China 'Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4' copy UPDATE on page 2

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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Check page 2 for updates!


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So for the last few months I've been saving up to buy this bike and riding this in the mean time:
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Anyway. I wanted to size down from the 52cm frames I rode previously for extra #slamthatstem:
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So I figured I can either get a 48cm CAAD 10 OOOR why not look at China carbon? I've been anticipating this build for a few months and I was pretty sure I was gonna get a FM066SL or a replica Venge, but in the past few months, these have popped up and I'm more of a climber than flats sorta guy, so I got this instead of a Venge. I already have had SRAM Red and Dura Ace so I figured why not try Campy? Here are the specs:

Frameset:

Frame - SL4 Custom Paint - 1052g including RD Hanger/plastic piping
Headset - " - 58g
Fork - " - 328g cut
BB - SRAM BB30 Bearings in Token PF30 Cups - 78g
Seatpost collar - SL4 - 18g
Expander - " - 52g

Frameset total: 1586g

Group:

Shifters - 2013 Campy Chorus 11 - 340g
FD - Shimano FD-9000 - 64g
RD - 2013 Campy Chorus 11 - 184g
Brakeset - Campy Athena tuned/SwissStop Black Prince - 299g (328g stock)
Chain - KMC X11SL - 216g cut
Crank - SRAM Red Exogram 172.5mm 130mm BCD Sanded/Stronglight CT2 53/39 - 493g (502g before sanding)

Group total: 1596g

Misc.:

Stem - 3T ARX Team 120mm -17 Stealthed - 134g
Bars - 3T Ergonova Pro 38cm Stealthed - 239g
Seatpost - 3T Dorico LTD 27.2mm Sanded - 184g
Saddle - Fizik Antares 00 White - 138g
Cables/Housing - Yokozuna Reaction - ~160g not exact...
Bartape - Cinelli Caleido White - 58g
Bottle Cages - China Carbon - 55g

Misc. total: 968g

Wheelset:

Front Wheel - ~2006(?) Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Tubular - 472g
Rear Wheel - " - 684g
Skewers - eBay Bolt-Ons - 28g
Glue - Vittoria Mastik One - 20g
Tires - Vittoria Corsa Evo CX/Stan's Sealant - ~540g (238g/256g + 2oz sealant each)
Cassette - Shimano CS-6800 11-25t - 226g

Wheelset total: 1970g

Build total: 6120g
+ Mavic Race Ti Pedals (228g): 6348g

More photos:
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/specializ ... -sl4-18116
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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

Forget the SL4, tell us more about the steel Allez.
Is that an original?

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Haha, yeah made some time in the late 80s and fitted with a full 7400 group and CK headset.

Heres the PedalRoom page: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/1987-spec ... z-se-16103

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by trychle

That blue paint job looks fantastic! :thumbup:

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

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Put my friends wheels on it. I think this actually looks way better. Might be selling the Reynolds...


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by dudemanppl

I just need to get some gumwalls on 'em. It looks so bland otherwise, just a sea of black. Too bad I have four spare tubulars to go until I'd buy any though...

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by mdusink

How does it ride?

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

It rides great! I weigh 59kg/130lbs anyway so I run 90/95 PSI, any bike would be comfortable.

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by michel2

that colour blue is just excellent, but why called it a specialised ? imho i would have been nicer if it would have said dong-fu !
nice bike none the less

nearly forgot, i love that caad 10 even more ! i imagine that with 9000 group and c24 wheel set hhhhmmm (-:

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by IamnotWiggins

Are you running a DA front mech there? Does it work alright with the Campag shifters?

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by dudemanppl

Yup, it's working perfectly. There aren't any trim positions, but I only get rub in 39x11-13 which I have never used.

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by JoeFlan

How did you strip the crankset?
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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

I just used sandpaper.

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by ernestkus

Some might think this is a dumb question, but I just gotta ask..
I've test ride sl4 tarmac before, and it just rolls beautifully. How different it is compare to the real thing?
I assumed you might have test ridden an sl4 before?

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