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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:48 pm 
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Something new came today:

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Weight for a 54cm (M) with derailleur hangar and cable guide.

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 Post subject: well?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:18 am 
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how 'bout some more image, and/or details....
or is this a tease?


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 Post subject: Re: A Ti Reunion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:48 pm 
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A new weighing machine?


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 Post subject: Re: A Ti Reunion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:52 pm 
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I suppose I shouldn't tease too much since this is a run-of-the-mill Ti frame (relatively speaking). Some more pictures as the build gets under way:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Nice, I want a Ti frame one day.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:43 pm 
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Nice, I want a Ti frame one day.


I think we all do!! There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of a ti frame. Very nearly bought a ti mtb frame a while back but bought my Bianchi frame instead


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:27 pm 
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Although today's carbon wonder frames can provide the same ride qualities as a Ti frame (e.g. my Parlee Z5 SLi), the carbon frames are just not as special.

If you're a fan of Ti, then I'd highly recommend getting one. For the stiffness freaks, the Moots RSL is supposed to be up there, as well as the Archon. For me, my Siena was the perfect balance. I didn't have a high end carbon frame prior to getting the Siena, but after a few years, I let it get to me that since I was racing, I should be on a carbon wonder frame. I test rode a few bikes, and the Specialized S-Works was the starkest difference in feel, but it was like a track day car, something that I didn't want to live with as an everyday ride. The Parlee was just right, while being stiffer when getting out of the saddle to go, maybe even a touch more compliant. But again, it didn't feel special to me.

I'm hoping the Xicon will ride similar to my Siena. The Siena had butted tubing and a lot of worked tubes, while the Xicon is simpler. The rear stays are a lot beefier on the Xicon though. Welds don't seem as tidy as they were on the Siena (2007).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:38 am 
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A very nice choice. I feel the same way about my Lynskey R320. Plenty stiff and light enough to go 12.5 lbs with a 1240 gram M/L frame. Some titanium bike frame companies still get it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:39 am 
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Got a few new parts and took off some old ones from the Parlee:

The TRP's were lighter than I thought (probably 207-210g without pads - they work very well, so I'll probably keep them as long as they don't clash)

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Extralite Road OC Stem 100mm at 83g
The engineering on this thing is amazing. They went as far as milling material off the Torx screw heads. It's really amazing in person.

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Got this Tune clamp for a steal on eBay:

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Picked up an old gen Edge 1.0 fork with minimal logos (may still sand it down):

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:33 pm 
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Maiden voyage on the Xicon. Was limited to a flat 20 miles due to my ITB issue, but initial impression is that it's very stable and the handling is very responsive.

I'll get a better picture up when I get some time:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Looks good, it deserves better pics.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:48 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:57 am 
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Some more pictures:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:07 am 
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Build List (as of 04/20/2015):

Deda Elementi 25
Extralite Head 2 46.8
SRAM Red Quarq 788
SRAM Red FD w/ Parlee Clamp (6g) 81
Reynolds 32's 1080
Edge 1.0 Fork - Cut to 185mm 284
KCNC Skewers 40
Extralite Top Cap & Expander 9.8
Litespeed Xicon 2012 54 1296
Continental Sprinters (est) 540
TRP R960 SL 238
New Ultimate Seatpost 31.6x350 116
3T Bars 202
Extralite OC Stem 100mm 83
Tune Clamp 10
MCFK Saddle 79
HSC Ceramic BB 84
SRAM Red 11-23 Cassete 135
Speedplay Ti Zero 172
SRAM Chain 240
SRAM Red Rear Derailleur 149
SRAM Red Shifters 282
Alligator I-Links 97
Arundel Bottle Cages 56
Alligator Barrel Adjusters 5
Bottle Cage Bolts 2.8

Estimated Weight 6,145g (13.55lbs)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:39 am 
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I'm impressed. great looking machine. I esp like how that seat collar matches the frame.

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