Project FEo-> modded Di2 build

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jever98
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by jever98

Winter time, snow, no riding. How boring. Looking out the window right now, this is what I get to see:
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But on the bright side the post man has been dropping goodies off at regular intervals these last weeks, and the parts for the new build are coming together nicely. But instead of dumping the whole build on you at once, I'll follow the tradition of the advent calendar and show something new every day. By 24 December all parts should be here, but the build may not (yet) be complete... tbd.

A few hints:
  • The name relates to the intended use, but not in competition
  • It should be a light build, but hopefully practical
  • The frameset is not well known and for testing
  • The build will involve some targeted modifications
  • Inspiration and help has been enlisted by a board member who made a particularly popular build this year.

Without further ado, the first (very small) parts:
20 spoke washers (Pillar), front wheel:
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24 spoke washers (Pillar), rear wheel:
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20 alu nipples (Pillar), front wheel:
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24 alu nipples (Pillar), rear wheel:
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Total weight of components so far: 20.4 g :D

Stay tuned for the next update tomorrow...

Cheers
Jever
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by SaXoB

can't wait to see the next step ;)

jever98
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by jever98

Second day and we 'open' the second door:

In line with the purpose of the bike I have chosen some low profile (20mm) carbon clincher rims. The weight is pretty decent, let's hope that they are stiff enough to stand the abuse I will throw at them:

Front rim: 348.8g, 20 holes
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Rear rim: 346.1g, 24 holes
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Sum of component weight so far: 20.4g + 694.9g = 715.3g
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At the moment, I can't quite decide between two pedal options.

1. Egg beater 2Ti 2010 + Ward spindles: about $220, ~170g, but with bushing and old body design
2. Egg beater 3 2011 + Eard spindles: about $160, ~218g, but with needle bearing instead of bushing, and newly designed body (no play, better protection against the elements?)

The reason I will go with egg beaters is that I am using mid foot cleats.

What would you recommend? I am tempted to go for the 2ti, since I had no problems with my old SLs, they look cool, and the weight is pretty sweet.
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Some more important parts arriving today or tomorrow, so things will pick up a bit ;).
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by KWalker

I have the 3's and the bearings are nice and smooth.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate Froome.
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jever98
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by jever98

@KWalker: thanks for the tip, I'm still kind of tempted by the lightness of the 2ti + Ward spindles I must say...

Back to the build. Waiting for the post man is frustrating, especially when you know that the frame is so close, but it refuses to arrive. The post office tracking page is not my friend these days:
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So, moving along slowly, the spokes for the build (the hubs are also on their way):
Front spokes: 19x Pillar Xtra 1422 white, 1x Pillar Xtra 1422 black: 109.3g
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The rear wheel will be built in a crow's foot configuration, with 3 of the "crows' feet" in white, and one in black. NDS will be 2x.

12 NDS spokes, white: 66.6g
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4 radial DS spokes: 21.6g (I should have put 3 whites ones and a black one, which would have dropped the weight to about 21.4)
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8 crossed DS spokes: 43.5g
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...which brings the total component weight to 956.1g (109.3g front wheel spokes + 131.5g rear wheel spokes + 715.3g existing components)
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jever98
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by jever98

Post office just confirmed the frame will not come in today, but only on Monday. So cannot pick it up before Tuesday. Hooray.... NOT!
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by Stolichnaya

This is like Chineese water torture...
Hurry up already!
:D

Adamd
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by Adamd

where did you get the rims?

jever98
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by jever98

@Adamd: Rims are from farsports.cn.

@Stolichnaya: how do you think I feel waiting for all those parts that don't arrive :(
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jever98
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by jever98

Since the Post office snafu threw things off track a little bit, I have to keep things slow and bridge the weekend with some less interesting parts. But promised, soon some important parts will be revealed!

Getting further on the wheels, here are the tubes and tires. Going clincher for training.

Michelin latex tube, front: 80.8g
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Michelin latex tube, rear: 85.7g
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Front tire: Veloflex Black in blue: 184.1g
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Rear tire: Veloflex Black in blue: 211.0g
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The tires don't really fit in the color scheme, so I am looking for other ones in the same price / quality range. Any recommendations?

Component weight to date: 956.1g + 561.6 = 1517.7g

Projections have the bike at 6500g complete with pedals and bottlecages. Not happy with that at the moment!
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devinci
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by devinci

wow major weight disparency between the front and rear tires, is there a rear specific? In that same price range, I guess you could go Ultremo? Or GP 4000s but they are heavier.

Where are the hubs??!?!

cool post

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devinci
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by devinci

I want my daily teaser-post

:up:

jever98
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Sorry for the delay! True, the tire weight is quite different, I will have to see if I can't get something better.

Next the BB and crank:

Cannondale SI arms with SRM spider: 501g - to be anodized in black soon
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Cannondale SI crank bolts: 16.4g
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FSA chain rings 39/53: 165.5g - to be changed against some other chain rings - maybe Rotor?
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Titanium chain ring bolts: 16.0g
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Cannondale axle: 64.6g
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This whole setup may well be temporary, in case I go wireless...

Weight of today's components (circlips, bearing covers, and spacers missing): 763.5g
Total weight to date: 1517.7g + 763.5g = 2281.2g
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devinci
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by devinci

interresting, my Si bolts weighted in at 19g, I just changed for SL ones and saved 4g

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by Adamd

This is fun to watch. Red nipples look sweet i think gold would look even sweeter with the white spokes

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