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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 08-03-06, 03:08 PM   #1
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Pedal Force QS2-S full pics/specs (56k beware)

Here it is, in all its glory.

Frame: Pedal Force QS2-S, 55cm
Fork: Trigon Oblix Straight Blade
Wheels: Velocity Uriel
Shifters: Ultegra 10spd
Derailleurs: Ultegra 10spd
Cassete: Ultegra 10spd
Crank: Ritchey WCS Compact
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4 Axis
Bars: Ritchey Pro
Tires: Conti GP 4K
Seatpost: Giant Carbon
Seat: Selle Italia SLK
Pedals: Speedplay X-2s (the only previously used part)

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Old 08-03-06, 03:09 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-06, 03:14 PM   #3
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I really like the "naked" look with no decals. It kind of makes it look stealthy.
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Niiice.

How do you like those cranks?
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Old 08-03-06, 03:17 PM   #5
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Niiice.

How do you like those cranks?
I have those same cranks. Not in the compact version the WCS ones. They are pretty nice. Not the lightest set but stiff enough and a decent deal price wise.

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Neat cables...

What kind of housings are those? Pretty cool and different than those Nokon ones.
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Wow! I dig the braided cables.
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Some day, they'll actually come up with a cool logo and people won't mind having the name on their bikes.
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What kind of housings are those? Pretty cool and different than those Nokon ones.
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i was just going to ask the same thing...then I scrolled down and saw this....

so +1
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Old 08-03-06, 03:21 PM   #10
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What kind of housings are those? Pretty cool and different than those Nokon ones.
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Both the gear and break cables/housings are Clarks Pre-Lube Cables, i like the white housings on the black everything else.
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Stick a Colnago sticker on it, viola, Colnago C50!
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I noticed your tires are handmade in Germany...


Just like me.
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Just like me.
You ver handmade in das fatherland?
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Ich auch!

not really though.....i was born in Philly.....
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1. did you ride it yet?
1a. how was it?
2. how much was the frame?
3. total weight?
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As stated in the other thread, looks like a nice build!
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1. did you ride it yet?
1a. how was it?
2. how much was the frame?
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1. Not yet, first (short) ride will be tonight, longer one tomorrow morning
2. frame was $700
3. Not sure exactly, but around 16lbs (from standing on scale without bike, then with bike......not exactly a precision at its finest.)
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wow, interesting. Notice how your front derailleur cable housing gets sort of wrinkly between the brifter and the cable stop? Mine does that too and its been driving me nuts. I'm using avid flak jacket, similar braided construction.
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wow, interesting. Notice how your front derailleur cable housing gets sort of wrinkly between the brifter and the cable stop? Mine does that too and its been driving me nuts. I'm using avid flak jacket, similar braided construction.
The wrinkles in mine are just from being coiled in a box, not from being used. The cables are brand new. I used the end part of the housing when i should have cut a piece from the middle (like the RD housing). Doesnt bother me though.
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Old 08-03-06, 05:57 PM   #20
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It's customary to place you bike in front of a white garage door when taking pictures...Just kidding, love the QS2-S. As soon as MG sends my wheels I'll be posting pics of my QS2-S build.
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Great build Allez. This makes me want to order mine right now.... Just need a little more money.. Looks great.

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Very.........arousing. =|
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Great looking bike.
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extra nice work! wow. baby.

smart remark: those pics made my cable modem overheat. i think they slow down the whole internet...
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