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KWalker
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by KWalker

This is my third Super Six Evo (second hi-mod) and 6th Cannondale frame:
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by bomber

^My favourite colour way too.
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alpinestar
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Took a chance on these shooes as they are dirt cheap on www.planetx.co.uk 60£!! I measured the soles of my mavic´s and compared with the fizik size chart, and found a exact match. Fingers crossed they fit :)

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Juanmoretime wrote:
Velomike99 wrote:Williams Maxim ACS 42cm
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Replacing a 3T Ergonova Team that cracked due to a crash :(


What did it weigh verses what Williams says it weighs?


236g.

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thencameyou
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@ mattharrop:

points for originality. but think they would have a pretty limited target market...

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by vlastrada

awesome supersix evo...hadn't seen it in that colour...nice :)

some more pedestrian stuff below...veloflex carbons 23 (265g and 267g) for racing wheels and veloflex corsa 25 (215g vs 205 claimed) clinchers for spring/summer...Challenge latex at 64-65g

...and couldnt resist at 40% off some assos stuff....happy but broke ;)

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and a couple of assos things as LBS (Cyclelife in DC) w 40% off....on kitchen scale (size S)

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

KWalker wrote:This is my third Super Six Evo (second hi-mod) and 6th Cannondale frame:
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Damn....you beat me to it. Can't wait to see it built up. :beerchug:

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hmai18
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by hmai18

I'd be careful with those Challenge latex tubes. Every one I've ever used has eventually failed at the black patch where the valve joins the rest of the tube (not pinch flatted). Michelins, while heavier, have been much better and haven't let me down except for actual punctures or from sloppy/rushed, installation.

Have recently picked up some Vredestein latex tubes to try out in my nice summer wheels.

mattharrop
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by mattharrop

thencameyou wrote:@ mattharrop:

points for originality. but think they would have a pretty limited target market...


Really? I think there's quite a wide appetite for something different and a bit out there. Maybe I'm just in the right age bracket (26) :-)

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by KWalker

I'd have to say that I have used every latex tube and the Challenges were the most problematic. The best were Vittorias or the old Michelin tubes. The Vredesteins, if I recall, are actually slower than a butyl tube with most tires.

@btompkins- My sincerest apologies for snagging such an epic frame from you. I've been on the lookout for a 56 for ~2 months and this came at the perfect moment. Will post build pics once its together this weekend probably.
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by plpete

A local DC guy has that exact color way frame and it looks great in person. What wheels did you decide to go with? I think it was between Bontrager Aeolus or HED Stingers?

Caleido
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by Caleido

For a Parlee Z1 on the way...

Primato advanced crankset, 170mm 49t. 653g incl bolts etc

Primato track BB. 214g


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by Caleido

Also for the Z1..

Planet X CT45 Tubulars..will convert the rear to f/ss miche primato track hub.

These were pretty cheap and similar rim shape to metron 40 / zipp 303 etc..

Front 624g
rear 820g

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by nismosr

wheelset looks good .. can you describe the shape of the rim ? are they more like a firecrest type ?

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by Caleido

Yeah as stated they are most like a vision metron 40 or say a rear enve 3.4

I'll start a thread for my parlee and will say in there how I find them, have some 3.4s as reference. Rims don't seem the lightest (hey, they cost £400 all in) so I'm hoping and I'm told they will be stiff.

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