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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Love the dash of orange!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:48 pm 
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decided to sell the unbranded wheels which i couldnt fix without having changing rims.
so decided permanently use an easton ec90sl which i already have.
here's the updated build.
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and also decided to use the short stack headset cap so cut the steerer a bit more, leaving just enough to still be able to use the original acros headset.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:17 am 
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sweet ride man top notch!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:00 am 
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Absolutely perfect - everything. Thanks for sharing this with us!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:20 pm 
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How do you preload the headset bearings using that arrangement?

Can the Eastons be debadged?

Still great looking ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:39 am 
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Guy wrote:
How do you preload the headset bearings using that arrangement?

Can the Eastons be debadged?

Still great looking ride.


-the steerer cap is goes in pretty tight inside the steerer tube so i just use it as a preload. so far no problems. can also use a 1 1/8 expanded plug with a shim but havent tried it yet.

-no the eastons cant be debadged without scraping the clear over the decals.

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The bike looks great! I personally loved it with the 20mm tubbies, I am kinda prefer the old school in the wheel department.........I have just ordered a set which are the exact same or similar. Have you put many miles on yours? What are your thoughts??

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:55 am 
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btompkins0112 wrote:
The bike looks great! I personally loved it with the 20mm tubbies, I am kinda prefer the old school in the wheel department.........I have just ordered a set which are the exact same or similar. Have you put many miles on yours? What are your thoughts??


should be around 2000km put in.
aside from being light (908g for pair) and nice if the road goes upward and holds well in descents with good braking (xiamen sports 210g rim with swisstops), i personally think they lack the momentum or follow-thru to hold speeds in flat. compared to the ec90sl or the previous unbranded 50mm, just a little coasting and the bike slows down significantly. probably a combination of lack of weight and shape/depth of the rims.

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this just keeps getting better...
+1 for decal removal :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:19 am 
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Roobay wrote:
this just keeps getting better...
+1 for decal removal :thumbup:


if i have to remove the decals, then might just as well use an unbranded wheelset. :wink: i have 2 here so if i need the stealth fix, ill just switch them on. :D

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:up: :arrow: the bike is awesome. did you do the custom paint of sram red by yourself?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:57 am 
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@aaron- thanks! yes, a little sanding and masking, 3 spray cans (white, black and clear) and lots of patience. :wink:

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:up: can you help me to custom mine?


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Aaron wrote:
:up: can you help me to custom mine?


are you sure you want to part with your levers and rd for more more or less 2 months and send it all over to asia for a hobbyist who works only on his free time to work on it?
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:welcome: i have two sets of groupset. will it be heavier or lighter after customizing? and where do live though?


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