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BMC TM01 build thread - out with the old, in with the new!

Old 07-19-12, 07:13 AM
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BMC TM01 build thread - out with the old, in with the new!

Took the day off to build up my new time trial bike, thought I would share my progress.

First off, here is the bike this one is replacing. A 2011 BMC TT02, it is a great bike, I just fell in love with the TM01 so I had to get it.



Completed TM01.

Better pics as promised. It's done for now. Future upgrades include RTC shifters and a carbon cockpit.





Here is the new frameset, a 2012 BMC TM01.




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So far today I have managed to strip down the TT02 and just got started building the new bike. This bike has all kinds of new gizmos that are going to cause me some head scratching.

First off, bb install.


Next, installing the Wheels Manufacturing bb30 to GXP adapter.
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I know it seems simple but I had to read the manual to figure out how to install the seatpost. I really am behind the times.

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Sweet looking frameset, reminds me of a stealth bomber.
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Don't tell anyone but I kind of cheated on this step. The quarq magnet is supposed to be epoxied straight to the frame. I just couldn't bring myself to doing that to a brand new $4,500 frameset so I cheated. I applied a lizards skin frame protector and then epoxied the magnet to it. Hopefully that works out alright.



Quarq crankset installed.
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Bars mounted and front brake cable installed. Each little thing is a victory!


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Doesn't BMC claim to manufacture their bikes in Switzerland?

http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/impec/factory-tour.html

Your bike says "Made in Taiwan" ...

(Not that it makes any difference, just felt like pointing that out.)
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I think it's "swiss engineering" but most bikes now are made in China/Taiwan. I think the Impec is the only one made in house at their facility.
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Doesn't BMC claim to manufacture their bikes in Switzerland?

http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/impec/factory-tour.html

Your bike says "Made in Taiwan" ...

(Not that it makes any difference, just felt like pointing that out.)
Damn Taiwan piece of crap, I'm going to go run over it with my car now.
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Cables are all run, success!!!!





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Time to take it for it's first test ride.
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Showing off your new TM01, fair
Showing off other bikes in the background, now thats just cold
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Showing off your new TM01, fair
Showing off other bikes in the background, now thats just cold
Well they are kind of related, they share a crankset.
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I think it's "swiss engineering" but most bikes now are made in China/Taiwan. I think the Impec is the only one made in house at their facility.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...Racer013-1.jpg
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Better pics as promised. It's done for now. Future upgrades include RTC shifters and a carbon cockpit.





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Love it.
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My lord that's a sexy bike!
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That bike is screaming for some 3t ventus bars and Di2, sick ride I love that frame
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That bike is screaming for some 3t ventus bars and Di2, sick ride I love that frame
Thanks for the compliments, appreciate them.

aecky01, I plan to upgrade the cockpit later on, just want to make sure of my positioning before I spend a bunch of cash on bars I don't care for.
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