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Forme 5 Converted Fit Bike

baznettbaznett Posts: 48
edited September 2014 in Your road bikes
Hi everyone, thought I'd share with you my road bike. It was acquired at a low price of £0 so owed me nothing from day 1.

I have also stolen someone else's pictures from how it started off :P

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Though it was only ridden like this for about 30 miles or so and decided it needed some drops fitting so I found some old Tiagra shifters for £50 posted and a Deda Newton handlebars for £10 posted.
I had also bought some new wheels from eBay, they done had 50 miles, cost me £167.97 with GP4000 tyres and an Ultegra cassette which I sold for about £30. Not bad price :wink:

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Things were like this for about 300 miles until I decided I needed a change. So I started to look for a frame, missed out on a few so decided to upgrade components instead.

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Cost me about £330 everything new bar shifters and rear mech.
I have a broken bottle cage screw in the down tube which I need to sort out as I hate the bottle cage being there!


Frame: B'Twin Forme 5 carbon seat stays
Forks: Carbon Blades
Bars: Deda Newton
Stem: B'Twin 100mm
Headset: B'Twin
Bar Tape: Cinelli Gel Cork

Front Brake Lever: Ultegra 6700
Front Caliper: B'Twin Dual Pivot
Rear Brake Lever: Ultegra 6700
Rear Caliper: B'Twin Dual Pivot

Shifters: Ultegra 6700
Cables: Campag
Front Mech: Ultegra 6700
Rear Mech: Ultegra 6700

Seat: Selle Italie SLR
Seat Post: B'Twin
Seat Post Clamp: B'Twin

Cranks: Ultegra 6700 Compact
Chain: Ultegra 6600
Cassette: Ultegra 6600
Pedals: Shimano M520 White
Bottom Bracket: Ultegra BBR60

Front Wheel: Fulcrum Racing Quattro
Tire: Continental GP4000s

Back Wheel: Fulcrum Racing Quattro
Tire: Continental GP4000s

Accessories: Elite Cage

Weight: 19.4lbs
2001 Specialized Rockhopper
2011 Look 585 Origin
2013 B'Twin Forme 5

Posts

  • Very capable bikes :)
  • Wow, you've really transformed that bike!
    In it's first guise it did look pretty hideous, and that first chainset looked somehow wrong.

    But now it's one classy bike! Not sure if I'd have gone as far as putting 6700 on it, but if it was going cheap then why not. I'm sure that machine will serve you very well in years to come now! :)
  • Wow, you've really transformed that bike!
    In it's first guise it did look pretty hideous, and that first chainset looked somehow wrong.

    But now it's one classy bike! Not sure if I'd have gone as far as putting 6700 on it, but if it was going cheap then why not. I'm sure that machine will serve you very well in years to come now! :)

    cheers :) yeah its not cost a great deal to get it to where it is now, £495 which isn't bad for the spec and weight of the bike, weighed it in today at 8.8kg.
    2001 Specialized Rockhopper
    2011 Look 585 Origin
    2013 B'Twin Forme 5
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