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NOS 1999 Quintana Roo frame (59 cm)
advanced composite al/cf fork from chucksbikes.com
most everything else from chuck
some stuff from nashbar
some stuff from trisports.com
some stuff from ebay
will list and tally total $ later
 

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rear view

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rear triangle

650c, 12-21, 9sp 105 rear, 8 sp 105 front
 

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cranky

55/44, sugino crankarms, tange bb, evo carbon cages, old scratchy look pp296 pedals
 

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saddle & seatpost

funky tsunami seatpost from chuck. yes, the saddle is very comfortable configured as shown.
 

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controls/front end side view

3t mutant stem (12cm), 1 cm stack, cane creek c2 1" threadless headset, michelin axial pros
 

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syntace handlebars 42cm c-c (chuck's el toro bars are syntace repainted), syntace streamliner aero bars (size large), tektro aero brake levers, dura-ace bar-end shifters, profile computer mount, cateye mity 3 grape, tektro rx40 calipers, black/gray/yellow nashbar tape, all cables & housing: nashbar cheapies.
 

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controls / top view

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cable routing (last pic)

thanks to marketing dept/racer x and all who responded re: cable routing
 

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Be careful!!!!

The Q-roo was built to place the rider in a specific position to distribute the weight evenly. You have that seat post to put you even more forward than the bikes already steep 78 degree seat tube.

Either turn it around for some set back or get a straight post like the Thompson.

By moving more than 80 degrees, you run the risk of sore knees and too much weight on the front. Those forward seat posts (worthless) are meant for slack seat angles.

But, I like the bike. You think you are under $500.00?
 

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Why is that shifter flipping me off?

Interesting project, :)
 

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Hu????

ROOs are built with already steeper seat tube angles… so having a forward facing seat post might be ‘more’ than needed. However, look at the first pic. The nose of the saddle is still just behind the BB, making it within the range of ‘normal’. The only thing I would question is the downward angle of the saddle… seems like that MIGHT be an attempt to relieve ‘pressure’ from an improper set-up somewhere else on the bike??

I LOVE bikes like this… lots of ‘character’!!:)

JB



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Be careful!!!!

The Q-roo was built to place the rider in a specific position to distribute the weight evenly. You have that seat post to put you even more forward than the bikes already steep 78 degree seat tube.

Either turn it around for some set back or get a straight post like the Thompson.

By moving more than 80 degrees, you run the risk of sore knees and too much weight on the front. Those forward seat posts (worthless) are meant for slack seat angles.

But, I like the bike. You think you are under $500.00?
 

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parts and final cost

my goal was $500, so ok, i missed the mark a little.

before stuff i had: $559
plus shipping: $599

considering stuff i had: $604
plus shipping: $644

not too bad. btw it weighs 21# on the digital bathroom scale.

chucksbikes.com

bars $10
brakes $12
cranks $15
rings $18
fork $75
cages $13 x2
f.der $14
stem $10
post $22
tires $14 x2
wheels $78

ebay

aerobars $52
headset $18
bb $14

nashbar

seatpost collar $3
105 rear der $31
chain $11
cables & housing $10
bar tape $5 x2
headset spacers $4

trisports.com

tubes $15 for 5
profile computer mount $8

already had it:

koobi saddle $40
rim strips $5
pedals (n/a)
comptuer (n/a)
 

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J knows ugly!

Why would I disagree with the man?

Ugly, ugly, ugly!

BTW how does it ride?
 

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fast & smooth

but not a bike to ride on centuries.

i could stay in the aero position for 50 miles.

provided it's a flat and straight ride, this is the bike.

problems are when there are turns or climbs. :rolleyes:

the ride is not supple, but also not harsh. very stiff under duress. no flex at all in the bars/stem/steerer/fork.
 

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so will you be riding this "jerseyless" this summer? Big Ring (from the MS) hopes so. ;)

I owe you some pictures. I keep remembering then forgetting. I hope to just forget soon so I won't feel guilty.
 

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get out the hacksaw JHS!

What you want to do is cut down the ends of your Syntaces (the shifter ends) -- trust me, you'll thank me after your first TT!

A+

Philippe
 
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