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thought I show you some updated pics of my roubaix

Old 08-26-06, 11:50 PM
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thought I show you some updated pics of my roubaix

Here are some new pics of my bike since you guys like pictures.

updated with build list:

frame is 52cm comp
campy record 2003
rear derailleur is tuned. made some slots in the pulleys and machined the back plate
alu record crank polished
front derailleur clamp is machined and painted black.
deda 215 handle bars
itm millenium 100mm stem with front plate polished
Fizik white bar tape
campy record headset
deda blackstick seatpost tuned and graphics removed
tune speedneedle saddle
tacx tao silver modified and polished
tune quickrelease
Mavic ksyrium sl 2003 all stickers removed and polished machined sections
speedplay x2 pedals
Ritchey WCS fork with no stickers
Forgot to mention that the rear zertz are gone too











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Old 08-26-06, 11:57 PM
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To me, the bar tape doesn't seem to match very well with the bike.
Maybe you should replace it with black one to match it with the bike?
just my 2 cents
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holy sh*t!!!! now that's how a bike is supposed to look

take notes people

btw, the white tape looks awesome with the all black bike

great handlebars--those classic curved bars are so proper
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I think white tape is very cool on any bike. Very nice bike.
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Psch... Corporate Express paper?

Try HP, man!
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Great looking Roubaix....nice garage door ......but damn that saddle looks painful.
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
Psch... Corporate Express paper?

Try HP, man!
Yeah, HP makes much better boxes for storing junk at the bottom of a pile!

White bar tape looks o.k. to me, that's how Gerolsteiner rolls...



and Yea Campy!!!
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Very nice Roubaix. What wheelset is that?
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Schweeeeet......
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I love the white bar tape.

Btw, that is some serious saddle-handlebar drop you got there...looks like 4+ inches.
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Thanks alot guys for the nice comments. I put alot of hard work on this bike and I really enjoy it.

@ Blandin: The wheelset is Mavic ksyrium SL 2003 with all stickers removed and polished by hand
machined sections.

@garysol1: The saddle is the most comfortable I have ever used. its a tune speedneedle. all carbon fibre
with alcantara fabric. it doesn't slip like others full carbon saddles with no covers.
The verified weight on my scale is 89 grams

I love white bar tape as it gives contrast. I had black tape but on a black bike is too much black IMO. The only problem with white is that it gets dirty faster. The bar tape I put on now is the Fizik tape and its really nice because it doesn't get dirty like the others. the surface is non porous so doesnt stain.+ its really easy to clean.
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Originally Posted by S_DOG34
I love the white bar tape.

Btw, that is some serious saddle-handlebar drop you got there...looks like 4+ inches.

yep its a little bit more than 4 inch but I find it very comfortable. could be because i'm flexible
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Never though I would say this, but

That is one SEXY bike.
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At the end of the season I'm getting rid of all the stickers and paint on the frame and leaving just the carbon finish. put some polished nokons for the brake cables. shifters i'm keeping the campy cables because it shifts very nice.

I was thinking of tuning the brakes I have and polish them or put some zero gravity ss and polish the hell out of them.

For next season i'm almost certain I will get the new ultra torque centaur crank polished of course and some corima medium carbon wheels.
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
Psch... Corporate Express paper?

Try HP, man!
lol i didn't get your comment untill now lol. Its not mine haha. comes from my sister's work and there's bike parts in it hehe
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No offense, but it looks weird to me....mainly, the bike setup, that is....the bike itself is pretty damn nice.

Handlebars/shifters, short stem, odd seat angle....I dunno, just looks odd to me.

BTW, are you on Vortex with that screen name?
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Very nice bike. One semi-newbie observation: it looks like the position of your brifters and/or the rotation of your bars is decidedly non-standard. If you look at the picture of the Geronsteiner boys in this thread you'll see that their hoods are the same height as the top of the bars and are angled at-or-above parallel. Yours seem to be significantly lower than the top of the bars, at least in the top picture. It almost looks like your brifters are too high on the bars and the bars are rotated too far downward. Is it an optical illusion?

Again, I'm a semi-newbie so I'm just asking.

UPDATE: I've looked at several different pictures of pro bikes and it's obviously a personal preference thing.

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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
No offense, but it looks weird to me....mainly, the bike setup, that is....the bike itself is pretty damn nice.

Handlebars/shifters, short stem, odd seat angle....I dunno, just looks odd to me.

BTW, are you on Vortex with that screen name?
No offense taken. Bike setup is mostly personal. The bike fits me like a glove. stem is 100mm , frame is 52cm size. I have a short torso.
The flat portion of the seat is parallel to the ground even though in the pics doesn't look like it. Its good that way since it doesn't put pressure in between my legs which is good. the seat used to be more up and was uncomfortable after a while riding.

I like my shifters to be parallel to the ground and not up like most people do. I like it that way. same thing with the handlebars. I always use a shallow curve and like the drops to be almost parallel. again a personal setting which i like.

Yes I'm on Vortex too with that screen name
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Originally Posted by zimbo
Very nice bike. One semi-newbie observation: it looks like the position of your brifters and/or the rotation of your bars is decidedly non-standard. If you look at the picture of the Geronsteiner boys in this thread you'll see that their hoods are the same height as the top of the bars and are angled at-or-above parallel. Yours seem to be significantly lower than the top of the bars, at least in the top picture. It almost looks like your brifters are too high on the bars and the bars are rotated too far downward. Is it an optical illusion?

Again, I'm a semi-newbie so I'm just asking.

UPDATE: I've looked at several different pictures of pro bikes and it's obviously a personal preference thing.

--Steve
thanks for the comments. well yes its mostly a personal preference, but i always use a shallow bar like the deda 215 and not all bars have the same shape. The way my bar is shapped , the hoods are perfect where they are. i like it that way. its just the way the bar bend is shapped.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Great looking Roubaix....nice garage door ......but damn that saddle looks painful.
Sweet looking bike, very stealthy. I agree with garysol1, that seat looks pretty rock hard painful.
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Who makes thouse nice looking bottle cages?
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Originally Posted by Ju$t!Ce
Who makes thouse nice looking bottle cages?

those are made by me haha In reality they started as Tacx Tao silver and I tuned them. The outside of the cage was polished by hand. They now weigh 22 grams instead of 41 grams originally.

It was quite some work, but the end result is worth it and its unique and light.

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Very awesome! I just joined the specialized crowd with my new e5 aerotech and I must say I am proud. I really like the roubaix and all of the unique tid-bits you have done to it! Keep up the good work and of course the pics!
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Originally Posted by tcoop25
Sweet looking bike, very stealthy. I agree with garysol1, that seat looks pretty rock hard painful.
thanks alot. Like I said before you would be surprised how comfortable the saddle is.

I've used SLR and flite before and this thing is much more comfortable by far. I don't feel any vibrations to my @ss and i can ride more than 3 hours without feeling anything. The main key that I found with this saddle is how you position it. I used to have the nose a bit up and it would make me numb after a while around that part. since I positioned the saddle down its perfect.
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