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Solid alloy frame from Storck, very reliable Shimano Ultegra 6600 groupset, including wheels and SPD SL pedals and all that for just 550 USD:


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This is a bike build, using an old 86 cannondale SR500 frame that I had  sandblasted and powdercoated. (Has been impossible finding a 63cm CAAD 10). 

The picture shows a sora groupset that I have since replaced with ultegra 6700. 

Other components include a fi'zi:k R1 cockpit (Drops, stem, seatpost) , with the exception of the seat, which is a Specialized Power saddle, Chris King Headset and BB, Ritchey Carbon fork, and Mavic Aksium wheelset with Pirelli Cinturato Velo Tires (26c). 

It's a great bike but, in retrospect, I feel like I could have spent a lot less (the Chris King components were totally unnecessary) but it was my first bike build and I kinda went 'bling' crazy, spending a total of around $1500 USD. I wish I had seen your video first. 



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