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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:44 pm 
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A big milestone birthday is coming up next year and the new bike itch is rearing its head. So I'm getting started early on my new project.

In the stable at the moment are a road rim brake bike (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=122183&p=1093029&hilit=pasculli#p1093029) and a winter road disc bike (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=139342&p=1230964). Being tall (2m) and reasonably heavy (86kg), I am looking to build a road disc bike that comes out roughly at the weight of the Pasculli (~7kg ready to roll), with clinchers and reasonably durable components. I'll be riding it in the Alps, endurance style, so good descending and comfort are important to me.

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I'm going custom again on account of my size and long legs. My geometry is pretty much dialed in. On the list of candidates were Berk, Cryptic, Filament, Sarto and Univer Telai. I looked around for a long time and like a lot of what I have seen with the different builders, so it's not easy to choose. I decided to put my chips with Richard from Filament. My exchanges with him have been a real pleasure: he is responsive, to the point, and I really like how his frames have evolved.

The frame will be a little "non-standard" in that I asked for a hidden seat post clamp, hidden fender mounts (for potential rainy riding), and a lot of slope to have a long exposed seat post for passive dampening. Against current trends I'll go with PF30 to make it possible to use Specialized cranks.

Frame dimensions:
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It's tough to make a big frame look good, but I'm pretty pleased with the proportions.

Groupset
Torn between Etap HRD and Dura Ace Hydro. The option of syncro shifting does appeal, and the single battery. On the other hand no wires on ETAP are also nice. Hmmm.

Cranks
Likely Specialized S-Works cranks with a P2M or Quarq

Wheels
Still a bit up in the air. Currently I'm leaning towards CarbonTi hubs with Venn TCD35 rims, which should come out just below 1300g. Bike Ahead Biturbo Road are also an option. I also looked at AX Lightness Ultra, but the Extralite hubs seem like too much trouble for my weight. Tires will be trusted GP4000s in 25 or 28.

Cockpit
Deda Superleggera handlebar - I just love the shape of the RHM. Maybe bonded to a Berk stem or just using a MCFK stem?

Seat post and saddle
Tough one here. Maybe a Berk saddle combo, or a Meld3D with carbon rails and a reasonably light seat post.

That's where the current thinking stands - criticism and suggestions are more than welcome!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Following this!

I'm also in the process of speaking to builders about a new frame - last one is already gone.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Forks?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Richard has an OEM fork from Taiwan lined up, with internal routing of the hose, through axle. He will adapt it for the hidden fender mounts.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:15 am 
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I think im behind you in the queue :)

Also waiting on a filament road disc before the end of the year

I'm at the other end of the size spectrum, 5'5 and aiming for sub 7kg

My build is gonna be
Hunt 50mm tubeless with shwalbe
Dura ace hydro/mechanical ( I know it's heavy but I'm not charging my bikes)
Bits of ultegra
Rotor 3D+ cranks (possible swap to dura ace at a later date)
Fizik top of the range (r0/00) finishing kit

Saw your bb thread, I'm sticking pf30 I think, Richard seems confident:)

Agonising over paint and going up to see the workshop and finalise details early Nov


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:50 am 
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@Titusrider: great!

Interesting choices on your build. Mine have evolved a bit (there will be some Schmolke on my bike :-))

The paint question is really difficult. Not sure how I will come up with the final design. I find that really really difficult. Have you got any drafts yet?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:03 pm 
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I'm trying to limit my color options to simple black and white, matches most of my riding kit and saddle that i am re-using

simple colors but want to go pretty out there on paint job. Will work with Richard on something arty and eye catching hopefully!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:12 pm 
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:-D - my girlfriend forebade black and white

"you have too many black bikes already, it's too easy" ;-)

Current steeds are black-pink and dark blue-pink. tough to decide...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:30 pm 
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That your bike on Richards instagram?

Recognised the massive frame!
What's your latest build kit?

Just had my drawings agreed and awaiting a build slot.

Mine looks like it will dip over 7kg in the end but should be around there. Main issue is my preferred bar and stem combo from Fizik is out of stock and not sure what to get instead. I can get some discounts on the 'mainstream' stuff so alternatives likely to be deda or 3t


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Yup, it is! Can't wait!

Build kit is pretty much there. Going the wireless route and changed my cockpit and seat post choices towards German boutique parts...

More in the coming weeks hopefully

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