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    My new Leader LD-736R

    Just picked up my new rig form the LBS last night. Bought all the components on line or ebay.

    LD-736R frame, 806 Aero Carbon Fork

    FSA Headset

    Ultegra 9 speed Cranks, Front and Rear Derailleurs

    Dura Ace 9 Speed Brifters

    105 Brakes (black to match frame)

    Nashbar Carbon Seat Post, Race Lite Saddle, OS stem, OS Ergo Bars, Bottle Cages, Bar Tape, Torumalet Pedals

    Neuvation M-28 Aero Wheels, Vittoria 700x23 Tires

    Haven't ridden it yet, can't wait til tomorrow morning...........
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    congrats!
    let us know how it rides.


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    not too bad, charged me 70 bucks, and they supplied tubes and rim tape. The Trek factory store by me wanted $150. So if anyone lives on the south side of Chicago, give Byron's Bike Shop in Homewood a try...(Ben or Kyle).It did take 2 weeks though........they were swamped, you wouldn't believe the amount of "vintage" bikes that people are bringing in lately because of gas prices.......

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    Well done.
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    Looks great. Evil black attack.
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    ... one of these days, we're gonna have to take up a collection and get U photgraphy lessons... or hook U up with a killer Photoshop app.

    OK, just kidding... Looks good!

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    So how much did the bike cost you in total to build?
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    with assembly, around $1300.00. Not too bad, especially with the dura ace brifters. And I'll have to see how the wheels work. I'm a clyde at about 210 lbs and usually ride on 32 spoke wheels......

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    That is a bike any ninja would be happy to own.
    Looks Great.

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    take a photo outside in day light. Looks pretty good in the dark shadows.........

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    So I rode the "Dark Knight" into work today, about 15 miles. (haven't got the computer yet) It rode like a dream. Fork is very forgiving but stiff enough. I need to tweak a few things, but other than that, no complaints. On the way home, I'm gonna run down to the Old Plank Trail, and throw about another 40 miles on this baby, put her theough the paces and give her a real test. It's definitely much lighter than my old Trek. So far so good.

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    nit picking

    Nice bike. I like Leader bikes. They are a good value. I have an older Leader track bike (735TR). I was thinking about getting one of their newer 735TR frames but there is one thing that's bugging me about the newer Leader frames: it's the junction between a round seat post and aero shaped seat tube. Asthetically, for me, it looks awkward. I just wish they made some sort of fairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaeP
    Nice bike. I like Leader bikes. They are a good value. I have an older Leader track bike (735TR). I was thinking about getting one of their newer 735TR frames but there is one thing that's bugging me about the newer Leader frames: it's the junction between a round seat post and aero shaped seat tube. Asthetically, for me, it looks awkward. I just wish they made some sort of fairing.
    yeah, that is one drawback, I know a couple of manf's make a bladed seatpost that has a 27.2 tube. I can;t remember what brand it is but one company makes different sizes so that the round tube part is as small as possible and all you see is the aero tube

    something like this.

    http://www.all3sports.com/product_in...260593401f04f8

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaegermeister269
    yeah, that is one drawback, I know a couple of manf's make a bladed seatpost that has a 27.2 tube. I can;t remember what brand it is but one company makes different sizes so that the round tube part is as small as possible and all you see is the aero tube

    something like this.

    http://www.all3sports.com/product_in...260593401f04f8

    cheaper here.......

    http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...78/371/875?g=1

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    So I did 40 miles after work and I love the new ride. It's a rocket ship compared to my 2004 Trek 1500. Definitely a keeper!

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    I'm glad you like your new bike. Congradulations!

    I remember Specialized made a snap-on plastic fairing for one of their bikes. Maybe if I have some extra money and time on my hands I'll try to make a fairing of some sort out of carbon fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaegermeister269
    So I did 40 miles after work and I love the new ride. It's a rocket ship compared to my 2004 Trek 1500. Definitely a keeper!
    I have a Leader 736R as well, and it's a rocket compared to many bikes. Mine is a bit small for me so I don't ride it much, but it definitely feels faster and quicker than my '06 Trek Discovery Channel Madone SSLx which cost me 5 times more than my Leader. I'm overhauling my Leader right now (it's been crashed 4 times-twice by me two years ago, and twice this year when I lent it out to a friend), replacing the Leader fork with an Easton EC90 SLX, the seatpost with an Alien seatpost, the Bonty Race Lites with Mavic Ksyrium SL's, the Ultegra drive train with an all Dura Ace drive train, the Fizik Arione with a Selle San Marco Aspide FX, the Deda stem and bars with Easton EC90 stem and bars, and I'll be painting the blemishes on the frame. I'll post a photo when I'm done later this summer. My son who is sprouting vertically will be inheriting this bike since he is rapidly outgrowing his Trek KDR 1000.
    Seek the Son and the shadows fall behind you. :D

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    Gorgeous bike! Very Black Ops looking. Or stealth, or ninja, or....
    It's a great bike, very underrated bike, performs as well or better than bikes costing 2-3 times as much (or more) with similarly configured components. Yes, I have one-and I think it's quicker than my more expensive race bikes (which I built up after I bought my Leader)
    Again, hot looking bike. Take some pictures outdoors too.
    Seek the Son and the shadows fall behind you. :D

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    That looks AWESOME! But I'm with others who request pics in daylight -- it'll look even more stealth.

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    By Request.........

    took a couple of pics outside this morning..........
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    Which model Neuvations did you get - You mentioned M28 Aero is it the 3's?
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    i say straight black tape. or get a color tape and find a matching saddle.

    any quirks found yet?
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    Yep, M28 Aero 3's

    After About 150 Miles, No Major Issues, I Tweaked The Front Derailleur A Little And Had To Tighten The Headset Cap A Bit But Thats It.

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    How are the wheels working for you, I've been thinking about getting a set of them but not sure if I want to go with Neuvations?
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    2007 Everti Titanium Sram Red Boyd Aero Wheelset
    2012 Felt ZC Dura Ace DI2
    2013 Roubaix Pro SL4 Ultegra HED Ardenne's CL

    2011 Sette Forza Elite with 5700 group for sale.

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    so far so good, haven't hit any major potholes or bumps yet though. They work just as well as my Ultegra / Open Pro's and for the money they're great.

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