Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Budget Hot or Not....

Old 01-19-12, 05:35 PM
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Put together with left over parts..the budget rain bike..soon to be a 10 speed again...
2007 BMC road racer..with part of the top tube and whole down tube, rattle canned black to change the stock look...


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Used 2008 CR1 Team frameset off craigslist, Ultegra 6700 parts bought off ebay, performance bike Easton EA90slx rims. Under $2k.

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wow that scott looks fantastic ^^^
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
My flat bar road bike.. I think its hot but I'm partial. I definitely get lots of comments on it.



This next photo makes the bars look like a monstrosity.. haven't figured out why.

At least you wont ever forget what it is
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
Put together with left over parts..the budget rain bike..doon to be 10 speed again...
2007 BMC road racer..with part of the top tube and whole down tube, rattle canned black to change the stock look...

Looks like a fun ride
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My entry level Trek. BE KIND.
Hot for me.
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Put together for around $2000


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61cm CF Fuji Team Issue Frame: $100



Neuvations w/ new Conti Ultra Race tires & spare 8 speed cassette: $200



Tools, $25


105 9sp 5500 drivetrain/brake group, $150, Look 247 pedals, $0.00, new BB retail at LBS, $60, Ritchey 46cm bars: $0.00



Stand: $80



Nothing but a saddle, stem, chainrings, cassette, and maybe some CF bars and wrap--- these $170 Zipps?:



N+1 = priceless!


So I'm $410 in so far for a team issue cf. Maybe another $300 to do it right. Still a bargain. But will it be hot...???
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Old 01-19-12, 06:12 PM
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My 16lb Nashbar, built for an absurdly low price.

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sweet paint job.... you need a white seat tube bottle cage and the cow motif would be complete!
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what grey tape is that? I'm thinking grey on mine.
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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT!!!

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My 16lb Nashbar, built for an absurdly low price.

Mine is more like 19-20lbs I think I have around $600-700 into mine. Nice cow spots

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT!!!

So close... the bottle cages ruin it.
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Well, it's not too difficult to find a hot bike around $2k, say Ultegra level or equivalent, I'd say the challenge is below $1.5k
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Well, it's not too difficult to find a hot bike around $2k, say Ultegra level or equivalent, I'd say the challenge is below $1.5k
Let's see if anyone can top this for the <$400 I have into it



I traded a bike I paid $200 for (granted it was a good deal and worth more than $200) for this colnago that originally had campy SR. Ebayed the campy SR parts for more than I paid for the new veloce group from ribble. Had to pay to ship the other bike for the trade, buy tires, a cassette, and bar tape and that's pretty much it. The wheels were a freebie but they're temporary and will be replaced with ones that will probably double the cost of the bike... lol...
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
Put together for around $2000


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Get this RINGER outta here Yanny...it goes in the big boys HOT or NOT..this is the minor leauges!
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Well, since Standalone played this way I'll give 'er a shot:

2001 Klein Quantum, 5500 9 speed triple group, local CL, $550



2011 Shimano 5700 Group, new, eBay, $500 shipped:



Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset, used (close to mint), eBay, $340 shipped:



Ritchey Carbon Pro seatpost, eBay, $50 shipped
Ritchey Pro stem, $50 shipped
Ritchey Pro EvoCurve bars, $40 shipped
Shimano 105 pedals: $55 shipped
Shimano Pro Turnix TU saddle: $50 shipped.
Elite Patao white cages (2): $33 shipped
Fizik black bar tape: $20

Sum total: $1688

Sale of 5500 group: $275
Sale of saddle from Klein: $50

Current TOTAL: $1688 - $325 = $1363

Still have original bars, stem, and seatpost to sell from the Klein, maybe $50 which brings me down to somewhere around $1300. I could sell the Rolf wheelset too and maybe trim another $150 or so off the price but I think I'll keep them for backups and the trainer tire.

For this frameset, group, and wheelset and some (IMHO) nice cockpit bits I think I've done pretty good. Budget? Compared to most, yes.

I'll keep the Bontrager tires for now and wait until PBK or Ribble has a killer sale on GP4000s...unless someone can talk me into a different tire

Still waiting on the stem (delivers tomorrow) to complete the bike but here's what she looks like for the most part.

Hot or not??

(please excuse the stem, just temporary! )




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2007 Fuji SL1, second time I have owned this (exact) frameset. Have right around $2,000 in it.







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this may be better than the original.

i am about $470 into my sub $600 head turner
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2007 Fuji SL1, second time I have owned this (exact) frameset. Have right around $2,000 in it.

Pretty hot. I think I can get close to this look minus the Sram Force, but that SL frame does look a lot like my '05.
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not feeling the flat bar bike. the kuota is nice but make it all black. the scott looks good. that last bmc looks even better keep it up.
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Pretty hot. I think I can get close to this look minus the Sram Force, but that SL frame does look a lot like my '05.
I had two of the Team Issues like yours, very nice framesets. They do have a big problem with cracking on the non-drive side chainstay near the bottom bracket so keep an eye out. In 2007 I bought two of the SL1 framesets, one for racing, one for training. Once I was told that my riding days were over I sold them both. I sold one to a buddy of mine, one to his dad. A few months ago my buddy upgraded so I ended up buying this frameset back from him. It is still the lightest frameset that Fuji has ever made.
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Looks sweet to me, I like the white stem. A white seat might look pretty good on it.
The white stem makes more sense when you look at the seat from this angle.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
Mine is more like 19-20lbs I think I have around $600-700 into mine. Nice cow spots

Both Nashbars are hot in a clean simple way.
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