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Old 04-12-17, 05:59 AM
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Another new member from Central Florida

Hello everyone!

Completely new to this level of cycling... a lot of co-workers are into the sport and figured that I could use the exercise (meaning I am fat, or how I like to put it, I am not fat, just too short for my weight ) . Anyway, love to ride and doing the longer rides would be all around good for me.

Starting to research. Walked into the local bike shop and saw some beautiful bikes. Glad they did not have one in my size or I would have done an impulse buy...

Now looking at everything, I am thinking of going with a home build (any excuse to buy more tools). I am looking at a frame from China... trying to decide a vendor with a frame that I like... I want mine in 3K Carbon Fiber Matte finish. No paint and no decals. But finding feedback on the vendor that carries the frame I like (I am a sucker for the looks of the frame) has been difficult.

This is what I have so far in my list. Once I decide on the different components, I will start ordering.

Frame (Package includes - Frame, Fork, Seatpost, Clamp, Headset) - US$540.00 shipped
Shimano Ultegra 6800 Group Set- US$529.99
Shimano Ultegra PD-6800 Carbon SPD SL Road Pedals - US$96.49
Not sure on the saddle, but for budget purposes - US$150.00
Not sure on the wheels. Trying to decide between Shimano Ultegra Wheel Set - US289.49 or the Queen Bike Carbon Fiber Road Bike Wheels 50mm Clincher Wheelset 700c Racing Bike Wheel avail in Amazon - US$329.00
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 348 Road Bike Tire or the Continental Gator Hardshell DuraSkin - around US$85.00 for the pair.
Continental Race 28 700c x 20-25 Bike Tubes (5 Pack) - 60mm Presta Valve


Still researching/deciding on:
Handlebar
Handlebar Post
Handlebar Tape
Computer/GPS
Shoes
Helmet

And a few other things that I am sure missing. Right now I am just reading all the reviews on these parts

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Old 04-12-17, 06:08 AM
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I will open a new thread in the Road Cycling section when I start my build and ask questions there (as per rules).
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Old 04-12-17, 06:13 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Before going overboard why not stop by Orange Cycle and see what they have?
Also stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. Lots of central Florida folks on here.
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Old 04-17-17, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Welcome to Bike Forums. Before going overboard why not stop by Orange Cycle and see what they have?
Also stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. Lots of central Florida folks on here.
Thank you. A few friends here suggested the same. But I have already ordered all the parts to build one. Here is the thread and the last post is what I have ordered so far. Only component that I need to decide on is the handlebar and stem...

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...l#post19510986

I will stop by Orange Cycle for a helmet, bar tape, and shoes. Did not wanted to waste their time if I was planning in ordering everything else online... I hate to do that. If the Chinese frame does not work out, I might then look for something locally.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-05-17, 01:40 PM
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Hi Wachuko I saw your thread on your second Chinabomb build and just wanted to greet you as a fellow Orlando rider. What part of town are you in? I live on the east side of town near Waterford, Avalon, Eastwood, Stony Brook area.
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Old 07-05-17, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pacalolo View Post
Hi Wachuko I saw your thread on your second Chinabomb build and just wanted to greet you as a fellow Orlando rider. What part of town are you in? I live on the east side of town near Waterford, Avalon, Eastwood, Stony Brook area.
Same area here. Stoneybrook
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Originally Posted by wachuko View Post
Same area here. Stoneybrook
When you are ready you can join us for a group ride.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastsidecycle/

Maybe you're already in this group. In that case I look forward to meeting you eventually.
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Originally Posted by pacalolo View Post
When you are ready you can join us for a group ride.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastsidecycle/

Maybe you're already in this group. In that case I look forward to meeting you eventually.
I see that Stefano Montero is part of the group.

I am not at the moment. Just starting and want to get some miles under my belt before I join. You guys do not want an anchor Let me get in shape and then I am game Thank you for the invite!!
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Originally Posted by wachuko View Post
I see that Stefano Montero is part of the group.

I am not at the moment. Just starting and want to get some miles under my belt before I join. You guys do not want an anchor Let me get in shape and then I am game Thank you for the invite!!
You know Stefano? He lives here in Eastwood near me. Small world.
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Originally Posted by pacalolo View Post
You know Stefano? He lives here in Eastwood near me. Small world.
Of course I know him...he is the guy to blame for all this!!!! LOL
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