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Any all black manuf. bikes w/ black shimano 105 avail.?(7 posts)

Any all black manuf. bikes w/ black shimano 105 avail.?853
Jan 13, 2004 1:50 PM
I'm looking for a cheap second bike, and was wondering if anybody sells an all black bike using the new Shimano black 105 kit. I prefer aluminum, but will look at other materials.

Thanks
Felt?Dave Hickey
Jan 13, 2004 7:00 PM
I remember seeing a Felt bike in black with the black 105 group. I believe the Felt decals were in red.
Build your own Cross Checkpitt83
Jan 14, 2004 8:17 AM
Works for me (PS: the seat has since been replaced witha Selle Italia Flite; that was a junker I had in the box-o-parts).

Everything is 105 black except:
The cranks are FSA gossamer with cyclocross rings.
The rims are MA3.
Titec seatpost
Salsa stem and bar
Avid Shorty 4 brakes
You can also get a Surly Pacer...Nater
Jan 14, 2004 10:10 AM
in black and end up with essentially the same thing. Probably the same price too.
re: Any all black manuf. bikes w/ black shimano 105 avail.?biketx
Jan 14, 2004 8:20 AM
Cheap, black and black 105 - Motobecane Vent Noir, $795 on bikesdirect.com, or probably cheaper at Cycle Spectrum if you're near one. Looked at it myself a while back. Seemed fine, especially for a second bike. I think I've seen some on e-Bay, too.

Good luck,

Michael
Funny you should ask...crestlinefarm
Jan 14, 2004 11:33 AM
I didn't set out to originally, but somehow have ended up with a ridiculously black bike...here's how it started:
1. Bought a frame off eBay which was exactly my size. Matte black frame--no decals--with black carbon fork.
2. Bought a take-off handlebar & stem from a friend..both matte black aluminum.
3. Built up a set of wheels, Campagnolo aero rims...matte black.
4. Got a good deal on an Easton seatpost: black with black leather saddle.

So far it looks like the STI's, brakes, derailers, hubs and crankset will be the only silver on the bike...
re: Any all black manuf. bikes w/ black shimano 105 avail.?irregardless
Jan 14, 2004 7:56 PM
Cannondale r600, I believe, 2003 model, CAAD5 frame. Some striping, but not bad.