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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Re: My AR5 [ In reply to ]
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2014 Felt AR5
Profile Design T2+ bars when used in TT mode


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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Continuing some of the recent Felts...

Felt IA 16 with
  • XLab Torpedo Versa 500 Carbon
  • Garmin Edge 520
  • Shimano TT78 Brake Levers
  • Cee Gees pads
  • Cobb 55 Saddle with Cobb rear mount hydration system
  • XLab Gear Box Kit
  • Powertap P1 pedals
  • Tririg Omega X Front & Rear
  • Flo Carbon Clincher 60/90
  • Continental 4000s II 25 Tires
  • Vittoria Latex Tubes



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Re: Let's see your ride! [exxxviii] [ In reply to ]
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My $1,000 set up...

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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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And another black bike ... lol

Fully loaded. My first road bike the day after its first event :



I will get some better pictures sorted out soon :-)

WD :-)
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Peterszew] [ In reply to ]
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That is freakin' awesome for $1K. I got into this kind of unexpectedly in December and planned for a one-and-done. My going in was to buy a cheap used bike to resell when I was done. But a couple months of looking here, on craigslist, and eBay got me nowhere. There were simply no viable bikes for sale used and a reasonable inexpensive value to be found during the winter. Then, I started moving up the chain as I got hooked. My all-in for this bike is a crapton more than $1K, and I have a cheap ride in the grand scheme of things in this forum.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [exxxviii] [ In reply to ]
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exxxviii wrote:
That is freakin' awesome for $1K. I got into this kind of unexpectedly in December and planned for a one-and-done. My going in was to buy a cheap used bike to resell when I was done. But a couple months of looking here, on craigslist, and eBay got me nowhere. There were simply no viable bikes for sale used and a reasonable inexpensive value to be found during the winter. Then, I started moving up the chain as I got hooked. My all-in for this bike is a crapton more than $1K, and I have a cheap ride in the grand scheme of things in this forum.

thanks! Your bike is HOT- i live on the craig's list forums and in the NYC-area it is really good...Picked up the Giant for $500 and the wheels separately for another $500...so many people in this area so it really helps
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Peterszew] [ In reply to ]
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$1000 for THAT bike??? Wow! Great job!
Last edited by: Tri Slow Poke: Jul 29, 16 10:33
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Tried and true CAAD 9 roadie
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Litespeed Road bike for nice sunny days
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Cervelo P3... yet to be ridden in anger.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [KeepersDad] [ In reply to ]
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2011 Trek SC 7.2 medium, I sometimes think about an upgrade but it's pretty nicely dialed as is so hard to justify the $$ required to improve on this. My estimated CdA from field testing is around 0.226 with this setup. Quark Riken, Catalyst cover, Zipp Vuka Aero bars, Ritchey -30 degree stem, Dura Ace brake levers, Tririg Omega front brake (Gen 1), Hawk BB, Conti Force front tire, Vittoria G+ Speed rear tire, latex tubes. I've fabricated custom aero bar extensions, BTA bottle holder, Garmin mount, and rear bottle mount.






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Re: Let's see your ride! [tttiltheend] [ In reply to ]
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Customs are cooler. Love it
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Re: Let's see your ride! [exxxviii] [ In reply to ]
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Your rocket looks great.

How do the new carbon flos brake in the dry?
How about in the wet?
Any other comments/thoughts about them?

Thanks.

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Re: Let's see your ride! [tttiltheend] [ In reply to ]
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Nicely done on your custom pieces, especially the rear holder.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Ellsworth53T] [ In reply to ]
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If there is love on here for home brewed stuff, here are my pieces (from the Exocet above).

Rear carrier :







Pit stop pocket :



One, two or three cages :



Loaded :



BTA :







Up front computer mount :







Computer / bottle steady :





All the hardware for all the above is Ti.

Best pictures of stuff fitted :





A spare tub or a bag mounts to the slots under the rear carrier.

WD :-)
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Re: Let's see your ride! [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
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Very nicely done. I am planning to design and 3d print something (this winter) that is a cross between your rear carrier and the canyon rear bottle holder.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks.

I have only ridden it twice outside for a total of 40 miles, so I do not have a lot of braking experience with it yet. But, I think they breaks are excellent. In fact, I may start a thread to see if anyone has any objective, data-driven information about carbon clincher braking experience. My first ride was just a 10 mile test through neighborhood streets that was highly technical with lots of 90° turns, stops, and other obstacles. The brakes performed every bit the equal of my old aluminum rims. Then, today I had it out in a mountain loop with a number of >10% grades and some fast descents with braking along the way. Again, excellent performance. So, either Flo solved the braking, or the gap is a myth.

I have not ridden in the wet yet, but I have no expectations for braking in the wet. Even my old aluminum rims were worthless in the rain.

I should also note that my whole brake system was pretty awesome going in. Felt put total turd brakes on the IA 16, so I removed everything and replaced the levers with Shimano TT78 levers (strong pull ratio), Shimano Dura Ace cables, and Tririg Omega X brakes front and back.

Background: I was a fearless road racer and criterium racer 30 years ago, so braking was my life blood. I am way more chill today, but these brakes give nothing up to aluminum.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
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I love it! Always great to see people custom build stuff for their bikes. How did you machine the carbon?
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Re: Let's see your ride! [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you :-)

I sourced a company that fabricated CF panels for motorsport use. I send them my outlines (I have used AutoCAD for 23 years to do with my job) and they load them into the CNC machine. They lay up the carbon themselves. I just tell them what thickness I want (everything you see is 3mm).

Since I don't have access to machines anymore (we closed UK manufacturing) my ally bits are now made (and anodised) by a friend I met through the RetroBike forum who actually lives quite local to me. He works out of his garage and has no CNC, I have to add dimensions to the drawings I give him :-)

The stainless support bracket was water cut from a local company. Like the CF, I just give them my AutoCAD files.

All the stuff works great which is a relief when you are shelling out your own cash for what are essentially prototypes.

WD :-)
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Re: Let's see your ride! [exxxviii] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the reply, all good to know.
Looking for some wheels ...

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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2 pulling double duty.
- Fizik Antares (blue/red) with seatpost in rear position for Road
- Fizik Tritone with seatpost in forward position for TT/Tri
- Powertap on DT Swiss rim for most rides (indoor and out)
- Zipp 404 Powertap for racing/some training rides

Just finished building today (still need to trim brake cable). First bike I build myself. Just had a little help removing the bottom bracket as I didn't have the tool for it. My friend is a mechanic and he hooked me up. I had pre-run the Di2 cables so once he got the bottom bracket out, we shoved the junction box and wiring in, and the put the bottom bracket back. The whole build was definitely a great learning experience. I had some good resources from which to refer to here on the forum and asked some questions as well.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Chan] [ In reply to ]
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2016 Cervelo R3 with HED Jet 6+ wheels. Just got the wheels in today. Got the bike last week. Powertap p1's should be in on Friday. This weekend is my first chance to ride outside of a few spins around the neighborhood and some trainer time.....can't wait.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [KG6] [ In reply to ]
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2016 Cervelo P3 DuraAce di2
Zipp Super 9 disc and 808 NSW
25mm Continental GP 2 rear, 23mm on front
Zipp Vuka Stealth
ISM Adamo saddle
PowerTap P1
TriRig Omega X front and rear
Garmin 520


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