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My ebay Barracuda - first road bike

ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 455
edited June 2011 in Your road bikes
I wanted a road bike to cross train for my running. I already had a heavy MTB. I'm hooked now, and looking at entering some duathlons and maybe the London to Paris. I stripped this down to the frame and repaired/rebuilt where possible, or upgraded parts via the bikeradar sales forum. Very little was bought new. I've learnt a hell of a lot about maintaining bikes now.

Next big buy will be a frame that fits better!

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Frame: Barracuda Squadra 7005 Al
Forks: Unknown - came with frame
Bars: Ditto
Stem: BikeHut 90mm +10deg + quill converter (new)
Headset: 1" threaded original equipment
Bar Tape: Giant cork tape (new)

Front Brake Lever: Shimano Sora STI 7spd (new)
Front Caliper: Alhonga (original equipment)
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano Sora STI (double) (new)
Rear Caliper: Alhonga (original equipment)

Shifters: As above
Cables: Alligator (new)
Front Mech: Shimano Sora FD-3300
Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra RD-4400

Seat: Specialized Rival Road 143 CrMo (new)
Seat Post: Orbea setback
Seat Post Clamp: Original equipment

Cranks: CPI 170 mm
Chainring(s): 52T (OE), Shimano Sora 39T
Chain: KMC - original equipment
Cassette: 7 spd Sunrace 11-28 (originally on my Specialized Hardrock)
Pedals: Shimano PD-A515
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-54 (new)

Front Wheel:
Rim:Alexrims S500
Spokes:?
Hub:?
Tube:?
Tire: Specialized Mondo 700 x 23C

Back Wheel:
Rim: Alexrims S500
Spokes: ?
Hub: ?
Tube: ?
Tire: Specialized Mondo 700 x 23C

Accessories:
Specialized plastic bottle cage.

Weight: Probably about 10 - 11 kg

Other info:

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  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Well if you've stripped it down to bare metal, that's a cracking job. Looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into that, nice one!
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  • ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 455
    Unfortunately not! Frame is clear anodised Al.

    I'm trying to get rid of all the decals and other sticky bits still on it.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    I'd turn the Yellow into Black.
  • ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 455
    Updated to show what else I have done to my bike. Next upgrade will be the brake calipers, and a re-fit to get me lower (with my tri bars).

    It took alot of elbow grease, white spirit and heat to de-sticker the frame. Job done!

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    Frame: Barracuda Squadra 7005 Al.
    Forks: 4ZA Mystic 1" Carbon forks with Al steerer.
    Bars: FSA Vero Compact 44cm.
    Stem: FSA OS-150 120mm.
    Headset: M:PART 1" Comp threadless (cartridge bearings).
    Bar Tape: Giant cork tape.

    Front Brake Lever: Shimano DuraAce ST-7800 (ebay).
    Front Caliper: Alhonga (original equipment).
    Rear Brake Lever: Shimano DuraAce ST-7800 (ebay).
    Rear Caliper: Alhonga (original equipment).

    Shifters: As above.
    Cables: Alligator (new).
    Front Mech: Shimano 105 FD-5700.
    Rear Mech: Shimano 105 RD-5700.

    Seat: Specialized Rival Road 143 CrMo.
    Seat Post: Orbea setback.
    Seat Post Clamp: Original equipment.

    Cranks: FSA Vero 175.2mm.
    Chainring(s): FSA 50/34T.
    Chain: KMC X10.
    Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5700 12-27.
    Pedals: Shimano PD-R540.
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-54.

    Front Wheel:
    Rim:Alexrims S500
    Spokes:?
    Hub:?
    Tube: Spesh.
    Tire: Specialized Mondo 700 x 23C

    Back Wheel:
    Rim: Alexrims S500
    Spokes: ?
    Hub: ?
    Tube: Back: Conti race
    Tire: Specialized Mondo 700 x 23C

    Accessories:
    2 x Specialized plastic bottle cage.
    BTWIN saddle pack.

    Weight: ~10 kg.
  • Gav2000Gav2000 Posts: 408
    Turning your stem over (to point down rather than up) would get you quite a bit lower if that's your aim.

    Gav.
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  • smeevsmeev Posts: 105
    Hi,

    Where did you purchase the wheels from?? Sold the same spec wheels & tyres on ebay
    a few months ago & im just curious.

    Nice bike btw
    Special eyes 4 ever....
  • ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 455
    Smeev: I got them from this forum,not ebay.

    Gav: I have a few things I need to sort out position wise, so will get a refit from my local LBS.
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