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 Post subject: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Here's my Enigma Echo...

Fantastic ride - built mainly from a donor bike's parts earlier in the year. I'm gradually looking to refinish some of the components for a cleaner look. Just stripped and re-lacquered some 3T bars and planning on doing the same with the forks and seatpost. The saddle is certainly comfy but ugly as sin.

Frame: Enigma Echo
Forks: Van Nicholas VNT SL
Groupset: SRAM Force
Wheels: SRAM S27
Tyres: Continental GP4000s
Stem: Thomson
Seatpost: Truvativ Noir
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
Pedals: Ultegra

Weight: Around 8kg according to regular scales.

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 Post subject: Enigma Echo - Ti
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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:03 am 
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Your bike has a nice clean look.
Simple, but classy.
Hope you enjoy riding it

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Afternoon,

She's had some upgrades and I'm pretty happy – thought I'd share! Setup:

Frame: Enigma Echo – Removed a few superfluous decals.
Forks: Van Nicholas VNT SL – Stripped. Turns out dropout intersection is horrible so will need to spray dropout/lower legs black before clear coating the whole fork.
Groupset: SRAM Force
Wheels: SRAM S27
Tyres: Continental GP4000s
Stem: Thomson X2 – Now at 90mm
Bars: 3T Ergonova Team - Stripped
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece – Fingers crossed it the carbon pasted clamp area stop it slipping.
Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro Ti Hard Black - Comfy
Pedals: Ultegra
Bottle Cage: Powerplay CR:1 – (nearly) Stripped. Will stick back on over the weekend.

7.95kg 'ish including Garmin sensor and un-pictured bottle cage.
Would like to drop it to 7.5kg but that'll require some budget friendly purchases.

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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Incredibly beautiful build. I specially like the frame geometry, with lot of slooping + long head tube. I'd love to have this kind of geometry in the future. Also components choices and final look is perfect. Congrats!!!

I suggest to properly sand the cranks too, and then paint both the fork and the cranks with a transparent matte finish lacquer.

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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Liggero wrote:
Incredibly beautiful build. I specially like the frame geometry, with lot of slooping + long head tube. I'd love to have this kind of geometry in the future. Also components choices and final look is perfect. Congrats!!!

I suggest to properly sand the cranks too, and then paint both the fork and the cranks with a transparent matte finish lacquer.


Thanks Liggero! The top tube is a little dramatic but I like it too!
I'm strangely attached to the flashes of white in the SRAM kit... I'll see how I feel in the summer - For the time being I've had enough of sanding while sitting in the rain in the garden.


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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:34 am 
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Great looking bike, slopping geo on something so clean is killer. well done, enjoy it!


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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:13 am 
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The front cable slighty too long ?

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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:48 am 
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wshiong wrote:
The front cable slighty too long ?


Yep, I think you're right, some slack to be trimmed there. Was alright with the 110mm stem but switched that out for the 90mm yesterday. Worst purchase of last 12months - Ice Toolz cable/spoke cutters; Destroyed themselves and a cable putting this bike together.


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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Visually it's just so "light" regardless of what it weighs.

Classy! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Enigma Echo - Ti
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Thanks redhed18,
Enigma have a 6/4 Ti frame in their range (Excel) and that looks fantastic - positively waif like.


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