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    My Pre Cursa build

    precursa.jpg

    I just finished up my build today. Grand total came to $680.38. I reused wheel set, tires, chain and front brake from my old p.o.s fixie. Bought the rest new. Paid the LBS to install headset, bb and crankset and build the rest myself. This was my first custom build and a fun experiment and proves the point that custom building will cost you! I will eventually upgrade the wheel set and tires and at that point the total will probably hit $900 when I'm done. Here is the break down so far:

    PreCursa Build Parts (including shipping)
    Frameset 381.45
    Andel Crankset & BB 99.98
    Shimano PD540 pedals 41.99
    Tektro RL520 brake levers 24.99
    Charge Spoon Saddle 26.99
    Easton A30 stem 8.99
    Easton A70 bars 39.99
    Deda bar tape 16
    LBS labor 40
    Total 680.38
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    Meh.
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    Meh.

    Ha. Sorry I didn't take a hipster picture of it parked in front of a dumpster with a can of PBR balanced on the saddle
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    that stem really wants to be flipped

    and that tape really wants to be done right

    does that front wheel have a braking surface?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Ha. Sorry I didn't take a hipster picture of it parked in front of a dumpster with a can of PBR balanced on the saddle
    oh man awesome bike, congrats buddy!
    Last edited by Nagrom_; 07-17-13 at 10:12 PM.
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    Front wheel has braking surface. Wheels and brake came of another bike. Stops great.

    What is your comment about the tape? Just the fact that I didn't get it tight around the hoods? If so, I know it's not aesthetically appealing but I don't care.

    I considered flipping the stem but I'm old and my back hurts. This set up has more of a seat/bars drop then I'm used to so once I do get comfortable I might flip it.

    I built it to be functional not stylish. It will probably get ridden a couple of days a week and 95%-100% on roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    We should have a thread where you can post pics of your bike.

    No one gives a **** about your build.
    It's for educational purposes. When I started the process I wished there were some more threads with people's part list and prices on everything so I could have had a more realistic idea of what my build would cost. So, maybe there should be a thread like that. Until then, I give you this thread. You're welcome
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    This thread is bad and you should feel bad. Also, people don't have calculators?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    I feel fine. I have been around here long enough that I certainly didn't expect even one person to post here and be like "oh man awesome bike, congrats buddy!".
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    And yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Front wheel has braking surface. Wheels and brake came of another bike. Stops great.

    What is your comment about the tape? Just the fact that I didn't get it tight around the hoods? If so, I know it's not aesthetically appealing but I don't care.

    I considered flipping the stem but I'm old and my back hurts. This set up has more of a seat/bars drop then I'm used to so once I do get comfortable I might flip it.

    I built it to be functional not stylish. It will probably get ridden a couple of days a week and 95%-100% on roads.
    re: tape, yup

    all valid reasons to me tho

    i think there was a post your build thread years ago but to be honest i might be imagining that
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    Enjoy your new ride.

    If you want to post a build thread, do it. No rules against it, plus the added benefit of annoying people. With that said, bike build threads are kind of boring because they are pretty simple machines. Build threads in certain other hobbies are more understandable.

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    theres always pedalroom
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    I should have posted in the what don't you like about my bike thread
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    No, don't do that.
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    thanckx.
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    Looks good, not a fan of that crankset choice however. I miss my Pre Cursa, though I got rid of it for lack of rear brake.

    As for the bar tape, they come with little strips that are made to put on the under side of hoods when taping (if you didn't know) so it doesn't look like that.
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    Forty bucks to press a headset/install a bb/crank?

    I'm glad I don't live in California, I got mine pressed/cut and bb installed and it was like ten bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    Forty bucks to press a headset/install a bb/crank?

    I'm glad I don't live in California, I got mine pressed/cut and bb installed and it was like ten bucks.
    So, what third world country do you live in ?
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    So, what third world country do you live in ?
    The land of a million bike shops aka Portland, OR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    The land of a rain, so much rain aka Portland, OR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Ha. Sorry I didn't take a hipster picture of it parked in front of a dumpster with a can of PBR balanced on the saddle
    I fail to see why that would make it more appealing.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    I re-wrapped the bars to make everyone happy...including myself

    $40 is a lot of money for the LBS work? They did also cut the steerer tube. I have about 3 LBS to choose from within cycling distance from my home/work. These guys are by far the best mechanics and the best guys. The other shops are run by crotchety old men who treat you like you are hassling them by asking them to do any work
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    i'm still upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
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    Sounds like you're happy with her and that's what counts.
    Funny you should say you've got the neck that way to ease your ageing back - mate, that setup would kill me.
    Now, go and wear her out.
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