Fuchs Litespeed Vortex - 6140g - the everyday racer

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Marin
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by Marin

There are a cheap 70 grams to be found in Seatclamps, QR & Expander I guess!

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Fuchspk
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I like the quick releases, just bought the front one as i already had the rear one. I like the looks and they blend in to the bike.
The Seatclamp is heavy but even here i like the looks and like that it is a Litespeed made for the frame.

The original expander is really heavy, it works superb but that weight is just to much.
I will use this one which i had laying around.

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Tomstr
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This is going to be good!

I'm very curious to see how it comes out but given the equipment you already have this will be ace. Also a good inspiration to put my Propel on a diet. Skøl! :D
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I'm pretty sure my Reynolds Ouzo Pro's didn't weigh that much? They were always judged as a great handing fork before Reynolds pulled the plug on carbon fork manufacturing...
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The brakes i ordered will take some time until i´ll get them. As all the other parts are in the mail now and i´d like to go for a spin as soon as possible i´ll borrow the AX Lightness AX3000 from my Stevens so long.

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Fuchspk
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Wingnut wrote:I'm pretty sure my Reynolds Ouzo Pro's didn't weigh that much? They were always judged as a great handing fork before Reynolds pulled the plug on carbon fork manufacturing...


It seems that there were a lot of different Ouzo. Maybe the early ones (mine is from 2002) were heavier than the newer ones.
I´m thinking about buying a Ritchey WCS Carbon Pro but i still do think about

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by burglarboycie

Such a nice looking frame! Watching with even more interest now.

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Fuchspk
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by Fuchspk

Got some parts today :)

Deda bar
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New Ultimate Seatpost
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Deda Foam
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Sram RED
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Sram Force 11-23
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KMC
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Sram Force
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Procraft
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Tune 53/39
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Crank Brothers 2
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by gsindela

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing the complete project.
2015 Storck Scenero G3, Force 22, Ultegra wheels, Zipp AL bars, stem, post

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Fuchspk
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With all the parts i could put the bike together, just the right brakes are not here yet so i borrowed the ax from the Stevens.
The bike has now 6570g which is kinda nice for i bike i never really cared about the weight when buying the parts. But even so i will update some parts in the future and it should come down to under 6kg. For now i had the goal to get it together for the money i had for it which was 2500euro for the complete bike.

Made the first ride today, a 30km round which was a lot of fun! I liked the bike from the very beginning. As the frame has almost exactly the same geometry like my Stevens frame it was easy to get the right fit and i felt at home directly.
The bike feels fast and smooth and i liked it a lot. Of course it is not as stiff as my Stevens and you can hear the brakes rubb the rim when standing up. But hey who cares, it´s not that much and otherwise the bike feels just right. And when looking down it looks so nice with the titanium and all the black parts.
I´m really happy to have this bike now!l
Just have this one picture as i wanted to ride and it was getting dark. Will take more pictures soon.

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by gsindela

Looks and sounds fantastic!
2015 Storck Scenero G3, Force 22, Ultegra wheels, Zipp AL bars, stem, post

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Fuchspk
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by Fuchspk

Frame - Litespeed Vortex 2002 55 M/L = 1323g

Fork - Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon = 439g

Headset - Cane Creek Integrated = 54g

Expander - No Name = 17g

Bar - Deda Piega =284g

Bartape - Deda = 28g

Stem - Syntace = 125g

Seatpost - New Ultimate aluminium = 168g

Seatpostclamp - Litespeed = 36g

Sattel - Selle Italia SLR = 210g

Shifter/Brakelever - Sram Red = 295g

Brakes - AX Lightness AX3000 = 90g

Pedals - Crank Brothers Eggbeater 2 = 276g

Cranks - Zipp 300 = 297g

Bottom Bracket - XX-Light ISIS = 118g

Chainrings - Tune 53/39 = 135g

Chainringbolts - Zipp = 8g

Chain - KMC = 243g

Cassette - Sram Force 11-23 = 209g

Rear derailleur - Sram Red = 147g

Front derailleur - Sram Force = 89g

Front derailleur clamp - Procraft = 7g

wire - Shimano = 186g

Quickrelease - Zipp = 78g

Bottlecage - Fuchs = 16g

Wheels - Zipp 202 = 1155g

Tires - Continental Giro = 507g

Extras = 30g

all together = 6570g

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Tomstr
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by Tomstr

Shiiiiiit, that is an awesome build! (y)

Did you actually manage to keep it around 2500€? If so, I have some homework to do. :D
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Fuchspk
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by Fuchspk

Thanks :)
yes it is around 2500€ but without the AX brakes.
There are some other nice brakes on its way instead.

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by RyanH

Came out really nice. You may want to try putting a different wheelset on to see if it still rubs. I think Zipps with how they're built tend to rub more than other wheelsets, so it's possible it's not the frame but the wheels.
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