TTT + Strada X 2 = Aeroz (3T Strada Due)

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  • ‘A bike built for lunch time power hours’

    It started with a brake. The Hope RX4 to be exact, which due to the current pandemic are rocking horse poo. So I can only get them in blue.

    The idea was originally a Stealth Black Frame with purple bits a la CAADbury 12. But I cannot get a flat mount front in purple for weeks.
    So, Grey it is owing to the immediate availability of RX4s in blue.

    1 X is coming, but it’s 2 X Ultegra Di2 immediately as that’s what I have. But the plan being a 10-40 Hope cassette with a 44 or 46 up front mounted to Hope RX cranks. The Ultegra mech will be replaced with XTR.
    I purchased a 2X frame so I can sell it to a non believer in the future. I’ll run a chain guide off the empty braze on guide as the roads are pretty rough here (Yey SW!) - probably of wolf tooth flavour. I’m aiming to remove the di2 gubbins / paddles from the left hand shifter. I simply don’t use it currently!

    TLDR; this is going to 3T Strada smattered in Hope bits and a mountain bike Franken-drivetrain. It’s not going to be light or fast with me as a rider. But I’ll look cool and that’s all that matters.

    Bits I have so far:
    XL 3T Strada Due Grey
    Di2 Seatpost bung
    Flat Mount Hope RX4s
    3T Superleggera Team Stealth Handlebar 44cm

    From the CAAD:
    Hope RD40 Wheels
    Ultegra 8000 Di2 Group
    ENVE 130mm Stem (temp)

    To obtain:
    3T Arx LTD Carbon Stem 120-130mm - matchy matchy must be observed.
    Bar tape.
    Cabling / Hoses.

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  • Why remove the internals? Just reprogram them so they do the same thing as the right shifter.

  • Or reprogram as SRAM etap

  • They’re already like this on my CAAD and I still haven’t used them. I use the hood button only on the left for my Garmin.

    It’s also to offset the grams gain of the chain guide.... and to be true to my Franken-drivetrain that I desire. Unique as I can make it.

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  • So it begins... blue and grey works well.

    Impressed with the experience initially. Well packaged. Everything included; Carbon bung to cable foam. Nothing appears skimped on and all Carbon - top cap, bearing cover etc. Even 2 of the Di2 Seatpost bungs I had already purchased. Doh.

    Now to decide on Bottom Bracket - do I go 30mm and then bang in some adapters or just go straight to 24mm for my existing cranks and suck up the new BB further down the line when I switch the cranks?

    Also, got to use my new Wera tools. Well worth it.

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  • Looks like this is going to be 1 x after a eBay win.

    XTR mech is go.
    Just ordered a wolf tooth chain guide too so the braze on doesn’t look out of place unused.

    Bb was a pain in the arse but settled on a rotor so run in short term.

    Now on the hunt for a front ring. Or do I just get new cranks? Hope RX?? 😬🤯

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  • This is going to be some serious business.

  • Maybe I need my eyes tested but I have a bit of thing for these frames. I think they are a modern classic.

  • Srs bsns

  • Today’s update...

    Hope RX cranks are probably a little speedy right now and with a max 44T direct mount don’t give me the gearing I want. Think I might keep an eye out for some Dura Ace arms on eBay which I think I can get for about £250 new. Then I’ll use my newly acquired 50T chainring. For now it’ll go on my Ultegra.

    Wolf tooth 50T + Blue Bolts (matchy matchy but £24!!)
    XT 11-40
    Xtr Chain

    50 x 11-40 gives me almost exactly the same gear range as my current 52/36 x 11-34. I lose 1 off the top and 1 off the bottom only.

  • Needs 3t torno cranks imo

    Unfortunately sold out everywhere.

  • Set went for £280 on eBay last week... future chainrings put me off tbh. Nice otherwise!

  • Think I might keep an eye out for some Dura Ace arms on eBay which I think I can get for about £250 new.

    Close. Just bought some for £260, brand new.

    A messy photo of its current state. Looks fast. I’m also playing with purple and blue ano parts.

    To do;

    1. Drain brifters off CAAD
    2. Route everything through bars.
    3. Hook up hydro lines and Di2 cables.
    4. Press in BB and fit cranks.
    5. Tape bars
    6. Apply helicopter tape to seat tube and crown.
    7. Ride!!

    Tomorrow could be the day.

    Not going for a 3T stem. I cannot find a nice Garmin mount so retaining current ENVE to keep things clean.

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  • Completed:

    1. Press in BB. Fuck me there were creaks and groans I never want to hear again.
    2. Transferred shifters.
    3. Test fitted cranks - to be swapped to DA ones this week when they arrive.
    4. Fitted cassette.
    5. Internally routed Di2 cables and hoses. Internal routing though bars sucks and leaves nasty nasty hose rash. Fortunately did it the right way so none of this will show.

    To do:

    1. Bleed brakes.
    2. Wrap bartape.
    3. Chain.
    4. Torque everything to spec.
    5. Ride!
    6. Sell all the bits I meant to use and then ended up buying new bits. 💸💸

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  • Looking forward to the finished product (and better pics :)

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TTT + Strada X 2 = Aeroz (3T Strada Due)

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