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Boardman Carbon Ltd (Much Bling) - New Pics!

SquillinossettSquillinossett Posts: 1,678
edited March 2010 in Your road bikes
BEFORE

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NOW

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Frame: Boardman Carbon Ltd (Team)
Forks: Boardman Carbon
Bars: Zipp Carbon
Stem: Zipp Carbon Contour SL
Headset: Intigrated
Bar Tape: Crappy Halfords Cork

Front Brake Lever: Rival
Front Caliper: 105
Rear Brake Lever: Rival
Rear Caliper: 105

Shifters: Rival
Cables: Jagwire
Front Mech: Rival
Rear Mech: Rival Short Cage

Seat: Throok Team Carbon
Seat Post: Thomson Elite Layback
Seat Post Clamp: Boardman

Cranks: SRAM S350
Chainring(s): SRAM
Chain: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 105
Pedals: Keo Sprint
Bottom Bracket: Rival

Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
Rim: Easton EA90 SL
Spokes: Easton
Hub: RS4
Tube: Supersonic
Tire: Rubino Pro 3

Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
Rim: Easton EA90 SL
Spokes: Easton
Hub: RS4
Tube: Supersonic
Tire: Rubino Pro 3

Accessories: VDO MC1.0+

Weight: Not sure yet

Other info:
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  • Halfords made a hash of the tape, so need to go buy some more and do it myself.. Other than that, they seem to have done a good job with it.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    will that computer not be in your way?
    Manchester wheelers

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    100m Yeah right.
  • I have moved it a bit more to the right, so better now.
  • you can get a stem bracket to put it right ou of yoru way it will look ok too otherwise the bike looks good loving the zipp stem and bars Planet X are doing that stem for half price atm was tempted for my Focus Culebro but stuck with the Ritchey wcs they are as light as anything. Nice job though!
    G.H.Allum
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Dude I would rip them a new censored if they screwed up my bartape like that. Do they not have eyes?

    Did you not ask them to do it again?
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    Dude I would rip them a new censored if they screwed up my bartape like that. Do they not have eyes?

    Did you not ask them to do it again?

    It's not that bad.
  • Its pretty bad, but I will speak to the main chap tomorrow, who is a top guy, sure he will sort some more out for slip me a tenner.

    Went out for a quick spin, a whole world different to the Trek 1.5 I have!

    Though didnt egg it due to the wet weather!!
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Nice bike Squill... But why the 105 calipers?
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • hopper1 wrote:
    Nice bike Squill... But why the 105 calipers?

    Picked them up new (well had 10 miles use, but you couldnt tell) for £35. Rival would be better, but TBH, happy with the 105s for the cheap price.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Defo get that tape sorted :shock:
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    The shifters need pushing further up on the bars
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  • The shifters need pushing further up on the bars

    Thats on my "to do" list.

    Will be fixing that then re doing the tape (I assume I will have to bin the stuff thats on?)
  • you mean the tape? Well yes you will as it is rather sticky and leaves a very sticky residue and sometimes even parts of the tape behind on the bars,
    A necessary but tedious process im afraid
    G.H.Allum
  • Very nice Squill the zipp stem looks sweet.
    As do the Eastons

    FYI I went with Michelin Pro 3 Race Tyre and Shimano 10 Spd Ultegra 6700 Cassette combo on my Eastons.

    Not tried them out yet waiting for nice weather :roll:

    You go straight to #1 spot with poss the best team carbon on Bike radar
  • Very nice Squill the zipp stem looks sweet.
    As do the Eastons

    FYI I went with Michelin Pro 3 Race Tyre and Shimano 10 Spd Ultegra 6700 Cassette combo on my Eastons.

    Not tried them out yet waiting for nice weather :roll:

    You go straight to #1 spot with poss the best team carbon on Bike radar[/quote]

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Been out on her again tonight, soooo much quicker than my 1.5, still scared of crashing though!
  • Like the Boardman, i didnt know Halfords put bar tape on, but they have made a right hash of it. I would take it off before the adhesive sticks and have a go youself. There are plenty of videos on you tube thay show you how.
  • Speed_King wrote:
    you can get a stem bracket to put it right ou of yoru way it will look ok too otherwise the bike looks good loving the zipp stem and bars Planet X are doing that stem for half price atm was tempted for my Focus Culebro but stuck with the Ritchey wcs they are as light as anything. Nice job though!

