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Old 08-22-07, 11:15 PM   #1
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New Build in Progress

It has been 8 weeks since my accident which I detailed here: Ouch - Got hit by a car!


Recovery is coming along well and I'm ready to start, or at least starting to 'try' to ride. It should be interesting to see what 8 weeks off the bike has done to my overall fitness level which was at a all time high before becoming a human hood ornament and turning my bike into a carbon paper weight.


Tomorrow I will be completing the build on my new ride, a Look 595 Ultra frame decked out with Campagnolo Record components.

The frame set includes the Look HSC-6 Fork as well as integrated headset and seat mast.




The wheel set I have chosen is Campys, er I mean the Fulcrum Racing Zero's. For those that don't know, Fulcrum is Campagnolo's house brand.



At first I wasn't sure a red wheel would look good on a black frame, but after holding it up to the frame I think it will be striking.

A Deda Electa flat bar as we as a Deda Newton 31 Stem round out the controls.






My beloved (at least to my Butt), Fizik Arione saddle finishes off the build.

Pics of the completed project to follow once complete.........

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Old 08-22-07, 11:19 PM   #2
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Old 08-22-07, 11:22 PM   #3
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Awesome! I can't wait to see the full build.

Glad your recovery is coming along.
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Old 08-22-07, 11:41 PM   #4
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Adam, you are making me salivate !!!
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Old 08-22-07, 11:44 PM   #5
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Adam, you are making me salivate !!!
Why salivate? Your custom Seven with full Ti hardware is the bomb! It is so beautiful.
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Old 08-22-07, 11:48 PM   #6
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Why salivate? Your custom Seven with full Ti hardware is the bomb! It is so beautiful.
Oh yea, that's right ... but I guess it's just the excitement of building a new bike!
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Old 08-22-07, 11:51 PM   #7
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WOW! That's gonna be gorgeous ('course, I'm a little partial )

Can't wait to see it all finished!
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Old 08-23-07, 12:13 AM   #8
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I'm salivating, too. Not too much, though, or else Vivian might get upset.
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Old 08-23-07, 02:34 AM   #9
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Beautiful build Adam. About all that is missing is this bling
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Old 08-23-07, 04:44 AM   #10
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That bike's so sweet I'm getting a toothache thinking about it.

(Been eyeing those Record skeletons lately)
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Old 08-23-07, 06:18 AM   #11
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Very nice!
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Old 08-23-07, 07:14 AM   #12
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Beautiful build Adam. About all that is missing is this bling
Is that actual gold, or gold plated? That would add quite a bit of weight to it. Hey, that'll give the rest of us a chance to catch up!
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...and not the sissy "Oh, I fainted" thunk...but the, "Holy crap, I'm just going to sit here for a few minutes and imagine Janet Reno naked" thunk.


Nice.Effing.Ride.
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Old 08-23-07, 08:41 AM   #14
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Awesome, Adam! I know it would have been better to have never have met that car with your arm () but for all your pain and suffering, this is, at least, a nice salve! I look forward to the pics of it all built. I also look forward to Saturday night.
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"Holy crap, I'm just going to sit here for a few minutes and imagine Janet Reno naked"
Imagining Janet Reno naked...



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..... Nope. Doesn't do it for me.
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..... Nope. Doesn't do it for me.

That's 'cause you don't have what he is trying to get rid of
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Was the driver insured? Did they give you what your bike was worth?
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Glad to hear you're recovering well!

Beautiful frameset, btw....
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Love the 595 - can't wait to see it!!

Awesome choice in components as well!!
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That's one sweet ride (said with difficult to conceal jealousy)....
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Euroblingtastic!!

Go French carbon!! Record is da bomb!!

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Old 08-23-07, 12:52 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the complements. I am excited to test this bike out. I have never ridden a Look before two weeks ago when a friend of mine who is a long time Look owner persuaded me to take a test ride.

Wow.... I was amazed with how comfortable yet stiff the ride was. The ride makes my Cannondale System Six feel like riding a cinder block.

The handling characteristics are fantastic. I went with the stiffer 595 Ultra vs the 595 Orgin because of my size. I will never be thin like a Pro Tour rider and hover at 185-190 (5'10") lbs in my best shape.

After speaking with some long time Campagnolo owners since I am a Campagnolo virgin, I decided to "make the leap" (to quote SRAM) and go to the dark side.
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Nice frame & wheels.

Good to see that you are recovering.
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After speaking with some long time Campagnolo owners since I am a Campagnolo virgin, I decided to "make the leap" (to quote SRAM) and go to the dark side.
I'm a committed convert.
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I'm a committed convert.

Campagnolo is the shiznit!!!
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