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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:02 am 
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This is the bike I put together to go to North Carolina's Bridge to Bridge Century... It's 102 miles high climbing race.

-Felt frame F1C (carbon fiber 52 cm - 970 grms)
-Easton EC90SLX fork (270 grm, cutted)
-Easton EC90 handlebar (44 cm)
-Campy Record Ergopower (With BTP clamps)
-Campy cables
-ITM The Stem (100 mm)
-FSA headset
-AX Lightness saddle
-m2Racer seatpost (300 mm)
-Felt seat clamp
-Campy Record FD
-Campy Record RD (TACX Pulleys)
-Elite Carbon bottle cage
-M5 brakes (BTP brakepads. Corima pads)
-FSA Compact Cranks (175 mm)
-AC BB
-Time RXS Carbon Ti pedals
-Zipp 202 (USE Allien QR)
-IRD Cassette (12-25)
-Tufo tubulars
-Stella Azura handlebar tape
-Campy Record chain

Total weight: 5490 grms (dry)

Hopefully I know how to attach the pictures now... hehehe !!!
How can you attach them big? It's only 128K.. right? Please Help !!!


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real WW stuff !... Congrats !

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Ahhh, Flacman, nice build. Well done.

How do you find the the shifting on the IRD cassette?

Good luck in the ride

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nice bike.


very "arty" shots...

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:D very very nice


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Ah, the M5 brakes. They certainly look - well, different :D

how do they brake compared to other brakes you know (DA, Record, Mavic, AX, ZG, FRM...)???

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Sleg8 wrote:
Ahhh, Flacman, nice build. Well done.

How do you find the the shifting on the IRD cassette?

Good luck in the ride



Thanks "Sleg8" .
To tell the truth, I spent several hours looking and touching this beautiful piece of metal and I was not dissapointed. The shifting is very solid, I do not have a very powerful output.. (I'm "FLACO" only 130 lb) but the acceleration and shifting in a hill climb is perfect. I used it for almost 6 hours.. different combinations, and every time it was perfect. It's only 102 grms.

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Tippster wrote:
nice bike.


very "arty" shots...


Thank you, the pictures are thanks to my wonderful wife... she is a photographer/painter/sculptor. If you need any advise or help, do not hesitate, let us know.

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martin wrote:
Ah, the M5 brakes. They certainly look - well, different :D

how do they brake compared to other brakes you know (DA, Record, Mavic, AX, ZG, FRM...)???


I've used DA, Record, Mavic & CaneCreek SL200 (the last one is not a brake, it's a speed reducer... :lol: ) and the M5 it's certainly different. I do not know how to transfer into words... it brakes like the Record, very powerful, and it springs back rapidly. It's very easy to adjust, the only problem is the cleaning up (if you are the kind of person that enjoys cleaning the bike, you won't have any problem)

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nice brakes, oh and nice bike!

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Great bike! But eh... ink is extra weight just like paint isn't it? :wink:


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El Flaco,

I was lookign at the pics of your build build again. Good job. However, I noticed that, on your front brake calipers, you have the brake pads around the wrong way with the towards the front instead of the rear. You might want to cahge them around to prevent the pads from working their way out when braking.

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viejo flaco...
congratulations, beautiful bike...might want to add that, with a different wheelset, this is one of the bikes that gets more milage in the south florida area, bike is trained on every day, rain on shine.


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Sleg8 wrote:
El Flaco,

I was lookign at the pics of your build build again. Good job. However, I noticed that, on your front brake calipers, you have the brake pads around the wrong way with the towards the front instead of the rear. You might want to cahge them around to prevent the pads from working their way out when braking.


Hi again, Sleg... Thank you for your concern... and for the time looking at the pictures (Gisel -my artsy wife-) took these two new ones specially for you. (we are sleepy-dead right now) These carbon brake pads are made by Bernhard Langerbein (BTP guy) and he glued the corima pads to the carbon...there is no front or back. that's what makes them very light and they work very well (these in the picture are used already)
going to bed now...


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