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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:46 pm 
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I had originally ordered one of the matte black/red S-works SL3 frames for 2011, but it was backordered before the order went through. So, instead of waiting until who knows when for a frame, or settling on a color I didn't really like, I snagged one of the matte black/blue/white Taramc Pro SL3 frames.

I have to say that I am VERY impressed with the color and finish of the frame in person. I can't wait to get it built up! The frame came in at 1020 grams for a size 56 (with der hanger and bottle cage bolts, but no seat post collar) and the fork was 420grams uncut (and that steerer tube is LONG!!!). The frame also came with a very nice seat post collar that came in at about 18 grams.

Here are some crappy phone pics. When it's done I will take some proper shots.

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Build is full Record 11, 3T ARX Team stem, and Rotundo Pro bars (I've got some Teams on order), Speedplay Zeros. Various wheels.... all with Chorus cassettes.

Still have to get a different seat post though, I need a bit less setback than the stock post gives... but it will work for now.


Oh yea... and some matching shoes :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:58 pm 
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I dig the colors, and the shoes! Should look great when its all together.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:00 pm 
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Our team kits are blue/white as well... should be great.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:04 pm 
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The frame looks great. The weight isn't too bad either.

Although on a purely aesthetic note, it looks like the red in the 3T ARX team stem may clash with the blue in the frame. You could maybe go with a Deda cockpit?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:28 pm 
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I have been worried about the red graphic as well. I'll just have to wait and see how it turns out. I think it will end up being alright. I might get a 3T seatpost and that would tie it together nicely. Otherwise I can snag one of the 3T Team stems with the white or blue stripe.... or use some acetone and remove the red one altogether.

It's a bit tricky because I need a -17* stem.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:36 pm 
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this si gonna look nice. Matte black, a bit of blue, classic wheels, traditionnal bars and agressive stem. I like :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:03 pm 
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I have some Ambrosio Nemesis tubular rims with FMB 25mm tires laced to Record hubs that will look VERY nice on this baby come race time in the spring :)

I've also got a set of Zipp 404 and Reynolds DV46 tubies. Those both currently have CX tires glued up, but the Reynolds might get some road use next season.

Regular training wheels will be the Stan's 340 Alpha rims laced to Record hubs. Revs in teh front and NDS rear, comps rear DS, aluminum nipples.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Oh you got to post a pic with the nemesis on when its done!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:12 pm 
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You're living well if new Stan's are your training wheels. This is going to be a great build. Looking forward to more pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:24 am 
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Nice :thumbup:
I like the blue, should look good when you get it built up. You need to post up the rest of your collection :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:41 pm 
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Thanks guys! I think it will look pretty sharp for sure.

I'll be sure to put some pics of our other bikes up as well. I'm in the process of building our CX bikes back up for the season, so those will be up soon. (2 geared bikes and a single speed for both my wife and I). First race is Sunday.... so I had better get busy!


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Very nice! I think the combination of matte black and blue/white is a great choice especially with winter coming up!

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Love the color scheme!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Got it together on Friday and took it out for a quick spin. The bike rides great! Can't wait to get some more miles on it.

Here's another quick pic:

Still waiting on another Stan's Alpha rim to show up so I can build the rear wheel.

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I've got a 3t seat post on order too.... that will tie the stem color in with the rest of the bike nicely.


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mmmm me like! Just the red on the 3T stem draws the eye away from the rest of the bike, but yeah, a 3T seatpost should even it out nicely,


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