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Pastey's emergency stand in Tarmac Pro ......

pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
edited November 2013 in Your road bikes
Due to me finding a crack in my Titanium Cube I found myself needing a stand in bike until the situation gets resolved and also having just sold my Titus Solera. Didn't want to spend a fortune so off to Ebay I went. Due to some timely late night browsing I found this little beauty as a "Buy it now" , 2 days later the seller dropped it off for me. It's a 2008 Specialized Tarmac Pro Double in stunning condition, only changes from original spec are the tires, bar tape and a pair of brand new Deore Xt trail pedals the seller had just fitted. As I have a few bits and bobs knocking about I have made a few changes. Firstly I change the fitted Roval Fusee Star wheels for the Alex Scandium/Carbon wheels from my poorly Cube as I have just got new wheels for the Cube, the wheels have been converted to tubeless and roll on Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tubeless tires, holding the wheels in place are a pair of Dura-Ace 9000 series skewers. Second change was swapping the Ultegra brake calipers for a set of black cnc'd Quest calipers, lighter and stiffer than the Ultegra's. Next change was swapping the S-Works stem for a Time Ulteam carbon stem, again lighter and it seems to suit the bike. The fitted Toupe saddle had a crack in it so was unusable (Can't complain for the money I paid for the bike) So I have fitted a Selle Italia SLS Carbonio kit, although this is temporary as I have a nice red/white Prologo saddle on it's way. Xt pedals have been exchanged for a pair of stainless Bebops. Bar tape and cables are being changed to much nicer colour coded items and then that will be it. This will be my winter training bike. Again I have to mention the condition this bike is in for it's age. The best bit of all is that the bike only cost me £450 !!!!! and I have sold the Roval wheels it came with for £170 so it looks like one of my better bargains. Will update pics when the new cables, saddle and bar tape is fitted.

Spec

Frame: Specialized FACT 8r carbon frame, Az1 construction, compact race design 54cm
Forks: Specialized FACT monocoque carbon fork; full carbon legs, crown and steerer
Bars: S-Works SL, FACT carbon aero handlebar, short-reach drop, 31.8mm clamp
Stem: Time Ulteam carbon
Headset: Specialized Mindset Plus Carbon, 1 1/8" integrated threadless
Bar Tape: Red/white Elaganza

Front Brake Lever: Shimano Dura-Ace, 7800
Front Caliper: Quest Cnc
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano Dura-Ace, 7800
Rear Caliper: Quest Cnc

Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed STI
Cables: Sram Slickwire inc Jagwire ferrules and Middleburn oilers
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra, 34.9mm clamp, bottom pull
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura-Ace, short cage

Seat: Selle Italia SLS carbonio kit
Seat Post: Specialized Pro SL, FACT carbon w/ Zertz insert, 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Specialized CNC, alloy, 32.6mm clamp

Cranks: Specialized FACT carbon crankset, integrated oversize design 172.5mm
Chainring(s): 53x39T
Chain: KMC X10 SL 10 Speed Chain
Cassette: SRAM OG-1070, 10-speed 11-28t
Pedals: Bebop Stainless Steel
Bottom Bracket: Specialized, oversized integrated

Front Wheel:
Rim: Alex Rims ALX820 Scandium/Carbon 42mm Inc tape/valve tubeless conversion
Spokes: 20 x Sapim Race straight pull
Hub: Superstar sealed cartridge
Tire: 700x23 Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tubeless inc Stans fluid

Back Wheel:
Rim: Alex Rims ALX820 Scandium/Carbon 42mm Inc tape/valve tubeless conversion
Spokes: 24 x Sapim Race straight pull
Hub: Superstar sealed cartridge
Tire: 700x23 Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tubeless inc Stans fluid
Skewers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series

Accessories: 2 x Specialized Rib cage bottle holders
As I bought it.
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And after.
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Viner Salviati
Shark Aero Pro
Px Ti Custom
Cougar 531
Sab single speed
Argon 18 E-112 TT
One-one Ti 456 Evo
Ridley Cheetah TT
Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
Yeti ASR 5
Cove Hummer XC Ti

