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Building my dream bike -- Spec sheet

Old 04-13-12, 12:50 PM
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Building my dream bike -- Spec sheet

Hey all,

I've begun building my dream bike and figured I'd post my spec sheet to see if anyone cues in on any glaring oversights on my part. So far I have purchased the frame and I plan on having the rest of the parts purchased and assembled by late July. Please let me know if something is out of sorts! Thanks.

FRAME: Wilier Gran Turismo with selected components from Ultegra 6770 Di2 package Dark Medium
Fork: Wilier Monocoque Carbon Fiber Fork
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace BB-7900 Bottom Bracket OEM 68 English
Brake Calipers: Shimano Ultegra BR-6700-G Brake Calipers
Cassettes: Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 Cassette 11/28
Chains: Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 Chain - OEM
Cranks: Shimano Ultegra FC-6700-G Crankset 172.5mm 34/50
Front Derailleurs: Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-6770 Front Derailleur Braze-On
Handlebar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 Handlebar Tape Black
Handlebars: Zipp Contour SL Carbon Handlebar 42cm
Headset: Ritchey Integrated Headset
Integrated Shift/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6770 STI Levers
Rear Derailleurs: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-6770 Rear Derailleur
Rimstrips: None
Saddles: Selle Italia SLC Gel Flow Saddle
Seatpost: 3T Dorico Team Carbon Seatpost 280mm 31.6mm
Stems: 3T ARX Team Stem 84° 100mm
Tires: Michelin PRO 4 Service Course Tire 700x23 Black
Tubes: Q-Tubes 700c x 18-23mm 48mm PV Tube
Wheels: HED Ardennes SL Clincher Wheelset Shimano
Cables Upgrade: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Wire/Power Kit Medium External
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A bundle! $6k with applicable discounts... Hopefully the last bike I ever build though.
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That is a lot of money, but not bad for a very solid list! Good luck!
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considering that you are in Denver, CO the specs seem tto be perfect as well as your choices. would love to see pictures when you get all completed
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Aha! So you went with the Wilier, eh? Nice one.

That's a really nice build. Very nice. Love those wheels - might end up with those on my ride when I pull the trigger (hopefully soon, still waiting to try that Colnago). In fact, I would be very happy indeed with the whole thing, it is almost exactly the spec I would (and may yet) choose.

Couple questions:

What swayed you on the Wilier over the other bikes?
What made you go with DuraAce BB?
And how come you didn't go with Compy gruppo you originally had looked at for the Wilier?

How come July? Would have thought that could be assembled much sooner - and especially tortuous to have a frame you can't ride!
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I'll certainly post pictures when she's completed!

I honestly chose Wilier over the others because based on everything I read, it sounded most like the blend of comfort vs stiffness that I was looking for. Remember, I am actually purchasing this bicycle sight unseen as I am still deployed in the middle east. Besides, it would be impossible to get a test ride spec'd the way I have it anyways. I'm counting on competitivecyclists 60 day no questions asked guarantee in case I just absolutely hate it (but I don't think that will be a problem). This is also the reason I am waiting till July to have it built...I want it to get home around the same time I do! As far as the DuraAce BB goes, well for some reason that is the only option on competitivecyclists build calculator. Not sure why, but okay. And those wheels were certainly a huge factor in the overall build, so I really hope they are everything I've heard.
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Cool, that makes sense. Nice choice of bike - I rode it locally and it is really smooth, light, responsive, and comfortable. I thought better than the Bianchi, though I didn't try the other bikes. I think you will have an awesome steed that you will love. Great choices!

Also, thanks for your service.
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How did it look in person? Did you see the dark one or the white/red one? Let me know when you decide what you are going to go with as you've got me curious now...
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In person it looks pretty freaking cool. The sweeping from top tube to seat stay was very smooth and organic, and I really loved the close-up look of the criss-crossing of the top tube and down tube where they meet at the head tube. The internal routing was very neat and clean too

The model I tried out was the red and white one, with the color-matched components (as seen on the Wilier USA website, except with Ultegra& FSA gruppo, not SRAM).

I suspect you will love it. It rides even better than it looks, and I think it looks wickedly smooth. I may yet buy one - but would kick myself if I didn't try a couple others first. I'll let you know what I choose. Just waiting to ride the Colnago before I make my final choice.
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Great, thanks for the info. Good luck on making your decision...believe me, I know how hard it is. I labored over this one for months on end!
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I have only one objection with the built...

Everhwere it says shimano just put CAMPAGNOLO RECORD, you will save like 500 bucks doing that.

ps: you will have a sweet ride, congrats
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Haha...to bad I can't afford Campy electronic shifting, otherwise I would surely go that route!
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