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airpoppoff
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by airpoppoff

[quote="DaReef"]Nice build! Re the front derailleur clearance, when I upgraded my Etap Tarmac to a Quarq, they had to install spacers. Hope this helps. Looking forward to the finished build!

Pls ignore the dirt, consider it proof I ride the hell out of my bike!

Awesome I might have to do that! Thanks for your help!

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Updates, coming together pretty nicely. Currently sits at 15.19lbs or 6.89kg

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looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.

Unfortunately I did the same the other day, lined the tyre logo with the Lightweight logo, then realised, but what is the relevance of doing it that way against the valve.

Nice bike btw, any idea of weight. !!

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KCookie wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.

Unfortunately I did the same the other day, lined the tyre logo with the Lightweight logo, then realised, but what is the relevance of doing it that way against the valve.

Nice bike btw, any idea of weight. !!


Well, the reasoning for lining up the valve with the tire logo is that when you get a puncture on the road, you pup off one side of the tire and blow some air into the punctured tube to find the hole. Once you find the hole in the tube, you can see where it relates to the valve and then check the tire in the corresponding location to make sure that whatever punctured your tube isn't still stuck in the tire, ready to puncture the next tube you put in. It just makes things so much easier.

In your case though, I wouldn't argue with lining up the logo on the tire with the logo on the wheels.... which the OP failed to do as well.

OP, I don't mean to bust your balls at al.... its a dope bike with some killer parts and its gonna look bad ass when it all comes together, but its the little details that truly set an awesome bike apart from the rest.
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It's very cool :thumbup: all Specialized bikes :lol:

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You need the Black etap chainrings and this thing is pure fire!

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
KCookie wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.

Unfortunately I did the same the other day, lined the tyre logo with the Lightweight logo, then realised, but what is the relevance of doing it that way against the valve.

Nice bike btw, any idea of weight. !!


Well, the reasoning for lining up the valve with the tire logo is that when you get a puncture on the road, you pup off one side of the tire and blow some air into the punctured tube to find the hole. Once you find the hole in the tube, you can see where it relates to the valve and then check the tire in the corresponding location to make sure that whatever punctured your tube isn't still stuck in the tire, ready to puncture the next tube you put in. It just makes things so much easier.

In your case though, I wouldn't argue with lining up the logo on the tire with the logo on the wheels.... which the OP failed to do

OP, I don't mean to bust your balls at al.... its a dope bike with some killer parts and its gonna look bad ass when it all comes together, but its the little details that truly set an awesome bike apart from the rest.


Awesome, thanks for clearing that up, my mind is now at rest. !!!

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That's anally retentive :o but makes a lot of common sense. :)
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.

Lol, I've had the wheels for two years now on another bike, but next bike I will do that haha. They came from Enve that way!

KCookie wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:looks great... but you lose style points for not lining up the logos on the tires with the valve stems.

Unfortunately I did the same the other day, lined the tyre logo with the Lightweight logo, then realised, but what is the relevance of doing it that way against the valve.

Nice bike btw, any idea of weight. !!


Thank you, I will weigh it tonight

Nejmann wrote:You need the Black etap chainrings and this thing is pure fire!

How have I not known of these? :evil:

CrankAddictsRich wrote:
KCookie wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:In your case though, I wouldn't argue with lining up the logo on the tire with the logo on the wheels.... which the OP failed to do as well.

OP, I don't mean to bust your balls at al.... its a dope bike with some killer parts and its gonna look bad ass when it all comes together, but its the little details that truly set an awesome bike apart from the rest.


The tires are old, and will not be going on the new bike, just put them on there to get it all setup.

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by airpoppoff

currently sits at 6.89kg, 15.19lbs. Need to cut the fork, cut the chain and get the bar tape and enve stem on, might drop a lb or so.

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by jmagoulas

Looks great! Something about stealth bikes and skin wall tires that does it for me. Agree maybe some Praxis black rings. Beautiful bike!

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by bencolem

Agree with other contributors- black rings then it would be perfect!

airpoppoff
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bencolem wrote:Agree with other contributors- black rings then it would be perfect!

I couldnt find the s works in anything less than compact, I did not know SRAM made etap black chainrings, but yeah, I can look into getting a different pair. :noidea:

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