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Bike has been sold 04/14/12 Updated 01/30/12 Best thing I could of done to this bike is to have been patient, researched n saved up to have gotten sram omniums in the first place. I love them. Went with the deda's too instead or nitto's. The bike is finally where I want it. Fast light n agile. Let me know what you think. Healthy n funny criticism welcomed.

Frame:
Leader 725 2011 midyear seafoam green

Fork/Headset:
Leader carbon Fork/FSA headset/Ritchey carbon cap

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omniums 165mm black /sram gxp bb

Pedals:
Shimano spd R-540's clipless

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Halo black 16t/Sram Omnium truvativ 48t/kmc z710 gold

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Nope just my 2 feet

Handlebars/Stem:
Dada chrononero lowrider 42mm/Ritchey 4axis 60mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
white origin 8/Origin 8 alloy black

Brakes:
origin 8/tektro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
h plus black machined deep/red gran compe/Victoria rubino III bok/red 23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
h plus black machined deep/red gran compe/Victoria rubino III bok/red 23

Accessories:
knog light's to irritate chicago cabbies

More Info:
Fizike dual microtex blk/red tape

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. sold today 041412

Added by Rdnt. Last updated over 10 years ago.

As of over 10 years ago, Rdnt has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

35 Comments

spokelandia

spokelandia says:

SWEET! I know you have probably only owned the 725 but im about to build a bike and am debating about eithera 721 or a 725. WHat do you think is the best choice?

Posted over 8 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

AKIRA!!!!!!!!

Posted over 8 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

You know it!
Keneda!!!!!!!!!!!!......Tetsuo!!!!!!!......lol I'ma go watch it right know.

Posted over 8 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Have you seen the Nike Red Bike they made it just like the Bike in Akira anyways by far the best movie ever. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5zcEFtCYRdA/T...

Posted over 8 years ago

jonah195

jonah195 says:

My first build up is a leader 725 seafoam green as well. I was wondering which you think handles better in chicago streets the heritage or 725 im on the fence on changing it

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Smoother ride goes to the heritage, swifter agile ride goes to the 725. Either will do I chicago, its the potholes cabs that I worry about. Lol

Posted almost 9 years ago

LasykarHI

LasykarHI says:

Really love celeste-ish color :))

Posted over 9 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks I loved this bike, regret selling it now. It's always after the fact....lol:)

Posted over 9 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Yup,guilty.Came over here awhile. Ya simple , color scheme works so much better .

Posted over 10 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

This color looks so much better than the black(and I'm ok even though I'm a Bianchi nut).I'm trying to score a 725 this color.

Posted over 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks Sloman!
& I agree it does look better than the matte black imo.
it allows a large range or options to play with, especially if you're as finikie as I am... as you remember, when I first built it up with the lime and purple(cyoteku...) you told me to take it out back and shoot that dog dead lol... guess what, I did.. and I'm glad cause I ended up with this build. I'm asuming you're Sloman from my "fixedgear"

Posted over 10 years ago

BRNDNLPZ

BRNDNLPZ says:

Kinda bummed that Leader has a celeste color, but it looks good.

Posted over 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Haha yeah I hear ya. It like hollywood, nothings original anymore.

Posted over 10 years ago

BRNDNLPZ

BRNDNLPZ says:

true, haha.

Posted over 10 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

Sweet build! Love the Sram Omniums and how you wrapped those bullhorns.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Fizik dual micro bartape. Check eBay. They have blk/red blk/blue blk/grey and blk/white. I think they may have a blk/green(Celeste) too.

Posted almost 11 years ago

VeloLife

VeloLife says:

Dope, I love that color! My very first BMX bike way back in the 80's was that color

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks man, much love
I like it cause its not as bright as the bianchi but still uniqueish.

Posted almost 11 years ago

HiMyNameIsEricko

HiMyNameIsEricko says:

I like your build a lot, and i don't really see a need for a change of colors on your parts. It looks pretty clean actually IMO.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

thanks man.
I think I'm just trying to find my confortable fit and usage for this bike...kind of a gear junkie.
btw how does you unknwn ride?

Posted almost 11 years ago

HiMyNameIsEricko

HiMyNameIsEricko says:

Ahh I see.
It rides great actually. Love!

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Sweet I like it.

Posted almost 11 years ago

HiMyNameIsEricko

HiMyNameIsEricko says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 11 years ago

crackrawksteady

crackrawksteady says:

referring to the comments below. i believed that changing to a pair of black tires + silver/gold chains will be much better.

anyway nice build and i totally agree with you that building up a bike is addictive. :)

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

thanks man, yeah it is, and can get expensive even if scounging around for good used or on sale parts. yeah everything is getting blacked out except the maybe dual black/red fizike micro tape (its got a thin red trim). I think I'll intime build up two sets of wheels, 1 set(curent wheels) with black hplus & black/red rubino pro III's & 2nd set on mavic rims with all black continental gatorskins (always read good reviews on bikenashbar on the mavic's on being nice touring/thrashing wheelset that can handle abuse and they are onsale all the time in the off seasons).

Posted almost 11 years ago

Donskeyrae

Donskeyrae says:

IMO it'll look better with black tires and bartape, nice frame

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks, I saw some cinelli topographic black bartape. Haha that was actually the first hipster comment I got. Lessons learned! But the one thing I'm not going to do is remove my Anita and rancid stickers... The huge 725# are ugly. They should have made the smaller or in different style.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Donskeyrae

Donskeyrae says:

actually I prefer huge 725's because of the straight top tube, and the seafoam green is pretty neat. Haha, is it anita or akira?

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Hah yeah its Akira.
I like the seafoam too, cause it leaves it open for options n its stands out a lil from all the black or white frames out there. Hope to get my parts in by the weekend so I can build it up.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

I like your bike, nice!.
I noticed a lot of people here n velospace use the miche bb's with sugino 75's... Is it a function or cost/maintenance driven choice?

Posted almost 11 years ago

Donskeyrae

Donskeyrae says:

Thanks! Actually, it's the opposite. I use sugino BB with Miche cranks, and it's due to costing. I got miche cranksets (minus bb) + fsa headsets at $100 here. Yeah, I'm currently waiting for my payday too, because I still don't have wheels on my bike. Hopefully it'll be soon enough.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

oh ok, sweet.
yeah I hear ya on the cash situation.. I'm even considering selling on of my road bikes to build up a second set of wheels to switch out now n then cause i got the itch really bad. I dream of putting some Phil Wood's on a cinelli vigorelli (blue & white frame with either white or some really polished chrome rims with the blck'n'chrome philwood hub's) here I am getting way ahead of myself...

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Ha yeah thanks will get the shorter stem. And I just won some. Considering either black or chrome/polished hubs. I just didn't want to black out or black n white leader. Seen to many....

Posted almost 11 years ago

joeangelo

joeangelo says:

Cool build, probably gets hipster comments because it's like 5 different colors, haha... as for stem length, a shorter stem would be more comfortable with bullhorns. Besides, Leader's top tubes are way too long. I use a 70mm stem with my base bars/bullhorns

Posted almost 11 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Sorry meant to hit the reply button instead of post comment. My omniums are going to be black but I guess with green frame I can afford to black out the rest. I guess add a chrome/silver half link chain and get rid of the green one... I'll keep the green tires n frame. IDK we'll see. One thing at a time cause this is addictive.. building up custom rides.

Posted almost 11 years ago