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New Carbon bike with Ultegar 6700 group

Old 11-14-09, 07:30 PM
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New Carbon bike with Ultegar 6700 group

It is finally here; my first new road bike in my life. It is not just a list of parts on the piece of paper, it become reality.
I could not afford brand new Madone, (Or I would rather say: I was not able to convince my wife to blow 3.5-6k on new Madone) I have made one and pretend it is The One.

After really extensive research, well over month ago, I order all the parts, parts arrived last week, and I was already able to assemble my beauty.

Carbon Frame 56cm – 1175g
Carbon Fork (after cut)– 372g
Carbon Seat Post – 296g
Carbon Handle Bar – 245g
Carbon looking Stem – 184g
Carbon looking HeadSet – 110g
Carbon Bottle holder – 29g
Carbon Seat Clamp – 32g
Carbon Seat – 104g
Price with tax and shipping - 702CAD
2547g

Wheel Front Mavic CXP22 on Ultegra HB-6700 – 961g
Wheel Back Mavic CXP22 on Ultegra HB-6700 – 1159g
Wheel Skewer Ultegra front 58g
Wheel Skewer Ultegra back 63g
Price with tax and shipping - 319 CAD
2241g

2010 SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6700 8pcs Group
Crank 53-39T 506g
Left Crank 199g
Bottom Bracket 91g
Front derailleur(clamp on) 100g
Rear derailleur 189g
Dual control levers left 221g
Dual control levers Right 223g
Cables after cut 150g
Wires after cut 26g
Brakes Front 155g
Brakes rear 153g
Cassette 11-23T 205g
Chain(after cut) 254g
Price with tax and shipping – 1216 CAD
2472g

Shimano 6700 Pedals -
Price with tax and shipping – 142 CAD

Accessories:

Plastic rim tape 51g -10CAD
Trek Decals – 3g – 35 CAD
Veloflex Pave Clincher Road Tire Yellow/Tan 700x22 – 193g – 56CAD
Veloflex Pave Clincher Road Tire Yellow/Tan 700x22 – 196g – 56CAD
Continental Race Supersonic Tube 700C x 18/25mm 36mm Presta – 53g -17CAD
Continental Race Supersonic Tube 700C x 18/25mm 36mm Presta – 54g 17CAD
Deda Elementi Handlebar Tape Ochre – 47g 13$
Shipping 34$
Price with tax and shipping – 238$
550g



Total Weight: 7810g = 17.22lb (no pedals)
Totoal Price including tax: 2635 CAD

I also bought: Tools, Kinetic Pro trainer, Bell Volt helmet, 10 sets of jerseys\pants, 2 sets of tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 and Michelin Pro3, Bike mechanic stand, pumps, gloves, Specialized carbon shoes, lubes, grease, the whole works.
In total including bike and all the bike goodies, I blew 4450$ CAD

This is way over the budget but I’m pretty much set for a while.
Main goal was to get inexpensive carbon bike.

In Canada cheapest Madone 6.9 is over 5500$ and 5.5 about 4000$ during bike show one day blow out sale 6.9 was for 3800 CAD and 5.5 for 2400$ but with old 2009 Ultegara, and most of those bikes were “demo” models, they looked like they had way over 500km on them, few probably less.

I want to add that this built was only possible because of help of my “ThinkerBell” 5 years old daughter with special magic wand. She assisted me from unpacking of the first box to final sticker application. She was bringing all the tools, holding the parts, greasing the chain, helping in every little piece of work on this bike, that is why it only took 3 days to assemble it.

Anyway my virgin “Madone” ride is set up, she is still freshly clean, hot and virgin. All her round shapes are saying : Ride me, I’m all yours.

I will soon post spicy details about: Madone and me first time together on the road. She will loose her virginity tomorrow.

https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3118.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3246.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3250.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3873.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3881.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3896.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3897.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3899.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3903.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3949.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3953.jpg
https://zebase.com/bikes/bike/DSC_3962.jpg









Little Thinker Bell magic to apply final touches and here we go:




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Old 11-14-09, 07:34 PM
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nice!
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Old 11-14-09, 07:36 PM
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2 thumbs up! that is one BEAUTIFUL bike! What frame is that? and how much did it cost if I may ask?
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Old 11-14-09, 07:38 PM
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Wow...are you an accountant or a photographer? Either way...thanks for the detailed post. Bike looks sweet, hope you're overwhelmed with the way it rides!
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Old 11-14-09, 07:38 PM
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you weighed your decals? lol

and why are your tires different weights? (and different colors)
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Old 11-14-09, 07:39 PM
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wow that is impressive. what frame did you use.

personally i would have made my own logos and stuff with your assets instead of making a madone clone, but it is awesome nonetheless!!
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Old 11-14-09, 07:40 PM
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nice
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Old 11-14-09, 07:41 PM
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wait what? that's not a madone, clearly, so why the hell did you put madone graphics on it? would have looked a lot better and hey, 3g lighter!
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Old 11-14-09, 07:43 PM
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what? you made a fake Madone? i would have slapped my name all over before Trek or Madone? heck i would have slapped Bikeforums.net all over it first. it looks nice, but im jus sayin. later.
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Old 11-14-09, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sebo2000 View Post
I could not afford brand new Madone, ...I have made one and pretend it is The One.

Trek Decals – 3g – 35 CAD


But hey, if you like it, you'll ride it. Enjoy!
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Old 11-14-09, 07:49 PM
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I think 6700 looks cheap, and making a knock-off Madone is pretty weird.

Matching valve caps, seriously, and a quick release seat collar?

whatever.
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3g = 0.0066 pounds!!!!! Not to mention air drag.....
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Old 11-14-09, 07:50 PM
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When I saw the bars and stem I said damn! Then I saw the trek decals. I said damn again. It was a different damn.

Either way, nice looking bike. Enjoy it.
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Old 11-14-09, 07:51 PM
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8 [edit: 12] replies and nothing about the saddle setback, or lackthereof.

To the OP, have you adjusted your saddle yet? That's a really odd saddle position, being all the way forward on a non-setback seatpost with a relatively vertical seat tube.
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Old 11-14-09, 08:01 PM
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Probably hasnt been fitted, he said he just put it together.
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Old 11-14-09, 08:19 PM
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Beautiful. Parts list looks fast.
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May I add you photoshopped out a bit of the bottom bracket shell in the last photo?
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Old 11-14-09, 08:40 PM
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why decals?

All looks good on your bike, but why bother with the Trek decals? Especially if it ain't really a Trek?
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Old 11-14-09, 08:47 PM
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Argh....Sorry dude, but it just looks more like one of those generic frames from Ebay, than a Trek. I'm sure it'll be sweet....
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Poorly setup knockoff Trek - all the best.
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Pseudo Kuota Kredo really doesn't look like Trek Madone. Otherwise congrats.

Also, play with temperature in raw import settings, too much orange halo.

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Pseudo Kuota Kredo really doesn't look like Trek Madone. Otherwise congrats.
That pallenthoul guy can get these frames for 4 bucks...like a latte.
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4.5k in total? dam.. somehow i think you shouldve just went with a used used 5.5
you couldve got it for cheaper, sure it wont be a "virgin" but.. lol, it's a bike, not your lover. (sorry i dont love me bike THAT much, haha)
but hey, i would love to build my own bike. just for the thrill of it.

and where did you buy most of these parts?

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Old 11-14-09, 09:19 PM
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Like putting ferrari badges on a fiero.....le sigh
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The bike looks very nice, but the fake Trek decals are a little wonky. It's so crazy it might just work.
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