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    Senior Member RoboIsGod's Avatar
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    2010 Specialized Langster Steel (Red/Chrome) build complete! (pics)

    Welp, just finished her off today with some Fizik bar tape. I bought the frame over a month ago and acquired some of the parts over the last few weeks and borrowed some from another bike.

    Hope ya like:


















    2010 Specialized Langster Steel in Red/Chrome (54cm)
    Mavic CXP-22 wheels/Formula hubs
    Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires (700x23)
    Dura Ace cog/lock ring (16t)
    Sugino Messenger cranks
    TA Specialites Track chain ring (47t)
    Sugino Messenger bottom bracket
    MKS Sylvan Lite pedals
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    Nitto Dynamic stem (100mm)
    Nitto RB-021 Stainless Steel handlebars (38cm)
    Tange headset
    Shimano 1/8" chain
    Fizik Microtex bar tape


    The wheelset and crankset were from another bike, other than that everything is new. Next part to be replaced are the pedals and staps, not sure what I'll get, than come spring a new wheelset and eventually, new cranks.

    Others have observed how crummy the 'chrome' fork looks, and I'll have to agree. The crown is really grainy and it just looks cheap overall. I'll be replacing it with a Soma chrome fork ASAP.
    It isn't the lightest bike, but that's what I'd expect form a Reynolds 520 frame. I'm sure I could lose some weight in the wheels, but that'll have to wait a few months.
    All the Nitto bits are really beautiful. The stainless steel bullhorn's are the nicest handlebars I've ever seen (notice the polished over bar ends). I should have got some pictures before I taped them up.

    Overall I'm pleased with how everything came out. There's a tun of snow outside and it looks like things will stay like this for some time. All I want to do is ride this sucker but I think I'll be waiting a few months before that.

    Thanks for lookin', except nicer pictures in a few days.

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    first build i've seen of this frameset. really nice, dude.

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    Thanks!

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    Is it really worth changing out the fork? You really won't be upgrading... and I don't see it adding value in any way.

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    Senior Member RoboIsGod's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep View Post
    Is it really worth changing out the fork? You really won't be upgrading... and I don't see it adding value in any way.
    Well, the only info that Specialized provides about the fork is that it's "Specialized Steel". The thing could be hi-ten for all I know. If it was made out of any sort of decent tubing, I think they would have made it known (It was actually slotted to have a matching cro-mo flat crowned fork but I'm assuming they had to cut costs and had to settle with this one). It's also just ugly as hell. Like real ugly. The crown is really grainy, and it looks like it wasn't really lugged. Like fake lugs. And where the lugs meet the tubes is all grainy looking as well.
    As I see it, the Soma chrome fork is a decent fork that I could use for other builds as well (I really like chrome forks), so it wouldn't meet a waste at all.

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    those bars look heavy.

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    I don't think weight is really on anybody's mind who buys a bike like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ern View Post
    those bars look heavy.
    Can you elaborate on this a bit? Do you think the extra bar-tape is weighing this bike down?

    Great build, very classic.

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    The seatpost binder bolt looks like it weighs a ton too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The seatpost binder bolt looks like it weighs a ton too.
    I would be more concerned about the weight of the chrome on the fork. If you sandblast the whole frame you could easily make up for the seatpost bolt.

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    I hope it's known that I was kidding about the seatpost binder bolt. It's the long presta valve in front that's really weighing that thing down!

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    No, that heavy valve is necessary to increase the centrifugal force of the front wheel when you're going fast to stabilise the weight distribution.

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    your attempt at humor fails

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    Yeah, robot...you took the very little bit of funny from my dumb jokes (and I do mean very little) and twisted it all up until they were completely unfunny. Thanks a lot, holmes.

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    Looks good.

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    I actually don't fancy the black seat binder bolt, it should be silver to match the rest of the bike.

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    do want. how much did it run you?

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    I bought the frameset for $350.

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    noice m8
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
    I actually don't fancy the black seat binder bolt, it should be silver to match the rest of the bike.
    like this
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

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    Senior Member RoboIsGod's Avatar
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    Yes exactly! I have a few hanging around but none are the right size. I'll hafta pick one up from the LBS; I always feel silly asking for that type of stuff though.

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    man that looks really good. i would totally build/buy one of these if i had the money for a new bike.

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    Nitto RB-021 Stainless Steel handlebars (38cm)

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    she's a thing of beauty! Clean! Great job dude!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Looks great! You can't really beat that retro look!

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