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saint_john


Apr 21, 2011, 9:33 AM
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I just finished building it last week. It's a Voodoo cyclcross bike.





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Nice.. would get dirty but white hoods would probably look nice with the frame and red tape.


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'purdy

How much it cost you?


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chadnsc wrote:
'purdy

How much it cost you?

I've got about $1300 into it, which is pretty cheap. I shopped around.


chadnsc


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Yeah that is rather inexpensive.

How much do you have invested in tools and such for assembly?

Did you use any pro-deal type discounts when buying parts?


imnotclever


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nice. I'd like to get a cross bike.


saint_john


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chadnsc wrote:
Yeah that is rather inexpensive.

How much do you have invested in tools and such for assembly?
Did you use any pro-deal type discounts when buying parts?




I used to manage a bike shop so I have the tools and know-how to handle just about anything. I have maybe $200 in tools. You'd be surprised at how few specialized tools you really need to work on bikes.


The wheels, bar, stem, saddle, & seatpost were leftovers from my old bike. Almost everything else was from eBay. The only things I paid retail for were the brakes and bottom bracket.


chadnsc


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Ah!

So $1,300 for the frame, front fork, gears, chain, and derailer? Still sounds like you did a good job keeping the cost down. Way to go!


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saint_john wrote:
I just finished building it last week. It's a Voodoo cyclcross bike.
[image]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/mdg1976/1.jpg[/image]

[image]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/mdg1976/4.jpg[/image]

I see the valve stem!!! Style point deduction!


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imnotclever wrote:
saint_john wrote:
I just finished building it last week. It's a Voodoo cyclcross bike.
[image]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/mdg1976/1.jpg[/image]

[image]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/mdg1976/4.jpg[/image]

I see the valve stem!!! Style point deduction!

Chain is also not in Big-small and that is certainly not a white garage door ;) tire labels aren't lined up with valve stems either.. tsk tsk

he does get nice credit for having the stem slammed and flipped and a shit ton of seatpost


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Is that Rival? How do you like the doubletap? I've only played with it but it seemed half awesome half awkward as hell. I thought it was pretty rad that you could just grab the shifter lever and hold it while you're in the drops.


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sungam wrote:
Is that Rival? How do you like the doubletap? I've only played with it but it seemed half awesome half awkward as hell. I thought it was pretty rad that you could just grab the shifter lever and hold it while you're in the drops.

It's Rival.
I have ridden Shimano STI for a very long time so Doubletap is taking a while to get use to. I think I'm going to like it, though. Upshifts are telepathic but I'm still fumbling with downshifting.


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sungam wrote:
Is that Rival? How do you like the doubletap? I've only played with it but it seemed half awesome half awkward as hell. I thought it was pretty rad that you could just grab the shifter lever and hold it while you're in the drops.

It's Rival.
I have ridden Shimano STI for a very long time so Doubletap is taking a while to get use to. I think I'm going to like it, though. Upshifts are telepathic but I'm still fumbling with downshifting.
Cool. I never actually rode on it (just fooled about in the shop). How is holding the lever against the drop and shifting with the "wrist flick" thing? Shift well?


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saint_john wrote:
sungam wrote:
Is that Rival? How do you like the doubletap? I've only played with it but it seemed half awesome half awkward as hell. I thought it was pretty rad that you could just grab the shifter lever and hold it while you're in the drops.

It's Rival.
I have ridden Shimano STI for a very long time so Doubletap is taking a while to get use to. I think I'm going to like it, though. Upshifts are telepathic but I'm still fumbling with downshifting.

this is how i felt when i test rode a bike with it on there.. upshifts are so fucking nice but downshifting seems to be a further throw than shimano's big lever.


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chadnsc wrote:
'purdy

How much it cost you?

I've got about $1300 into it, which is pretty cheap. I shopped around.


nice ride


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