    Ordered this today, as well as some more bar tape, going to do it myself, will give me an excuse to use my new workstand for the first time! (As I wont be able to use it for anything else until I learn how to lol!)
  • phil sphil s Posts: 1,128
    I like what they've done with the cabling through the headtube. Tidy. But is that a bunch of barrel adjusters hanging in mid-air?
    -- Dirk Hofman Motorhomes --
  • phil s wrote:
    I like what they've done with the cabling through the headtube. Tidy. But is that a bunch of barrel adjusters hanging in mid-air?

    yes :shock:
  • I saw one these ltd editions for the first time at work today and I have got to say they are an extremely good looking piece of kit!!
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    That's how the Jagwire cables come, I believe.

    Squillinossett, when you go to retape your bars, I would say to just tape up to the top bend, leaving the flat sections naked. :oops:
    The flattend profiles look better like that, IMHO.... :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • i agree i did it with my spec tarmac elite and the barmac wedge bars i fitted looks so much sweeter, naked carbon looks gourgous !!!!!


    http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8110/16960002.jpg looks so much better!
    G.H.Allum
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    Frame: Boardman Carbon Ltd (Team)
    Forks: Boardman Carbon
    Bars: Zipp Carbon
    Stem: Zipp Carbon Contour SL
    Headset: Intigrated
    Bar Tape: Microtex

    Front Brake Lever: Rival
    Front Caliper: 105
    Rear Brake Lever: Rival
    Rear Caliper: 105

    Shifters: Rival
    Cables: Jagwire
    Front Mech: Rival
    Rear Mech: Rival Short Cage

    Seat: Throok Team Carbon
    Seat Post: Ritchley
    Seat Post Clamp: Boardman

    Cranks: SRAM S350
    Chainring(s): SRAM
    Chain: Shimano 105
    Cassette: Shimano 105
    Pedals: Keo Sprint
    Bottom Bracket: Rival

    Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
    Rim: Easton EA90 SL
    Spokes: Easton
    Hub: RS4
    Tube: Supersonic
    Tire: Rubino Pro 3

    Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
    Rim: Easton EA90 SL
    Spokes: Easton
    Hub: RS4
    Tube: Supersonic
    Tire: Rubino Pro 3

    Accessories: VDO Computer

    Weight: Not sure yet

    Other info:

    Dude nice bike.

    I've just got the plain old Team Carbon in black. One thing that has been bugging me, is that the cable routing/housing looks a bit long and messy as per your picture. Mine is the same.

    I was thinking of re-cabling mine to look something like this:

    4294865866

    What do you think?
  • 29n8a4n.jpg

    2ugp6xt.jpg

    28k5ac6.jpg

    Frame: Boardman Carbon Ltd (Team)
    Forks: Boardman Carbon
    Bars: Zipp Carbon
    Stem: Zipp Carbon Contour SL
    Headset: Intigrated
    Bar Tape: Microtex

    Front Brake Lever: Rival
    Front Caliper: 105
    Rear Brake Lever: Rival
    Rear Caliper: 105

    Shifters: Rival
    Cables: Jagwire
    Front Mech: Rival
    Rear Mech: Rival Short Cage

    Seat: Throok Team Carbon
    Seat Post: Ritchley
    Seat Post Clamp: Boardman

    Cranks: SRAM S350
    Chainring(s): SRAM
    Chain: Shimano 105
    Cassette: Shimano 105
    Pedals: Keo Sprint
    Bottom Bracket: Rival

    Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
    Rim: Easton EA90 SL
    Spokes: Easton
    Hub: RS4
    Tube: Supersonic
    Tire: Rubino Pro 3

    Front Wheel: Easton EA90 SL
    Rim: Easton EA90 SL
    Spokes: Easton
    Hub: RS4
    Tube: Supersonic
    Tire: Rubino Pro 3

    Accessories: VDO Computer

    Weight: Not sure yet

    Other info:

    Dude nice bike.

    I've just got the plain old Team Carbon in black. One thing that has been bugging me, is that the cable routing/housing looks a bit long and messy as per your picture. Mine is the same.

    I was thinking of re-cabling mine to look something like this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theroaddiaries/4294865866/

    What do you think?
  • I dont see too much between them, bar the adjusters!
  • Perhaps its just me that thinks there's too much excess cable housing.
  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,130
    That's because he's put new bars on without changing the cable lengths.
  • Yes im liking that very much...much nicer than the black framed models.
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    Yes im liking that very much...much nicer than the black framed models.
    no, about the same.
  • No the white is much nicer
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