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 Post subject: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:58 pm 
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After months of deliberating on a what to do for a race bike, I finally pulled the trigger on this 2008 Addict R4 off of Craigslist. It was a great deal and the frame is in excellent shape. With all of the matte black/stealth builds happening (been there, done that myself), white felt like the right choice. I'll be keeping frame only, ditching everything else.

It's currently completely stock, sitting at 7911 grams.


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 Post subject: Addict R4 Project
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Nice! Yes, I am getting bored with matte black as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Nice, looking forward to this build. What are you thinking?

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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I have an original Red grouppo from 2008-09 and a set of 2009 404s that should pair well with this frame (2008).

Haven't decided yet if I'm going to push for a complete period-specific build yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:31 am 
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Hung most of the parts. Have a lot of fork to cut. 3690g so far.

Going to have to run an old set of bars until the Zipp SLs I ordered a week ago actually ship :x

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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Here's the initial build...6560g. (hold the cut the fork comments) Needed something to ride as my main ride is about to get shipped across the pond ahead of me.

Frame (56): 952g
Fork: 359g

Planned upgrades in the near future are:

1. Aforementioned Zipp SL bars
2. Brakes that...brake. (1st edition Red brakes are a little scary)
3. Tune the Masterpiece post
4. Bottle cages


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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Like! Looks sharp....with the exception of the chain. Otherwise very well sorted IMHO. :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Nice build. I think the chain looks fine personally.

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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:35 pm 
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After trimming the fork and replacing the bars with a pair of Zipp SLC2 traditional bend, I'm down to 6400g. Time for the ride report. :x

I've been out on a handful of rides, and when compared to my Cronus (http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=117036), I'm a little...disappointed. At this point, they are basically the same build, except frame/fork. The geometry is different, but I notice it mostly in the amount of drop, and I actually prefer the drop in the Addict, which is more. So I don't think it's the fit that's bothering me.

The ride is not nearly as snappy as the Cronus, both in handling and acceleration (this is compared using the same wheels, 404s or King/Velocity/DT Swiss trainers). I've eliminated what I figured was the most likely culprit, incorrect BB/crank installation/break in period the crank spins very freely with no play.

My last experience on an Addict was admittedly quite some time ago, but the bike I rode, the "Pink Cigarette", was a rocket:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45954

It's not a bad ride, just really surprised that when race-day rolls around every Thursday, I have no desire to ditch my Cronus for this bike. :noidea:


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 Post subject: Re: Addict R4 Project
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looks great! nice cockpit choices!

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