Detailed Bike Build Thread

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Greetings Roadies!

It has been brought to my attention that there is some interest in a new thread topic: Detailed Bike Builds.

This has proven to be very popular in such sites such as "Weight Weenies."

I'll be the first to contribute. First, some ground rules, please verify the weights of your listed components as well as your final build weight with a certified scale. Not to say that manufacturer's listed weights are inaccurate... just that many have proven to be, how shall we say, "overly optimistic?"

Please don't forget to include pictures!

In my case, all listed weights have been verified on either my Tanita (for parts <999g) or my Park Tool (for all other parts & final bike weight) scales.

Sure, the uber-rich can go build a dream bike out of un-obtainium & seal it in a glass case, never to be ridden... However, I think it is much more fun to see how light one can make an everyday, obtainable riding bike. Show us your personal steeds & as Colin Chapman once said, "add lightness."

Please use my build below as a template for listing your detailed bike specs & have fun!

Bike: '12 CAAD10 54cm climbing machine! (pictured in my Avatar)
Frame: 1167g
Fork (cut): 398g
Headset: 78g
Compression unit: Cannondale SI Evo compression wedge: 12g
Spacers: 2g
Stem: Ritchey WCS 260 110mm: 112g
Bar: Ritchey WCS 40cm alloy: 224g
Integrated Shifters: SRAM Red 296g
Front derailleur: Red: 74g
Rear derailleur: Red: 144g
Chain: SRAM 1090: 228g
Crankset: Red 50/34, 172.5: 566g
BB30: Red ceramic: 54g
Brakes: Red Aero: 252g
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS alloy (cut): 168g
Seatpost clamp: Cannondale 15g
Saddle: Cutters carbon: 156g
Wheels: Reynolds Attack carbon clinchers: 587g + 787g
Cassette: SRAM 1090 11-23: 132g
Rim liners: 21g + 21g
Tires: Continental GP4000s: 210g + 210g
Tubes: Michelin: 70g + 70g
Pedals: Time Xpresso8: 198g
Skewers: Ti: 42g
Cables: Jagwire: 90g
Bar tape: Fizik: 67g
Bottle cages/bolts: 50g
Misc: 40g

Total: ** 6,541g ** for a complete, fully-built (w/pedals), climb-ready bike...

...albeit, when you add:
Cateye computer: 54g
a tool/tube bag, pump: 340g
New Total = 6,945g, but who needs all that stuff to weigh you down on a climb? Plus there's water near the top of Yabitsu, you can hydrate on the way back down. :)
Ride Safe!
 
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Mine - Climber Event Trim, Road Trim adds about 700-900gr (wheels, cages, tires, cassette)

Frame: Astuto SLHM 890g
Fork (cut): Astuto SLHM 295g
Headset: 50g
Compression unit: 10g
Spacers: 3g
Stem: GD 105mm: 115g
Bar: GD 410mm 185gr
Shifters: Chorus: 348g
Front derailleur: Chorus: 95g
Rear derailleur: Record: 179g
Chain: KMC: 250g
Crankset: RED 52/36, 172.5: 566g
BB: BB30 ceramic: 54g
Brakes: Athena: 360g
Seatpost: Astuto: 110g
Seat-clamp: 15g
Saddle: Astuto carbon: 98g
Wheels: Astuto KOM: 965gr (set)
Cassette: RECON 11/10 Custom Ti 125gr
Tires: Soyo h160: 320gr (set)
Pedals: Look Carbon: 185g
Skewers: Ti: 30g
Cables: Campy: 70g
Bar tape: Fizik: 65g

Total - 5388gr
 

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2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo. 54cm. Various exotic handbuilt wheelsets.
A constantly evolving work of high-end velocity art, with parts being chosen due to a combination of weight, performance, intelligent and thorough design, rarity, beauty and serviceability. I have an overall design vision, which has been developing with time, and this machine is well and truly part of this.

#NeonBlack,#GlossDarkness,#ShiveringCandleLight,#GothicShadows,#Ihavetornevilwizardsinhalf,tobringyoumylove.


