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  1. #1
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    Cool-blue Rhythm New Roadie and pics...

    Thanks to Gary @ GVH bikes for a great deal.

    I was trying to build the a nice, decent bike on a budget that rode well and was an upgrade to my TREK 1000 with Sora Parts.

    So here we go...

    Specs:

    2003 Litespeed Capella MED Compact with carbon fork and carbon steer (New)

    Deda 210 Bars and Deda tape

    Syntace F99 260 105mm w/ Ti Bolts

    Sette Carbon Post 27.2 x 350mm

    04 Ultegra Shifters w/ shimano cables

    04Shimano 105 Front derailleur

    04 Shimano Ultegra Rear derailleur
    SRAM PG-970 12-23 cassette 9spd

    SRAM PC-89 HP chain

    03 Shimano 105 Crank arms with FSA 53/39T chainrings

    03 Shimano Ultegra BB

    03 Shimnao 105 brakes w. Red Kool-Stop pads

    04 Ultegra pedals

    105 hubs/Ambroiso rims with DT Rev/Comp 32h wheels

    Fizik Arione Saddle

    2 Tacx Bottle Cages

    Cat Eye Astrale Computer

    Polar 720i HR monitor



    The weight came in at 17.72lbs on a hanging scale before cages and computer.
    No too bad! FSA RD-400's and FSA TEAM Carbon Cranks are the last upgrades coming in a few months.

    Yes the steer height is a bit high, but once my position is dialed in, I will chop down the fork.

    So far 50 miles on it and it rides like a DREAM!! The carbon rear is smooth on the back and it sprints like a scared cat! The 105 brakes are much stonger with the new levers.
    DIRT BOY
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    GVH Rocks

    Bike looks great - and I want to emphasize that GVH bikes kicks booty!

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    lemme know how you like the ultegra pedals coming from the eggbeaters
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

    visit my blog, BEATS, BIKES & LIFE

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    Trail rider and racer
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    lemme know how you like the ultegra pedals coming from the eggbeaters
    Can I say - After 3000Kms that the new SPD-SL pedals are totally amazingly good. I cant really falter the. Eggies produce hot spots after 3 hours or so when your pushing hard, but these pedals spread the force more equally over a larger surface area. The pedals have a nice positive click in and a 'clack' out, not easy to fall out off - as in, when sprinting, you don't need to fear coming unclipped or anything. Easy to unclip out of at traffic lights, and generally OK to get back into, but double sided or 4 sided pedals win out here.

    I wish there was an SPD-SL type pedal for MTB (As silyl as it sounds) - they are just comfortable and right, with a nice balance of float (4ish degrees I think).
    Trev!

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    New question here.

    Cat Eye Astrale Computer AND Polar 720i HR monitor

    Why both? Other than that, nice build!

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    grrr shimano..... why no campag???

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