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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Rear dropout has been sorted by excellent work by my lbs. Framesaver bolt sorted. I've got another 10 hours of sanding then will get it clearcoated. Gloss or matte?

Current frame weight is 1123 grams.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:14 pm 
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Any ideas on the decals? I'd say a gloss black clear coat with gold decals would look great

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Hi Timo

I've narrowed the decals down to matte black, grey or gold. I've ruled out pink as I can't find a pastel pink. Definitely gloss clear coat.

The frame is currently 1120 grams with a bit more sanding to go.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Timo wrote:
I think your best option is sourcing a (used) left hand Ergopower lever. It only takes a couple of minutes to remove the shifting mechanism and that leaves you with a lever that is similar to mine (all that would be missing is a tiny plastic insert that covers the hole where the mechanism was but that has no function other than aesthetics)


..or the OP could just use the LH ergo as it was designed and drop the idea of a DT shifter for the front mech? Which would mean a move away from the original concept but it already sounds like a right faff getting the DT shifter to work. Btw, I don't think Shimano DT shifters pull enough cable for Campag. An alternative would be to source a pair of Campag 10sp bar-end (TT) shifters since they are very thinly disguised DT shifters. The LH bar-end has no indexing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:45 pm 
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Or whatever Campa downtube shifter you can get your hands on. They're all over ebay. Here's one on my Peugeot...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:04 pm 
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The downtube lever is part of the concept for the build. Might try a resin modolo lever, would that work?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Follow @Timo's advice and look on ebay for a Campag lever.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Yup will order one and sell the dura ace levers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:34 pm 
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The positive side of a Campa lever is also that if you do find a BTP carbon lever you'll need the hardware (back plate and internals) from the Campa one to make it work anyway...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:57 am 
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Thanks timo - I've ordered a campag lever. Still can't decide between gold or Matt black decals.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:25 am 
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Got some Matt black decals to try later this week. Sanded 8 grams I paint off the forks. Almost ready for clear coating.about another 6 hrs of 1200 grit to go.


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Campagnolo downtube lever has arrived 19 grams all in.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:32 pm 
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I am tempted to go for ee brakes - would drop 130 grams and I think would look ok. Decided to go full weenie on this now. Stem and bar will be the place to lose more weight. Kalloy uno -17 12cm stem and deda superleggera rs would be nice. Another option would be bontrager xxx integrated, advertised weight is 240 grams seems a bit optimistic. Would be grateful for any thoughts or suggestions.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:31 am 
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Frame and forks are going to the paint shop to get clear coated today. Decided with Matt black decals on the top tube near the head tube only. Will order a black tune headset. Still undecided on the bars. I think a non integrated set up will look more in keeping with the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:30 am 
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Just weighed the Chris King headset it came with, only 84 grams. Will get it polished and save myself some money to put towards something else. The Tune bobo would only save me 9 grams for a £140 spend.

After another 2 hours of sanding with 1200 grit it is all done. Frame ended up weighing 1108 grams and forks bang on 360 grams with star nut in the steerer column.


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