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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:37 pm 
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Just run the Dura Ace wheels. They are excellent quality and you will never have to worry about them. They are OK on weight and surprisingly aero. Then snag some of the new C35 Dura Ace when they hit the market.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:06 pm 
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Nice project... go for the Dura Ace wheels.

Any info for me on sanding the frame? What sandpaper? Estimated time for whole frame?
Thanks!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:46 am 
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO FOR THE VENTOUX!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:21 am 
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Phil- start with 320, work your way to 800 and finish with 2000 grit. All wet.
I found a great finish with UV protection- no clear coat.

Estimate time- more than a few six packs of Fat Tire.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:40 am 
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I think the Dura-Ace wheels would be a nice touch since you are running Dura-Ace but that touch just lacks something special.

I think maybe a nice custom built set of wheels in black would be better at this point.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:56 am 
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Nice work CC, and you know what, Di2 is actually growing on me 8)

I think that Dura Ace c35 would be the wheelset for this ride :!:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:00 am 
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On German Ebay you can get some Prototype Shimano Wheelsets from Team Gerolsteiner, they are sold by Mrs Holzer.
I think they would perfectly match the prototype character of your build.
They weigh about 1200g and aren't that expensive.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:56 pm 
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I would love some Dura Ace 35 but they are difficult to come by right now and probably big $.

I am working on a modification to eliminate the heavy (62gr) battery mount
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and relocate the wiring harness.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:04 am 
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I am not seeing the fotos in your last post.


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Edge 45's and Alchemy hubs, or maybe Edge 25's for the climbs? You only live once.


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Nathan--get the Ventoux. i know someone that will give you a smokin deal and even let you do payments!

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I would go for Zipp 303. Slightly heavier than others on your list, but very universal and durable wheels for any occasion. If you want light wheels, go for Edge 25's.


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Nathan and I know that is a bad decision based on the rim alone! pm me or him if you are curious

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E25s are out- I want something more aero and stiff.
Gold Knights Ventouxs are for Campy only ;(
Edge 45s or 303s are looking more appealing for aero/weight reasons.

More progress last night- down to 895 grams
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Cutting the battery holder out saves 32 grams
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inside of BB shell drilled for cables and modified wiring mount
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gorgeous carbon weave
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a little Radio Shack action and its almost ready to connect the battery
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Colo, you are the man :!: :smartass: :beerchug:

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