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    Build Progress, Questions

    Hey guys haven't posted to much so thought i might show you what I am up to (along with a few questions of course.) This is my first build, and i've kept it right at my budget (around $720) so i am pretty happy with how its turning out. This is my going to class (Oregon State) around town ride, but i wanted to get some quality components on it. So far here is where i am at, Let me know what you think.

    Custom Painted Frame
    Sugino 75's w/ Zen Ring
    Sylvans, Soma Double Straps, All City Clips
    Polished/Bright Silver Deep V's Radial Front w/ Rubino Tires
    Forte Axis Carbon 1 1/8" Fork
    Origin8 Seatpost
    San Marco Regal Titanium Saddle
    Thomson Elite 110mm Stem
    Nitto B259 Riser's and Oury Grips
    Knog Skink Rear Light

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    Thinking about changing out the blue for a nice bright white, and/or painting the crank arms black. Let me know what you think. Thanks
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    You gonna do something about that steerer tube?

    Looks pretty clean though. I like it.

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    Ya this was just to see how it was going to look, as i just received the last of the parts in the mail. I will cut it, put the right BB in and put a chain on it in the next couple of days

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    What's the frame?

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    How did you only spend $700?

    Guessing that
    the frame is ~200
    Wheelset ~200
    Saddle ~80
    Crankset ~200
    etc..

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    That is soo beautiful. The colors are so perfectly balanced.



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    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    The Frameset was $140 (50%off), but sold the original fork for 40, then bought the axis for 70 on sale from peformance bike = $170
    Crankset on craigslist for $140, best buy so far
    Wheelset was $180 on sale from bells bike shop
    Tires were $40 from my LBS
    Risers and Grips were $50 from Universal Cycles
    Seat was $75 from PBK and Seatpost was $20 from Citygrounds
    Thomson Stem was $45 on Craigslist.
    Skink was a present from the GF

    Overall that puts it at about $725 total so far. I've waited probably 3-4 months to gather most of the parts, looking for deals/sales/etc. Well worth it in the end
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    Is that a Crosslake Sales frame??? It's a good looking bike, whatever it is.

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    Looks great! Nice job..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daness373 View Post
    The Frameset was $140 (50%off), but sold the original fork for 40, then bought the axis for 70 on sale from peformance bike = $170
    Crankset on craigslist for $140, best buy so far
    Wheelset was $180 on sale from bells bike shop
    Tires were $40 from my LBS
    Risers and Grips were $50 from Universal Cycles
    Seat was $75 from PBK and Seatpost was $20 from Citygrounds
    Thomson Stem was $45 on Craigslist.
    Skink was a present from the GF

    Overall that puts it at about $725 total so far. I've waited probably 3-4 months to gather most of the parts, looking for deals/sales/etc. Well worth it in the end


    Very impressive,
    I generalized that you were one of those cyclists with too much money on their hands.

    Very nice bike

    EDIT: Btw, keep it blue
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    I like it very much! Finish it off with a silver chain, cut the steer tube and go ride!!

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    Straight blade fork = "meh."

    Otherwise, looks good.

    Needs a chain, though.

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    EF-ing nice! Chop that steer tube and maybe a front brake then call it done!!
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    Oh, and get a chain!
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    Don't repaint that frame

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    Beautiful man, it just pops. Keep it blue, again looks amazing.

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    it needs shallower rims.

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    Very nice. Definitely keep it blue. Now, if it were mine I'd run a chain. But, that's just how I would do it. Also, a front brake would be good. It will still be sexy. Don't worry.

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    Hey guys do you think he should get a chain?

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    Hey, what else do we have to bust his stones over? That a nice build.

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    lose the valve caps.

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    i wouldn't repaint the frame and i certainly wouldn't paint the sg75s.

    i would paint that fork a gloss white with a nice clear coat, but that's because i'm weird.

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    Lose the valve caps? When did this start to matter? Valve caps? Do you honestly look at a nice bike and look to see if it has the valve caps removed? Valve caps? The man said lose the valve caps.

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    they don't do anything but break and fall off anyway, so... whatever. or hey i have a better idea, let's get angry about it.

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    deal with it.

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