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Mi Güerita Linda

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GT GTB (Custom White) / 56cm (58 c-t-t x 56 c-t-c) / 1998 (?)

Deda Crononero Low (fizik microtex bar wrap) 42cm (o-t-o) OR Deda Track Drops 42cm OR Deda Supernatural Hard Metal 42cm / Thomson X2 100mm +/- 10 degree with thomson shim

Soma Track Fork 1 inch threadless (tange steel, 38mm rake) / Cane Creek 100 Silver (1 inch)

Custom / Profile Racing Track 32h / H plus son tb-14 / Continental Gatorskins 23c / Sapim Racing Spokes (3x)

Custom / Profile Racing Track 32h / H plus son tb-14 / Continental Gatorskins 23c / Sapim Racing Spokes (3x)

Sram Omnium 172.5mm / GXP BB (2011)

Fizik Antares 00 Carbon Braided / Thomson Masterpiece / Thomson silver seat collar (size 31.8)

Shimano PD R540 SPD-SL / Izumi Super V Toughness

Sram Apex Front Caliper / SRAM S500 Levers

50x17 / Sugino Zen Racing Chainring / EAI Superstar Cog / Sugino non-knurled steel chainring bolts

Took a very long time to piece this together. Originally, was supposed to be an EAI black Bareknuckle frame, but got this frame for a great deal. It you can believe it, this project started a year and a half ago when I bought the omnium cranks and the profile racing hubs. With the exceptions of the rims (which I didnt know existed until a few months ago), EVERY SINGLE PART on this bike is my dream part, dream color, dream style. I am incredibly happy how this turned out.

As a wise Terrible One once said, "with building bikes... haste makes waste, that's for sure...".

Thanks to Ryan for all the tips along the way, and for the thomson seatpost. Thanks to rabbi for suggesting the crononeros, and helping with the logistical issues of the tb-14s. Thanks to Arrow Bikes in Hyattsville for the perfectioning of my wheelbuilding effort and for installing the headset, and a very special thanks to my wife for supporting this project all the way, with a camera and amateur photography skills in hand.

This is my weekend bike, and hopefully one day, the first bike with which I attempt track racing, once I move to a city near a track. Picture on track is at T-Towns Try the Track day 9/2011

Track drops for the track, road drops for the road, bullhorns for nice and easy trail riding with the wife.

A few people reminded me that I should probably make reference to the very long build thread:
https://velospace.org/forums/discussion/2491/complete-jonas-bike-build---gt-gtb---mi-gerita-linda/

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omnium? I want to get longer cranks eventually(got the 165 fearing pedal strike) and I wonder if I could trade across with even a little value on top for my 75's. Seems like they are worth a decent sum yet.

These cranks seem like the

These cranks seem like the best value for the money. I did not use them much on the track, but I can only imagine they are easier to deal with off the track. I rode 175mms on my BK and 172.5 on my GTB, and never had any issues with pedals strike on either (though I guess it depends on how you ride). I would take omniums over SG75s any day for commuting. And for the track, I think they are just as good. I mean shit, Bamsf still uses them on his tiemeyer, and if anyone is going to need extra stiffness in the cranks, its him.

In any event, I am not sure I really an knowledgeable enough to be comparing omniums with cranks I have never used, but used SG75s go for 200 and up, omniums for 100 and up, so you could get a little extra cash on the side.

Excellent response

I will chew it over, no rush but you know how the bike owner's mind spins away :)

tires/rim setup

Could you describe the difference you feel in this 23c tire/23mm rim vs setups on your other bikes? Im thinking about doing the same but dont want to buy new tires if it doesnt feel much different.

Honestly, its hard to say

Honestly, its hard to say that I can pinpoint the difference, but the best any of my wheelsets has ever felt on the same route with the same amount of pressure has been riding the tb14s with 23c rims. They seem to roll better, feel stronger/stiffer, and have better control than anything I have felt before, especially on turns/descents. But there are so many other factors than affect this, that I cannot really say for sure. I think if you are going to have tb14s, definitely get 23c tires.

