athena 11 components. Where did you get yours with Red for under 2k?
I'm not sure why the pics don't show up. I just contacted admin so I'll see what the problem is and try to repost the pics. I ordered the bike from the www.rossettibike.com website. I talked to them and emailed with several question prior to purchase. They were pretty helpful and very helpful after the purchase. my bike is the SLX model. THey have a few different models.
Great looking bike. I am probably going to order 2 of the SL-2 Sram Red with the 60 mm Full Carbon wheelset for $2995 They look great but I have not been able to get much info on the net from people that have purchased a Rossetti bike. Did you find much more on them? Was your bike an SLX and why did you choose this over an SL-2? How has the ride been?
Hi looking to order a rosette. Was wondering whether you have an update on the bike