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C a s r a n
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Nice to have a good sponsor... since Friday evening I have my new bike. And I can use this SRM Professional (though for the moment I have some installation problems).

What do you think? Pictures taken with the wheelset I got on my bike last year:

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frameset: Merckx Team SC (Easton Sc7000 frame)
wheels: no new wheels, I will ride this with Campagnolo Neutron wheels
headset: FSA
cranks: SRM Professional on the right side, Campagnolo Record carbon left (took this from my race bike)
bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record
pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL
derailleur: Campa Record rear, Chorus front
brakes: Campa Record black
shifters: Campa Record Ultra
chain: KMC Gold
seatpost: Chorus carbon
seatpost clamp: Campagnolo
saddle: fi'zi:k Arione (I broke one, will get a new in guarantee and will install a red one on this bike)
bars: Deda Newton shallow
stem: Deda Newton
cabbles: Campagnolo
bottle cages: Ekip carbon

weight: 7,8kg with Campagnolo Bora wheelset


On Saturday morning I took these pictures at first daylight

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weight:

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will have this saddle:

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Arjan
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Beautiful and classy bike i think.
I'll keep an eye out for you when i race in Belgium next season.
(hope you work out the SRM problems soon)

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Fabulous bike, everything is just right. How does the SC ride comfortwise? I assume the handling is amazing.

Is that your yard? Beautiful land and trees, more precious then any bike.

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Wow sweet bike Casran I really like it! :D

I agree with Mr. Gib about the backdrop, quite beautiful!

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by big fellow

that looks absolutely superb 8)

awesome job!


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Sweet build! :up: What casette are you using on it?

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A visual masterpiece Casran!!

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beautiful bike, casran! i just would not be able to get used to two different crank-arms :)
the paintjob is great and the red arione will fit perfectly.

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It's a beautiful bike Casran. Very nice paintjob and parts that is just cool. I think the Boras look really good on that bike, a high profile wheel gives a nice tiuch to most bikes.

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C a s r a n
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Arjan wrote:Beautiful and classy bike i think.
I'll keep an eye out for you when i race in Belgium next season.
(hope you work out the SRM problems soon)



Thx. What is your team and what kind of races are you doing here in Belgium?

I'll keep you updated about the SRM...



Mr.Gib wrote:Fabulous bike, everything is just right. How does the SC ride comfortwise? I assume the handling is amazing.

Is that your yard? Beautiful land and trees, more precious then any bike.



The bike is comfortable so far (I did up till now 220km on it). I tried a cobble stone section and it felt ok, more comfortable than my MXM (hard on cobbles when you're not riding at full speed). Steering is really perfect. Stiffness is great. But it will take me more time to find out all about this bike.
It is meant to be a training bike, so sub 8kg isn't that bad. However I will do several races (in preparation of the big races) on it to have some race SRM data.

On the background indeed the yard of my dads house (I'm still a student and living at home in weekends). Early in the morning with the sun peaking through the trees seemed a nice time for a bike photo shoot to me. :wink:
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Thx to all of you for the nice comments.


jimmer23 wrote:Sweet build! :up: What casette are you using on it?



These Bora's have a Record titanium cassette. My other wheels (Neutron) have Chorus cassettes.
Still doubting about the cassette for my LWs... maybe a light alu cassette...
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FelixOr wrote:beautiful bike, casran! i just would not be able to get used to two different crank-arms :)
the paintjob is great and the red arione will fit perfectly.



:D In fact while riding you only notice the two different cranks when you concentrate on it. I'm curious about the red Arione too.



FORT TT wrote:It's a beautiful bike Casran. Very nice paintjob and parts that is just cool. I think the Boras look really good on that bike, a high profile wheel gives a nice tiuch to most bikes.



True. That's why I've put these high profile wheels in it: looks even nicer.

About the paintjob. I must say at Merckx' they really do nice paintjobs (and I'm not saying this because I'm sponsored with Merckx bikes); on my MXM as well, everything is painted, no sticker is used on the nude carbon. Great.
I feared about this colour (I couldn't choose the colour and had to take it as it came), but I really like it now the bike is here.
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Fantastic bike you got there - really nice build! I think you will be very happy with this bike and with your new wheels... uhh even more fantastic!!!!

Very beautifull pictures you take - and the sun just shines up your gold chain ;-)

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What is your team and what kind of races are you doing here in Belgium?

I ride for WV Eemland, just a clubteam.
I'm not sure what kind of races we'll be doing, probably smaller races for preparation. like in Deurne-Diest and Dworp, maybe you know those.
Later in the season we could be doing some bigger races, i'll let you know when i find out.

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