finally finished my dream bike!

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by antibard, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. antibard

    antibard New Member

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    I don't earn much and couldn't just go down to my LBS and walk out with a nice road bike.

    So I've spent the last 2 years buying this bike 1 piece at a time. I started with the frame, which came from Italian ebay and cost me a princely €52 (plus €40 shipping) and have just kept grabbing what i though looked good as it came up.

    I got all the SRAM rival stuff on ebay, in the middle of the night, on christmas eve, for a very silly price.

    I'm so excited that it's finished and I've done a couple of 100 miles on it. Just had to shout about it!

    More details in the bike registry but this is it:

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  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Congrats on getting it finished! I'm waiting for some cash to magically appear before I start my build!
     

  3. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    When it does appear, send to us in the form of a wedding present.
     
  4. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Very nice build. What made you go with that frame?
     
  5. Skidmark

    Skidmark Cycling for life

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    Looks awesome, Congrats.
     
  6. antibard

    antibard New Member

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    thanks, i went with that frame mostly because it looks cool, was a bargain and it fits me perfectly.

    i did a bit of research and anyone that his ridden one of these seems to love it.

    the tubing is excell glx, which i think is a proprietary version of excell podium. the frame was built by billato in italy who built many top-end frames including giordanas with excell tubing that look very similar.

    it's pretty light for a steel frame too.
     
  7. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth New Member

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    Nice bike! How much did you spend all together?
     
  8. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Rat Biker

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    Nice bike ya built there and best part if someone asks where you bought it from you get to tell them I built it myself same reason I build computers more fun than buying them already done. And I also agree with ya cool frame.
     
  9. antibard

    antibard New Member

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    it came to around £600 i think, definitely not more than £700. an average of about £50 a month- i got front and rear wheels 4 months apart- they were the most expensive bits.
     
  10. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    If it rides as good as it looks, you are in for one sweet ride :thumbsup: :D.
     
  11. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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