Right so, i've signed up for a sportive with @HoKe on in March so I NEED to get this bike built.
The aim is to get the weight below 7kg.
Over the winter months I picked up some carbon wheels (35 front, 50 rear) which I have rebuilt with Novatec SL 11 speed hubs (pics to follow)
Then I bought an ultegra groupset from @user49322 , but i'm thinking that rotor crank would look way better. Anyone looking to sell?
Yeah I have 2 sets inexplicably that I am about to sell (were going to go on customers bikes but have gone disk route now I have csg access). PM me and we can sort something out....
nice @amey , do you have qrings too?
To save weight u went for quite narrow rims and PRO4 23s.
I used planetx titanium screwers which are 46g for the pair. The hubs were swapped by cadence performance
Looks heavy! Do it again!
The only thing heavy around here is your belly @HoKe
Nope just those rings I am afraid .. you keen? PM me
So as mentioned I picked up an ultegra group from @user49322 and I am starting to amass the other buts I need.
I bought an 11-28 cassette so have no need for the 11-25. It's in pretty good condition so PM if interested
The brakes are awaiting swissstop pads
So I've removed my 6700 calipers and replaced them with some 6800s. I've also swapped in some swissstop black prince pads.
Looking good. 2nd hand builds that looks new!
This looks great. Why did you swap the 6700 brakes out for 6800?
Although there is a slight weight penalty, the 6800s have much better braking performance thanks to a dual pivot design. If I wasn't trying to save weight, I might have bought some new 105 calipers as their black finish would be a better match with the paint
lovely angles x
At long last, I have rotors! I went for the 3d24 as the weight difference between it and the 3d+ is negligible when you factor in the BB weight (ultegra 77g, rotor BSA-BB30 converter 96g)
@HoKe your continual words of support are greatly appreciated!
Always a pleasure, never a chore!
So my final few bits are arriving, and I am now thinking about who to do the build (I'm a useless mechanic)
the pedals are the steel version but 220g is still pretty light!
You have good taste. Looks like the chainrings are in position 1. Why have you chosen this over default position 3 or am I misreading the alignment?
Well spotted @7VEN To be honest I threw them together for the photograph and then put the rings back in the box! I'll probably have guys up at cadence set it all up properly for me
May I recommend Ratrace Cycles in Nunhead. Pete there does a lot of the guys bikes in Dulwich Paragon and he's done an amazing job of putting my last few builds together.
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