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The_Caped_Crusader

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Mar 2015
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    Sure, don't give up just yet. They're consistently appearing in the market every now and then.
    You're bound to find one in your size. I found mine and I was looking for one just a tad over the last 3 or 4 years... just be patient.

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    Shitty work with the headset, no doubt about that... I'm a very picky guy with tool marks so I tighten the headset nuts myself with a thick piece of cloth or an old and thick MTB tube underneath the tool.
    CK headset parts are super expensive so demand a new set from the store!

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    More work in progress...

    Meanwhile, I started breaking down all the parts' weights, and this is what I came down to, so far:

    • Frameset: Weighted it down when I got it from Stefan and it went for 2000g (frame) and 700g (fork). Fork was raw as the pictures showed. I'm keeping the same weights in mind but they might end up being higher because of the extra chrome on the fork.

    • Wheelset: Wheels are all done. Tune rims and hubs, CX-Ray spokes, Alloy nipples, Veloflex Masters 25c, extra-light tubes and One23 Alloy/Ti skewers. 2121g (1002 front + 1119 rear) both pumped up to 0.5bar below max.

    • Groupset: I'm going for the Force 22 2015 edition. Haven't got it yet but according to SRAM specs its weight is around 2150g for the compact GXP version. I wanted the Mid-compact 52/36 combo but can't find it available in online stores anymore at a nice price, so... going for the regular compact and will be changing the rings later. Anyway, estimating around 2142g (with 11-28 K7 and 172.5mm arms).

    • Junkset (eg.: all the remaining parts): Got everything else with me already... Tange headset, Procraft 44cm bars, SOMA quill, KCNC post, Flite saddle, Shimano A600 pedals, Lizard Skins tape, Birzman bottle cages, cable guides and SRAM's own cable sets. Around 1813g according to my kitchen scale.

    So, I'm estimating around 8880g for the whole bike, which is not amazing, I know, but it's still a very nice allround weight ATMO, considering the all-steel frameset, under-PRO wheelset, and almost lack of carbon parts (exception made for the Force bits).

    Can't wait to start building this baby up for summer!

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    Really nice!

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    It sure looks good enought like this... but will look even better when finished :)
    The chainstay chevron will be black and not orange, and it will advance circa 10mm towards the BB shell.
    Can't wait to finally build this baby!

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    Yes, it's intended to check the final position of the chevrons. The final stuff will be spray painted, of course.

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    First chevron test. New chrome is done.

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    What about the Singular Kite?
    shop.singularcycles.com/collectio­ns/frontpage/products/singular-kite

    EDIT: Ooops, sorry, forgot you need rack and guard braze-on...

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    @Skull_&_Biscuits SOMA Sutro, it's ordered already.

    I was going for a Bontrager SSR handlebar, spotted on ebay, but it slipped... think I'm going for the Procraft one instead, looks decent enough.

    @winnifred1849 just my thought man... black and orange was there from the start, you know, but it wasn't cutting it. I knew I had to throw in something more... a friend keeps telling I should add some tad of white somewhere but I think I'm done...

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