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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I received the frameset around noon today and could not wait to build it up!
I am happy because the geo is spot on with a standard L size.

I might change the stem to a 8 degrees instead of 6 degree so it's parallel with the toptube.
Moved the parts from another bike to this one, will need a 1cm longer stem as well.

I am still waiting on the 11speed StrongLight chainrings for the SRM!

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oh it will seriously look nice with the wheels and SRM. Very nice build. Original too!

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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:58 pm 
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10 degree stem, 1cm longer. Reach is perfect now.
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By the way, tape will be black. Might change the hoods back to black too. will see later.

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wow some very nice build and nice close shots. I am all the way down for black tape+black hoods!

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Soooooo Nice :thumbup: !!!!

Now give that rig a beating, and come back with riding reviews :beerchug:

Fashion weenie comment: I like red hoods. Not too much IMO (as long as you don't throw in some deep rims with big red stickers "à la Bora").


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:49 pm 
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dang koen, that bike is so nice. i love the cable stops on the down tube. i can't wait to hear what you think about how it rides.

good luck finishing the build.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Thanks guys.

Chainrings are on the way for the SRM.
Actually I didn't expect the frame to arrive until thursday, and yesterday I took off the chainrings and put them on my brother's SRM :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:17 am 
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Agree, very proper build. Like the lower profile rims as they match well with the not overly robust tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyfac Absolu
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:26 am 
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The bike's been finished and did some rides on it. It's one of the smoothest rides I've been on. Stiff enough, comfortable enough. The geo on their standard (non custom) frames has a slack seattube angle so it may not be suited for those with little saddle setback (say < 6cm). The setback in the pics is 7cm and I am using the shortest position on the clamp.

The Cyfac has a slightly slacker seattube (72.5) and a taller headtube which gives me a little less reach, compared to my Time. perfect. I left the spacers on top of the steerer in case I want to change to another stem. I put the Syntace combo back on, which is at 6 degrees. The syntace stuff is noticably stiffer than the Easton combo. I am using one 5mm spacer. This gives me about 7.5cm drop from saddle to bars.

Some nice features:
The way the cable stops are designed keeps the cables away from the frame. No cable rub or rattle.
There is plenty room for bigger tires on front and rear. I would guess it would fit up to 27s or so.
It came with two seatpost clamps. The one you see is a fixed position one a la Giant. It has two threaded holes for adjustment. The other clamp is a adjustable one.
The bottlecages hold the bottles well. No rattle or jumping bidons!
All these give it a really quiet ride. Cool.

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To put the clamp on without damaging the paint, unscrew the bolt, thread it in from the other side with a coin in the slot. The bolt will push against the coin and open the clamp.

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After 5 test rides, I am done tampering with the stem/bars.

Changed the seatpost clamp to the adjustable one, easier to get the saddle level.
Stem and bars: 10 degree 110mm easton, ritchey alloy logic II.
The first setup with the SLX3 was good as far as reach is concerned, but I don't like the sharp bend in the bars.
The second setup came off my Time, but it felt short on the tops with the same reach to the hoods.

All black tires would be nicer but I'll use up these crits first.

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