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For sale: Custom built Carbon Century Bike, 2010 Specialized Roubaix 56cm.  When I purchased this bike it was with the intention of building the ultimate Century Bike, the last one I would ever own.  After twenty plus years of riding hundreds centuries and long distance rides I wanted a bike built to make (60 to 1500 mile) those rides be fast, fun, and trouble free.  This bike was built with all of the features to make that happen.  
I wanted a non painted carbon frame, because with a painted carbon frame you can't see manufacturers flaws, cracks, or imperfections.  I checked out over 35 bikes before purchasing this one.
Next, all of the existing low end running group was taken off and replaced with Ultegra 6700 components except the shifter/brake levers.  At the time the 6700 series equipment was being phased out for the 6800 series.  Unfortunately the design quality of the 6800 series was not up to par with the 6700 series.  No 6700 Ultegra or Dura-Ace shifter/brake levers were available when I did this upgrade.  I did try to use the 6800 Ultegra levers, but design changes were made to route the cables under the levers which caused it to shift poorly.  I went with 105 levers after a call to Shimano where I was told that the 105's were the exact same levers as the Ultegra 6700 except for the color, they were also compatible with the Shimano Flight Deck Computer. It shifts like a dream, solid, exact, and smooth.
This build included:
Shimano Ultegra FC-6703 Triple Crank 30x39x52 170mm
Shimano Ultegra RD-6703 R/D Triple Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra RD-6700-SS Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 Cassette 
Shimano Ultegra BR-6700 Brake Calipers with Koolstop Brake Shoes
Shimano Ultegra Bottom Bracket Cup English
Shimano Ultegra CN-6700 10 Speed Chain
Shimano ST-5600 STI Shifters Brake Levers 105 Pair 10 Speed 
Shimano PD-A530 Pedals 
Shimano FLIGHT DECK Cycle Computer
This upgraded group set was installed by World of Wheels bike shop in Modesto Calif. by a cycle mechanic who worked at the shop and also worked the race circuit during the season.  He did an incredible job in this build.  The gearing system is not a stock configuration, it is at the widest range possible for top end speed and uphill climbing.
If you are not familiar with Shimano FLIGHT DECK Cycle Computer it's worth checking out the manual online.  One of the really nice features is that it shows you in the display what front and rear chain rings you are on.
This bike comes with two wheel sets, the original set that came with the bike and a custom made set built by Peter White Cycles.
The Peter White set were built to the following specifications:
Front Wheel:
Velocity 700c Deep V Silver 32H MSW
White Industries Hub F H2 32H Sliver
Wheelsmith DB 14 spokes
Velox 17mm Rim Tape
Salsa Ti Flip-Offs Skewers 40g
Continental Gatorskin Foldable 700C Tire
Mr. Tuffy Bicycle Tire Liner
Tube Slime
Rear Wheel:
Velocity 700c Deep V Silver 36H MSW
White Industries Hub R H3 36H Ti Shimano 130mm
Wheelsmith DB 14 spokes
Velox 17mm Rim Tape
Salsa Ti Flip-Offs Skewers 44g
Specialized All Condition Armadillo 700c Road Tire
Mr. Tuffy Bicycle Tire Liner
Tube Slime
It is worth going to Peter Whites site to check out his custom builds.  This wheel set costs about $1,450 shipped and takes realistically about 3 months to build.  The total finished cost of this wheel set is a little over $1600.  I have always used lightly built racing wheels thinking that they were faster and have always had to deal with problems and instability.  At his website /wheels.php it's worth reading his article on grams.  When he builds a wheel it does not need truing, if it were to go out of true he takes care of it for life.  It's amazing how stiff he builds wheels, which is the reason for the long build time.  The reality is that his wheels convert physical energy to bike speed at an incredible level.  I never would have believed that a proper wheel build could change a bikes performance to such a great degree.
On tires I have used in the past including the ones listed above, none have been flat proof.  The most full proof system has been when using Tuffy inserts and tube Slime when I'm training.  If I'm doing a speed metric Century I take out the Mr. Tuffy's and hope for the best.  If I'm doing a ride like the Chico Wildflower ride (lot of 1" thorns) I leave them in.  The time not lost in dealing with flats is more than worth the extra grams, especially considering the increase in efficiency in the wheels.
Extras:
High end gel saddle and original racing saddle
Second set of sitting upright bar mounted brake levers
2- Jandd Mountaineering, Inc. bike bags
Arrobars
2- Water bottle cages
Front and rear lights
Mounts for Heart Rate Monitor and IPhone/iPod 
Original manuals
2 full wheel sets
Misc. parts
This bike is in PERFECT and Like NEW condition. I only got to put a couple of hundred miles on this bike, because unfortunately I was in two rear end car accidents which created permanent spine injuries along with multiple hip surgeries so my two wheel cycling days are over. I'm being forced to go to a recumbent tadpole trike.
The total price of this build was over $4,600.  The price for the Bike and both wheel sets is $3,000
For the bike only is $2,000
For the complete Peter White wheel set above $1,000, but I will not sell them separately until the bike is sold.
I am happy to answer questions. I don't have time or desire to play games with people as I'm not in a rush to sell it. I'm only interested in dealing with people who are serious with cash, no lookie-loos, please. If this ad is up this item is for sale. I ONLY respond if you have included your full name and phone number in the body of your email. Sorry but there are just too many scammers out there. Thank you for viewing my ad.
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