Frame: 2012 54cm Cannondale SuperSix Evo. 690g
Fork (cut): 2012 Cannondale SuperSix 283g (cut)
Headset: Cannondale Si Evo ceramic: 40g
Compression unit: Cannondale Si Evo: 12g
Spacers: 5mm + 2mm under stem. 5mm above stem. 5g
Stem: Deda SuperLeggero Black-On-Black 100mm: 95g
Bar: Deda SuperLeggera Black-On-Black 44cm: 180g
Shifters: Dura Ace 9000: 365g
Front mech: Dura Ace 9000: 64g
Rear mech: Dura Ace 9000: 154g
Chain: Dura Ace 9000: 243g
Brakes: Dura Ace 9000 : 295g
Cassette: Dura Ace 9000 12-28: 166g
Pedals: Dura Ace 9000: 248g
Crankset:
{

Crank arms: Cannondale SiSL2 172.5mm.
BB: Cannondale SiSL2 alloy cups with Ceramic Speed ceramic bearings.
Axle: Cannondale SiSL2 109mm.
Chainring: Cannondale Spidering 50/34.
} Total: 568g
Seatpost: Deda Superleggera Black-On-Black (cut): 130g
Seat-clamp: Cannondale Evo: 6g
Saddle: Fizik Arione Carbon: 156g
Wheels:
.One{ F; 20 spoke radial straight pull. R; 24 spoke DS 2 cross J-bend. NDS 2 cross J-bend.
F-Hub:
Tune MIG45 with Enduro Zero ceramic bearings: 47g
R-Hub: Tune MAG170 with Enduro Zero ceramic bearings and Skyway freebody upgrade: 160g
F-Spokes+Nipples: Sapim CX-Ray - DT nipples: 5g * 20: 100g
R-Spokes+Nipples: Sapim CX-Ray - DT nipples: 5g * 24: 120g
F-Rim: FarSports 38mm carbon tubular: 295g
R-Rim: FarSports 38mm carbon tubular: 295g
} Total: 1017g
.Two{ F; 20 spoke radial straight pull. R; 24 spoke DS 2 cross straight pull. NDS radial straight pull.
F-Hub:
Extralite UltraFront SPM with Enduro Zero ceramic bearings: 45g
R-Hub: Extralite UltraRear SPX with Enduro Zero ceramic bearings: 133g
F-Spokes+Nipples: Sapim CX-Ray - DT nipples: 5g * 20: 100g
R-Spokes+Nipples: Sapim CX-Ray - DT nipples 5g * 24: 120g
F-Rim: AX-Lightness SRT24 carbon tubular: 210g
R-Rim: AX-Lightness SRT24 carbon tubular: 210g
} Total: 818g
.Three; Dura Ace 9000 C24 TL.

Rim tape:
Miyata 30g
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa CX3: 490g (245g each)
Skewers: Tune U20: 21g
Cables: Dura Ace 9000: 90g
Bar tape: Fizik: 67g

Total One: 5123g
Total Two: 4924g

...with Tune wheels, and Deda SuperZero Seatpost, which has now been upgraded to Superleggera


 
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I think we should add a gr/cost as well. For example - to attain a sub 5500 gr build it cost me roughly 250,000 yen... total. My point being, anyone with a fat enough wallet can buy slimness. There is no secret magic in this. Spend more money and get lighter stuff. BFD. Now, give someone a budget and see what they, themselves can come up with. THAT, I'd be far more interested in. So how about a total cost as well?

@leicaman - totally agreed. That which pushes the machine is far more significant. Therefore, I hence nominate you as the candidate to tackle this year's Tour de Kusatsu on a mamachari carrying 2 <simulated> kids , umbrella and load of veggies off each handlebar. I'm pretty confident you'd come in at least top 100.
 
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The point of the thread is to list builds, for the following reasons;

-Purely out of interest, to allow members to see what other people are riding, and maybe to get an idea for future upgrades.
-To perhaps give the opportunity for people who have been thinking about buying certain components to see that another person is riding it, and then to ask questions on experience.
-To have a bit of a show-off about how nice ones bicycle is.

The weight statistics are a part of the list, but not the focus. Please do not turn this thread into a debate about the validity of spending certain amounts of money on bicycle components. It was merely an exercise in showing off current bicycle builds with a vibe of mutual appreciation for nice bikes.
 
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Up to the person sharing their build, of course! It would be a shame to divert this thread into the usual endless debate about how much bikes cost, with half the people trying to tell everyone that spending huge amounts on a bike is stupid and the other half disagreeing. Let's focus on the bikes, and not personal opinion on the economics.
 

