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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:37 pm 
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I just couldn't help myself :D
Just a little teaser.
This is what i am buildig tonight.
This is after 2 hours.
More details later as the work progresses.
//Johan


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:20 pm 
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Hej!

Nice build so far! I really like the plain 12k Carbon weave finish-it looks very clean and high-tech. Make sure you post some final pics when done!

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That DA crankset is SO wrong given all the other cf going on there (should really get a full carbon seatpost too).

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what frameset is that?
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the quality of the DA crank is very good, the alu head on the carbon post sounds sturdy

u can spend a lot of money pushing the weight a little lower but it wont do any wonders


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chrism wrote:
That DA crankset is SO wrong given all the other cf going on there (should really get a full carbon seatpost too).

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Nonsense. :wink: Carbon is a great material for some things (frames, posts, bars if done right) but for cranks it's primarily a marketing tool.

Using a DA crank values function over fashion - me likee.

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Hi.
I did thinking of getting a cf crankset but i didn't because of three reasons.
1. I have a budget so it's much cheaper to buy a complete gruppo than buying separete parts and exluding the DA crank and getting a CF one.
2. The DA crank is plenty stiff and its not too heavy.
3. I don't exactly race at national level so the DA crank will be fine.

The seatpost and the stem is very heavy as you will see when i publish the buildlist, but i got them very cheap. And it will not cost too much to upgrade later.

//Johan


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Nice to hear people on this site are also thinking about function, and not just the weight. :idea: It isn't all about weight. as you all rightly observed...getting a CF crankset that is really going to be lighter than D/A and also outperform it in terms of stiffness is indeed a pricy option. And indeed still mainly marketing. I bolted an FSA MegaExo CF crankset on, and the weight is really no different. But then I am building up a BPStealth frame and wanted something that also looked different and techy. And if you still want to change to a CF crankset wait a year or two and this will change. By that time upgrading is still a possibility anyway.

And I am also interested to hear what frame this is, where you got it, how much it was and how much it weighs and so on.

But I do recall reading in your initial post that your build was going to be on friday. It is now saturday. Where are the pictures of the finished article? :roll:

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Jeeez. You are in hurry :lol:
Saturday was spent building on the deck or patio (don't know exatly what it's called in english) in the garden, then off for a quick MTB ride and to round off the day dinner at some friends.
So i didn't have time to finish the build.

//Johan


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Hey Johan,
Sounds like a good day to me!
Glad to see your project coming along nicely.


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Ok-fair enough- you are forgiven :wink: ... patio is like a garden enclosed by the house itself, a deck is outside in a garden for example, like a raised area usually decked out with wood. Not that it really matters though! And yes, I am the kind of person that is usually in a hurry...I start a build in the morning and work on it until it is done. (This only works if I have all of the parts ready to hand. Usually I am in too much of a hurry anyway and just start building up with parts as they come in.

Indeed sounds like a good day though! At least you made use of it cycling yourself,-I spent the day trying to get my 1.5 year old to learn how to ride (start 'em early I say!)

So what frame is this?

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Since Johan has probably dozed off on his patio by now, i'll take the liberty to answer that :wink: The frame is axman.


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Well-with weather like this who can blame him? Bedankt voor de tip re frame Strobbekoen! I had never heard of Axman before and just checked out their site. They have some nice stuff! I am really considering just getting onto a plane to Taiwan/China with a fat wallet and just go past some of the manufacturers to buy some new toys at factory direct prices....

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Sorry.
I forgot to give the details.
As Koen already stated, the frame is the R2 frame from Axman.
The weight (51cm) is 1033 grams.

I was on a long MTB ride this morning, got home and discoverd that i was locked out from the house. Had to wait 2 hours in 8 degree celsius. I had to crawl under the dogs blanket to keep warm. Not fun!

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/\ Next time, try and find a way in. I'm not sure how secure houses are in Sweden, but here, mine was incredibly easy to get into in a pinch.

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