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Old 07-20-10, 05:13 PM
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Build Progress, Questions

Hey guys haven't posted to much so thought i might show you what I am up to (along with a few questions of course.) This is my first build, and i've kept it right at my budget (around $720) so i am pretty happy with how its turning out. This is my going to class (Oregon State) around town ride, but i wanted to get some quality components on it. So far here is where i am at, Let me know what you think.

Custom Painted Frame
Sugino 75's w/ Zen Ring
Sylvans, Soma Double Straps, All City Clips
Polished/Bright Silver Deep V's Radial Front w/ Rubino Tires
Forte Axis Carbon 1 1/8" Fork
Origin8 Seatpost
San Marco Regal Titanium Saddle
Thomson Elite 110mm Stem
Nitto B259 Riser's and Oury Grips
Knog Skink Rear Light

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Thinking about changing out the blue for a nice bright white, and/or painting the crank arms black. Let me know what you think. Thanks

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Old 07-20-10, 05:16 PM
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You gonna do something about that steerer tube?

Looks pretty clean though. I like it.
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Old 07-20-10, 05:18 PM
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Ya this was just to see how it was going to look, as i just received the last of the parts in the mail. I will cut it, put the right BB in and put a chain on it in the next couple of days
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Old 07-20-10, 05:23 PM
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What's the frame?
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Old 07-20-10, 05:30 PM
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How did you only spend $700?

Guessing that
the frame is ~200
Wheelset ~200
Saddle ~80
Crankset ~200
etc..
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Old 07-20-10, 05:36 PM
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That is soo beautiful. The colors are so perfectly balanced.
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The Frameset was $140 (50%off), but sold the original fork for 40, then bought the axis for 70 on sale from peformance bike = $170
Crankset on craigslist for $140, best buy so far
Wheelset was $180 on sale from bells bike shop
Tires were $40 from my LBS
Risers and Grips were $50 from Universal Cycles
Seat was $75 from PBK and Seatpost was $20 from Citygrounds
Thomson Stem was $45 on Craigslist.
Skink was a present from the GF

Overall that puts it at about $725 total so far. I've waited probably 3-4 months to gather most of the parts, looking for deals/sales/etc. Well worth it in the end

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Is that a Crosslake Sales frame??? It's a good looking bike, whatever it is.
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Old 07-20-10, 07:25 PM
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Looks great! Nice job..
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Originally Posted by daness373 View Post
The Frameset was $140 (50%off), but sold the original fork for 40, then bought the axis for 70 on sale from peformance bike = $170
Crankset on craigslist for $140, best buy so far
Wheelset was $180 on sale from bells bike shop
Tires were $40 from my LBS
Risers and Grips were $50 from Universal Cycles
Seat was $75 from PBK and Seatpost was $20 from Citygrounds
Thomson Stem was $45 on Craigslist.
Skink was a present from the GF

Overall that puts it at about $725 total so far. I've waited probably 3-4 months to gather most of the parts, looking for deals/sales/etc. Well worth it in the end


Very impressive,
I generalized that you were one of those cyclists with too much money on their hands.

Very nice bike

EDIT: Btw, keep it blue

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I like it very much! Finish it off with a silver chain, cut the steer tube and go ride!!
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Straight blade fork = "meh."

Otherwise, looks good.

Needs a chain, though.
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EF-ing nice! Chop that steer tube and maybe a front brake then call it done!!
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Oh, and get a chain!
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Don't repaint that frame
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Beautiful man, it just pops. Keep it blue, again looks amazing.
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it needs shallower rims.
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Very nice. Definitely keep it blue. Now, if it were mine I'd run a chain. But, that's just how I would do it. Also, a front brake would be good. It will still be sexy. Don't worry.
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Hey guys do you think he should get a chain?
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Hey, what else do we have to bust his stones over? That a nice build.
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lose the valve caps.
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i wouldn't repaint the frame and i certainly wouldn't paint the sg75s.

i would paint that fork a gloss white with a nice clear coat, but that's because i'm weird.
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Lose the valve caps? When did this start to matter? Valve caps? Do you honestly look at a nice bike and look to see if it has the valve caps removed? Valve caps? The man said lose the valve caps.
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they don't do anything but break and fall off anyway, so... whatever. or hey i have a better idea, let's get angry about it.
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deal with it.
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