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@Brian Randall Those Reynolds carbon clinchers - how is the braking surface on them? You had any issues with things heating up and warping / going wrong, or have they been alright? That is a pretty good weight for an off the shelf wheelset!
 
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Excellent wheels. wrt carbon rims, braking is second only to Zipp's Firecrest carbon clinchers. No issues with heat build-up whatsoever. Notice, they're the only wheels I haven't listed for sale.

Here is my second build:
Bike: '12 Ridley Noah RS (small) SRAM Red/Force
Frame: 1169g
Fork (cut): 398g
Headset: 59g
Compression unit: Cannondale SI Evo compression wedge: 12g
Spacers: 2g
Stem: 3T 120mm: 142g
Bar: Ritchey WCS 40cm alloy: 224g
Integrated Shifters: SRAM Red 296g
Front derailleur: Red: 74g
Rear derailleur: Red: 144g
Chain: SRAM 1070: 250g
Crankset: Force 50/34, 172.5: 690g
BB: Force GXP: 115g
Brakes: Red Aero: 252g
Seatpost: Ridley Aero carbon (cut): 176g
Seatpost clamp: Ridley 33g
Saddle: Cutters carbon: 156g
Wheels: Zipp 404 front + 303 rear Firecrest carbon clinchers: 700g + 780g
Cassette: SRAM 1090 11-23: 132g
Rim liners: 21g + 21g
Tires: Continental GP4000, Gatorskin: 210g + 240g
Tubes: Michelin long valve: 87g + 87g
Pedals: Time Iclic: 220g
Skewers: Ti: 42g
Cables: SRAM: 110g
Bar tape: Fizik: 67g
Bottle cages/bolts: 50g
Misc: 40g

Total: ** 7,017g ** for a complete, fully-built (w/pedals), speedster

Ride Safe!
 

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Reading through those builds was a pleasure!

@Robert Aaah, you did a wheel build with Stans rims. Did you do this yourself? Share the info- what are they like to work with, cost, quality, etc. They are very light for alloy clinchers, and I was considering getting some for a Mig-Mag build.
 

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Less Detailed build (Sorry did not weight parts prior to build).

Ritchey Road Logic - 59cm
Basic build - sorry no exact weight.

https://tokyocycle.com/bbs/threads/built-up-my-new-bike-ritchey-logic.5100/#post-73069

Ritchey Road Logic 59cm with Ritchey Fork, WCS Headset, Carbon Spacers, etc...
Ritchey WCS Logic 2 Road Handlebar 44cm BB Black
Campagnolo Chorus 11sp carbon - Crank, Brifters, Derailleurs,Dual Pivot Brakes
Record Chain
Wheels - 32 spoke R45s laced up to DT Swiss RR465
Tires - Conti 4000s
Seat - Selle Italia Max Flight Gel
Seat post - Thomson Elite
k-edge chain catcher & Garmin Edge Mount
Pedals - Candy 3s
Campy Cables/Housing
Lizard Skins Carbon Leather Chainstay Protector

Final weight - 8.6kg (Unscientific)
This was a build for comfort and fun, not weight & I got exactly what I wanted because I could - in no way does my riding deem any of this necessary.
Best riding bike I have owned to date.
 

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@bloaker Extremely solid and reliable wheel build you have there. Care to go into any more detail? Did you build these yourself, did you get them as a pre-built, etc., and how do they ride, have you needed to true them, what spoke config are you using, etc.?
 

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I have a close buddy who owns a shop back in the US.
I ordered the wheels via him and he built them.
I have not needed to true them yet - however they only have 400km on them so far.
My initial impression is that they are the best rolling hubs I have ridden to date.

The goal was to have a set of wheels that can handle my Clydesdale self and be a bullet proof as possible. Nothing cutesy on these wheels. 3 cross pattern front and rear.

