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My sons first 700c road bike

othelloothello Posts: 577
edited December 2013 in Your road bikes
These custom builds are becoming a bit of a habit!

Here is my son's first 700c road bike (he has been on smaller wheeled bikes before this one). Based on a 41cm Ridley Icarus frame, the aim was to produce something that was very light (as there is nothing of him!) but didn't break the bank. Nearly everything here is either off eBay or the spares bin, with only a few things brand new.

The bike has been stored for a little while until he grew into it. He now *just* fits it (angle of the photo of him standing behind it makes him look smaller against it than he is), and it got ridden for the first time on Sunday. I'm told it is 'awesome' and 'everything feels so easy'. :)






Frame: Ridley Icarus SLS 2012 41cm
Forks: Ridley Carbon
Bars: ITM Acor 38cm
Stem: Deda 60mm
Headset: FSA integrated
Bar Tape: Fizik

Front Brake Lever: Shimano 105
Front Caliper: Planet-X
Rear Brake Lever: Tektro R341 short reach
Rear Caliper: Planet-X

Shifters: Shimano 105 6700
Front Mech: None
Rear Mech: Shimano 105

Seat: Planet-X ti rails
Seat Post: CNC red alloy
Seat Post Clamp: came with frame

Cranks: Miche young 155mm
Chain: KMC 10 speed SL
Cassette: BBB 14-25
Pedals: Currently SPD
Bottom Bracket: Miche primato

Front Wheel: Elite 30 wheels from Superstar
Rim: Elite 30 Rim (30mm deep section)
Spokes: 20 radial
Hub: Superstar Icon
Tire: Conti 4000s

Back Wheel: Elite 30 wheels from Superstar
Rim: Elite 30 Rim (30mm deep section)
Spokes: 24 2x
Hub: Superstar Icon
Tire: Conti 4000s

Accessories: Elite bottle cage. Ti QRs.

Weight: 17.6lb
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