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    If you buy a bike, it should be because you like the bike, not because it is rare/whatever. Who cares about how many were made.

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    Hey all, long-time lurker, first-time poster! Here's my 722TS built up over a period of some months:




    Leader 722TS frame, 53cm
    Leader S805 carbon/steel fork
    Formula hubs to Mavic Open Pro rims
    Andel Crankset 46t with Andel Cobra bottom bracket
    Turbo Reissue Saddle
    Nashbar Ascent carbon seatpost
    chopped Soma Urban Pursuit bars, 38cm on a 90mm stem
    Tektro cross lever and front caliper
    MKS GR-9s with CKC double cages and laminated double leather straps

    Rides like a dream, still need to get it weighed. My first BRAND-NEW bike in a decade or so and definitely my favorite, at least for now
    Last edited by Dude207; 04-22-12 at 03:33 PM.

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    you must have lurked here for a while because your build is very "BFSSFG" haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude207 View Post
    Hey all, long-time lurker, first-time poster! Here's my 722TS built up over a period of some months:




    Leader 722TS frame, 53cm
    Leader S805 carbon/steel fork
    Formula hubs to Mavic Open Pro rims
    Andel Crankset 46t with Andel Cobra bottom bracket
    Turbo Reissue Saddle
    Nashbar Ascent carbon seatpost
    chopped Soma Urban Pursuit bars, 38cm on a 90mm stem
    Tektro cross lever and front caliper
    MKS GR-9s with CKC double cages and laminated double leather straps

    Rides like a dream, still need to get it weighed. My first BRAND-NEW bike in a decade or so and definitely my favorite, at least for now
    Looks sharp... I dig the gray tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealFaux
    you must have lurked here for a while because your build is very "BFSSFG" haha
    I'll admit I took some inspiration from you fine folk. I can't help it y'all have such hot bikes and great taste

    Quote Originally Posted by gigantor View Post
    Looks sharp... I dig the gray tires
    Thank you! However the tires are black, Specialized All-Conditions 700x23c. Only the dust and sand of my fair coastal city and maybe the contrast of the frame and rest of the parts make them appear gray.

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    In other words, I ride the s**t out of it.

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    I should get my 722ts build up here once my new handlebars arrive.

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    Awesome build, truly (above 722). Practical, clean lines. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraspontane View Post
    If you buy a bike, it should be because you like the bike, not because it is rare/whatever. Who cares about how many were made.
    you don't say! what a novel idea!
    Last edited by NateRod; 04-26-12 at 01:53 AM.

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    sars chasm detector borked

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    Bikes - past and present

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    How unique is the paint job on it?

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    Jokes aside, $80 is a steal. I'd get it if it were two sizes smaller.

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    It's funny that he lists it as "56/57cm", considering the closest sizes to that are 55 and 58. I wonder what size it really is?

    80 bucks shipped is a great deal though.

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    Definitely appears to be a 58, looking at the length of the headtube.

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    True. My 58 measures 56cm center to center so that's most likely what it is.

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    why do people measure c-c
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    Because it makes more sense and is a much more realistic measurement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Because it makes more sense and is a much more realistic measurement.
    It is an invariant measurement that can have only one interpretation. When you measure c-t (center to top), sometimes it means top of the top tube, and sometimes it means top of the seat tube. Sometimes the seat tube extends well beyond the top tube, such that the frame size in c-t is much larger than the c-c sizing. Ironically, most bikes are sized c-t, and the few that aren't like the kilo tt are often sized incorrectly for the rider.
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    okay so I have been riding my bike over the weekend but here are some pics of my 722ts:
    http://i.imgur.com/7tFBZ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/MEQgg.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/dXiDU.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/kSFj1.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/U1P8n.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/oFAy1.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/fbtCB.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/s5eP3.jpg

    Here's the build:

    Frame-set:

    Frame: Leader 722ts 58cm
    Fork: Leader s805 carbon steel areo fork 1 1/8"
    Headset: FSA Orbit X CF with carbon fibre top cover 1 1/8"
    Headset Spacers: Fsa carbon fiber spacer 10mm 1 1/8", and two generic ones at 20mm, 15mm
    Stem: Zeus CAT III 31.8 carbon fiber stem about 6 degree+
    Handlebars: Deda Street Issimo fixie courier handlebars, black
    Grips: none (but plan to get ourys in yellow)
    Saddle: Selle royal
    Seat Post: (Dont know but its not the right size and I plan to replace with carbon fiber 27.2 size)

    Wheelset:
    Rims: Velocity Deep V 32h (orange)
    Spokes: 282mm length Shadow Conspiracy Stainless Steel spokes (purple)
    Hubs: Origin 8 Pro-Pulsion Track lite flip/flop hub 32h orange (rear)
    Origin 8 Pro-Pulsion Track lite front hub 32h orange (front)
    (both hub shells are basically identicall to formula Th51 To my knowledege)
    Tires: Origin 8 Elimin-8er tire 700c x 23 folding tire orange/orange
    Tubes: 48mm presta valve
    Rim Tape: Velox cloth rim tape (I believe I put on 17mm)
    Cross Pattern: 3 cross

    Drive Train:

    Crank Arms: FSA team issue carbon cranks 175mm x 130mm (Isis with fsa chain ring bolts)
    Bottom Bracket: Isis VP 68mm x 108mm tread type BC1.37 x 24t (english)
    Pedals: Platform Pedals (dont know brand but may replace with origin 8 track light pedals in yellow)
    Chain: KMC Z410 1/2" x 1/8" (yellow)
    Chainring Bolts: Origin 8 Pro-Pulsion (black)
    Chainring: 44 tooth All City Messenger Chainring Al7-CNC BCD:130mm 1/2" x 1/8" (black)
    Rear Cog: 17 tooth Euro-Asia Imports deluxe steel track cog 1/2" x 1/8"
    Lockring: Formula alloy lockring BC 1.29 TDM 40N.m (black)
    ChainLube: Pro link Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki530 View Post
    Why is your saddle so low?

    Also, not using the right diameter seatpost may damage your frame.

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    yeah well despite that fact that I have many seatpost's they are either too big or to small for my frame, so basically I tried to shim it with some duct tape but it kinda sinks down I think I may try coke cans, but I plan to just buy a saddle soon.

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    Whoops I meant to say seat post not saddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki530 View Post
    yeah well despite that fact that I have many seatpost's they are either too big or to small for my frame, so basically I tried to shim it with some duct tape but it kinda sinks down I think I may try coke cans, but I plan to just buy a saddle soon.
    god lol
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    I don't even know what to say.

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