Chris King R45 Hub Front 32H Pewter
Chris King R45 Hub Rear Campy 32H Pewter
DT Swiss RR465 Rim 32H Blk 700c
Spoke Wheelsmith DB14 Blk 292mm
Spoke Wheelsmith DB14 Blk 290mm
Wheelsmith Spoke DB14 291mm Blk
Nipple 14G Blk Brass
2 velox tape 17mm Velox Rim Tape Med
 

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Very nice. How are the spokes laced on the front and rear? 2 cross all round, or anything more fancy? Did you spec the parts yourself, or did your friend advise? Also, any idea on the brand of nipple, or did the Wheelsmith spokes come with their own?
 

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I toyed with radial lace front, but decided 'Bullet Proof' was the goal and just stuck to 3 cross pattern all around.
I Decided on the Hubs ad Rims due to my experience with both manufactures being very solid.
With my buddy Robert's advice, I went with his choice of Spokes and Nipples.

Wheelsmith has their own line up of spokes/nipples. I do not know if they manufacture them or just have rebranded something else.
Robert has been building with them for a while with good results, so I went with his recommendation.

Spokes - http://wheelsmith.com/spokes_db14.html
Nipples - http://wheelsmith.com/wheelsmithnipples.html
 

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VCP Team Bike (1983)

(I'll work on the weights later)

Frame:
Custom Columbus SLx
Fork: Custom Columbus w/modified Cinelli SSC
Headset: Campagnolo SR
Stem: Cinelli
Bar: Cinelli 42
Shifters: Campagnolo SR
Front mech: Campagnolo SR
Rear mech: Campagnolo SR Titanium
Chain: ReginaCX
Brakes: Campagnolo SR
Cassette: Regina Anmerica
Pedals: Campagnolo SR
Cage: Alloy Campagnolo SR w/Nylon Christophe straps
Crankset: Campagnolo SR
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo SR - Titanium
Seatpost: Campagnolo SR Titanium
Seat-clamp: Cinelli
Saddle: Concor
Cables: Campagnolo
Bar tape: Silca
Pump: Silca w/Campy head


Wheelset 1: (Mountain Race)
Rims:
Nisi Sludi
Spokes: Custom rolled and swaged 15g
Hubs: Campagnolo SR w/Ti axle
Tires: Now Veloflex Carbone, Was Clement Seta Extra

Wheelset 2: (Cafe Show)
Rims: CB Italia (wood sprints)
Spokes: Hoshi NJS DB15, Custom rolled
Hubs: Gokiso, Custom
Tires: Vittoria CS (28c)

Wheelset 3: (Criterium)
Rims: PR SSC
Spokes: Sapim 14g SS, Custom rolled
Hubs: Campagnolo SR
Tires: Vittoria CX

Wheelset 4: (Muletto)
Rims: Astuto Carbon (38/24)
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Hubs: Suntour Superbe / Campagnolo SR
Tires: Vittoria CS
 
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2003 Terrible One Barcode. BMX

Bought the frame when I first came to Japan, in 2005, from the now defunct Murasaki Sports BMX shop in Ueno. Got the rest of the parts from the local riders on the scene at the time, and also from Ueno Classic, EmpireBMX, PerpetualMotion Sheffield, and direct from the manufacturers. This was right at the start of the online shopping boom, so sourcing things was not as easy as it is now. It is a bomb proof street machine, from the days before anybody considered a light BMX to be a possibility.

Frame: Terrible One Barcode. 2003. 20.5TT. Cut down dropout.
Fork: S&M Race Fork, drop outs cut out to 14mm
Headset: Solid USA
Stem: G-Sport Elementary prototype.
Bar: Odyssey Civilian
Chain: KMC
Brake Lever: Odyssey Mono Lever Small.
Brake: Fly
Pedals: Odyssey JC, with pins removed on one side.
Cranks: Profile Race, later G-Sport Thunderbolt.
Bottom Bracket: US BB
Seatpost: Hand made Alloy thing by local rider
Seat-clamp: Hand made Alloy thing by local rider
Saddle: Primo
Cables: Nokon
Grips: Odi Longneck
Chainring: BSD Forever

Wheels
Rims:
G-Sport Ribcage 36h
Spokes: DT
Front Hub: G-Sport Marmoset 36h
Rear Hub: Odyssey Hazard with RNC Ti axle upgrade. Later, G-Sport Ratchet 36h
Tyres: Various, including Primo, Vredenstein, Odyssey, etc,.
 

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It would be interesting to see the spec list of a race bike, as the parts choices would be based on different criteria to something focusing on exotics and weight.