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Some are simply more deeply into it than others.

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Into what?
riding a bike?

Not all want to look like a sponsored pro rider, and that's ok!
We all may deep down want to ride like one, but sponsored pro riders,
could drop all on here on a Wally world bike, that didn't fit quite right!
 

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View attachment 278426 View attachment 278427 View attachment 278428 View attachment 278429 I think i'd like to declare my bike finished now.
I have only frame left. Seatpost looks same, but it is actually an offset version. Other things are groupset, from Rival to Shimano DA-9000, PZ Racing CR 3.1 handlebar and stem, Fulcrum Red Wind XLR (wheelset), Look Blade (pedals), Prologo Scratch Pro CPC saddle and bag + bagholding clamp. Tires are Continental Force and Attack. Bikes weight, without seatpost bottlecage holder, is 7.48 Kgs (pedals and seatbag included).
 

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Ok, I can't believe all the WOW bikes in this thread. I wish my budget was as large as some others :cryin: but since it is not here are some pics of me doing what I can on a tight budget with a 2009 Masi Alare found on C-list $300.00). All my upgrades have been deals of fleabay and amazon. Here is the progress so far.... Ditched the Alex 500 wheels for a set of Shimano r-501's (REI clearance $77.00), Vittorio zaffiro tires(sale @ PB 16.00ea., Bontrager rxl saddle (ebay $40.00), Look quartz pedals(LBS demo's $30.00) Deda Stem (ebay $40.00), Deda Bars (ebay $45.00), Deda bar tape(Amazon $12.00) Jagwire cable set(Amazon $44.00 not arrived yet). Thats about it I love the bright look hopefully no excuses to be hitting me :thumbsup: All the drive train is Sora brifters with Tiagra front and rear derailuer with a Truvative crank. It shifts crisp and clean to me so I may upgrade to 105 if things start to go bad.

Here is what I started with not a bad deal just needed my touch.
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Wheels I had ordered before getting this bike I had ordered 2 sets @ $77.00 a set, 1 for my hybrid the other as a spare.
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A few touches done bar tape, bottle cages and bottles, saddle bag, Look pedals and Vittoria tires.
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Getting closer to be being done, Deda elememti bars, stem, and Bontrager saddle on. I did go ahead and get the Deda bar tape haven't installed it yet awaiting the jagwire cables to come in to finish it up hopefully will have them by thursday and be riding this weekend !
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These Deda things are beautiful !
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Dang it! lol 1 wheel cost more than my whole bike.

Guessing I will have to finish mine this Saturday since the postal service tracking # showed out for delivery but Mr. postman :mad: decided my cables needed to ride around in his truck another day.:mad2:
 

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My first road bike, my first project. Finally done !!

It is not as grand as most of the bikes in this thread but it was built to my liking and that is what was important to me. I never thought of owning a Masi, until this one popped up on c-list in my size. I rode it as it was and it was fine, I loved the way it rode. It needed a few things nothing major it just looked to plain to me. If on the road I want to be seen so here is 1 as I bought it shot and more detailed pics of what I done.

As I bought it.(well almost I switched out the Alex 500 wheels off before taking any pics)
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Done!
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Front view.
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Deda RHM-02 bars Deda Quattro stem and Deda bar tape. (I need to work on my bar taping skills)
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Shimano R-500 wheelset w/Vittoria tires, Look quartz pedals.
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Giant cages and bottles (the bottles were the inspiration for the blue cables)
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I did run full length housing on brakes and shifters. (note attention to detail in using red furells and crimp ends)
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It rides like a dream and is fast enough and light enough for what I do. Not too bad for my forst project I don't think.
 

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It is not as grand as most of the bikes in this thread but it was built to my liking and that is what was important to me. I never thought of owning a Masi, until this one popped up on c-list in my size. I rode it as it was and it was fine, I loved the way it rode. It needed a few things nothing major it just looked to plain to me. If on the road I want to be seen so here is 1 as I bought it shot and more detailed pics of what I done.

As I bought it.(well almost I switched out the Alex 500 wheels off before taking any pics)


Done!


Front view.


Deda RHM-02 bars Deda Quattro stem and Deda bar tape. (I need to work on my bar taping skills)


Shimano R-500 wheelset w/Vittoria tires, Look quartz pedals.


Giant cages and bottles (the bottles were the inspiration for the blue cables)


I did run full length housing on brakes and shifters. (note attention to detail in using red furells and crimp ends)







It rides like a dream and is fast enough and light enough for what I do. Not too bad for my forst project I don't think.
Nice attention to detail. That's love!
 
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