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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:31 am 
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This frame could almost be called vintage 8) since it arrived from Germany back in summer of 2011, but was only completed last week. So it’s been a long journey to get this bike built up finally.

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This model of frame was called ‘Alpha’ which over time somehow became ‘aloha’, and was built all custom for my measurements. Note this is a big bike — 58.5cm TT and a 77cm saddle height. I dealt with Nils which was awesome! The brakes will probably get swapped for EEs when I do road races or long days in the mountains and long ago I got rid of the AX fork :shock: and Morpheus cranks it came with.

In these pictures it wears a wheelset borrowed from Fair Wheel. :beerchug: Thanks Madcow! My hillclimb setup will be at around 3.9kg with the 866g mag clinchers I mentioned here. Also I have 750g ENVE tubulars but those will probably get 220g Veloflex tires glued on, for a similar weight somewhere under 4kg. Of course there are always ways to add weight and daily useability, which I will, but I think it’s more fun to show the bike here in its emaciated WW state on Tufos with Aerolites. :thumbup: Last thing, I shouldn’t have to say this but yes I have sturdier bikes to ride the other 98% of the time.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:01 am 
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Winner winner chicken dinner. Fantastic!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:50 am 
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That turned out good! Levers don't look too bad. :D

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Good. Lord. Almighty.


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Respect!

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Sooooooo cool 8) Probably one of the best looking super light builds on here, usually they're kinda ugly :thumbup:


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Tell us more about the Enve wheels you have.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:01 am 
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Aloha, that's really funny! I guess the lower part of the "P" peeled or faded? Great build and unbelievably light but why did it take so long to build up?

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Ok, that's nice. That may ne the most "rideable" of all the ultralight bikes. Did you do all the tuning?


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A true weightweenie bike!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Missed grinding the lawyer lips off of the forks, couple of grams there, which looks suspiciously like a scapula for being a fibula on the build sheet. Very sweet otherwise.


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Great weight.

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Oh my! This is excellent...

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This is awesome! I love the silver accents. I could not get my Campy Record front derailleur to work with the 2013 SRAM Red shifters. Are your shifters pre 2013?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:12 am 
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jimaizumi wrote:
why did it take so long to build up?

The first rule of procrastinator's club is.. try to postpone the meeting. :lol:

Geoff wrote:
Did you do all the tuning?

Most of it, with help from Kevin @ Cryptic who cut the lever blade holes.

kevosinn wrote:
That turned out good! Levers don't look too bad. :D

Thanks again Kevin.. nice work! :beerchug:

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Missed grinding the lawyer lips off of the forks, couple of grams there, which looks suspiciously like a scapula for being a fibula on the build sheet.

Thanks.. good that you're paying attention. :wink:

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Tell us more about the Enve wheels you have.

They came from a friend and weighed 754g (F 309/R 445g) with these specs:
ENVE 25T - 203g/219g
M5 - 32g
Extralite Ultrahub 10sp - 134g
Pillar ti (3.5g/ea), 2.0mm internal alloy nipples - 152g
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There is a wide range of weights for these rims out there, including the 1st gen EDGE 24 rims which I've seen as low as 192g, but I think the weight for mine is pretty ideal. I definitely want to ride them all over including technical descents and rough pavement. Likewise I sold the hubs even though they were super light.. I am a little sketched with that front hub.

So I am rebuilding the rims up like this in hopes of making them more robust and stiffer wheels, at ~750g:
Extralite Cyber SP 20/24h polished - 171g
Pillar XTRA-lite spokes x32, Sapim CX Super DS R x12 - 146g
2.3mm/1.8mm internal alloy nipples - 11g

My ti/stainless blend:
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I have already polished the same hubs on a different wheelset, so here's what they will look like:
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Thanks for looking everyone. :thumbup:


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