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

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godzuki26 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Differences are UHC Ultimate vs UHC Advanced Carbon, both use Textreme but the FRD uses a a higher grade Textreme vs the AR1, the FRD has a full carbon shell for the bottom bracket vs the aluminum bottom bracket for the AR1.

Not sure what this all translates to with stiffness or ride comfort but all I know is this 48cm FRD weighs more than a 56cm AR1. :noidea:
Sorry I assumed this frame is AR1. I don't recall the AR FRD ever having red logos. AR1 had red logos.. But I guess I'm wrong? (ok just checked again. I recalled wrong)

For reference, I've owned F1 and F FRD and there was definitely a good chunk of weight difference between the frames (~80g i think? it's been a while sorry) favoring the FRD.

So yeah either this frame is on the +% spectrum of weight or Felt AR frames aren't very accurate on claimed weights. My F1 and F FRD were spot on.

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This is a very entertaining thread! Love the look of your "wife's" bike.
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by godzuki26

@gurk700 - I think I got the pig of the batch with this 48cm. I was expecting a sub 900 gram frame with the paint stripped off. This weight made me lose immediate interest in the F FRD.
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godzuki26 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:48 am
@gurk700 - I think I got the pig of the batch with this 48cm. I was expecting a sub 900 gram frame with the paint stripped off. This weight made me lose immediate interest in the F FRD.
It is very surprising man. Sorry it didn't go as planned. FWIW Felt makes some nice bikes and in my experience they ride beautifully (and look badass) BUT if you're chasing a weight weenie project I can totally understand the frustration! :doh:

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Been busy doing other stuff and have walked away from this project. I ended up getting the Recon Cassette. It is a combo between blue and purple. From different angles, the blue and purple alternate between being dominant. There is gold on this which I was afraid of.

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Need a little more splash of purple. Cinelli Milano plugs which are anodized purple.

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I really wished I bought this gram scale which measures in hundredths. It is so much more precise. I can see the weight saved by removing the Red decal and sanding the laser etching off the derailluer plate. I am using this scale to tune a Red 11 speed mech deralleur for the wife's Evo as she will be converting from 10 speed to 11 speed.

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10 and 11 speed SRAM is compatible with eachother.

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godzuki26 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:10 am
Upon closer examination of the "purple" cassette, it has blue teeth and fades into a purple color which I think looks amazing. What I do not like is the core of the cassette is gold. It is also gold from the inside out. Any sign of gold on this build will throw off my entire black and purple theme. Recon's black cassettes also have a gold inner core which will not work. I think for now I will keep the silver cassette and black chain. If I go with a black cassette (wish I had stocked up on Ceradure cassettes when I had the chance) I would need to use a silver chain.
Miche makes black cassettes. They are not as light as Recons but still decent. http://www.miche.it/en/products/strada/ ... imano.html

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You need the enve's with purple ck hubs for sale in the classifieds...
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Hi Godzuki

You seem to the bolt wizard. Do you know where to get downtube cable adjuster bolt which is light?

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@campagowlo - For years I have bought my bolts from TorontoCycles. They are the best. Great selection.

@glepore - nice wheels. I'll look into it :thumbup:
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That cassette is almost too cool.

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I may want to keep this bike instead of hand it over to the wife. Not sure yet. If I keep it, I will need a 120mm stem. This Ax Lightness Rigid stem is as light as it will get especially with a 31.8 oversize clamp.

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In that case, you’ll need to build a new bike for your wife.

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