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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Hello everyone!
I've been a longtime lurker of the forums, I figured it's time to properly introduce myself and my bike.
I am 20 years old, a bicycle mechanic and "artist" (check my signature).
I've been riding fixed road for 3 years now and I don't see myself switching to gears very soon.
You may see me riding PCH anywhere from San Diego to Long Beach.
My bike is a 2013 Specialized Allez Race frameset built up with a mixture of new and old parts.
I'll post the weights if I remember them.

2013 Specialized Allez Frame (1290g 58cm) + SL4 Fork (Carbon legs and steerer)
TRP RRL alloy brake levers (295g)
Easton EA70 Aero handlebar w/ logos removed (260g)
Specialized Classic wrap tape
Shimano SLR brake housing + cables
3T ARX Team stem 100mm w/ logos removed
Specialized standard carbon post
Specialized Toupe Expert 143mm
Planet X cnc brakes (210g)
Planet X Carbon cages (42g)
Speedplay zero chromo pedals
Sram S300 SS crankset
Shimano Chainring (Drilled and painted)
Shimano Dura ace track cog w/o lockring
Shimano Dura ace 7900 Chain
Beer Components Eccentric Bottom Bracket for BB30 (Works flawlessly)
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Wheels (Hand-built by me) (1330g)
Velocity Escape Tubular rims 20h/24h (185g/195g)
DT Swiss Competition Spokes
American Classic Micro 58 hub front (logos removed) (57g)
American Classic track hub rear (logos removed) (185g)

Pictures below, happy riding everyone!
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*EDIT

New weight:
Total weight with 2 bottle cages and no spare tub:
14.4 pounds
or
6.53kg


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IMG_7450 by LivingstonArt, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Love this, I ride a 2012 Langster and there is something simplistic about riding fixed, that said I alo ride gears as well, but fixed make me strong!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:32 am 
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Very true, also, my shifting is always spot-on :lol:
The gear ratio is 53x14 so you can safely assume I don't do much climbing.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:04 am 
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53x14 !!!! - do you ride downhill only?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:02 am 
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Location: Geeeelong!
:shock:

Speed humps would even be an issue with that gearing!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:14 pm 
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To be honest, the only hills I have had a lot of trouble with are 20% grades. Everything else is just fine, I prefer a low cadence.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Guys, Werdna is also 20 years old. :wink:

Start hovering towards your late 20s and your knees will request otherwise. In the meantime, rock it!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:23 am 
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prendrefeu wrote:
Start hovering towards your late 20s and your knees will request otherwise.

I keep hearing that so I am prepared. but in the meantime, riding fixed is cheaper.
And lighter! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:51 am 
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I was actually looking and building up a very similar bike. 2013 allez race frame with the beer components ebb. I want to run it as a single speed though with an older1400g road wheelset I had. running it fixed have you had any issues with the b.c. ebb?? is that the stock fork?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:56 am 
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No, I've had zero issues with the EBB. Just install it with plenty of grease!
Yeah, it's the stock fork too.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:30 pm 
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can you tell where did you get the 2013 allez frame from?
i am looking for one for road bike build


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:35 pm 
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53*14?... that's a pretty big gear for most track racers


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:59 pm 
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@littlealex
I doubt that many Specialized stores will carry this frame in stock, and you shouldn't be able to order it online.
You will have to work with a Specialized dealer to order one.

@mfcycling
I started riding fixed 3.5 years ago, on a 48x16. I was quickly frustrated at how easily I spun out, so I got a 14t cog, still not enough gearing. So after about a year of hard riding I moved to a 53t ring and find that it is a good balance between being able to make it uphill and being able to go fast downhill. Sometimes it is a bit frustrating, when I am extremely worn out after many miles and still have to climb a few hills but overall it is worth it.
Besides, a new drivetrain for this bike is ridiculously cheap :P

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:22 pm 
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great bike. great ratio!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Location: Mårslet, Denmark
There is a dealer in Denmark who has a frameset 58 in black ano.

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