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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:51 pm 

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spec as follows

59cm Bob Jackson Olympus Reynolds 853 tubing in sparkle metallic silver with black lug lining
Columbus Minimal Fork
Hope Headset
Thomson stem
3T Ergosum bars
LizardSkins tape
Ultegra 6700 sti levers
Ultegra 6700 front mech in silver
Dura Ace 7800 rear mech
Dura Ace 7800 brakes
Bontrager Racelite X chainset with FSA rings 50/36
KMC X10 chain
Ultegra 12-27 cassette
Chris King/Ambrosio Excellence 32 spoke wheels
Conti GP4000 tires
Crank Bros Quattro pedals
Specialized Pave post
FizikAliante saddle
King stainless cages

Rides like a dream, carbon has its place, just not in my life anymore

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:34 am 
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Thats really nice, a modern twist to a classic 8)
Really smart looking machine and your component choice doesn't look out of place, it all sits very well to my eyes.
How does it ride?
Thanks for sharing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:28 am 

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Genuinely rides like a dream :-)

I was previously on a Specialized S-Works Tarmac and was worried the weight difference would be noticable (17 pounds versus 20 pounds) but if anything it feels faster and smoother.

It doesn't quite leap forward on steep climbs in the same way but the comfort and freshness I feel at the end of a ride are well worth that little compromise.

I still want to get a Thomson post (matching collar and cuffs), Conti Grand Prix skinwall tires and some Dura Ace QRs; aside from that she's perfect.

I was reading the other day that Pantanis bikes weighed 18.9 pounds so 20 pounds for my big bike doesn't seem so bad, light weight is very overrated.

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