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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Finished builds:

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Figured since I wasn't putting this one together too quickly I'd do a detailed build thread for it. Not 100% sure what I'm going to use but I'll figure that out as we go. Seems like the best place to start is with the frame. 54cm 670.8 grams including the hanger.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:19 pm 
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Headset, stock headset 52.7 grams. Modified 37.7 grams.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:22 pm 
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Stock bb vs HSC Full Ceramic

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Interesting choice of frameset considering your past aversion to their products. What made you change your mind?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:30 pm 
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RyanH wrote:
Interesting choice of frameset considering your past aversion to their products. What made you change your mind?


Without going to deep in the details, you are completely correct that I have had serious issues with them in the past. As I'm sure most people know Ax went bankrupt last year and was taken over by a new owner. Axel who was a large part of the problem no longer has anything to do with the company. The new owner has been responsive to the problems from the previous owner and already taken steps to correct them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Couple of brake options.

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What tuning did you do to the EE brakes?

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Although I feel like I'm getting over the stealth black mode, I would stick with one of the EE options - those white fibulas look too 70s blingy


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Use the white fibulas...and sand them down [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND COLD SWEAT]

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When did thm do the Ltd edition fibulas?was this a one off build for you?


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Do assembled with Sram Red?
Seems to be lighter than 5 kilogram.
The final weight will be looking forward to it!

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Possible to list what parts you used to replace the stock headset items?

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Yes, please, list, if possible:
1) how was the headset modified (except the EE topcap, which is self explanatory)
2) how were the EE's tuned

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