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notsoswift
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by notsoswift

Yes Bernard!
Eric is the US guy who owns half of the Company, he is also the US distributor

Absolutely through Dan, a pleasure to deal with.
He fairly is young and trying to establish a business but really goes out of his way to make his customers happy, being in Melbourne I was measured up by him using the CPS and I will get Bikes Beyond (who share the showroom) to build it. He has pretty good prices on the extra bits as well, I had a lot of my kit for the build already but for the things I did need he was pretty close to the best net prices - sometimes higher, sometimes lower - so I just ordered through him.

tarz
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by tarz

I tried to go with Dan with as much as I could and he was extremely helpful and accommodating with prices and parts. Through various reasons I have sent him all the parts I had here in Adelaide and am getting his mechanic to build my bike. I'll be in Melbourne in a week or so, so am hoping to perhaps get in my first ride on it when I'm there if time permits.

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tarz
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by tarz

Update....

Bike is built and is being sent over to Adelaide from Melbourne....

Here are a few lower quality teaser photos I was sent.... but no final build photos so it is still somewhat a surprise when I open the box.


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notsoswift
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by notsoswift

Looking sweet, can't wait to see the full size quality pics :thumbup:

Didn't do the Arundel Stainless Steel cage?

tarz
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by tarz

notsoswift wrote:Looking sweet, can't wait to see the full size quality pics :thumbup:

Didn't do the Arundel Stainless Steel cage?


I had the King Cages already ordered.
Arundel cages aren't too bad though.
Was so surprised about how light the King's were. it's ridiculous.

notsoswift
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by notsoswift

Ah yes, half the weight for double the cost!
(although about the same cost and weight as a "real" carbon fibre, as opposed to the crappy plastic ones)

I got a call, mine arrived today...

Ozrider
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by Ozrider

That looks really good, cant wait to see pics of completed build.
Let us have a ride report ASAP
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tarz
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by tarz

Ok, Built.....
Yes there a few things that need adjusting... but thought I'd get these quick photos up here anyway with my training wheels.
I know that the bar-tape will polarise opinions, i had it here, thought i would try it, but I also have black waiting in the wings.


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tarz
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by tarz

Also,

7.8kg with Fulcrum XLR

8.8kg with training wheels (Powertap rear)
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by NGMN

hell yes, very nice!

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notsoswift
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by notsoswift

Yes
Ride report?

I think the tan tape is OK because of the natural tyres, it is a critical differentiator that allows the combination (although according to the Rules you need to match your saddle :roll: ) It is good to be a be a bit individual, and since you have a custom bike we all know you are not one of he sheep. Now, if you had black tyres then it would say change it, but I like this

So is that a 3T Arx stealth with the LTD Rotundo, I like that combo, I am getting the Rotundo LTD, but I am a 14cm stem which only come in the red stripe, I wonder if I should try 13 based on that look you have going down
7.8 with pedals and cages for a OS stainless steel bike of decent size isn't bad at all.

Only criticism, take some photo's in full sun, I want to see that baby shine :thumbup:

tarz
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by tarz

notsoswift wrote:Yes
Ride report?

I think the tan tape is OK because of the natural tyres, it is a critical differentiator that allows the combination (although according to the Rules you need to match your saddle :roll: ) It is good to be a be a bit individual, and since you have a custom bike we all know you are not one of he sheep. Now, if you had black tyres then it would say change it, but I like this

So is that a 3T Arx stealth with the LTD Rotundo, I like that combo, I am getting the Rotundo LTD, but I am a 14cm stem which only come in the red stripe, I wonder if I should try 13 based on that look you have going down
7.8 with pedals and cages for a OS stainless steel bike of decent size isn't bad at all.

Only criticism, take some photo's in full sun, I want to see that baby shine :thumbup:



I will get some more proper shots later on, way too busy with uni majors atm.

First ride last night, in the dark and rain.
I don't want to get caught up in the hype of a new frame, but it does feel stiff; the oversized tubing obviously has done its job. Very efficient frame, you feel the firmness but also it is smooth over the rough stuff at the same time.
Handlebars are a new shape, so am adjusting to that.
Dura Ace plain and simple is awesome, I do like the refined and smooth rear changes, although they are a tad vague, you feel them but not as much as Sram, I think I prefer that slight heavier shift of Sram, pure personal preference. Front shift, as said multiple times here, is faultless.

Will try and get a good ride in the next few days and see how I feel.

It's actually a Rotundo Pro bar, Stealth stem and LTD post, I know a bit of a mix, was supposed to be Team Black post but wrong size was sent, so the LTD was used instead, and Pro bars because it is after all a race bike and if goes down, it will be fine. Maybe I'll try carbon bars in the future but for now im good on these. It's a 110mm stem btw.

I'm pretty happy about the way it all looks, aesthetics are always a big concern of mine. And I think that the frame paint and components are balanced quite nicely.

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by prendrefeu

Your frame.

I would dry-hump it.

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by ultyguy

What a gorgeous frame! Absolutely loving it and inspiring me to save up and get them to make me something special. Every time I hop on mine I can't help but smile, it's just that kinda bike.

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