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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!
Total weight with 2 bottle cages and no spare tub:
IMG_7480 by LivingstonArt, on Flickr
IMG_7476 by LivingstonArt, on Flickr
IMG_7451 by LivingstonArt, on Flickr
IMG_7450 by LivingstonArt, on Flickr
The gear ratio is 53x14 so you can safely assume I don't do much climbing.
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Start hovering towards your late 20s and your knees will request otherwise. In the meantime, rock it!
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.
Yeah, it's the stock fork too.
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.
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
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