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Here is my latest creation.
Total weight is 14.02lbs

I am about 90% complete with the build. It turns out I ordered the wrong size for the front Deraileur. I thought it was 31.8, but I need a 34.9. Just waiting for it to come in.
I love the black and gold combination! I also kinda like not having any symbols on the bike, but I am not sure if I will remove the stickers from the wheels.

52cm CAAD 8 Frame- Powder Coated Black
-SRAM Red Shifters/Cranks/Deraileurs
-Nokon Cables
-KCNC Ceramic One piece Cassette
-Extralite seatpost
-Carbon Saddle
-Carbon one piece Handlebar
-Campy Shamal Wheelset
- Pedals; Crankbrothers 4ti
-KCNC Brakes






 

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Bling, very bling. Looks fantastic.:thumbsup:

cheers

Ralph
 

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PigmyRacer said:
Thats a nice looking bike. Are you planning on racing it?
No racing for me....just nice weekend club rides. I took it out for a quick spin around the block and it is so quick! Feels very nimble and stiff!
 

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Pretty cool........

Reminds me of the Fairwheel Bikes 'Goldmember' project bike few a year or so ago.

As an aside, you may want to ditch the stock pads in the KCNCs. I run the same brakes and those pads SuCk big time. Get some Swiss Stop green or black or just standard DA replacements. I love the brakes, the best lightweight stoppers under a grand (for brakes :lol:) but the pads are awful.

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Real Nice.
I like that color combo a lot. I just got an old roadie that I'm going to do in the same style.
This is good inspiration.
 

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Bill Silverman said:
That saddle looks pretty ouch-ful. Having said that, I ride a Selle Italia SLR saddle, not much better, I guess.
I know what you mean. I purchased it for the light weight (100grams). It comes with pads to put on the saddle, but it seems that they wouldn't work or feel too well.
I took off the pads, and the shape reminds me a bit of my Specialized Toupe saddle but 60 grams lighter.
 

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What brand manufacturer of handlebars are those? They are bad#s*. I would like to get me a set of those, but the ones I have seen are going for a grip of change. Any ideas on where I can get a set for a reasonable amount of money? Thanks in advance!
 

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What brand manufacturer of handlebars are those? They are bad#s*. I would like to get me a set of those, but the ones I have seen are going for a grip of change. Any ideas on where I can get a set for a reasonable amount of money? Thanks in advance!
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The handlebars are from Trigon. You can find them here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Trigon-Carbon-road-handlebar-stem-combo-44x100-US_W0QQitemZ290302269814QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item290302269814&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50


I sanded off the labeling...for the price, they are a good value. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the info! That is a whole lot cheaper that the $600-$700 I have seen for other manufacturers! I might have to pick up a set of these!
 

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Beauty! I heard some people had problems with the Nokon cables (the housing busting when stress) I guess you've not had the chance to really put them through paces but so far so good?
I was really drooling over the look and the market speak indicated they'd last but after reading up on them and seeing some write that they had broken under first use I went with some Jagwire at much lower price. Nokon would have been a lot to spend on cables at my income anyhow but their metallic blue was so tempting.
 

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Sweet look. It reminds me of the John Player Special F1 cars of the late 60's.
 

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nice built, that's sick looking. it looks almost like this one i just got done with, :). i really want the gold shamal and gold brakes. what did you pay for the powder coating? i am thinking about getting one of my bike powder coat. we want some completed pictures with the bar tape.

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They do seem like a good bang for the buck.

Mr. IROC-Z said:
Hi,
The handlebars are from Trigon. You can find them here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Trigon-Carbon-road-handlebar-stem-combo-44x100-US_W0QQitemZ290302269814QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item290302269814&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50


I sanded off the labeling...for the price, they are a good value. :thumbsup:
 
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