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Specialized Tarmac

Postby Plastic Boy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:10 am

Hi All
This is my Specialized S-Works tarmac, I've got a few more bits that I want to do to it such as a internal battery conversion, but its getting there.
I'm not certain if its good enough to be posted here after seeing all the parlee's and really cool bikes in the gallery, but Im quite happy with it.

S-Works Tarmac SL4 Vinokourov Olympic Edition
S-Works Carbon Cranks
TRP Full Carbon R950 SL brakes
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with additional climbing shifter.
Zipp 202 Firecrest Beyond Black Wheels.
Zipp Service Course SL Beyond Black Stem
Zipp SL Bars
S-Works Carbon Troupe Saddle
Ceramic Speed Bearings throughout
SRAM Red Titanium chain catcher
S-Works Turbo 700x24c Tyres
Look KEO2 Max Titanium and Carbon pedals

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Tarmac


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Brakes
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Plastic Boy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:22 am

I can post some more pictures if anyone wants to see more
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Matteo » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:44 am

Welcome to the forum! That is a really nice bike :positive: On my screen the bike looks almost orange in the first picture, while it is a nice signal red in the second one (which I also seem to remember from the Olympics). Is this just a photo/screen effect, or does the bike change color depending on light/angle etc? And I like how you kept everything else black, which let's the frame "do the talking."
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Boonen » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:06 pm

Welcome to the forum PB, that's a very cool bike! :)
Don't think there would be anyone objecting if you posted some more pictures of it :wink:
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Fuchs » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:50 pm

nice bike and nice to see folks using lowprofile wheels :)
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Plastic Boy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:36 pm

Matteo wrote:Welcome to the forum! That is a really nice bike :positive: On my screen the bike looks almost orange in the first picture, while it is a nice signal red in the second one (which I also seem to remember from the Olympics). Is this just a photo/screen effect, or does the bike change color depending on light/angle etc? And I like how you kept everything else black, which let's the frame "do the talking."


The colour is called neon red, but its colour most certainly changes depending upon the amount of light, and what type of light it has on it... Very odd at times. I understand that the colour was selected because it looked good on TV and when photographed.... quite strange at times
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Plastic Boy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:45 pm

Boonen wrote:Welcome to the forum PB, that's a very cool bike! :)
Don't think there would be anyone objecting if you posted some more pictures of it :wink:


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Front of bike


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Additional Shifter


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Crank


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Rear Mech


The bike now has a seat post battery which I fitted last night

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Fitting Seat Post Battery
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Fuchs » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:55 pm

the color is quite cool and reminds me of my orange cannondale killer v i raced in the ninties :)
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Ypsylon » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:30 pm

Very nice, I like it a lot. Did Specialized change the Tarmac lately? I remember the last time I saw one at the LBS the tubes were huge. These look less bulky. Maybe it's just with the wheels and photos, don't know.

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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby Plastic Boy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:29 pm

It's a really nice ride, very comfortable and climbs really well.
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby j0m » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:03 pm

Nice ride, but I don't understand Fuch's low profile comment. You need a high profile to get that adrenaline inspiring sound. :D At least that's my experience. As rugger once said about my Edge 1.66's: "it's the sound of silence death from behind." Right, rugger? Guess I'm just being vain. But this is is "fashion weenies", right? :xBanana9:
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Re: Specialized Tarmac

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:56 am

Di2 should be a requirement. Nice build!!!!!
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