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Picked up new (to me) bike build from shop yesterday

Old 04-02-09, 08:02 AM
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Picked up new (to me) bike build from shop yesterday

Now with Pictures

I'm looking forward to a shakedown ride after work today.

Bike:

Frame: Iron Horse Excelsior Race size 54 - aluminum w/ carbon seat stays
Wheels: Reynolds Alta Race - aluminum 30mm deep rims w/ 20/24 spoke counts
Tires: Pro2Race (will be shifting to Conti GP4000 in near future
Drive train: Ultegra 10 speed shifters and derailleurs, 105 cable set
Cranks: Truvativ Elita Compact Crankset (36/50) with GXP Bottom Bracket
Cassette:11-28 SRAM 1070 cassette
Stem: Profile Hammer OS 90 mm
Handlebars: FSA Wing size 42
Brakes: Camby Veloce
Seat: Forte Pro RS1
Seatpost: Forte Precision seatpost
Pedals: Speedplay light action

Total weight 19.2 pounds


I put this together for $750. I was able to generate $650 of that by selling parts. So my out of pocket costs were $100. This is the first bike I've owned where I was able to get what I wanted without major compromises. I can't wait to see how it flies this evening. Plus its pretty too!

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Old 04-02-09, 12:58 PM
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You sit there and tell us that it's pretty and don't send pictures. What are you thinking!

Pictures are good.
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Old 04-02-09, 02:07 PM
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Well, I wasn't going to post until I took pics but then I was too excited about the whole thing to wait. Plus, there is an outside chance the whole bike might spontaneously combusted as I mixed all three major brands of groupsets - Shimano shifters/deraileurs, SRAM cassette and SRAM owned Truivite crankset, and Camby brakes.
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I think you're safe mixing the ShimaNO and SRAM stuff, but I would proceed with caution for the next day or two with those Campy bits, lol.

BTW, this thread is useless without pics................................
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Originally Posted by natbla
Now with Pictures

I'm looking forward to a shakedown ride after work today.

Bike:

Frame: Iron Horse Excelsior Race size 54 - aluminum w/ carbon seat stays
Wheels: Reynolds Alta Race - aluminum 30mm deep rims w/ 20/24 spoke counts
Tires: Pro2Race (will be shifting to Conti GP4000 in near future
Drive train: Ultegra 10 speed shifters and derailleurs, 105 cable set
Cranks: Truvativ Elita Compact Crankset (36/50) with GXP Bottom Bracket
Cassette:11-28 SRAM 1070 cassette
Stem: Profile Hammer OS 90 mm
Handlebars: FSA Wing size 42
Brakes: Camby Veloce
Seat: Forte Pro RS1
Seatpost: Forte Precision seatpost
Pedals: Speedplay light action

Total weight 19.2 pounds



I put this together for $750. I was able to generate $650 of that by selling parts. So my out of pocket costs were $100. This is the first bike I've owned where I was able to get what I wanted without major compromises. I can't wait to see how it flies this evening. Plus its pretty too!
I went for my first ride on it - what a smooth ride. I did a quick 5 mile ride over mostly flat with one small 500 meter climb. The bike was very nimble, and. I do need to fiddle with my cleats as the right one wasn't staying in the pedal well. I kept pulling out. I think I need to tighten it up more. But it felt so good to be on the bike again!

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Old 04-03-09, 06:28 AM
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nice bike
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nice bike
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