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 Post subject: Re: My intro and slr01
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:30 am 
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Finally i can provide a weight figure to fellow WWines.

6.9kg is the weight of the bike without bottle cages.

6.8kg is my aim so i see that to be pretty easy with some small mods like mentioned above.

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minus 80g for two bottle cages.
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 Post subject: Re: My intro and slr01
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:38 am 
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very nice looking bike.

wont wont hear me saying this pretty often, but I'd like it better with black saddle and black bartape, it would be a killer stealth bike


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 Post subject: Re: My intro and slr01
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:20 am 
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I like it :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:42 am 
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Just finished building my race bike. 8.6-8.7kg without trying. will end up under 8.5 once all set.

Ignore the tyres, race king race sport 2.2 is what i am running.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:43 pm 
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That's a nice bike :beerchug:

Inspiration to me for certain :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:25 am 
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Changed a couple of things with the bmc. Sitting at 6.6 now.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:55 am 
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Almost two years now.

A little over a year ago i had a nasty accident on this bike and broke both my arms. Luckily the impact on the bike was minimal (i took all the impact obviously). A lot of plates and screws later i rebuilt the bike and started riding in earnest to rebuild my strength/fitness. A little before a 24hr race i had another run in on the local cycle path of all places (someone was riding on the other side and it was a blind corner) which resulted in another impact. This one significant.

I decided to retire the BMC. In this time i rode a caad10 and whilst, for the money, it was unbeatable, i was already spoilt with the way the slr01 felt. It suited me better. I had spent many hours in the saddle dialling everything in and had precise measurements of what i preferred. I never found that feeling on the caad10 no matter what. I toyed with the idea of a new frame for a couple of month. In my consideration was look 695's, S-works sl4, Parlee's, Time RXRS, Time VXRS. Basically i did my head in. At the end of the day i was almost ready to pull the trigger on a s-works sl4 frame when i had the idea of sending the BMC into a carbon expert to get them to look over everything and refresh the frame. I finally got off my ass one day and posted the frame off fully expecting the frame to be a write off but to my surprise it came back better than ever. I instructed for the frame to be finished off in raw with a clear coat and the BMC logo painted on in original porportion in gloss black. Just that one logo. Nothing else. Chips on the frame and slight cosmetic blemishes was repaired and the frame absolutely looked stunning. When i first got it back from the carbon specialist i was in shock and awe. I could not keep my jaw off the ground. The transition between the 3k weave and uni carbon was even more obvious and the frame felt it was ready for a new life.

I have built her up now and have ridden her on a few hundred km's and i am so happy i chose to go down this path. As soon as i built her, it felt like coming back home. I had a smile the whole of the first ride and still do when i jump on her. I am not one to be sentimental about inanimate objects and usually i change bikes like underwear. Still, with this frame, i feel like it has so much more than just the sum of all the weaves of carbon bonded together. It had a story behind it, our story. I will keep riding her for as long as i am able to. Truely in love!

The second build had a few small changes that i opted for as a evolution improvement. But first, here is what it looked like the moment before i decided to retire it and jump to a caad10.

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I crashed with a set of zipp 404 FC's and not the ax lightness tubs but decided to sell the ax lightness in the end anyways.

This is what the frame looked like when it first came back.

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This is what it looks like now and spec list.

Bmc SLR01 50cm
Deda Zero100 Servizio Corse White 100mm stem
Enve compact 420mm handlebar
Fizik microtex soft touch black handlebar tape
Passion of parts headset cap/titanium headset bolt
FRM headset compressor
Barfly garmin mount
Complete dura-ace di2 groupset
KCNC Brake shoes
Enve carbon pads
Enve smart 6.7 clincher with chris king R45
Continental GP4000s 23cc
Speedplay cromo (need to upgrad spindles to ti soon)
Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Kit
Nokon cables
Rotor chain catcher
Aurendel Mandibles Matte 3k

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I will get some more decent day light shots later on.

I have pretty much tuned every part of the bike right down to the top cap to suit my taste/riding. Even though it might just look like another BOB bike to many, to me, the story and the part choices are the only one in the world.

Future plans? Next tear down + rebuild in another year will see my probably do a internal di2 conversion to the frame.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:58 am 
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but wait, why the hairy legs you say?

Well, i am a mtb at heart and this is my mtb of choice. I kinda hate it in some ways, it has made it impossible at the current time to think of getting another mtb. As capable as the ibis mojo hd i had and as fast as the yeti asr 5-c i also had.

Cheater bike for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: My intro and slr01
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:04 pm 
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jdc5r wrote:

4. Skewers – Still undecided on what to go for as there is good and bad reviews to almost every skewer out there. Some people says they clamp without any issues, some people say they slip.


i had kcnc and they slipped. shit sucked. imho lightweight skewer "pros" do not outweigh the "cons".... get something solid like dura ace skewers and call it a day.

edit: oh this is you. i recently posted on your blog about the red caad10. cool


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:14 pm 
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I am using the enve skewers now and they seem pretty decent so i am happy :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Impresive!!

Very BLACK :shock: :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Love the refresh of the BMC. Looks wicked!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:46 pm 
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A hell of a comeback with that frame. I love the new look!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:07 pm 
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What a beautiful bike :thumbup: BMC SLR01 is hands down one of my favorite frames out there. There is really nothing like it out there. You just made me want one even more, size 53 tho :mrgreen: If I can sell my current frameset to fund this I'll be all over an SLR01!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:51 am 
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Get one before they discontinue it!


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