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The "Pieced it together myself" thread...

Old 04-14-09, 08:27 AM
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The "Pieced it together myself" thread...

...because someone had to do it.

EDIT: builds, not upgraded rides.

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Old 04-14-09, 08:32 AM
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I was waiting for this.. But was hoping it was after I was out of class so I could actually post to it!! Stupid phone Internet...
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Old 04-14-09, 08:56 AM
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Built it up bit by bit, starting with the frame:

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Old 04-14-09, 09:04 AM
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OMG, ok....

Both of these were built from the frame up. Fred vs Hipster.
Looking to build up another classic steel frame now.



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Old 04-14-09, 04:13 PM
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surely there are more than just us...
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Another occasion to post it again...

Built it myself, including wheels. Bought components at different places and times.
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Mines not complete yet. I just need a cassette, saddle and pedals though...

Frame= Specialized Allez Comp
Group= 2009 Rival
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My most recent build.
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Old 04-14-09, 05:04 PM
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Piece by piece, a 35 year effort, one part at a time on a low low budget, starting when I was about a minute out of college.
In it's past life it was an early 70s Gitaine Tour de France.

Sometime in the next 5 years I'll get a black seatpost and a red chain.

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Old 04-14-09, 05:38 PM
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I miss her... frame broke in a race crash.

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Old 04-14-09, 05:59 PM
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I'll jump on any opportunity to post her

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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
I miss her... frame broke in a race crash.

S W E E T!! Dang Doc, that bike looks fast enough to win just sitting there. Sorry to hear about it's demise. You know what they say tho: Live fast, die young.
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How 'bout this


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Old 04-14-09, 06:47 PM
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Piece it together is the only way I can afford a bike for myself. So here is my current ride that was finished just a couple weeks ago:



I want to up grade a couple items - a different seat, and different brakes then i'll be happy.
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Nitropowered -- excellent! I like the extended seat post. Do you have pictures of it painted/assembled?
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Old 04-14-09, 07:07 PM
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I've pieced together all my current bikes, minus a folder and a 3sp.
CAAD9, rossin, and this.
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How 'bout this

Kinda hard to tell, but looks like you used a lot of heat. Looks like brass too ?? Silver is a lot easier to work with in tight spaces like the lugs.
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Since I love excuses to post pic of my bike, and my bike qualifies...

I bought the Tsunami frameset, Toupe saddle, and Speedplay pedals off ebay. From the old bike came the 8 spd era Ultegra brakes and FD, Nashbar crank, 10 spd brifters and RD, and Forte wheelset. The TTT bar came from Cambria Bike, and I later added an Alpha Q carbon seatpost off craigslist and a Ritchey Pro stem off Ebay.
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Old 04-14-09, 07:48 PM
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Also qualifying...

Built in 1995 from a frame/fork bought at Bikesport (LBS). The rims and spokes were bought from Wheel World (LBS) and laced to Sachs front and White Industries rear hubs found at a bike swap meet. The Dura Ace brakes were also found at a bike swap meet. The Ultegra brifters/derailleurs, Look pedals, Syncros stem, TTT bar, and Scott Rakes came off the previous build. The Grafton cranks, American Classic seatpost, and headset were also swapped over but were first custom anodized along with the rims. The Avocet O2 saddle and Corrotec tires were obtained at Interbike, and Salsa Skewers were ordered from Colorado Cyclist (I think).
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1. Erba NJS track frame, repaint, full Dura-Ace track group, Nitto cockpit, AmClas post, Fujita purple suede saddle

2. The rebuilding process of my beloved Giant TCR Advanced

3. My un-named track bike. Built from parts leftover from Erba. Repaint, new Alpha Q fork, Regal Saddle, no-name post/stem, Deda Pista bars



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Old 04-14-09, 07:57 PM
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Always happy to take up an opportunity to post:

Frame/fork from BikeIsland. All components from the garage and picked the Mavic wheels up on ebay for 80 bones. It's got speedplays and some different bars on it now, but I was really impressed with the build, especially for the price!!
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Got the frame back in October 08' and went from there. (pic is a link to VeloSpace with full specs)

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Just finished putting this to gather and have had a few test rides on it. still working out where I want the
bars set at.

Full SRAM Rival build.
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