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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:35 am 
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Location: Portland, OR
Hey all-
Hope you enjoy my first WW build and post! Its a stunning and unique Blue AC1SL prototype. I bought the frameset from Mike Giraud, Blue's product development manager, who said that it implemented some different resins. Wheels are Mavic's CCUs with Vittoria tubulars and Ti skewers, drivetrain is mostly Sram 2012 LTD green edition, with a Zipp crank and Feather brakes. Cockpit is Shimano Pro PLT stem, blank bars and saddle.

Thanks for looking!

Final weight: 6240g (13lbs, 12oz)

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Cable routing is internal, with the rear brake housing entering the side of the top tube. Had to experiment a bit with the shifter housing but I think I got it to work out.

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Some detail shots of the brakeset:

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Aaand the ebay parts: titanium skewers and a chinese carbon saddle...

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Frameset: Blue AC1SL Prototype w/ integrated tapered FSA zero-stack headset
Seatpost: Blue
Seat: Ebay carbon saddle
Stem: Shimano Pro PLT
Bar: Flat carbon road bar w/ option for internal cable housing
Bartape: Bontrager
Brakes: Feather single-pivot with cam
Front derailleur: Sram Red, titanium cage braze-on
Rear derailleur: Sram Red 2012 LTD, short cage
Crankset: Zipp Vumaquad
Bottom Bracket: Zipp's BB30 kit
Chainrings: Zipp
Chainring bolts: Zipp
Chain: KMC X10SL hollowpin
Shifters: Sram Red 2012 LTD
Cassette: Sram Red Black powerdome cassette in 11-25
Wheels: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
Skewers: DATI titanium
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX 700x23 tubulars
Pedal: Shimano 105

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:56 am 
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Awesome, awesome bike. Big fan of the AC1 and I'm glad someone came in and revived the company. That said, I have one small criticism.

Surely with a steed that nice, you could also afford a push mower. :D

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 5:33 pm 
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...but remove rusted headset bolt ...

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:39 pm 
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...but remove rusted headset bolt ...

Yup, or you can also go to your LBS and see if they have any of the black rubber tabs that can go into the bolt. IMO it looks the nicest (especially if you have a black headset... not sure how I feel about the black tab in the blue NoThreadSet).
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:14 pm 
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awesome bike


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:19 am 
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What's the braking like on those wheels?

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Is it really possible to ride on those cheap carbon saddles?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:57 am 
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The saddle is 130mm or 143mm?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback!

Braking on the CCUs is exceptional. I haven't gone on any long descents but the action of the brakes is well-modulated, probably owing to the cam arm progression of the Feather brakes.

For the carbon saddles- I think the biggest factors are the type of road surface you'll encounter and having them precisely dialed-in. It's been fine for doing hill laps on smooth asphalt at a park in Portland (Mt Tabor) but I hesitate to ride out into the city with it, especially with a stiff carbon seatpost/frame/wheelset beneath it--ouch. Likely switching to an arione


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