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Leader 722ts Bluu'

not sure of the year, maybe 2011/10/09?

Frame:
Leader 722ts 55cm blue steel

Fork/Headset:
Cane creek s-3 silver

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Miche Primato/Miche Primato 68x107

Pedals:
Shimano spd m520/all-city copper cages & leather straps w/copper buckles

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
49x17/all-city copper 17t with Steel Reserve no-nonsense lock ring(retrogression)/Miche Advanced/KMC K710SL chain (1/8") & Izumi Eco (both Silver)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
My Feet

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto RB-021 Silver/VeloOrange Silver Stem 120mm -17°

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B-17 Narrow (antique brown)/Deda RS01 Silver

Brakes:
Dia Compe blue (med. reach)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+son Archetype Black 28h(laced 3x w/ sapim cx-ray bladed spokes)/Suzue Pro Max(Silver)/Continental Grand Prix 4Seasons

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+son Archetype Black 28h(laced 3x sapim laser spokes/Suzue Pro Max(Silver)/Continental Grand Prix 4Seasons

Accessories:
Lizard Skins Celeste 2.5 bartape

More Info:
So far H+son has yet to fail me... thanks be 2 Retrogression & Bike Lane Chicago

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. It's Alive

Current Stage Info:

Final finished & got it built... been a long time coming.

IKIK the celeste bar wrap sticks out, but originally i was goin to use a pair of Victoria Rubino Pro's (celeste), but decided to take a chance on a different brand of tires. So far so good.
The Continental 4 seasons are grippy and the 23mm wide rim with the 23c tires give a nice supple ride with nice acceleration with the comfort of 25c+ tires

Added by Rdnt. Last updated about 10 years ago.

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jamesVS

jamesVS says:

nice bike. lol ive climbed that same tree many a times

Posted over 9 years ago

jamesVS

jamesVS says:

if its the one im thinking of

Posted over 9 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks man. Lakefront just south oh McCormick...

Posted over 9 years ago

DomeShot503

DomeShot503 says:

man oh man that bluuuu is looking real spicy! love that frame.

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks much, I'm loving it so far, I think I mighthave to go star shorter on the stem though, my other bike has a 120mm stem, but it has a steep angle, I'd fogot to take that into account for a horizontal even stem. So I think I'm going down to 100mm stem and its good.

Posted about 10 years ago

kim

kim says:

hey man,how do you like your suzue pro max sb hubs? is it good?

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

So far so good, they roll smooth... Down side is they sparkle so it catches you eye when riding which can distract from the road;)
But seriously they are great, they feel heavy in the hand but spin like they weigh nothing. I'm glad I gave them try....

Posted about 10 years ago

kim

kim says:

well.thats good enough to convince myself to try a pair,thanks a lot man :D !

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Cool beans

Posted about 10 years ago

tionugroho

tionugroho says:

YEAH nice frame broo!!

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thanks I should have it finished tomorrow.
I feel like a fiend.

Posted about 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

So did you like your rb 21s or your crononero low riders more? I just bent my 21s slightly from a recent fall, so im debating on bending them back or just getting the dedas.

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

I love the deda's, and I haven't gotten a chance to ride the th21s yet cause I'm still waiting on my spokes to come in so I can build the wheels up. But like the fact that the th21s tops are slightly longer before they drop into the bend, the dedas are stiff for sure and they fallen vibration very well, plus they are 31.8 so it fits the hands. Time will tell which I like better... I know nitro released some heat treated eh21s that are supposed to be stronger.... And I believe they too are 31.8 diameter, so you have that option too if you wanted to get silver bars again instead of black

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

I think I'm going to have to give those 31.8 diameter nittos a try after riding the rb021s for two weeks, they are to thin in my palms, causes a lil numbness ... But y do they have to cost 100.00 bucks, I need a sponsor;)

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

haha yeah I know man.. I just bent my rb21s from a small fall and I was like FUUUUUU THATS 80 DOLLARS GONE

Posted almost 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

YEUP RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN....

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

hell no its time to stick that into a vice and bend them back hah

Posted almost 10 years ago

ZaimAzmi

ZaimAzmi says:

Can't for this bike to be build! Glad you chose Archetype as your rims ;D

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Thank plenty.
I can't wait either, I wish I had my rims.
Are the advance good?
This is my first time using anything other than Omniums...

Posted about 10 years ago

ZaimAzmi

ZaimAzmi says:

I never ride on Primato crankset. From what I heard, Primato cranks is just as good as the Omnium.

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

cool will put it thru the test.
hows your pake coming along?

Posted about 10 years ago

ZaimAzmi

ZaimAzmi says:

Great! Just like what I want it to be! Just need some new drops, stem and saddle to make it complete! And can't go wrong with steel frame ;)

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

I hear ya.
have fun;)!

Posted about 10 years ago

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