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Old 06-02-07, 01:29 PM
By-Tor...or the Snow Dog?
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Originally Posted by hmai18
I originally bought a 54cm 2005 R700 and upgraded it piece by piece as I found deals on new bits and sold the old parts to make up the cost. After two seasons of trying to make my body fit the bike, I decided to get something that fit me. Got myself a 50cm CAAD8 frame and moved all the parts from the old bike. I also found one of the all carbon Slice Si fork that were spec'd on some of the 2004 CAAD7's and Six13's, but it's been a month and it hasn't showed up yet. I will be starting a claim with Paypal soon to get my money back. The Premium fork weighed 350g, so I'm not too terribly disappointed.

Didn't weigh everything individually, but the shop measured it at 18.7lb with cages and computer mounts. The biggest pigs are still the 550 wheels, but those'll go away over the winter when I move down to Vermont for grad school and can order me up a pair of Ligero specials. I might also ditch the Truvativ crank for one of the new Shimano compacts.

50cm CAAD8 frame
Premium fork
FSA Orbit CF headset + carbon spacers
DA 7800 shifters, front and rear derailleurs (thanks to Wicz!)
Ultegra 6600 12-23 cassette
Ultegra 6500 brakes
Ultegra 6600 pedals
105 5600 chain
Truvativ Rouleur Carbon 50/36 170mm
WH-R550 wheels with Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps and Michelin Aircomp tubes
Ritchey WCS Classic 42cm bars
Ritchey 4-Axis stem 120mm
Ritchey WCS seatpost
Specialized Toupe 130
OmniRacer seatpost clamp
Tacx Tao cages
Astrale 8 and Polar 720i computers
I love that paint job! The blue is great! Looks good
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