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  1. #1
    Weight Weenie Shop Owner
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    Aug 2002

    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...


    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.
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2004

    GVH Rocks

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

  3. #3
    get down!
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    Dec 2003
    lemme know how you like the ultegra pedals coming from the eggbeaters
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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  4. #4
    Trail rider and racer
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    Dec 2003
    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).

  5. #5
    Lightweight Ghost Rider
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    Jan 2004

    New question here.

    Cat Eye Astrale Computer AND Polar 720i HR monitor

    Why both? Other than that, nice build!

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    May 2004
    grrr shimano..... why no campag???

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