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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Looks great!

You could drop a few g's if you took off the valve caps and washers........ :smartass:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:59 am 
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Haha, here it is. My apologies too, didnt mean to 'ride' on your thread, posted my pics then noticed the discussion category.

Yours is Sexy Black! Happy Easter

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:59 am 
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@b0bafett thanks for putting it back...no worries about joining my thread. Just out of interest have you got a weight for your bike? I can only do mine while standing on the bathroom scales and i get a reading of 6.8kg which i find a bit hard to believe. It has to be lighter! (perhaps wishful thinking)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Great stem, matches the handlebars. I should change my stem too, as the factory-installed 90mm is too short.

I weighed my bike on my LBs' fish scale, which came up to 7.3kg, I used my bathroom scale to verify & the weight is not too far off, so your measurement should be right, which is light considering that you are using clinchers.

I'm a little disappoint with the extra heft compared to the web listed figures but probably the team frame has extra paint added to meet UCI weight regulations :shock:

One thing, I noticed that riding this aeroframe attracts more road grime compared with my ex-bike with round tubes. Maybe the improved aerodynamics causes the passing wind to 'hug' the frame over a wider surface area.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:56 pm 
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6.8kg might be right but being on this site and reading the stats on other bikes you always hope your bike is lighter than what the scales say. I got on amazon this arvo and order so proper scales so by mid week I should have a more accurate reading.

If you are going to get a longer stem I thinks it's always better to try and match them to the bars. Do you have carbon bars or aluminum?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:57 am 
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That's y I was disappointed when I saw the weight, I thot it wld at least be bordering 7kg. Should had weighed the bike when it arrived, even when it was packed with the headset & fork. Then I will know where the weight is coming from.

Noticed my bike specs were left out in the copy/paste. Here they are again:
- 2012 Chorus - non compact, rear cassette 12-29
- Reynolds DV clincher
- Stem Ritchey Logic 4-Axis (factory installed)
- Handlebar - Ergonova Alloy
- Seat - Specialized Romin Evo Ti
- Pedals - Time Racer iClic
- Water bottle cage - Minoura Duralumin


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:53 am 
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What's the weight difference between an Aeroad frame size M in team color (white black) and full matt black?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:17 pm 
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My frame is a L and by memory it was close to 1200g. Not sure about the team frame. I am guessing it wold be more due to the paint, but how much I have no idea.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:10 am 
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I didnt weigh my size S team frame as it came installed with headset, stem & fork. One way to work out the frame weight is to reverse engineer the total figure & tediously breakdown the components based on list like the one posted by Competitively Cyclist. :shock:

Reading from other threads, paint adds about 200g. & so far comparing on this thread with a nude black, a Team frame seems heavier than that amount, definetly due to the paint and probably overbuilt slightly.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:49 pm 
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After weeks of "should i.....shouldn't i...." i decided to take off the decals of my wheels. I did heaps of research on WW and a few other places about the best way to do it and in the end i got the opinion that it had to be done by sanding. It would take heaps longer than using some sort of chemical but in the end it was the safest way.

The job took me about 5 hours in the end and i could not be happier! The carbon patterns in the wheel match the frame now.
I used a 120 wet and dry sand paper and very lightly used it to removed the top layer of clear coat and to take off all the writing.
Then used a180 wet and dry to really take off all the little bits of paint which remained. The wheels were actually sparyed black too so it was more than just the decals that had to come off.
After doing that for a few hours i used some sort of sanding sponge that the guy told me was around 500 grit. This was great because it took out all the little marks and scratches that the previous sanding had left. After that i used a 1000 wet and dry to completely remove any marks.

After sanding i used a bio cleaner that the guy at the paint store recommended as it takes away any trace of grit and dust on any sanded surface. He made it sound like some magic solution but it was only €6 so i had nothing to loose. I must admit that it was a good product. I thought the wheels were clean before using it but after i used this cleaning product the paper towel was black so it must have lifted all the carbon dust.

I was going to leave the wheels after that but i was worried that without coating them with something the wheels might get damaged by the elements while riding (The weather in NL throws up all sorts of things) so i went to a model store and bought a can of some sort of matt lacquer, just to finish the wheels off.

Interested in what you all think. Oh....broke the WW cardinal rule....forgot to weigh the wheels before and after. But the bike is 100g lighter now than before

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DSC01176 by sjc166, on Flickr Its just a bit of dust near the valve, should have wiped it clean before the photo

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Wow, this is a great looking bike. A more traditional stem would finish it off well but otherwise, this thing is almost perfect. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Very well done sjc166! Congrats.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:59 am 
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Thanks...I am very happy with it!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:23 am 
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I have the same stem and Garmin. I found this works.
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Hi Scotty,
Your set up looks a lot cleaner. I am going to look online and get one.....what's it called a "Garmin adaptor?". I have not seen them before.


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