2010 TdF 'Winner' S-Works SL3 - Schleck

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carbonlicious
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by carbonlicious

S-Works SL3 Tarmac limited edition Andy Schleck.
After watching the 2010 TdF, I just HAD to have this bike. After receiving the frame, I was disappointed that the factory Specialized colour was a dull silver and nothing like the black chrome 'Mclaren' silver of the Schleck brother's bikes. I employed the services of Paint My Bike in Brisbane, Australia and they got extremely close but more importantly a huge difference compared to the run of the mill color released to the general public. I will try to get some pics in the sun to show its more metallic properties soon.

Its 99% accurate in terms of the parts used, including the hard to get parts of a Berner modified Sram red rear derailluer and the limited edition Prologo Schleck saddle (I got greedy and got 1 x Frank and 1 x Andy model). I was even lucky enough to find a brand new set of Zipp Zedtechs (the difference being a couple of anodized blue hub bits which I didn't want to rebuild the wheel). There are only a few minor differences equipment wise between Andy's bike and my build being a Sram XG1090 cassette, Gore Pro brake cables (tried the Nokons and they were horrible) a SRAM 2013 chain catcher and Speedplay steel spindles. The Schleck bikes are 56cm compared to mine being a 54cm.

I cant find my scales, but once I do, I'll post it up.

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Schleckgate catcher ;)
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hetchins68
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by hetchins68

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by tonytourist

Great build! :thumbup: :thumbup:

ubers
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by ubers

how does the front derailleur shift? :lol: :lol: :lol:

:shock:

stuff period accuracy, put a yaw on the front :D

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by FIJIGabe

nice bike! great addition with the chain catcher... i wish Andy's mechanic would have thought of that!
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by paradawt

Three words: O-M-G! :)

Just perfect!
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by nathanong87

are these specialized bars?

carbonlicious
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by carbonlicious

ubers wrote:how does the front derailleur shift? :lol: :lol: :lol:

:shock:

stuff period accuracy, put a yaw on the front :D


I'm actually pleasantly surprised how fast and crisp the change is, especially with the steel cage. Having said that I'm comparing a Campagnolo record derailleur with Rotor rings :oops:

carbonlicious
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by carbonlicious

nathanong87 wrote:are these specialized bars?


They are actually FSA Energy -alloy and cheap!

Like many pros they choose alloy over carbon as 1) less likely to cause damage in a fall and 2) to make sure they meet the 6.8kg weight limit

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by ultyguy

Just saw a photo of Andy's 2010 bike the other day and was thinking what a great paint job it was. Well done, it's a beaut!

mile2424
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by mile2424

Would love to see more pics of the frame up close? Did the paint shop have to redo all the decals or did they paint these on?

Cni2i
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by Cni2i

Not my cup of tea, but bravo x 1000 for the awesome tribute and uniqueness of the paint scheme.

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by Lateralus

Wow, congrats :)

carbonlicious
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by carbonlicious

Finally got some time and sunshine this afternoon to take a quick pic of the 'shinier' silver
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mile2424:
The company that did the frame actually had the graphics/template from Specialized, so its 100% factory accurate. The black has been sprayed and decals have been used for the colors (and finished off with clear ceramic clear coat)

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