I

The Sun CR-18's I have are 22.5 in width so I don't really need the tb-14's . Thanks for the info it really helped, I'm gonna try it out.

Thats a big saddle to bar

Thats a big saddle to bar drop! Well to me it is, Im not that flexible.

The saddle is way too high

The saddle is way too high in the pictures where I am not riding. I have always had a tendency to put my saddle higher than it needed to be. The guys at T-town actually brought it down for me during the try the track day...I was a little embarrassed to say the least. I got my saddle height correct on the rest of my bikes though, so it was a nice lesson learned. My butt was happy.

172.5 omniums

how are they treating you on the road? i can't decide on 170's or 172.5's. the only thing stopping me is a slight increase in the chance of pedal strike.

Crank length is a huge

Crank length is a huge stigma for a lot of people. I've ridden all lengths, you should really pick the length that feels best anatomically. That is where it makes the difference! I hate riding 165's, but I'm too lazy to make an effort to find longer SSP track arms.

I havent had any problems

I havent had any problems with the 172.5 on the road, nor on the track. I really havent put too many miles on this bike to have an informed opinion, but I didnt run into any issues with the 175mm's on my commuter. I like the extra leverage I get from 170mm-175mm as compared to 165mm, but I think its all about personal preference. I dont think you will encounter pedal strike with 172.5 unless you are riding some really tight corners, which I dont have much experience doing. If you are pickinh between the two, just get whichever is cheaper, because 2.5mm does not make much of a difference. Hope this helps!

thanks dudes

well my thing is that i picked up a frame that came with an aero seatpost that can only be used with my frame. i'm thinking it might be columbus air since it has no markings to let me know what kind of frame it is. anyway, i've raised the seatpost to the max and my cranks are 170's and it's just a little off length-wise so i'm thinking about going longer to compensate. your posts helped a lot. thanks again.

Oh I see. Yeah that makes

Oh I see. Yeah that makes sense actually, hadn't even thought of that as a possibility of why you were asking. Definitely get 172.5!

Great, well thought out

Great, well thought out build! One of the most unique GTB's. Well done.

Thanks!

Thanks!

information!

hi, are the TB14 rims compatibles with a brake?

TB 14 rims love brakes like

TB 14 rims love brakes like whitney houston loves bobby brown (it might get ugly, but they are in it for the long run)

yes

yes

its like some people don't

its like some people don't know how to do basic research

*shrugs*

What size is the seat post

What size is the seat post collar? Looking to get one for my gtb. Thanks

Size is 31.8. You can get it

Size is 31.8. You can get it shipped quick from tree fort bikes! Its only 20 bucks right now!

sounds like a shameless plug

sounds like a shameless plug

I was just saying...a deal

I was just saying...a deal is a deal

H PLUS SON TB14

dO HAPPEN TO KNOW THE E.R.D. OF THOSE H PLUS SON TB14 RIMS? THANKS

612

612

Its actually 610-611, but I

Its actually 610-611, but I dont think that extra mm really matters

How do the crononero low

How do the crononero low compare to rb021?

Much stiffer, and a little

Much stiffer, and a little more comfortable on the down bend that goes into the flat area before the horns (its flattened rather than rounded). The finish on the bars is annoying if you dont put tape on it though (its that sandpapery matte black finish that the deda drops have as well).

I think that if you can find them for 50 or less (shipped from the UK), they are worth considering over the rb 21s. I love the nittos too, but the crononero lows have a more interesting feel to them. Plus, they are 31.8 clamp, so they work and look great with thomson stems

Have you ever ridden sram

Have you ever ridden sram shifters? If you have how do those brake levers compare to the shifters in feel?

Have never ridden with brake

Have never ridden with brake lever shifters/brifters before, so cant say much there. I wish I had though. Man do I want a road bike. I decided to put it off until April.

All I can say about the levers is that I think SRAMs idea was to create a brake lever that had the same shape and feel of brake lever shifters: plenty of places to put your fingers, and a large surface area. You thinking of picking up some s500s?

Yeah, for the crosscheck.

