Godzuki26's Wife goes aero - Felt AR FRD 48cm

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by godzuki26

I cannot report on the performance factor, but on the cool factor this enormous carbon 3K cage with gigantic 3K pulleys look cool as F##k.

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I cut a FELT decal and stuck the F on the TriRig brake shield. I then clear coated it. Looks OK, but I am not quite sold on it. It may clash with the purple brake cable housing once I attach it. If it is too ugly I will remove the decal and reclear spray it.

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I am already into "FRED" territory with this build. Why not go "Uber Fred" and make my wife wear a Giro Aerohead helmet? The Textreme will match the frame. I would need to sand all the matte clear off, re do the "Giro" decals in purple, and finish it off with gloss clear coat. I can have my optometrist buddy re do the shield in a purple iridium color. I can also commission Kevosinn to bond a rear view mirror extension on the helmet. Might as well go all out.

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For those of you wondering what a FRED is, here is the definition:

"Fred" is a derisive term used by "serious" road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do not conform to serious road cyclists' norms with regard to dress and equipment, and appear amateurish to them. The term is generally reserved for men, while the rare female Fred is sometimes called a "Doris."

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So ~6 months in and still building. Does your wife even want to ride still? That's a lot of patience..
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godzuki26 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:47 pm

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What's wrong with the chain / ring interface? Something doesn't look right at all! :shock: Look at the gaps between chain and ring in the lower part of the ring :? Quick link doesn't seem to be fully locked. Could explain (part) of the gaps.

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Looks great . You know what, that’s the first time I have seen black chain make some Impact . Very cool. This may work or not , but get some matching nail varnish and paint your chain link purple .
Subtle and stylish. Hang it on the art gallery wall . :thumbup:

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I did not snap in the quick link chain because I have not finished debadging the Etap front derailleur. Once the chain is snapped into place it will line up just fine. I wanted to take a pic of the rear derailleur in its open position so I put the chain on it temporarily. I do not like the quick connect link being silver. I may need to switch to a KMC black chain because their quick links are black.

My wife is patient because she doesn’t even know I am building this. I am always working on bike stuff and all my bike stuff is black so she cannot determine what is old and what is new.
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Unless you can make the cassette black I'd stick with silver for the chain, or go all purple :twisted:
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Just go with the helmet! this is getting better and better!

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Ceradure made the lightest coolest black cassettes but aren’t around anymore. I am not sure where I can get a black 11 speed cassette. I actually have silver on the rear derailleur that I cannot paint or reanodize because of the electrical. Fortunately it is at the back of the bike next to the cassette and does not clash too much.

If I get a purple chain, I would need to not use the the purple brake cable housing. I think a purple chain would take too much focus off the frame. I made this mistake with too much pink when pink anodized parts used to be in. However a small purple accent on the chain via the quick link will be cool :thumbup:
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Cassettes highlights the chain . If you use a black cassette the chain would disappear and not be such a stylish feature . You could go gold or rainbow ( recon) but for me the colour sits well with the silver on your rear mech.
Such a clean lean build . Love it :thumbup:

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godzuki26 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:23 pm
I am already into "FRED" territory with this build. Why not go "Uber Fred" and make my wife wear a Giro Aerohead helmet? The Textreme will match the frame. I would need to sand all the matte clear off, re do the "Giro" decals in purple, and finish it off with gloss clear coat. I can have my optometrist buddy re do the shield in a purple iridium color. I can also commission Kevosinn to bond a rear view mirror extension on the helmet. Might as well go all out.

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For those of you wondering what a FRED is, here is the definition:

"Fred" is a derisive term used by "serious" road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do not conform to serious road cyclists' norms with regard to dress and equipment, and appear amateurish to them. The term is generally reserved for men, while the rare female Fred is sometimes called a "Doris."

speaking of fred... this bottle of water actually fits nicely in a jersey pocket

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by godzuki26

@Nefarious86 - is that a purple cassette???!!!! Is it real? I thought the purple brake housing was the missing final piece for this build but now it is this casssette. I must find this on the internet :thumbup:
@Jenmoss - thanks! I am trying to make this bike not so hard on the eyes.
@spdntrxi - the FRED water would totally finish this build off. Lol. She is already a FRED because she wears Lululemon crap when she rides.
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@Nefarious86 - ok I cannot find that purple cassette on the web. Appears to have beeen a limited edition. I wish I never saw this. Now it will take me another 4 months to find this purple cassette.
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