Hello again everyone.
I have been busy scraping and sanding. No pictures unfortunately as the lighting is appalling in my room and we have ran out of daylight today. Perhaps I will try and get some on the weekend.
The frame is now at 862g! So it has lost 105g of paint. I could take more off however I haven't started on the fork yet and I am sincerely bored of sanding by now. When I did my research I saw that other people who have tried to take the paint off this generation of Addict have had trouble with the filler. Kevosinn combated that by painting the troublesome areas to give a lugged look to the frame. I have been very tempted to do that at various points but hopefully the extra work will pay off as I think the layup is amazing in these areas.
Kevosinn's Addict - http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133214
I am planning to finish the frame with a matte clear coat and some simple logos. Probably go with a Scott logo on the headtube and maybe "Addict" written on each side of the top tube just behind the headtube. Godzuki26's wife's Hi-Mod build is definitely an inspiration for this however I have no hope of pulling it off as professionally as him.
Anyway. I had a play on Excel and dug up some receipts from parts I plan to transfer from my other bike to calculate what the total weight and cost will be. It wont be any superlight build like the two I have referred to above but I am hoping for sub 7Kg for sub £1000. In the future I can definitely save weight on the wheels and be "UCI Illegal"
I have one question for all the more experienced people on here though. Should I press the bottom bracket in myself so as to ensure that the correct procedure is applied? or just take it to my LBS and trust him? I have never asked him to fit a pressfit BB before so I am wary to do so. Especially after hearing of the dreaded creak. I am eager to support my LBS though and I would rather not have to buy any BB tools/Loctite/Primer or grease right now.
Thanks for looking.