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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:51 pm 
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What size is your headtube?

I ran into a similar issue when building a x-small EMD 9 for a friend. In his case the fork steerer (used fork) was a bit short. It came with a similar FSA bearing cover as yours. So ended up using a "Slam that Stem" cover. Had to use a few shims...but works great.

If you're looking for a few extra mm's lower. It may work.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 am 
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Thanks Getter, my headtube is 44mm. My current cover is relatively thin, think I'll keep it for now.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:11 am 
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Some more pictures for you guys. I think I am going to try and tune my seatpost clamp myself, it's cheap so I don't care if I ruin it and it will be a real WW project :D

I am going to start measuring and noting every bolts weights I can to see what sort of weight I can save. I already have alu bottle cage bolts, alu top cap bolt and Ti rotor bolts.

I am mainly aiming at:
- caliper mounting bolts (4 Ti bolts + those to mount the rear adaptor)
- front derailleur mounting bolt Ti
- seatpost clamp bolt Ti
- maybe tune the brake lever mounting bolts too, to alu.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Nice devinci :thumbup: !!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:29 pm 
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If you needed to a thinner cover from a Cannondale Super Six Evo would drop 11mm off your stack height.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:49 pm 
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cool bike. How light will you build it?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:51 am 
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Im not sure yet, with my current calculations it would come at 10,4kg but I still need to tweak some stuff:

-tune all possible bolts (already got bottle cages and rotor)
-caliper to Ti
-brake adapter to Ti
-brake lever to Al
-front derailleur fixing bolt to Ti
-seatclamp tuning
-housing shortening
-brake hose shortening
-cutting steerer
-maybe change headset cover to something thinner

Feel free to suggest some more bolt tuning or if the current ideas are not a good thing, like brake lever mounting bolt to an aluminium bolt...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:05 am 
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I've changed almost all the bolts on my project bike and I've opted for aluminum bolts in some spots, the front derailleur for example. Its an expensive undertaking to swap all the bolts to Ti or aluminum, $/gram saved.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:06 am 
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Aluminum bolt tuning on something like a brake lever or shifter can actually be a good thing at times. On a MTB they aren't exactly load bearing all of the time and if you do crash heavily, hopefully you just break a bolt and not something more expensive to replace.

If you do decide you want to get another seatpost clamp, this Tune comes in 30.0mm diameter and lots of colours.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:08 pm 
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The tune clamp seem hard to find in North America, shipping this from Eu will cost a lot, I will try and tune my current one or go with a cannondale one.

I think the only aluminium bolts will be those holding the brake lever to the bars. The rest will be titanium.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:35 am 
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Cool bike :) I like your blog too :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:53 am 
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Thank you

I installed the crankset yesterday. Some more pictures to come. I received a few parts and still missing the rear brake. Stick around folks!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:57 am 
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devinci wrote:
The tune clamp seem hard to find in North America, shipping this from Eu will cost a lot, I will try and tune my current one or go with a cannondale one.

I think the only aluminium bolts will be those holding the brake lever to the bars. The rest will be titanium.


http://fairwheelbikes.com/tune-schraubw ... -5003.html

i'm not sure if 30.0mm is the correct size for your bike, but that size in black is in stock, and i'm pretty sure fairwheel will ship to canada.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:21 pm 
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I never have great luck with those ultra lightweight style clamps like the Tune. Best clamps IMO have a barrel nut (like the Thomson, KCNC Road Lite, Niner, even MCFK) which allow the bolt to maintain the proper angel because the barrel nut can pivot. With those style clamps, once torqued the 2 face the bolt head pressed against are not always parallel and they are more prone to creaks or even breaking.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Sorry for the lack of updates.

I am patiently waiting for my rear brake. In the mean time I have probably found a seatpost clamp, which should get here soon. I have received most of my parts and im only waiting on the clamp and rear brake for further updates. Stay tuned guys, the final weight should be respectable given a steel frame ;)

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