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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:34 pm 
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Unfortunately, it came out to a "hefty" 7.37kg/16.25lbs ready to ride. It didn't quite come out to the 15.5lbs that I hoped for. This thread should blow my identity in the other forums I post :)

Pedal Force ZX3
Full dura-ace
PF seatpost
PF fork
FSA headset
Ritchey WCS bars
Ritchey WCS stem
Ligero built niobium 30mm, WI H1 hubs, sapim xrays w/ultegra cassette
Temporary Michelin Krylion Carbon tires until the prorace 3's are at PBK
Look Keo Sprint pedals
Deda bar tape
Fizik Arione saddle
Garmin Edge 305 GPS
Did I miss anything?

Weight with pedals and cages, ready to ride: 16.25lbs
Total cost, ready to ride: $2500

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My new wallpaper:
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The headset spacers will probably disappear after my fitting. The bar drop is much less than on my current ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:19 pm 
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What's up with the bar ends? :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:31 pm 
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Nice looking bike

I do like the look of those frames - just a shame that the sizing is a bit off for me.

Health to enjoy

Andy


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hmai18 wrote:
What's up with the bar ends? :shock:


Huh? You mean the shimano brifters?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:22 pm 
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no the way you have taped the ends.
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So you shift the rear with your left hand ?
I built up the same frameset with campy chorus and neutron wheels for a friend.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:17 pm 
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i think that the cables cross under the BB, giving posibly a smoother routing.

I think for the money, this is good value. Nice bike. Just change that insulating tape on the end of the bars. well done.

p.s. OT: my girlfriends aunt and uncle live in your town. Small world.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Jon,
Looking at the pics again, I think the housings are just very long!
A bit messy cabling on the front end my friend :lol:


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yes, they are just a little to long. correct.

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Looks very festive with all the holiday decorations. Very nice but you must fix the tape at the end of the bars. :frightened:
I would change the bar tape and saddle to add some color. Looks a bit off in my opinion.
Maybe some one could photo shop it for ideas.
What did the frame weigh and what size? Have you had a chance to ride it yet?
And compare to your previous ride?
Looks like a good deal.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:16 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys. At least the crappy stuff can be easily fixed. I screwed up the 10min tape job, but I wasn't really sure if I would like the tape. That, and I only used 1 of the 2 rolls.

I actually want to route the shifting cables under my bar tape to clean up the look a lot...is that possible? I couldn't find anything useful about it on the internet other than "get long cables."

It's a 53cm and no word on how it rides. It's been snowing and freezing in Chicago. The first day that it broke above freezing is today, and I'm doing a 12hr shift at work :(


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About the cabling:
just route the rear brake cable behind the front brake cable (or vice versa, easier to redo the front one obviously).
then shorten the shifter cable housings and route them between the brake cable housings.

if you dont want to shorten the housings, simply route the front brake cable in front of rear brake cable with the two shifter cables in between. this way you only need to move the front brake cable..


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