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Weight Weenie Shop Owner
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Thanks to Gary @ GVH bikes for a great deal.

I was trying to build the a nice, decent bike on a budget that rode well and was an upgrade to my TREK 1000 with Sora Parts.

So here we go...


2003 Litespeed Capella MED Compact with carbon fork and carbon steer (New)

Deda 210 Bars and Deda tape

Syntace F99 260 105mm w/ Ti Bolts

Sette Carbon Post 27.2 x 350mm

04 Ultegra Shifters w/ shimano cables

04Shimano 105 Front derailleur

04 Shimano Ultegra Rear derailleur
SRAM PG-970 12-23 cassette 9spd

SRAM PC-89 HP chain

03 Shimano 105 Crank arms with FSA 53/39T chainrings

03 Shimano Ultegra BB

03 Shimnao 105 brakes w. Red Kool-Stop pads

04 Ultegra pedals

105 hubs/Ambroiso rims with DT Rev/Comp 32h wheels

Fizik Arione Saddle

2 Tacx Bottle Cages

Cat Eye Astrale Computer

Polar 720i HR monitor

The weight came in at 17.72lbs on a hanging scale before cages and computer.
No too bad! FSA RD-400's and FSA TEAM Carbon Cranks are the last upgrades coming in a few months.

Yes the steer height is a bit high, but once my position is dialed in, I will chop down the fork.

So far 50 miles on it and it rides like a DREAM!! The carbon rear is smooth on the back and it sprints like a scared cat! The 105 brakes are much stonger with the new levers.

Trail rider and racer
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appleSSeed said:
lemme know how you like the ultegra pedals coming from the eggbeaters
Can I say - After 3000Kms that the new SPD-SL pedals are totally amazingly good. I cant really falter the. Eggies produce hot spots after 3 hours or so when your pushing hard, but these pedals spread the force more equally over a larger surface area. The pedals have a nice positive click in and a 'clack' out, not easy to fall out off - as in, when sprinting, you don't need to fear coming unclipped or anything. Easy to unclip out of at traffic lights, and generally OK to get back into, but double sided or 4 sided pedals win out here.

I wish there was an SPD-SL type pedal for MTB (As silyl as it sounds) - they are just comfortable and right, with a nice balance of float (4ish degrees I think).
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