Pedal Force CG1

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rule5
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by rule5

All right so, I posted on here the night I ordered this thing last year, and didnt follow up with any pics/info :? sorry, I was new then... (still am) But here it is as it sits now, its gone through some changes since I first got it, but it serves me well. The one road bike I have had before this was an early 90's (maybe) Schwinn Paramount with 7 speed 105, which was/is a sweet bike, but it isnt exactly the lean mean racer I'm looking for.

Build list to follow... enjoy :thumbup:
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rule5
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by rule5

Well, dang. Those photos are a lot smaller than I was hoping they'd be, they don;t really do it justice. Oh well I'll try again later.
Build list:
Frame: Pedal Force CG1 56cm
Fork: Pedal Force full carbon
Headset: Cane Creek ZS-3
Stem: 3T ARX Pro
Bars: 3T Ergosum Pro
no name carbon spacers
Bar tape: Lizard Skinz DSP race
Hudz white hoods
Shifters: Force
Cables: Yokozuna reaction
Brakes: Sram apex
FD: Force
RD: Rival
BB: FSA ceramic BB30
Cranks: FSA K-Force Light 110bcd
Chainrings: TA specialities Syrius 52/36
Chain: KMC x10sl gold
Cassette: Ultegra 6700 11-25
Wheels: Hong-Fu 50mm carbon tubulars built to Mavic aksium race hubs
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX 23
Brake Pads: Swiss stop yellows
Pedals: Speedplay zeros, with Ward TI spindles
Cages: PRO carbon
Saddle: Fizik Aliante carbon braided
Pedal Force seat mast topper
Cat Eye double wireless computer
K-edge chain catcher

I think thats everything, and a "custom homemade pinstipe/headbadge job"
I hope yall like it, I do. And I don't know the exact weight at the moment, I have made a few changes since it last got put on scale, but if I were to guess I'd say 15 and a half ish pounds. Keep in mind all of this was built in a very limited budget with the purpose of being a bike I can train on everyday (different wheels) and still race confidently on regular occasion, so I know there are ways to significantly improve the weight but this will do for now.

rule5
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by rule5

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65325354@N ... 095864565/

I hope that link works/is ok to post on here. I'm still new at this :D But there are a bunch of good photos, and some not so good ones in that set.

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by giantdale

Great looking bike!

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caballero
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by caballero

looks absolutely fantastic !! Great job ...

rule5
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by rule5

Thanks guys!

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by micky

This is one of the few frames that I already dig nowdays!
Nice build!

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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

Nice build.

Increasingly impressed by "no-name" frames (I realise that Pedal Force is a known quantity).
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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caballero
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by caballero

did you paint the frame or are they vinyl decals ? like I said befor, looks greay !

rule5
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by rule5

Its just decals, honestly I just used some 3M electrical tape that I had around. Its super cheap, looks good, and when/if I get bored with it I can just pull it off and do something different!

rule5
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So, a few updates... I was out on a training ride with a couple of buddies yesterday and I was following behind my friend about three or four bike lengths on a descent after dropping the other guy on the climb 8) and as we were descending we came through a left hand turn pretty dang quickly, around 35-40mph. As we exited the turn my friend saw two large dogs on the side of the road, as we came up to them they jumped out into the road, presumably to chase us (they were not fenced in or constrained at all, just running free) My friend in front had just enough time to swerve and miss the first dog, but I was not so lucky. I hit the second dog square in the side of her chest at speed, I didn't even have time to brake at all. I went head first over the bars, did a full flip in mid air and landed on my back/butt on the road and slid about 15 or 20 feet. I really don't know exactly what happened but when i slammed into the road my bike ended up another 30-40 yards down the road. Overall it was by far my worst crash to date, quite traumatic. The bike is trashed. The downtube totally compressed into itself with 2 major breaks on the tube and one at the bottom bracket junction, the head tube cracked all the way around from both sides to the back, the steerer tube snapped but not at the fork crown but up in the head tube. All in all the bike broke exactly the way it was supposed to, it is a real testament, to me at least, of the design and engineering that goes into these frames. I can't imagine what might have happened if the fork had snapped at the crown, I would have probably gone face first into the tarmac... Other than the frame, some other components need replacing; the front wheel actually has a flat spot from the impact with the dog, and has a visible crack on one of the eyelets, the shifters, bars and stem are all being replaced, the saddle, my shoes and helmet are also done. Fortunately I came out all right, some road rash on my back side, a little on both elbows and a bloody right hand. My left knee is a little sore as is my back from the impact with the road, but none of it feels serious, just muscle soreness. Luckily I was out with 2 of my close friends who were able to take good care of me, and the owner of the dog came out to check on me pretty much immediately. The owner was very kind, very concerned and has been quite gracious about the incident, and everything is being taken care of. Another random blessing was that my Dad was actually in town visiting a friend of his that happened to live less than 5 miles from where the crash happened, so he was able to come pick me up and take care of me. So now, I'm in the market for a new frameset... Oh, and i had my iphone in my jersey pocket, so of course it got smashed up pretty badly. Bummer. But I am so thankful that everything has worked out the way it has, I am OK, the dog is OK, and stuff can be replaced...

Heres a link to the flickr set with a few photos of the bike.http://www.flickr.com/photos/65325354@N ... 974705793/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Powerful Pete
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Good to hear that you made out of that ok.

Sounds like it could have been a lot worse!
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by yongkun

try asking them for replacement frameset for the one you crashed. they could sell you another one slightly cheaper i guess.

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by bencolem

You might not think it at the moment but I think you got lucky - pleased to hear you didn't come off worse. Is the dog owner paying you out? That would be a result. Shame as it was a nice build.

rule5
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by rule5

Yeah, thanks guys. I definitely do feel lucky! It certainly could, and probably should have been much worse. I am in talks with the owner now about getting everything replaced and paid for, so I don't want to say too much until everything is sorted out. I've email Pedal Force about a crash replacement policy, we'll see what they say but I am definitely open to finding something else. I was always happy with the PF but I'm a little bored with the plain carbon frame, so if any one has any suggestions for a good all around race frame for around $1500ish I'd love to hear them.

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