Cyfac XCR Di2 superbike at 14.8 lbs

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CippoForLife
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by CippoForLife

Oh baby, one of the more unique rigs we've built in a while...

Evan’s Cyfac XCR custom - 14.8 lbs all in!!
Frame hand-built in France
Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing
1+1/8″ headtube with BSA BB
Columbus full carbon fork
Chris King Headset
Custom brass welds with polished finish
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9000 w/ SRM crank
Satellite and Sprint shifters for 5 shift locations (!)
3T ARX II stem + Ergonova bar
3T Paladio 27.2 carbon setback post
Selle Italia Super Flow 145 Ti saddle
Tune Carbon bottle cages
Zipp 202 tubular rims on Chris King hubs
Speedplay Zero Stainless Steel pedals

Full pics and info at:
http://blacksmithcycle.com/shop/3-the-casanova-cyfac-xcr-di2-stainless-steel/

In front of the local coffee shop on a shakedown ride. Lucky me...
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Downtube highlight with close-up of brass welds and entry points...
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Best,
Mike
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Elrey
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by Elrey

Very nice ride! Would go for Enve of 3T fork in UD carbon, but hey...

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by LouisN

Beauty :beerchug: !!!

The 202's balance well with the small steel tubes.

And, finally, a bike from CippoForLife for people under 6'3'' ;) .

Louis :)

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by Roel W

Lovely classic build!!
Well done!
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by Valbrona

That's the most dreadful embarrassment of a bike frame that I have ever seen. How is it that Cyfac are putting their name on a fillet brazed stainless steel frame?

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by paradawt

Great choose of wheelset. I think they match perfectly with frame.
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Valbrona wrote:That's the most dreadful embarrassment of a bike frame that I have ever seen. How is it that Cyfac are putting their name on a fillet brazed stainless steel frame?


Funny statement. British humor I guess....or just an opinion ?

You probably know Cyfac can do just about anything in steel, alloy or carbon.
http://cyfac.fr/steel-frames#xcr

Oh! Their lugged steel frames are in the vintage section.
You can order a lugged XCR frame if you want ;)

Louis :)

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by Valbrona

I wouldn't want a lugged stainless steel frame anymore than I would want a fillet brazed stainless steel frame ... but I would love a welded one. Who on earth gave this set of tubes to someone who isn't clever enough to TIG weld?

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by oldmuthariley

Valbrona wrote:I wouldn't want a lugged stainless steel frame anymore than I would want a fillet brazed stainless steel frame ... but I would love a welded one. Who on earth gave this set of tubes to someone who isn't clever enough to TIG weld?


Do you find that you are irritable and angry a lot of the time? Do you have a general dissatisfaction with life?

thought so :thumbup:

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by Valbrona

oldmuthariley wrote:
Valbrona wrote:I wouldn't want a lugged stainless steel frame anymore than I would want a fillet brazed stainless steel frame ... but I would love a welded one. Who on earth gave this set of tubes to someone who isn't clever enough to TIG weld?


Do you find that you are irritable and angry a lot of the time? Do you have a general dissatisfaction with life?

thought so :thumbup:


If you want to disagree with someone's opinion, that's fine. But posts like yours are plain silly.

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by Wingnut

CippoForLife wrote:Image


A beautiful bike despite what Mr Negativity says...
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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by kgt

Nice!

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by oldmuthariley

" Who on earth gave this set of tubes to someone who isn't clever enough to TIG weld?"
Hmmm. lets see - A Cyfac employee ordered them from columbus so i expect a courier or postman delivered them.
I'm sure that the frame builders at Cyfac are more than capable of Tig welding what ever they want - in fact Cyfac were one of the first companies to develop Tig welding for alloy frames years ago.

"If you want to disagree with someone's opinion, that's fine. But posts like yours are plain silly"
Likewise :beerchug:

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by CippoForLife

LOL, love the reactions, thanks for sticking up for us :)
As mentioned, Cyfac can do ANYTHING.
In fact, we are starting a lugged Vintage design with a new customer right this week!
This one was a special finish request for a very happy fellow.

Best,
Mike
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by oldmuthariley

CippoForLife wrote:LOL, love the reactions, thanks for sticking up for us :)
As mentioned, Cyfac can do ANYTHING.
In fact, we are starting a lugged Vintage design with a new customer right this week!
This one was a special finish request for a very happy fellow.

Best,
Mike


Look forward to seeing that one! - especially with the "special finish"
I have this cyfac :

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just mulling over a repaint at some point in the future....

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