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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:17 am 
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My beauty... 2012 Specialized Allez E5 that I bought as a frameset and built up. Sram Rival and Force BB30 cranks, rolling on Mavic Aksiums (blegh). Currently upgrading the wheels and stem (feels too long right now and I just bought an SL-K 100mm stem).


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:45 am 
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You found your way in! Welcome :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Haha yea I figured it out.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:01 am 
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You have weird looking domestic appliances in North America. Or maybe you work in a sperm bank and they're like fridges.

But white bikes have a habit of looking great. And it looks well set up.


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Nice washer and dryer! :wink: :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:31 am 
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Appreciate the comments (even on my appliances haha)!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:58 am 
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What wheels are you planning to purchase?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:29 am 
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wolfesquire wrote:
What wheels are you planning to purchase?


I was originally looking at Ksyrium Elites / SLs but lately I've been hearing good things about the Planet-X carbon wheels (except for their crappy rear hub bearings).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:45 am 
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On top of that, you can get a set of handbuilt wheels for about the same prize, or cheaper then the Ksyriums and with that have a better wheelset.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
On top of that, you can get a set of handbuilt wheels for about the same prize, or cheaper then the Ksyriums and with that have a better wheelset.


Good looking out. On Planet-X though I just saw a pair of Shimano RS80 C24 Carbon wheels for $384 + shipping. Not bad at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
On top of that, you can get a set of handbuilt wheels for about the same prize, or cheaper then the Ksyriums and with that have a better wheelset.




I don't know if it would work for you, but I built a set of wheels with xr200s, dati hubs and a mix of sapim laser and race spokes. It comes out to 1300 grams and cost around $400, including shipping. I weigh 140 lbs (64kg) and they were fine. My dad uses them now and he is close to 170 and is running them without issues. He even went up some cat 2 mountains without any sort of rub.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:28 pm 
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I ended up buying the Shimano wheels after all and for the heck of it, bought a pair of Planet X forged brakes to replace the crappy Tektro set that I had on my old bike. Once I get those two things and the new stem installed, I'm gonna finally weigh it.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:44 pm 
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i had that same frame for 6 months and loved it. nice build, and enjoy the bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Just a quick update on the E5. Installed the new stem and the RS80s. Waiting to install the Planet-X brakes (my university has a bike shop but it's closed for the Christmas holiday) before I give it the final weigh-in.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:34 am 
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Looking very sharp. How do you find the ride quality of the Allez? I feel mine is a bit harsh over rough stuff.


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