carbonsports lightweights on a US Postal trek

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dcj9
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by dcj9

here is my US Postal trek 5200 last november before i stripped all the paint off to nude carbon gloss finish, and replaced all the parts.

(tonight i just finished the build: tomorrow i hope to take some pictures of what it looks like now, weather permitting)

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new build list

campagnolo athena 11speed carbon cranks and controls
fizik arione saddle
3T dorico pro seatpost 27.2mm
3T pro arx stem 10cm
3T ergosum alloy bars 42cm
carbonsports lightweight gen2 wheels
veloflex criterium tubular tyres 23mm
bontrager tape
specialized s-works rib carbon bottle cages
time pedals

to be continued...
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dcj9
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by dcj9

to put the title into context, these four year old wheels from a focus izalco extreme are infact destined for the main project -
a Pegoretti marcelo for the summer :shock:
as i also already had the original trek frame, i am not too much out of pocket on what you see here.

the finished article exceeded what modest expectations i had when i decided to rub the paint off the frame.
i hope the photos convey to you at least some of the enjoyment, now hopefully i am going for a ride :wink:
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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

Wow, this is really stylish! :thumbup:

Personally, I just dont like the Arione :?
And Arundel botllecages would be better IMO.

Otherwise, perfect!!

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cryoplasm
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by cryoplasm

Bike is unrecognisable.

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Wow! That is incredible.........great looking bike!
:beerchug:

Caveman
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by Caveman

I don't usually like treks, but every trek I see built with Campy makes me melt. Not sure why, maybe it's just so non-ordinary that it does something for me. Something that always surprises me is the quality of the carbon work on older treks (not sure about newer treks, maybe the same...) it's just appears so much better than other mainstream brands...

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by buttrumpus

this will most likely go down as the only trek i ever like. bravo.

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by kavitator

Beautifull! Why not side shot?
Bike at my taste...very balanced
:thumbup: :P

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Mr.Hyde
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by Mr.Hyde

Really nice bike, just the bottle cages are not that elegant in my opinion. Looks better than Treks from today...

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JesseD
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by JesseD

Needs tubs with black sidewalls, but apart from that - WOE :shock: 8)

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Mr.Hyde
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by Mr.Hyde

JesseD wrote:Needs tubs with black sidewalls, but apart from that - WOE :shock: 8)


I think the sidewalls just match fine with the kevlar part of the spokes and it gives some contrast to the rest of the black bike.

dcj9
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by dcj9

Why not side shot?
honestly? the side shot is not that flattering to the trek in my view, especially around the head tube where the proportions don't look quite right :shock:

Personally, I just dont like the Arione
And Arundel botllecages would be better IMO.
i agree with you 100%: i had the saddle from six years ago, and cages from my previous build. saving money or lazy, you decide? maybe now i will be stirred to replace them :wink:

first ride today in the cold sunshine on a new set of 32 spoke hand-builts with cheap tubs - as the roads are still suffering from winter debris.
these are the wheels it will keep when the summer comes and the new peg inherits the lightweights.

trying light low profile tub rims again on UKs crater filled backroads felt excellent, they roll real nice and they are alot cheaper to run for what is a clear number two bike :mrgreen:

the trek is still sweet but perhaps visually less convincing without deep section wheels. see what you think? maybe we are all just posers

thanks for looking at my bike, i enjoyed reading the comments and suggestions :thumbup:
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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

Mr.Hyde wrote:
JesseD wrote:Needs tubs with black sidewalls, but apart from that - WOE :shock: 8)


I think the sidewalls just match fine with the kevlar part of the spokes and it gives some contrast to the rest of the black bike.

I had the same thought ;)


Looking great with classic wheelset too :thumbup:
Which tubs are you using on the LW wheelset?

C`mon, be a man, make that side shot :beerchug:

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by teterider

Really nicely done.

What did you use for the clear coat?

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