Yeah, for the crosscheck. I'm contemplating ditching the brifters in favor of some dt shifters and don't really want to use tektro or shimano aero levers.

I spent a lot of time

I spent a lot of time deciding between sram, tektro, and old school shimano. I read review after review, and people seem to like the modern feel of the sram, and have it feel comparable to brifter/whatever on their other bikes. I say go for it.

I have some shimanos I could

I have some shimanos I could use, but I've been looking for something to use a pair of s500's on

If i may ask, how do you

If i may ask, how do you like those wheels?
Would you recommend them for the road?

The rims, the hubs, or

The rims, the hubs, or both?

Its hard for me to distinguish the parts individually thus far, but the setup is amazingly smooth and light. The hubs spin great, and the feeling of the rims on turns and descents is much better than I have experienced with traditional deep v rims. I think for road riding these rims are a perfect option for a custom wheelbuild. The rims feel very strong even as a low profile rim. Hope this helps

Your bike is beautiful. Love

Your bike is beautiful. Love it with the road drops.

Thanks! It is definitely the

Thanks! It is definitely the most comfortable set up of the three!

hey!

looks good, did you get custom decals?

I did, thanks. Not sure if

I did, thanks. Not sure if the sizes are the same as GTB, but there is a guy on ebay who sells a bunch. I still have quite a few laying in my desk...

The only decal that is missing (other than the GTB one, of course) is the seattube decal. I have the sticker, but its twice as big as it should be.

Decals or not as soon as

Decals or not as soon as anyone sees this bike they know what it is!

probably my favorite build

probably my favorite build on here so far. damn grl.

Hahaha. thanks man, she was

Hahaha. thanks man, she was alot of work...

daaaamn this came out

daaaamn this came out amazing! patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to building bikes haha. nice job dude!

Hey man thanks! it was

Hey man thanks! it was certainly a long time coming...

smok'in

smok'in GTB - this is an eye candy feast my friend

Thanks man! We have got two

Thanks man! We have got two very unique, very original GTBs!

I like this! I like this a

I like this! I like this a lot I have thought about painting my Pulse an off white. Looks way good...only complaint is no King Headset!!!!

and can you buy silver omniums with a black chainring so i can see what it looks like?

Hahahaha. I actually liked

Hahahaha. I actually liked the finish on the cane creek 100 better than the chris king...

I have silver omniums laying around. If you give me the gift of road drops with hoods I will change parts and take a picture for you...

no road drops here =/ and

no road drops here =/ and that's the worst excuse I have ever heard! haha shoulda got a titanium CK headset! would have been baller

dem wheels..

dem wheels..

FANTASTIC build. It's great

FANTASTIC build. It's great to see such attention to detail. Congrats and happy riding!

Congratulations, really nice

Congratulations, really nice bike.

Breathtaking.

Breathtaking.

Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!

Nice Crankset

but why dont u rep the zen chainring??

Haha. I run my ZEN with the

Haha. I run my ZEN with the logo hidden behind the arm too. It bothered me that is was over off-center. If even you blacked out the logo, people still know it's a ZEN. Too many logos all over a bike gets ugly. Simple and clean is the way to go.

Best GT build on Velospace. Awesome job buddy.

Thanks Ryan! Yeah, my more

Thanks Ryan! Yeah, my more aesthetically inclined wife said there was too much going on with the drivetrain, and that I should hide the zen logos. Whenever I clean the drive train for the first time, I am going to try and follow your lead and polish off the lettering so its flat black. Your bikes were a huge inspiration for this build!

It was going to be off

It was going to be off center wherever I decided to bolt it on to the spider, and my wife suggested the color scheme would look better this way, since 'omnium' is already written across the crank arm

Tu guerita esta muy linda.

Tu guerita esta muy linda.

Dude!!!! It's been a long

Dude!!!! It's been a long time coming but this is EASILY my favorite GTB on Velospace. Well fucking done. I'm going to be staring for awhile.

Hahaha thanks man. I have

Hahaha thanks man. I have been staring at it all day, in person of course...

You should be staring at the

You should be staring at the top tube.

From the saddle



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