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Trek USPS OCLV 120 Carbon / 50cm / 2001

Bontrager WSD / Bontrager RL white w/ Race X Lite face plate

Unknown 'carve' carbon fork & steerer tube / Cane creek

Dura ace carbon laminate / Michelin Pro Race 3

Dura ace carbon laminate / Michelin Pro Race 3

Dura Ace 7900 / Dura Ace 7900

Selle Italia SLR 135g / Bontrager XXX lite

Crank Bros egg beater 4 Ti / Dura Ace 7900

Dura Ace 7900 / Dura Ace 7900

Dura Ace 7900 / Dura Ace 7900

52-39 / 12-27


Instead of spending thousands on a new road bike I decided to spend a little less, just upgrading my groupset and wheels, also designing a new paint job for the old steed which was very professionally carried out by Argos Cycles in Bristol. Bike went from weighing about 19lbs to 15.5lbs, climbs like a mountain goat. Lovely.

People who friended this bike craiglowery, cannonhugodale, Steven Bell, swimman2867

Damaged carbon fork ?

What is that on the carbon fork leg ? It looks like it's damaged.

While I am kinda a fan of

While I am kinda a fan of the USPS paint scheme, I have to say this is quite a transformation! Way to go on reinventing your frameset and not just buying a new bike. The 7900 gruppo looks fantastic too!


I too loved the USPS scheme and originally I was going to just get it re-done exactly the same as the white had turned to yellow and the stickers were chipped and peeling in places. But sadly Argos couldn't get hold of the original decals so I decided to just start from scratch and make something original.

The stripes were inspired by Rapha's classic styling, nothing particularly new but I've never seen another bike which had a nude carbon stripe on the frame like this and I'm glad it came out well.

Thanks for the comment :)

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