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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:49 pm 
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The Moots has taken a turn towards the hefty side (+150g) while the carbon cranks are being replaced and the Crumpton UL is being built.

Also stripped the decals so I can play with paint options for the Crumpton.

Doesn't even qualify as a WW bike... for now... the buildlist is as follows:
- Moots Vamoots
- Reynolds Ozo Pro fork
- Chris King Headset
- Ritchey WCS steam
- FSA K-Wing bars
- Moots Layback seatpost
- AX Lightness endurance saddle
- Arundel carbon cages
- Campy record gruppo with compact carbon cranks +++ Broken - had to revert to alloy cranks while the warrenty is sorted out.
- Zero-G Ti Brakes
- Reynolds Stratus Clincher wheelset
- Salsa Ti skewers
- Continental GP4000 tires
- Ergomo Pro power meter (new bracket!)
- Speedplay zero-steel pedales +++ standing in for the Ti set that was still attached to the crankset that went back.

New picture:
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Very clean & very sweet. Congrats on a great looking ti bike!

They sure need to slim down that Ergomo headunit though!


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pritchet74 wrote:
Very clean & very sweet. Congrats on a great looking ti bike!

They sure need to slim down that Ergomo headunit though!


The new ones has a much lower mounting bracket.
In our shop we have had a metalworker bend a piece of aluminium to mount the head unit on, instead of the original plastic horror. Then it sits almost as a SRM unit. Much better looking.

But a very nice and classic bike. Not sure about the red tires, but it freshens the bike somewhat up, so maybe...


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Very nice. If it were mine, though, I'd peel the Moots stickers off the seatpost, 'cuz that's what I did with the one that is actually mine.


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I wish people would stop posting pictures of their beautiful titanium bikes. It makes me feel inadequate.

Just kidding. Gorgeous bike, very clean, very sexy...well done!!


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Wow, I can't believe you jammed that beautiful bike with the lovely carbon wheels into the gravel like that..... :sick:

It's making me clench,

Nice photo and bike though :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:05 am 
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on the ergomo headunit:
- Mine is new as of May this year so it should be the new bracket. Still, I agree that the unit is a bit large. The main difference I’ve noticed compared to the SRM is that it sits higher up. The SRM has a larger ‘footprint’ where as the ergomo has greater 'stack height.' Do note, however, that the picture is taken from a low camera angle which emphasizes the height of the ergomo.

On the moots seatpost:
- I just got the seatpost last week so haven’t decided on whether to keep the sticker. The frame has silver decals that I like quite a bit whereas the seatpost has the white logo. I’m inclined to agree with you, alienator, that the seatpost would look better sans decal. Also I just slapped on the black electricians’ tape to mark my saddle height – from an aesthetic standpoint this detracts from the cleanliness of the seat-tube to seatpost transition so I expect to remove this once I’m comfortable with the seat hight.

On the red tires:
- I’ve been playing with the color choice – the careful eye would notice a bias towards a silver/red color preference with the tire & skewer choice. As tires and skewers represent among the easiest components to switch out, I feel that the current color palette is an easy decision to reconsider in the future.

On the bike ‘jammed into the gravel’
- This was the first time I photographed my bike and I was trying to avoid the cliché of leaning it against the garage door so thought I try something I hadn’t seen before. As I’ve indicated in previous posts, I ride my carbon wheels in all conditions so the ‘crushed marble’ in my back yard was as valid a surface as any for the photograph.

Lastly,
Thanks for all your posts, this bike has been a labor of love of mine for the past two years and I consider the weightweenies forum the most critical venue for posting the buildsheet.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:10 am 
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What can I say?

Hot :thumbup: Hott! Hottt!!!!!


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Registered Executioner wrote:
On the moots seatpost:
- I just got the seatpost last week so haven’t decided on whether to keep the sticker. The frame has silver decals that I like quite a bit whereas the seatpost has the white logo. I’m inclined to agree with you, alienator, that the seatpost would look better sans decal. Also I just slapped on the black electricians’ tape to mark my saddle height – from an aesthetic standpoint this detracts from the cleanliness of the seat-tube to seatpost transition so I expect to remove this once I’m comfortable with the seat hight.


How gauche. I've used Sharpies and and the point on an expensive drafting compass to mark my SP height. I might use a crayon if I ever change the height again.

Registered Executioner wrote:
On the red tires:
- I’ve been playing with the color choice – the careful eye would notice a bias towards a silver/red color preference with the tire & skewer choice. As tires and skewers represent among the easiest components to switch out, I feel that the current color palette is an easy decision to reconsider in the future.


You have to remember what Confucius said: "The only good tire is a black tire. Anything else will totally f*ck up your chakras."


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:25 am 
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alienator wrote:
On the moots seatpost:
How gauche. I've used Sharpies and and the point on an expensive drafting compass to mark my SP height. I might use a crayon if I ever change the height again."


Good call - a sharpie it is (I've even got a silver one) until I find an expensive drafting compass.

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You have to remember what Confucius said: "The only good tire is a black tire. Anything else will totally f*ck up your chakras."


hmm... I thought that quote was from the Aryans Vedas, not Confucius. :wink:


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I like this one - how did you manage to fit the ax saddle rails into the moots seatpost?


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Damn you! :x Now I NEED another Moots. :shock: :shock:

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kleiner wrote:
I like this one - how did you manage to fit the ax saddle rails into the moots seatpost?


It took 4 people to put the saddle on that seatpost: one holding the seatpost, one forcing the seatpost head open, one positioning the saddle, and one inserting the top-half of the upper-rail clamp.


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finally! a decent ride, that is nice, very nice, i love it

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i lost 21 grams by removing the tacky stickers on my dv uls


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