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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Hey all, thought i would drop by and show my current project bike. Bought it earlier this year, stripped it down and left the frame in the garage for a few months.

Finally got around to getting some parts for it as follows:

Frame: Specialized Allez Sport 2013
Handlebars: 3T ergonova ltd (40cm)
Stem: 3T arx team stealth (110mm)
Seatpost: 3T dorico ltd
Saddle: Fizik antares carbon braided
Bottle Cages: arundel mandible oil slick
Brakes: shimano 105
Chainset: sram red exogram gxp double 53-39(175mm)
Shifters: sram red
R/Derailleur: sram red
F/Derailleur: sram red
Chain: kmc x10sl
Cassette: sram pg-1050 11-26
Wheels: fulcrum racing 5 CX
Pedals: shimano 105
Bar tape: lizard skin dsp 3.2mm
Tyres: Continental 4 seasons

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Quite disappointed that it wasn't lighter than 18.02 lbs, however there is still plenty of upgrades i can do around this frame!

Feel free to scrutinise my set-up, offer advice on upgrades etc.
I was thinking some tubular wheels, lighter brakes, pedals and cassette to knock off a considerable amount of weight.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Looks good! That frame is very heavy compared to the higher level models....those use the tarmac fork and I think the sport fork has an metal steerer. So a lighter fork would help a lot; however, as is it would be a sick crit bike!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Had an Allez in Spain as a hire bike, it was superb even with 105. Now this is on another level....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:50 pm 
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btompkins0112 wrote:
Looks good! That frame is very heavy compared to the higher level models....those use the tarmac fork and I think the sport fork has an metal steerer. So a lighter fork would help a lot; however, as is it would be a sick crit bike!

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Looks like carbon fork to me though. The opening on the stem reveals it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Sure does! However it doesn't look like the Tarmac fork to me (could be though).....

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:10 pm 
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btompkins0112 wrote:
Sure does! However it doesn't look like the Tarmac fork to me (could be though).....


It's got an aluminum steerer, but fact carbon forks themselves. I think an enve 2.0 fork would be a good replacement, though would i leave it black or get it sprayed to match the frame? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I think the black ENVE fork would look good on it and it would be a solid upgrade for some weight loss.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:43 pm 
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I'd say paint it!

Maybe re-paint your whole frame while you're at it to get your own unique paintscheme.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Either that or strip the frame to bare aluminum and leave the fork.....that would look good as well with blacked out stem, saddle, seatpost, etc....

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Very nice bike LocoDuck 8) . Would you mind asking what height are you and what frame size is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:51 am 
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Re the crit bike comment ...

Yes on the basis the frame is relatively cheap and alu.

No in that the continual hard accelerations in that type of riding puts a premium on light weight.

Stacks will more often than not shaft the bars and shifters rather than anything else - carbon frames really are pretty resilient and don't normally take the brunt of it anyway.

Alu bars and Rival/105/Centaur shifters ...


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