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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:24 am 
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I recently got an Enve 2.0 fork to replace the 3T Funda pro fork on my Cervelo R3SL (the fork came off my R3).

But the bike is glossy black and the fork is matte carbon weave. I hate to be an appearance weenie but thinking it's going to look wrong. I'm not too far from Calfee and could have them paint it. But how much does paint weigh? Would it look better to have the whole fork painted gloss black or just the top? Other suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:28 am 
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wow..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:35 am 
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Why did you replace the 3T fork?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:37 am 
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Just get a matching Edge stem (and possibly seatpost too!)... and it will look great! :)

Also... are you sure it's carbon WEAVE, and not UD carbon? I've never known Edge to make many carbon weave forks, and if they do it was for a special builders project.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:48 am 
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toosahn wrote:
wow..


:noidea:

You're on Weight Weenies. How is this surprising? Maybe you thought you were over on some other forum?

Anyway, to the question: the best guess would be 40g for paint if it were "thick"
Clear coat would not weigh so much. I once stripped the clear off of a Easton EC90SLX using Carbolift and lost 10g total. That was just a clear coat & a few decals though.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:59 am 
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It couldn't weigh more than 15-20g. Depending on how light they do it.

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2011 wrote:
Just get a matching Edge stem (and possibly seatpost too!)... and it will look great! :)
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But they're both heavier than the parts I've got (which aren't WW by any stretch).
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Also... are you sure it's carbon WEAVE, and not UD carbon?


You're right, I mis-remembered, it's UD, matte black. So it'd just need to be glossy to match. Maybe I could just put a couple coats of wax on it.


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