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My Sabbath Silk Road

gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
edited November 2010 in Your road bikes
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Frame: 2009 Sabbath Silk Road 58cm
Forks: Easton EC70
Bars: Zipp SL Carbon
Stem: Zipp SL140 Carbon
Headset: FSA Orbit
Bar Tape: Fizik Microtex

Shifters: Sram Rival
Cables: Sram
Front Mech: Sram Rival braze on
Rear Mech: Sram Rival

Seat: Charge Knife
Seat Post: Alpha Q Prolite
Chainset: Sram Rival 175mm
Chain: Sram PC1050
Cassette: Sram Rival 12-25
Pedals: Shimano SP-520
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP

Front Wheel: Fulcrum Racing 3
Tyre: Continental Attack clincher

Back Wheel: Fulcrum Racing 3
Tyre: Continental Force clincher

Accessories: 2 x LifeLine Ti Cages, Cat Eye Strada Wireless, Altura saddlebag and Lezyne Road Drive Pump

Weight: 8.4 kg approx.
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    More pics!!!

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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    and a pump
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Scrumple wrote:
    and a pump

    Edited - :lol:

    Thanks Scrumple! 8)

    p.s: not many comments so it must be sh1te :P
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    or folks are speachless....

    I think it is just quiet in here. The only threads with chat are the regulars just gassing and having a love-in.

    I'd say something, but of course I am biased! In fact, I was just showing the wife my bike and yours, and asking for an opinion on the white / black tape 'n' saddle options. I've yet to put my zipps on, so I will need to change my tape come spring.

    I'm sticking to white for now.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Looks big.
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    I thought it was just a small wall.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Scrumple wrote:
    or folks are speachless....

    I think it is just quiet in here. The only threads with chat are the regulars just gassing and having a love-in.

    I'd say something, but of course I am biased! In fact, I was just showing the wife my bike and yours, and asking for an opinion on the white / black tape 'n' saddle options. I've yet to put my zipps on, so I will need to change my tape come spring.

    I'm sticking to white for now.

    In your case white tape goes better due to the white saddle I think :)

    I prefer your frame (Silk Road Pro) but I just couldn't afford it! :(
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    You should put the computer on the front of your fork really.

    I might try some of that Black/Grey tape, the Black/Red stuff I have looks nasty.
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  • MothymanMothyman Posts: 655
    ..it looks a lovely bike..i am fairly new to this game - having only had my road bike half a season - but I know a nice bike when i see one!
    how much would it set me back to buy one just like yours Gabriel?
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    You should put the computer on the front of your fork really.

    I might try some of that Black/Grey tape, the Black/Red stuff I have looks nasty.

    Why?

    I can't remember now, but I think its what the instructions said and anyway I have heard a couple of nightmare stories about people putting it at the front and it being pushed into the spokes during a ride and crash afterwards?
    Mothyman wrote:
    ..it looks a lovely bike..i am fairly new to this game - having only had my road bike half a season - but I know a nice bike when i see one!
    how much would it set me back to buy one just like yours Gabriel?

    I paid end-of-season prices for mine but I reckon you can get the same frame for £1199 with an Alpha Q Fork (worth £200), Alpha Q Stem (worth around £30), Alpha Q seatpost (£50) Cane Creek headset and seatclamp. So I reckon you could build a similar bike for about £2k.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    gabriel959 wrote:
    You should put the computer on the front of your fork really.

    Why?

    I can't remember now, but I think its what the instructions said and anyway I have heard a couple of nightmare stories about people putting it at the front and it being pushed into the spokes during a ride and crash afterwards?

    If you have the computer on the back of the fork and it gets knocked into the spokes there's a good chance that it'll pull the sensor into the wheel and destroy it and/or wheel.

    If you have it on the front and it get knocked, the spokes will knock it back out, and won't get pulled into the wheel.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Hmm.......

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    I see no reason why they say it should be on the back on the fork, seems silly.
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Hmm.......

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    I see no reason why they say it should be on the back on the fork, seems silly.

    +1

    Seems unusual that a manufacturer hasn't noticed the possible legal implications, here!
    Especially in the 'sue first' culture we now live in.
    Who's computer is that, anyway? Don't say Gabriel's!
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Nice bike, by the way, gabriel959 :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    hopper1 wrote:
    Hmm.......

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    I see no reason why they say it should be on the back on the fork, seems silly.

    +1

    Seems unusual that a manufacturer hasn't noticed the possible legal implications, here!
    Especially in the 'sue first' culture we now live in.
    Who's computer is that, anyway? Don't say Gabriel's!

    Yes, its mine. It seems to contradict what a few people in my club have told me though. Surely if the computer is pushed into the spokes it will just get pushed out again from the spokes - don't know really, it has never happened to me.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    gabriel959 wrote:
    Surely if the computer is pushed into the spokes it will just get pushed out again from the spokes - don't know really, it has never happened to me.

    At the front that would happen, but at the back the spokes would pull the computer into the wheel.
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  • MoanerMoaner Posts: 117
    Really nice looking bike. I wouldn't have thought of using that bar tape put it definitely works. If it was me I'd get rid of the bag even though it is colour co-ordinated. Everything else is lovely.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Moaner wrote:
    Really nice looking bike. I wouldn't have thought of using that bar tape put it definitely works. If it was me I'd get rid of the bag even though it is colour co-ordinated. Everything else is lovely.

    Thanks - I was surprised myself too but after seeing another bike with it I had to do it.

    Interesting, what would you have instead? :)

    I am penniless at the moment but I could always upgrade in a few months! :
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    gabriel959 wrote:
    Surely if the computer is pushed into the spokes it will just get pushed out again from the spokes - don't know really, it has never happened to me.

    At the front that would happen, but at the back the spokes would pull the computer into the wheel.

    Well, I just went outside and pushed the computer into the wheel and the computer just got pushed back out after a few revolutions. Mind this was done at low speeds!
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    try pushing it in between the spokes, rather than just touch the spokes.
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  • Hi Gabriel.

    Am looking to get a silk road but not sure which size....I guess from the setup in the pic that you are fairly tall! I am 6'2" and looking at a 58 or 60.....how does that compare to you??

    Cheers
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Call Greg Roche at Sabbath,

    He keeps a database of sizes of people he sells to, and has measured up. He will give you an answer from the computer.

    Better than guessing. He'll be only too happy to help.

    Steve
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