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Old 01-16-11, 07:01 PM   #1
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Bike Build Need Critics and Ideas, Please

Hey, was bored and I thought Id post a build Im gonna be doing hopefully before summer comes along. Im looking for a little help to maybe shave some money off if possible, cause its pretty spensive. Here we go....

Frame: Leader 722ts (Black) - $279.00
Fork: Leader S805 Carbon Fork - $159.00
Crankset: Miche Primato Advanced Track Chainset 48t - $124.86
Cog: Miche 16t cog - $13.61
BB: Miche Primato Track Bottom Bracket - $14.68
Saddle: Selle Concor Supercorsa (Black) - $83.74
Stem: Cinelli Pista Stem - $30.16
Handlebars: Cinelli Pista Track Drops - $76.59
Headset: FSA Orbit MX - $29.98
Seatpost: Miche Supertype (Black) - 74.99

So Ive change some stuff around, still looking for a Miche drivetrain But now its under 1000 which is great. Now all thats left is a wheel set, maybe some custom H+Son or something. Not really sure yet, any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 01-16-11, 07:14 PM   #2
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For starters, the FSA ZS3 isn't going to work in that frame. You need a traditional 1 1/8" threadless headset, not a zero stack. I recommend the FSA Orbit-X for around the same price.
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Old 01-16-11, 07:18 PM   #3
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The track bike "build kit" seems very incomplete for $650. You could buy many decent complete bikes for that price.
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Woops didnt read the description as well as i should have lol. Thanks!!
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The track bike "build kit" seems very incomplete for $650. You could buy many decent complete bikes for that price.
I must be not seeing something. what is it missing exactly? Im pretty interested in the wheelset tbh.

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I must be not seeing something. what is it missing exactly?
a "build kit" usually includes EVERYTHING you need other than frame and fork.
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for pedals try the Exustar PT12 Track style pedal set. http://www.wabicycles.com/pedal_options.html

Or a pair of old miche's with cristophe toe clips and lapize straps like im rocking. Love these things.




ps I to wil be building a 722 up so i will benifit from this thread as well.
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a "build kit" usually includes EVERYTHING you need other than frame and fork.
I might end up just buying it all sperate anyway. It will definitely turn out alot cheaper then 650.
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PricePoint have a lot of headsets for a really good price, including the Orbit MX.

Tbh, I don't think that groupset is really worth it. You could get wheels are a low low price at Wabi and Miche Advanced track crankset could had for $126 at Ribble. A little bit of digging, I'm sure you could find a lot of components on the "Reliable Online Retailer" thread.
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Oh those are quite nice, I might go clipless actually, but well see.
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Yeah, this was just a quick post, I wanted to get some ideas and input. Im probably gonna do more digging and piece together something a little "cheaper".
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