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Guerciotti Twister Self Build

stevie63stevie63 Posts: 481
edited January 2012 in Your road bikes
Bought the frame from Planet X for £200 at the beginning of the year and built it it up myself trying to keep the budget as low as possible whilst not making too many compromises. I saved some money by using the Brake Calipers, Saddle and Wheels from my previous bike. Unfortunately it does mean at the moment that the Tyres don't really match the rest of the bike. These will be replaced when the old ones wear out, though not sure if I should go for white or black ones. Overall the build cost me a lot less than a Boardman Comp.

In terms of ride it is much better than my previous Alu framed bike. It is more comfortable and yet stiff at the same time. So now for the pics and build list:

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Frame: Guerciotti Twister 52cm Sloping
Forks: Unbranded 1 1/8" Carbon Fork with Alloy Steerer
Bars: Use Summit Alloy 42cm c-c
Stem: Thomson Elite X2 100mm
Headset: FSA Orbit CE
Bar Tape: Fizik Microtex

Front Caliper: Shimano 105
Rear Caliper: Shimano 105

Shifters: Sram Apex
Cables: Unbranded
Front Mech: Sram Rival Clamp on
Rear Mech: Sram Rival

Seat: Specialized Toupe Ti 130mm
Seat Post: KCNC SC Pro-lite 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Campagnolo Clamp

Cranks: Sram Apex Compact 34/50
Chain: Sram PC1071
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6700 12-25
Pedals: Time i-Clic Carbon
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP Team

Front Wheel: Shimano R500
Tube: Michelin Latex
Tire: Michelin Lithion

Back Wheel: Shimano R500
Tube: Michelin Latex
Tire: Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp

Accessories: Garmin Edge 205

Weight: 8.03Kg including pedals but excluding Edge 205

Posts

  • PoulsyPoulsy Posts: 155
    Bargain frame. Looks great :D
  • domhopsondomhopson Posts: 259
    Sorry to be picky, front wheel is on the wrong way :) Nice bike though. Have been looking at the frames myself.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    domhopson wrote:
    Sorry to be picky, front wheel is on the wrong way :) Nice bike though. Have been looking at the frames myself.

    Why is the wheel on the wrong way? Both bikes I've bought in the last 3 months have had the front QR on the right.

    Nice bike OP :)
  • domhopsondomhopson Posts: 259
    QR's should be on the left not the right :)
  • federalskifederalski Posts: 93
    Lovely bike, those Guerciotti frames on Planet X are so tempting... I have no need whatsoever for a new bike but I must admit to hovering over the buy button :?
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    On disc brake bikes it matters which way the QR is on, but on a road bike it doesn't.

    Sorry he mis-informed you.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,096
    I really like this frame. Classic lines, nice short head tube.

    The QR thing is just aesthetics... technically there's no bother. :)
    Ben

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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    On disc brake bikes it matters which way the QR is on, but on a road bike it doesn't.

    Sorry he mis-informed you.

    Lovely bike.

    FYI MountainMonster the QR should be on non drive side.

    Not essential but Euro rules and fashion dictate this is the way to go.
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Fashion dictates so, but form doesn't, fortunately.
  • stevie63stevie63 Posts: 481
    It's a good job that someone pointed out this fundamental mistake before I made a fool of myself posting these photos on a public forum. :oops: I didn't realise that QR etiquette was such a controversial issue.
  • geoff93geoff93 Posts: 190
    Not white tires, they stay white for maybe 2 minutes, and then after a spin in the car park outside the shop where people try the bikes, they turn a grey cream colour. black is the way forward!
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  • How do you find the KCNC SC Pro seat post? Does it remove road buzz as claimed?

    Andrew
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    Can NOT believe you have your front QR that way round. SHAMEFUL. I suggest you sell the bike now.
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