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Build me a bike with $3200 (there are rules)

Old 08-27-11, 07:21 AM
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Build me a bike with $3200 (there are rules)

You have $3200.00 Build me a bike, but it (the frame) cannot be made of carbon. Go.
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Old 08-27-11, 07:28 AM
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There you go. Adjust aesthetics to fit your desires.
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sub 10 lbs, flat proof tires, auto transmission, the BF dream...
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Old 08-27-11, 07:40 AM
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good luck with that one
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Old 08-27-11, 07:48 AM
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Is there a commission involved for doing your legwork?
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If you prefer titanium...

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Old 08-27-11, 08:38 AM
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sub 10 lbs, flat proof tires, auto transmission, the BF dream...
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Ride! Crit that byatch! LOL
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Old 08-27-11, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by agilis View Post
You have $3200.00 Build me a bike, but it (the frame) cannot be made of carbon. Go.
If it's not made of carbon, why would you need to spend $3200.00? Have you considered carbon?
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Old 08-27-11, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by agilis View Post
You have $3200.00 Build me a bike, but it (the frame) cannot be made of carbon. Go.


Custom geometry aluminum frame / fork / headset -- $1,115
SRAM Rival Group -- $800
Stem / Handlebar / Seatpost -- $250
Saddle -- $100

That leaves you a $935 for wheels/tires and the small stuff.

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Old 08-27-11, 08:50 AM
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I just did this last year. Prices in parentheses.

Frame: Habanero Titanium with CUSTOM geometry (1295). Fork Ritchey WCS UD all carbon (250). Groupset Ultegra 6700 (1000). Cockpit Ritchey WCS alumiunum (150). Seatpost FSA carbon ($50 on sale). Saddle Forte (40). Wheels Ksyrium Elites on sale (400). Tires Conti GP4000s (80 bucks from PBK). Pedals were free as they were extras from prior bike.

I think that adds up to right around 3200. You can save a couple hundred bucks on the frame if you don't need custom geometry like I do.

BTW weight is about 17.5 pounds but who cares?!?
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If you can wrench it yourself? This:

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...mp_slti_xi.htm

IMO, the premium from Ultegra 6700 to DuraAce 7900 isn't worth it. Take the $1200 you'd save and get something like really good shoes, etc.
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^^ Was about to post that.

If you wanted to go steel.

https://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...premio_pro.htm
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Old 08-27-11, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
If you can wrench it yourself? This:

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...mp_slti_xi.htm

IMO, the premium from Ultegra 6700 to DuraAce 7900 isn't worth it. Take the $1200 you'd save and get something like really good shoes, etc.
I think it's funny how many people on this board suggest BD bikes to others, but you would never see them riding them.
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Old 08-27-11, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I think it's funny how many people on this board suggest BD bikes to others, but you would never see them riding them.
I think sometimes folks are speaking out of both sides of their mouths about BD. They can offer a good value if you know exactly what you need with respect to size and are ok with some basic wrenching.

They are probably a BAD idea for a novice who doesn't know anything about fit other than looking a "size chart."

Sadly, I highly suspect most BD customers are newcomers who balk at spending $1000+ at their LBS and cheap out to buy a $400 bike online...end up getting a lousy fit and poorly set-up bike that sits in the garage rather than gets ridden.

Anyway, back on topic...
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I think it's funny how many people on this board suggest BD bikes to others, but you would never see them riding them.
I ride one. And I think that BD Ti bike would be a great choice.
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There are three BD bikes at my house. This one has a Ti frame suitable for touring and wide gearing Apex for mountain climbing, plus it's only half the OP's budget.

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...elite_x_ti.htm

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sub 10 lbs, flat proof tires, auto transmission, the BF dream...
You hipsters and your fixies.
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3 wheels do not a bike make.
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3 wheels do not a bike make.
You are a technocrat, aren't you?
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Originally Posted by agilis View Post
You have $3200.00 Build me a bike, but it (the frame) cannot be made of carbon. Go.
What are you going to do with it? Do you want the most speed, do you want to carry saddlebags/front bag/handlebar bag. What size range of bike do you think you would need? Do you ride on the road and on gravel/dirt trails sometimes?
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I think it's funny how many people on this board suggest BD bikes to others, but you would never see them riding them.
I think it's funny that there's a Cat 3 or so on a local team here that rides a plain white Nashbar frame.

It doesn't seem to slow him down. He'd drop you like yesterday's newspaper. And all the CAAD fanbois along with you.

Start riding for real. No one really gives a crap what you ride.
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
I think it's funny that there's a Cat 3 or so on a local team here that rides a plain white Nashbar frame.

It doesn't seem to slow him down. He'd drop you like yesterday's newspaper. And all the CAAD fanbois along with you.

Start riding for real. No one really gives a crap what you ride.
Are you meaning to address me? I'm assuming not since you said CAAD fanboi.

I don't give a hell what someone rides either. A good rider is just as fast on the BD bike as a Dogma or XXXXXX superbike. I was simply making an observation that I see recommendations for BD bikes all the time, not just on this forum, but then you ask people and they say ooooh no I wouldn't ride one, no way!
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I see recommendations for BD bikes all the time, not just on this forum, but then you ask people and they say ooooh no I wouldn't ride one, no way!
You said it again like it is fact when several of us here, just told you, we do ride BD bikes.
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You said it again like it is fact when several of us here, just told you, we do ride BD bikes.
I'm not talking about you so don't take it personally. I've just noticed it in the past, here and elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I'm not talking about you so don't take it personally. I've just noticed it in the past, here and elsewhere.
I didn't take it personal. It is just there are a lot of people here that have a BD bike in the harem. Lots of people on lots of different brands, not everyone rides Cervelo or Pinarello..... or BD!
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