Posts

  • derekodereko Posts: 228
    Looks like an absolute steal! You must be well chuffed with that, I think it looks pretty modern and nice finishing kit too :)
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    edited November 2013
    I prefer it to your Ti bikes!
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    edited November 2013
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I prefer it to your Ti bikes!
    Wait until you see the frame that is going to receive my ailing Cubes components , I know that if I offend you, I have done a good job :wink:
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Very sexy, you seem to have an amazing fleet (bar the cracked frame).
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Dereko wrote:
    Looks like an absolute steal! You must be well chuffed with that, I think it looks pretty modern and nice finishing kit too :)
    Funny thing is, the bloke who I purchased it from thought he might have asked too much for it !!!!!!!
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Now those wheels look a lot classier on that bike than the Cube
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Very sexy, you seem to have an amazing fleet (bar the cracked frame).
    Still love the Cube, just surprised that it's cracked but i'm lucky I found out whilst not riding the bike.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pnevpnev Posts: 236
    Time stems are great, on a Time...
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Pnev wrote:
    Time stems are great, on a Time...
    Does that mean Time pedals can only be used on Time bikes ?
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boy wrote:
    Very sexy, you seem to have an amazing fleet (bar the cracked frame).
    Still love the Cube, just surprised that it's cracked but i'm lucky I found out whilst not riding the bike.

    Is it going to be repairable? Surely Ti can't be too hard to repair?
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    pastey_boy wrote:
    Very sexy, you seem to have an amazing fleet (bar the cracked frame).
    Still love the Cube, just surprised that it's cracked but i'm lucky I found out whilst not riding the bike.

    Is it going to be repairable? Surely Ti can't be too hard to repair?
    It can be repaired, It's Lynskey built creation and I know they can replace individual tubes but at this time I am still awaiting an update from the retailer, I've made initial contact and supplied them with all the information they require so now I just wait and see what they come back to me with.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Best of luck with the process, hopefully the frame will be back soon, or a new one!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,610
    What a deal!
  • pnevpnev Posts: 236
    pastey_boy wrote:
    Pnev wrote:
    Time stems are great, on a Time...
    Does that mean Time pedals can only be used on Time bikes ?

    Not quite the same
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Pnev wrote:
    pastey_boy wrote:
    Pnev wrote:
    Time stems are great, on a Time...
    Does that mean Time pedals can only be used on Time bikes ?

    Not quite the same
    Course it is, Deda make both stems and frames yet I have seen Deda stems on non Deda frames and never batted an eyelid .
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Pnev wrote:
    pastey_boy wrote:
    Pnev wrote:
    Time stems are great, on a Time...
    Does that mean Time pedals can only be used on Time bikes ?

    Not quite the same

    I love when people pull this move, can't back up their ideas so just say 'it's not the same'. It's the bloody same, both parts made by time on other bikes not made by time.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Naah, there is a difference. Stems and seatposts made by cycle manufacturers tend to look wrong on bikes made by other bike manufacturers - probably because for the most part it makes no difference what eg stem you use so why use one made by an alternative bike manufacturer; if you like the stem brand so much why didn't you buy the entire bike from that manufacturer? Pedals are much more down what works for you personally. That said, I couldn't bring myself to use Shimano pedals on my Look but then I'd happily use Look pedals on my Ribble.

    Deda is a bit different - I think they count for more as a manufacturer of finishing kit than a bike brand so again, a Deda stem looks fine on any bike.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Personally I think the Time stem is a good match for the bike, It's lighter than the factory fitted item, also feels stiffer and mirrors the colour of the frame to some extent. Of course we all have our own opinions.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Here is the bike with new bar tape and cables. Bar tape is Planet X 2 tone with a layer of non overlapping standard cork tape underneath for extra padding. Cables are Sram Slickwire with sealed Jagwire ferrules and Middleburn oilers. Excuse bad pics.
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Decided to lighten the bike with a few changes. Swapped the wheels for my lighter set of Stans Alpha 400's on American Classic hubs with Dt Revolution spokes and brass nipples, tires are Bontrager R3 tubeless ready with Stans fluid inside. Skewers are PZ racing bolt on's. The saddle and post have been swapped for a much lighter combo of a Selle Italia carbon railed SLR team Edition and an Exotic Cycles carbon post with Ti bolts. Pedals are my trusty Speedplay X1 titanium's . I have also included a pic of Superstar Components new Garmin mount which for £8.99 (Price gone up to £10.99 since purchase) is a major bargain, very adjustable, well made and holds my Garmin very well. Total weight of bike stands aa pictured, 15.7lbs, not too bad considering its not the lightest carbon frame out there.
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    I found a red Easton EA90 stem, so on it went .....
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
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