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My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:09 pm
by RobM
Thought id make a thread of my Wilier build... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

She started off like this....
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I bought it like this....
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And added this...
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With this upgrade...
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And these contact points...
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This weekend is the weekend that she is pieced together lovingly, part by part, bolt by bolt. I cant wait! :mrgreen:
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Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:53 pm
by rjl3175
Big Wilier fan here but really should have campy.
Just kidding.
Oh and I think you'll find it's uni directional carbon.
You will love it. :mrgreen:

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:39 am
by foo on patrol
Should be a nice looking bike, when it's finished! 8)

Foo

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:44 am
by MichaelB
What wheels ?

Looking good so far. Not a fan of white bits (like bars etc), but the bar tape will be interesting to see when it is done.

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:13 am
by whitey
Nice, my Le Roi broke in a crash. Wish I still had it.

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:11 pm
by RobM
Build went well - all the parts are on but i just couldnt get the tuning right on the FD and RD. SRAM was abit to tricky for us. So its at the bike shop for them to tune it up, and cut the steerer for me. So the virgin ride will be this weekend (cmon weather gods, gimme some sun!)

Wheels will be Fulcrum 5s from my existing bike. Match my black/white/red color scheme nicely.

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BTW
Im doing this build sort of on the cheap. Just how cheap? Ill be posting my costs up in abit, i think ive done pretty well... :D

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:48 am
by RobM
Costs:
Frame - $799 from Torpedo 7
Bars - $36 from PBK
Seatpost - $29 from PBK
Crankset - $252 from PBK (super bargain for SRAM Red Black)
Groupset - $879 from Total Cycling
Bartape - $14 from eBay
Saddle - $80 from forums
Bottle cages - $10 for both
Stem/wheels - borrowed from other bikes

TOTAL COST = $2099

But I also won a Grolsh promo bike which I sold for $650.

TOTAL COST = $1449
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Pretty Happy with that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:56 am
by MichaelB
punk_rob wrote:Costs:
Frame - $799 from Torpedo 7
Bars - $36 from PBK
Seatpost - $29 from PBK
Crankset - $252 from PBK (super bargain for SRAM Red Black)
Groupset - $879 from Total Cycling
Bartape - $14 from eBay
Saddle - $80 from forums
Bottle cages - $10 for both
Stem/wheels - borrowed from other bikes

TOTAL COST = $2099

But I also won a Grolsh promo bike which I sold for $650.

TOTAL COST = $1449
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Pretty Happy with that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Great deal on the frame there. Just goes to show what a bit of clever shopping and some patience can yield !! Can't wait to see the complete pics

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:11 am
by RobM
ALL DONE! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:02 pm
by MichaelB
Looks great, but you gotta lose that bell .......

I like the bar tape, comes out well :D

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:28 pm
by RobM
MichaelB wrote:Looks great, but you gotta lose that bell .......

I like the bar tape, comes out well :D


Yeah the bell looks dorky but after getting a $30 fine last year for not having one, I'm better off safe than sorry. Good to have on the bike paths too for rogue pedestrians.

Bartape is great - soft and grippy. I'm really happy with how the colors turned out.

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:54 pm
by antipodean
MichaelB wrote:Looks great, but you gotta lose that bell .......


What he said!

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:35 pm
by Nate
Tidy - very tidy

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:37 pm
by sean-b
Grate job mate. Might see you on it one day :D

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:47 pm
by foo on patrol
I like! 8)

The bell thingymigig you have, can't you get the alloy one of yesteryear any more? :?

Foo

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:52 pm
by Kenzo
I fit the bell under the handlebars. Just fit it so the 'ringer' is on the thumb side of the handlebars.. Keeps the top of the bars looking clean and tidy.

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:55 pm
by sean-b
If a bell saves a $40 fine. Who cares what it looks like :mrgreen: . Same as the lid i got a $100 fine for not having one on a few years back. One fine i will never forget :evil:

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:29 am
by RobM
Good idea Kenzo, I might try that and see what it looks like.

Yeah the bell was only $3 so the fine was worth 10 bells :shock:

On another note. This is first bike I haven't put a computer on....and I love it. Simple riding with no numbers is kinda relieving. There's always Strava on the iPhone if I have to see how my ride went tho.

Thanks guys I'm loving the new girl. Hope my real Italian girlfriend doesn't get jelous haha

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:01 pm
by redcorpsjames
very nice ride there, great price for everything as well

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:33 pm
by RobM
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Updated photos from this mornings ride. Changed the Prologo Evo saddle (it looked good and colors matched beautifully but sadly my butt did not like it). Now back to the trusty Fizik Arione in red/white. Added resin Bottle cages and fizik saddle pack. Todays ride is the first on new rubber - pair of red Michelin Krylions 23c.

After a few months riding, I am abssolutely loving this bike. Comfy ride, much less harsh than my alloy Cannondale. I get a good position with the Deda bars and 110mm stem. Love the Sram Force/Red grouppo - even if it is finicky with tuning. The Krylions are awesome too - once you wear the layer of wax they come with off - much better cornering and grip than the gatorskins. Lets see how they go with puncture protection.

Very happy cyclist right here :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:14 pm
by open roader
Very pleasing on the eye, this build looks top shelf and well matched. The le Roi frame oozes class - love the splash of green at the bottom of the fork. Your images do it justice. Good thread to follow - enjoy!

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:33 pm
by ajmit3
Very nice build .... :mrgreen:

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:51 pm
by RonK
punk_rob wrote:Yeah the bell looks dorky but after getting a $30 fine last year for not having one, I'm better off safe than sorry. Good to have on the bike paths too for rogue pedestrians.

I have considered fitting a bell to the seatpost, under the saddle so it's not noticable. Anyone tried that?

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:48 pm
by Fresh
Did you have to face / chase the bottom bracket before install?

Re: My Wilier le Roi build

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:59 pm
by __PG__
punk_rob wrote: The Krylions are awesome too - once you wear the layer of wax they come with off - much better cornering and grip than the gatorskins. Lets see how they go with puncture protection.

What did you think? I got about four punctures on my Krylions in about 2.5 years before the inner tubes started showing through the tyre carcass in a big cut. I probably got about 5,000 km out of them (which is apparently what they are designed for). I loved them.