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agegroupracer
09-01-2012, 10:33 PM
This Moots Compact came to me by chance this past July. I was contacted by the person I sold it to 4 years ago. He had built it up but hadn't ridden it much during those 4 years, so offered it to me for the same price he paid. The frameset had no additional wear to it and included everything as seen in the first pic.

I hadn't planned on building up another bike this year, so when this frame came available I decided to build it up with some parts I had accumulated over the past 10 years of upgrading.

Here's the list so far...

2006 Moots Compact frame 54cm TT
2006 Moots set-back seat post
2006 Easton EC90 SL fork
2002? Campy Record crank, BB and chain
2005 Campy Chorus FD and RD
2011 Chorus single/dbl brake set
2006? Campy Record lever/shifters 10speed
2011 Campy Bora Ultra 2 wheelset (awesome deal used/LN condition)
2006 Easton EM90 single bolt magnesium stem (refinished) 120mm
Velocity bottle cage, still one of the best, great cage to frame clamping system

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Moots03.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Moots01.jpg

Parts cleaned and lubed waiting for the frame to arrive.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Cycling%20related/campy04.jpg

Still a lot of life left in this mix of parts. Rides and shifts great and I'm liking the all-forged crankset with the raw Ti frame. I may not upgrade to a newer crank for awhile.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Cycling%20related/moots2012a.jpg

Decided to go with a set of the new ghost stickers for the rims. Not installed yet... red and white graphics removed (which were a little too much flash for me)...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Cycling%20related/moots09.jpg

Can't get enough of these welds, some of the finest I've ever seen on a stock frame.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Cycling%20related/frame07.jpg

This is my first post and I have to say the quality of posts and bicycles I've seen so far, as well as the sense of community here, is impressive.

efuentes
09-01-2012, 11:23 PM
Nice bike, and just my size, my YBB really needs a brother :)

ofcounsel
09-01-2012, 11:45 PM
WOW!!! Now that is just pure cool!!

agegroupracer
09-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Nice bike, and just my size, my YBB really needs a brother :)

I think I'm going to keep this one for awhile ;)

WOW!!! Now that is just pure cool!!

Thanks. Yeah I thought this one would fly under the radar when I rode it, but it gets some nice comments.

reggiebaseball
09-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Pretty nice parts bin!

Build looks awesome, glad your Moots is back in the proper hands.

How are those Boras?

54ny77
09-02-2012, 01:27 PM
that looks terrific. :cool:

agegroupracer
09-02-2012, 01:51 PM
Pretty nice parts bin!

Build looks awesome, glad your Moots is back in the proper hands.

How are those Boras?

Thanks.... I'm glad it's back too :)

Love the Bora Ultra 2, finish and over all quality is off the charts. Stiffer out of the saddle than they appear, but a very smooth roll. The msrp would keep me from buying new, but that's just me finding it hard to spend more on a wheelset than on a frame. If it came down to buying new, I would go with the standard bearing Boras.

Ti and CF look so good together...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x265/pamologist/Cycling%20related/hub02.jpg

parkman14
09-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Ohhhhhhh yeah.
Looks rad.

nismosr
09-02-2012, 05:19 PM
lovely build .. just wondering where did you get the ghost decals for the boras ?

nbrewste
09-02-2012, 07:44 PM
Those are some seriously clean parts -- ultrasonic parts washer? Or just the good-old Simple Green soak?

rnhood
09-02-2012, 08:10 PM
I never cease to be amazed at the quality of construction on a Moots. Yours is a great example.

agegroupracer
09-03-2012, 12:32 AM
lovely build .. just wondering where did you get the ghost decals for the boras ?

Carlsbad is just 30 min. due north of San Diego :) But it wasn't easy.

Those are some seriously clean parts -- ultrasonic parts washer? Or just the good-old Simple Green soak?

Toothbrush and bearing wash/degreaser. Hose goes to an air compressor to blow the parts clean. Parts are clean but up close some have quite a few scratches and a couple of small dings.

djg
09-03-2012, 08:27 AM
That's a good looking bike.

Here's the thing about "upgrading" the crank. Yes, you can save a few grams, and the new ones are good, and I myself have some plastic Campy cranks . . . but the pic reminds me: those later gen record alloy cranks with the "hidden" arm work darn well and, IMO, are one of the best looking pieces of bike stuff in the history of bikes.

soulspinner
09-03-2012, 03:29 PM
Well done built to ride fast lookin bike.

agegroupracer
09-04-2012, 08:06 PM
That's a good looking bike.

Here's the thing about "upgrading" the crank. Yes, you can save a few grams, and the new ones are good, and I myself have some plastic Campy cranks . . . but the pic reminds me: those later gen record alloy cranks with the "hidden" arm work darn well and, IMO, are one of the best looking pieces of bike stuff in the history of bikes.

I'm in total agreement regarding the crank. Had a couple of riders remark about them during both rides this past weekend.

I'm in no rush to upgrade.

Lewdvig
09-14-2012, 03:45 PM
I had to come in and see what a budget Moots looks like!

Wow! What a great bike! Old campy is terrific if you take care of it.

Man I want a Ti bike so bad. The weather here in Canada is about to get _MENTAL_ and I only have steel bikes right now.

peterlombardi
09-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Wow, your idea of a budget and mine are completely different ;) but great build! :D I agree on the crank as well, no reason to "upgrade" that beauty.

agegroupracer
09-18-2012, 10:27 AM
Wow, your idea of a budget and mine are completely different ;) but great build! :D I agree on the crank as well, no reason to "upgrade" that beauty.

Yeah I see what you're saying. By budget I meant what this build ended up costing vs if everything was bought new. The savings was enlightening as it was the first time I've built up a bike this way.

lucieli
09-25-2012, 03:14 PM
Always wanted one of these