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Built up my first roadie...(12 posts)

Built up my first roadie...kamss
Oct 27, 2002 4:15 PM
just wanted to say thanks to all the people who post all their knowledge and expertise here. i really didn't post alot of questions, searching the archives gave me plenty of info. here are the specs. on my first road bike...
'99 61cm ellsworth flight-used and abit abused
2002 look hsc3 fork
dura ace shifters, ultegra ders. and cassette
stronglight ironlight cranks and chainrings
105 brakes
sun-ringle pro elite wheelset
cane creek c2 headset,ritchey wcs bars,cinelli groove stem
american classic seatpost,spec. saddle and 535 spd pedals.
this thing is lightening fast and reasonable comfortable considering it's aluminum. i'm a steel fan, but the power transfer of al is amazing.
Nice job, good looking bike, enjoy! nmJuanmoretime
Oct 27, 2002 5:09 PM
re: Built up my first roadie...hallcd7
Oct 27, 2002 5:46 PM
Very nice!
excellent job. nm.tremblay
Oct 27, 2002 5:52 PM
Great looking rig.sn69
Oct 27, 2002 6:54 PM
You did a terrific job. Enjoy! Where'd you get the Stronglights?

Rockin' Cranks! nmBill B
Oct 27, 2002 7:52 PM
Stronglight cranks are from,NMkamss
Oct 28, 2002 7:59 AM
re: Built up my first roadie...aliensporebomb
Oct 28, 2002 6:30 AM
Nice. You don't see those Ellsworth roadie rides too often
(you definetely won't get accused of being a clone) and the
crank is cool-looks like an atom symbol or something - space age!

Looks good! - and a noteSteve_O
Oct 28, 2002 6:58 AM
Very unique...

Keep a close eye on the Sun wheelset. I have two sets of their wheels (CX and Disc-O-Tech MTB) and have found that their factory builds are a little shoddy... The rims and hubs are nice but the tensions on their factory builds have been way off causing broken spokes and headaches... Once you retension the wheels they seem to hold up well...
Oct 28, 2002 7:57 AM
i bought 'em new of the marketplace. when i received them, i slapped 'em on the frame and fork and the wheel did align correct on the center of the frame. turns out the rear wheel wasn't dished properly, so i took the set and had them evenly tensioned.cheers...and thanks for the tip!
Great looks, function, AND original! Nice job. -nmTig
Oct 28, 2002 8:02 AM
I guess I'm not the only guy with a Sun wheelset..julio
Oct 28, 2002 1:04 PM
Good choice. I got them on a used bike and they have been very reliable. I weigh around 200 and they've stayed pretty true thru plenty of rough roads, deep potholes and curb hops. Plus they are easy to service and use standard parts.