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Old 04-13-10, 07:38 PM
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New Build! Pics!

Well, I sold my CAAD9 and upgraded the RB-1. The frame isn't pretty but it rides like a champ.

The new Ultegra stuff is amazing. The shift time and response is miles ahead of the previous generation of shimano stuff. I ended up cherry-picking the new shimano stuff that I like the looks of. The new Ultegra crankset and rear derailleur just don't work for me in the looks department so I went with older Ultegra and DA there. I only spent about 5 minutes tuning the thing once I got it built last night and it already shifts faster and better than I could ever get the 10sp 105/Ultegra on my CAAD9 to.

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1994 Bridgestone RB-1 frame 52cm with Ritchey design fork
Ultegra 6700 Shifters
Ultegra 6700 FD
Dura Ace 7700 RD
Ultegra 6600 Crankset
105 BB
Ultegra 6700 Chain
Ultegra 6700 Brakeset
Ultegra 6600 Hubs
Mavic CXP 33 rims
DT stainless spokes
3T Ergo Power bars
Toupe Saddle
Brooks Bar Tape
Gatorskin tires
Crappy old stem
Crappy old seat post

Total cost was around $1050.


And for pics - I don't have a garage door so you'll have to deal with my roof.



















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Useless w/o full side shot. Looks good from what I can see anyway.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Oops. That one got eaten by the 10 image limit. Here ya go.

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That looks good! You could probably get repro decals if you wanted to strip it and repaint..then it would look amazing. There's a thread in C&V titled something like "Old frames with STI/Ergo", lots of people doing this.

Here's one of mine, early 90s Paramount with Campy 8 spd...

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Yep, looks great.
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Nice Paramount. I almost put some old Eurus 20s on the Bridgestone but I didn't want to deal with a campy cassette.

I've thought about getting the bike painted. I'm not sure if I'd restore it though, might go for something custom.
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Truly awesome!
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Looking good there
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A thing of wild arrant beauty. The bar tape looks good enough to eat.
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Nice build! I like it.

How'd you get that on the roof?
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That bike is absolutely beautiful!

However, it would be even more snazzy if those were all Campagnolo parts, but on this bike, I'll let it slide.
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Originally Posted by yarb View Post
A thing of wild arrant beauty. The bar tape looks good enough to eat.
Is leather edible? It's tempting. The cork plugs are cool too but I feel like if someone looks at them the wrong way they'll break or fall off. I'll be putting expander plugs in soon.

How'd you get that on the roof?
It's just so light, it floated up there.

Just kidding. It probably still weighs over 21lbs.

However, it would be even more snazzy if those were all Campagnolo parts, but on this bike, I'll let it slide.
I was very close to ordering an Athena 11 group but it would have been about $200 more than the Ultegra and I didn't want to deal with the expensive tools since I already have the shimano ones.
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well that bike is really quite sexy
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LOVE that bike.

2 years ago I built up an RB-1 for my beautiful wife () with a mix of Record, Centaur and Chorus.
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this is such a hot build. just get new pedals . and 7700 (9 speed) witha 10 speed grouppo?
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That bike looks awesome! Now all you need to do is get her repainted and you'll have a real winner!
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Nice pictures. Great build too, especially for that price.
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Nice bike, but Grant Peterson will definitely not be pleased.
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Originally Posted by BOBSONATOR View Post
this is such a hot build. just get new pedals . and 7700 (9 speed) witha 10 speed grouppo?
I will ride these pedals into the ground! SPD hasn't let me down yet.

The 7700 RD works fine with the 10sp stuff.



The repaint is getting more and more tempting, especially after seeing Rocket's wife's ride. If I can find a repaint with decals for less than $400 some day maybe I'll restore it.
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Looks great...
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Glad to hear you're liking the 6700 components. I've got a pair of new Ultegra brifters and the FD and RD on their way right now. Looks-wise we're going to have pretty similar builds. Putting it all on a blue Kona Jake The Snake frame. I've got antique brown fizik tape on the way, brown-sidewall Conti GT4Ks, and all-silver components (with the exception of the "smoke grey" 6600 crankset).

Needless to say, I really like the look of your bike.
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Just went for a quick 14-mile after-work ride to the beach with it. Still loving the new Ultegra. Shifting, braking, it's so much better than the old stuff.
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how much did you get for the cannondale?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Nice bike, but Grant Peterson will definitely not be pleased.
That makes it all the more satisfying.
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Very cool. I love the old Bridgestones.
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