Custom Berk- fit for a lady

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Polka
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by Polka

I was lurking this forum for some time now.
I get a lot of valuable info here-thanks guys!

No true leady reveal her age, or weight :oops: , so all I can tell right now is that I am a professional working in pharma industry. Riding bikes is something that I do from my young age.
Till now I have been riding mostly mtb and trekknig, but as I want to ride with my man now, I needed a road bike.

My first contact with Berk was when I got their saddle as a gift. I was impressed with the quaility and level of comfort.
So when I've started looking for my road bike, they were one of my favourite option.

And now- here it is. My very first custom road bike.

Since pictures tell more than words...here we go

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burglarboycie
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by burglarboycie

Welcome to the forum! I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of the frame and to see the build come together. What groupset and wheels are you using?

by Weenie


glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

I like the dots, can't wait to see it complete!

SLCBrandon
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by SLCBrandon

Ditto, would love to see the whole thing and some detail shots.

bikemaniack
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by bikemaniack

Are you from Poland??

Vuong05
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by Vuong05

Excited to see the complete bike!
Current Stable. Evo (Storm Trooper) : 5.39kg | Alchemy Eros : Heavy (7.79kg)

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Awesome! Welcome to WW. Look forward to seeing your photos

burglarboycie
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by burglarboycie

Caught a glimpse of it over on Berk's Instagram, it looks awesome!!

Polka
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by Polka

Here are some more photos of my beautiful frameset.

Fsa orbit carbon headset was sanded and got matte clear coat. Weight 70 g.
Procraft seatpost clamp 10 g
Custom painted Berk saddle made to match frameset is 67 g

I didn't buy group set, I am going to use combination of various components.
Wheelset Mavic ksyrium superlight premium. I bought them used but in mint condition.
Tires are Conti GP4000 II 25 mm.


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kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

Congrats on such a gorgeous frame! I also really love the saddle, Berk rocks!!!!! :D
Pain is my friend!

Polka
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by Polka

The brakes
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gfinkee
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by gfinkee

oh.. that brakes killed it.. they are light tought.. too bad :)

im also not sure about a saddle choice for the female bottom :) i hope u like it, it looks good.

i'm hoping to see this bike with campy or sram :)

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

gfinkee wrote:im also not sure about a saddle choice for the female bottom :) i hope u like it, it looks good.


I'd say the seat would be perfect for a woman with the cut out in the middle. No pressure on soft tissue

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

dereksmalls wrote:
gfinkee wrote:im also not sure about a saddle choice for the female bottom :) i hope u like it, it looks good.


I'd say the seat would be perfect for a woman with the cut out in the middle. No pressure on soft tissue


I have the same saddle (with leather covering) and my wife wanted to try it out so we did a saddle swap for a ride...... now she want one of her own. She normally rides a Specialized Romin Pro, but like the Berk even more.
Pain is my friend!

gfinkee
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by gfinkee

kgibbo1868 wrote:
dereksmalls wrote:
gfinkee wrote:im also not sure about a saddle choice for the female bottom :) i hope u like it, it looks good.


I'd say the seat would be perfect for a woman with the cut out in the middle. No pressure on soft tissue


I have the same saddle (with leather covering) and my wife wanted to try it out so we did a saddle swap for a ride...... now she want one of her own. She normally rides a Specialized Romin Pro, but like the Berk even more.


that is all good to hear :D

by Weenie


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