Wilier Project...

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Wilier Project...

Postby nickanderson » Mon Dec 03, 2012 09:39 am

Hi guys,

I haven't been in to road bike for long, in fact I bought a Scott Speedster S20 about 2 years ago when I was getting into cycling and triathlon.

Over the past year i signed up for an Ironman and sold my Scott to help fund a Cervelo P2C, I have been using this entirely for the past 9 months so that I got used to riding it in all conditions and felt fully 'bike-fit' for my ironman.

Anyway, after that race it was time to buy another road bike and I fancied a project. Not having enough money to spend thousands on the latest bikes I decided to buy a piece at a time and slowly build up to a complete bike. I already had wheels that came off my TT bike as I had replaced those with tubs.

Pretty much everything was second hand. I love the looks of the wilier frame, and the colours seemed far less common than some of the others. The frame was perfect apart from a stone chip on the fork leg.

I decided on dura-ace as I would never be able to afford a carbon framed bike complete with a top end group set, but if I bought one piece each payday, I might just be able to. The cranks were new and unused but were second hand as someone couldn't complete a project. Rear mech had been used on a show bike so was discounted. The bars had a scratch on them so ended up being an incredible bargain at £60.

I did buy a new saddle, chain and front mech and all it left for me to get was the shifters...gulp!! I had no idea they were so dear! Are 3 months looking on eBay I never saw a set of 7900 shifters so had to bite the bullet and buy them new.

Anyway, the bike was built and I have to admit that I love it! It's so smooth and erily quiet,I feel none of the bumps in the road. It's come in at 19lbs according to the lbs but with me being 82kg, the weight hardly matters.

The red tyre is just what was left from being on my TT bike. I've added a couple of bottle cages and its been up and down Boxhill a dozen times since I took the pics.

What do you think?






I think the build without wheels was about £1300 which for the spec seems good. I suppose it just proves that you can do it if you are prepared to hunt for new or nearly new used parts.

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby Bozman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 09:55 am

Looks good. That's the way to build a bike up, i've done that with both of my present bikes and if you take your time you can save a fortune plus you end up with the spec you want.

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby bernithebiker » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:54 am

Does look good, and you've saved a bundle of cash, but deffo lose that front tyre......

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby RoyPSB » Mon Dec 03, 2012 22:04 pm

Yep. Absolutely beautiful except for that front tyre. Love those blue bits on the frame.

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby west green » Mon Dec 03, 2012 23:06 pm

Great story, I admire your persistence, bike looks super fast - I've collected 3 groupsets and still haven't found a frame that fits the bill ie right size right price right looks. Enjoy yours

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby ILM Zero7 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:40 am

RoyPSB wrote:Yep. Absolutely beautiful except for that front tyre. Love those blue bits on the frame.

quite - lose the red tyre - love the blue stuff.
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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby mallorcajeff » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:32 pm

I think thats great. I love the wilier look, Still think my old one was the best lookign bike I have had. Thats a lot of bike for the money you got there well done. Enjoy. Now off to CRC for a new tyre..............

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby LiberataERedenta » Thu Dec 06, 2012 13:59 pm

Lovely, my fave Izoard colour scheme too :)

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby Churchill123 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 14:12 pm

Looks ******* lush!

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby declan1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:19 pm

Take that red tyre off and it'll make it much better - not that it isn't beautiful already...

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Re: Wilier Project...

Postby RideOnTime » Fri Dec 07, 2012 22:17 pm

Yes. Nice one. :D :) :D :) :D

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