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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:50 am 
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well done...............truly a beautiful bike. Plus this particular Protos was made in Milan ! :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:42 am 
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WR Stem weight?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:30 am 
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Sorry I have not weighed the stem. If I need to make changes, I will be sure to put it on a scale for you


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:34 pm 
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Wow lovely bike


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:21 am 
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@LaFolie & SuperflyRick Thank you both for the kind words. I love the way this particular build turned out.

I'm considering a Sarto or Specialissima next...

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:22 am 
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@LaFolie & SuperflyRick Thank you both for the kind words. I love the way this particular build turned out.

I'm considering a Sarto or Specialissima next...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Any more updates op?

Looking to get a Protos and was wondering if you've had any FD issues. The retailer I'm looking to purchase it from encourages the buyer of the Protos to get a chain catcher. It says very tight clearance.

There was also another blog somewhere and the guy was having a lot of problems with the EPS on his Protos. The FD was dropping the chain.


Just wondering your experience. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:16 pm 
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The Protos is a stiff frame that really transfers power effectively. Despite the huge bottom bracket junction, I don't feel as beat up as I expected. I find myself sprinting a lot more because the bike just picks up speed very easily. Moreover, it's one of the most unique and aggressive looking frames because of the huge downtube.

I have not had any issues with shifting with EPS. I am using V3 and love the adjustability afforded by the smartphone app. I don't see the need for a chain catcher when a bike is set up properly, especially using electronic. I like it so much i am upgrading my other bike from record mechanical to Chorus EPS

I highly recommend both the 2016 Protos (great prices right now) coupled with EPS. They have a long history together and they both work flawlessly.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:41 pm 
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Seedster wrote:
The Protos is a stiff frame that really transfers power effectively. Despite the huge bottom bracket junction, I don't feel as beat up as I expected. I find myself sprinting a lot more because the bike just picks up speed very easily. Moreover, it's one of the most unique and aggressive looking frames because of the huge downtube.

I have not had any issues with shifting with EPS. I am using V3 and love the adjustability afforded by the smartphone app. I don't see the need for a chain catcher when a bike is set up properly, especially using electronic. I like it so much i am upgrading my other bike from record mechanical to Chorus EPS

I highly recommend both the 2016 Protos (great prices right now) coupled with EPS. They have a long history together and they both work flawlessly.



Thank you very much. I've been looking at this frame for a while and the prices are to the point that my wife can deal.

Love you setup and will probably copy some of it. Love that stem and am now doing Record for sure after hearing how you haven't had any problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Awesome wife!

Some of the big retailers still have stock priced to move. Good luck with your hunt and be sure to post your build!

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