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My new Pro Machine

Old 10-26-08, 12:04 AM
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My new Pro Machine

Just thought i'd post up pics of my new toy! I've wanted a Pro Machine for ages and now I finally have it!

Build list is:

BMC Pro Machine 51
Ec90 SLX fork
Ec90 Stem/post
Ec90 SLX3 Bar
Sram Red
Edge 1.38 clinchers with DT240's - although these are tubs - waiting for the clinchers to be built..
Toupe 143
Speedplay Zero's - Stainless
Stronglight Rings on the cranks
Tune Cages
Parlee FD Clamp
Bold Ti Skewers

I had Record 11 on it - but swapped over to Red and kept the change... I'm waiting on a cassette for the Lightweight's so cant ride em at the moment

Thanks for looking!
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Old 10-26-08, 12:13 AM
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Wow...gorgeous build. Perhaps round out the build with the Edge bars and seatpost, whenever it becomes available?
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Old 10-26-08, 12:41 AM
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Other than choosing the flexy SLX fork over the sturdy SL I can't really second guess anything. Nice.
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gorgeous ride.

i thought EC90 SLX3 bar was the one with shallow bend.
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Thanks guys!

Phallenthoul,
This is the short/shallow bar - although granted...it doesn't really look like it.

Dick Rhee,
I'm actually thinking of adding: Edge Bars/Post and Edge 1.0 fork - they don't do stems...yet...
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it actually looks like a Syntace Racelite to me..
but whatever. Edge bar and fork will be nice upgrades over the current build.
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Gorgeous!

I may be biased...





I "decided" on Ultegra SL rather than Super Record and ESs instead of Lightweights

Your bike deserves a big picture:


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Nice bike man!!
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Very nice bike, but I am a little lost as to what is on it now and why any of it was changed. You have a picture with Record 11 and lightweights on it. That to me is the ultimate build. Then you also have it with SRAM Red, which I guess is what it has now? On the wheels, you showed the lightweights with a cassette on it, but the other pictures have the Edge 1.38 tubulars, but you also have a clincher set coming and now don't have a cassette for the lightweights? I am a bit confused. Could you clarify?
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Originally Posted by Blacklab78 View Post
I had Record 11 on it - but swapped over to Red and kept the change... I'm waiting on a cassette for the Lightweight's so cant ride em at the moment
If you're feeling generous, I will take the Record 11 group off your hands. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Blacklab78 View Post
Just thought i'd post up pics of my new toy! I've wanted a Pro Machine for ages and now I finally have it!

Build list is:

BMC Pro Machine 51
Ec90 SLX fork
Ec90 Stem/post
Ec90 SLX3 Bar
Sram Red
Edge 1.38 clinchers with DT240's - although these are tubs - waiting for the clinchers to be built..
Toupe 143
Speedplay Zero's - Stainless
Stronglight Rings on the cranks
Tune Cages
Parlee FD Clamp

I had Record 11 on it - but swapped over to Red and kept the change... I'm waiting on a cassette for the Lightweight's so cant ride em at the moment

Thanks for looking!
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
you showed the lightweights with a cassette on it, but the other pictures have the Edge 1.38 tubulars, but you also have a clincher set coming and now don't have a cassette for the lightweights? I am a bit confused. Could you clarify?
I'm guessing that the guy has a Shimano freehub body on order for his Lightweights, so he can use it with the Red grouppo.
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welcome to Pro machine club.
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It's going to look crazy with the Lightweights. Beautiful bike
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Lightweights and the Pro Machine are my two current top fetish items... well done!
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Did you take advantage of the Australian exchange rate?

Considered buying the very same bike.
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Hey Guys,

Ok to clarify...

Now have Sram Red on my bike...sold Record 11 and kept the $$ difference - I have a bad thumb(broke in 6 places a while back) and thought I could use record, but it just didn't work out

I will have my edge 1.38 clinchers by the end of this week. The Tubs are a shop demo set to use until they are built.

The LW are waiting on a cassette body and cassette. Then they are ready to rock and roll.

Thanks for the nice comments!
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Beautiful bike. I'm gonna call my LBS and see if they've got any on display for me to oggle over lunch break.
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Did you take advantage of the Australian exchange rate?

Considered buying the very same bike.

No mate - I'm an aussie, and bought everything except the bars/stem/post in Melbourne.
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very nice. BMC is high on my list, not that i am getting a new bike any time soon, but my pretend wish list. later.
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Hi,

Very nice! Looks like a great race rig.

I am trying to rationalize getting one -- a 51 cm in fact. Unfortunately, there's nothing wrong with my Look (yet ).

I heard some conflicting reports about ride quality: too harsh vs. pretty nice. What are your impressions so far?
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That's a very smart looking bike.
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