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    BMC Track Bike Photos.

    Thought you guys might like to gawk at this, we just built this up for the owner of BSC.



    more photos and info at the link.

    http://www.blacksheepcycles.com/index.php?categoryid=1

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    booty
    edit: how much does it weigh? looks soo lite.
    Last edited by gargiulo.mike; 02-18-07 at 05:31 PM.

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    Conti Olympics? He went all out. You can easily buy a wheel for the price of one of those tires.

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    Niiiice, I realy like the BMC frames.

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    Not enough words on that bike
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Why would he put the most absurd stuff on that bike? I sure hope he makes it to the Olympics...

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    What in gods name makes a tire worth $300?
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    Quote Originally Posted by br995
    What in gods name makes a tire worth $300?
    $.75/TPI

    Tubular tire for all track disciplines, manufactured using an exceptionally sophisticated process. Its extremely strong carcass permits inflation pressures of up to 15 bar. At the same time, the carcass has been optimized for exceptionally low rolling resistance and minimum weight. Our ASC silica compound provides reliable grip on wood and cement tracks.

    The Olympic is the absolute top-of-the-line from the tubular tire manufacturer in Korbach, Germany. When a tenth of a second makes the difference, each component must be selected and mounted by hand.

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    exceptionally sophisticated process = Germans reading Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre to the tires as they're being sewn and before they're shipped out.

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    i think if you can afford the zipps, the contis are no big.

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    And for those of us that don't speak bar, that's 217psi.

    When a tenth of a second makes the difference, each component must be selected and mounted by hand.
    Redundant marketing speak. What else would a tire be mounted by? Terminator?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Ethan's bicycle stable is redonkulous. I went to UBI with a really close friend of his, and he showed me all these pictures of his bikes.

    I was happy for 3 months straight.

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    Okay SF kiddies, show me what you got with risers that costs more than this!
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
    http://velospace.org/node/10792 - TIME TRIAL TIME TRIAL TRACK
    http://velospace.org/node/10550 - TRAIN RACE TRAIN

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    I used a bunch of sites to come up with a rough price up for everything on that bike.

    all together it came out to be around $7,200, add another thousand or so to include taxes, and with retail prices it would be a lot more.

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    chCHCHALLENge accepted!

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    I see that bike and I want it to have street tires and bullhorns. Not that I don't think it's phenomenal as it is, because I do, but I just want to take it and thrash some streets with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonb
    chCHCHALLENge accepted!
    LAWL I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKIN ABOUT
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surferbruce
    i think if you can afford the zipps, the contis are no big.
    There's a big difference between buying once and maintaining said behavior. Sure I can get some one designer outfit, but when the season changes and the real people the clothes were intended for get an entire new wardrobe, I'll still be paying off the bill from the first outfit. Repeat this for anything that's absurdly expensive and has a short shelf life. (Forgive me for the clothing reference, I just finished watching Ugly Betty). Hell, I could max out my credit card with those wheels and tires but wouldn't do it because a. I'm not rich and b. If I needed them, I'd be sponsored. Sure he owns a successful bike shop, but ****'s crazy!

    Even at cost, those tires are mad expensive, quite rare and could be exchanged with some hardy training tubulars which won't affect your performance "when a tenth of a second makes a difference". I trust that it'll be a race only bike but its equipment I would gather is beyond the pedigree of the person riding it. The reason I sold my "track only" wheelset was because the tires (Vittoria Pista Evo $100/ea) are considered race only and I'm a novice who would be doing little more than racing Cat 4/Beginner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps
    Thought you guys might like to gawk at this, we just built this up for the owner of BSC.
    I was in the shop buying some fenders when the wheels came in off the truck.

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    So you're saying he got the wheels off the back of a truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoshKel
    ...redonkulous...
    woah, do you know my friend sonny?

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    $2600 is awful spendy for a wheelset & tires that effective can't be ridden anywhere but an indoor track w/ a good surface. i probably would have used the money for a cervelo p3c track and a 404's with dugast pista cottons for flexability's sake, but then again i'm not a bike dealer. probably wouldn't look as color coordinated either.

    i have conti competitions on my rig. they're top notch in every way and only retail for about 1/3 of what the olympics do. must be some tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    So you're saying he got the wheels off the back of a truck?
    No, some other guy got them off the back of the truck and handed them to Ethan. That's where the whole plausible deniability thing comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sers
    $2600 is awful spendy for a wheelset & tires that effective can't be ridden anywhere but an indoor track w/ a good surface.
    wierd that logic seems completely backward to me.

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    As for the tires guys hes going to put some heavier (read still sub 180grams) training tires on the bike for riding on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh
    I was in the shop buying some fenders when the wheels came in off the truck.
    Yeah Ethan couldnt resist putting them on, I think he likes these wheels better even then the other rediculous track wheels just laying around the shop (read araya disc and mavic track disc). Too bad he sold the mavis 5 spoke front, this bike would have looking way more bad ass with the mavic 5 spoke and track rear.

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