Bit of an update too, recently I have been doing some builds for a "customer" who brought my Scott addict (link below maybe?) it's a early gen super six, full carbon frame. It was sent to me as a bare frame and he said "do what you want, send me the bill" so I put my imagination cap on, and ordered a crap load of bits. Picked up a second hand Red Group of a buddy cheap and set about tuning it, though not extensively.
The levers were stripped of the paint and the SRAM logo on the brake lever was hand filed out. This took AAAAAGGGGEEEESSSSS but looks subtle and cool. Next a gloss black vinyl was tastefully applied to the opposing faces and a layer of clear was done over top. All done.
Next the cranks were stripped and a SRAM was hand cut from gloss black and applied, the chain rings were anodised black(er) and the final result is fantastic! Sorry can't find the chain ring pic.
Since the SRAM was the plain old silver, I stripped the derailleurs and calipers and sent them for anodizing. They came back looking good. Cost me $20 although turns out the front derailleur is a weird type of / might not even be alloy as the metal finishers couldn't get it to work...?
The rear derailleur got the carbon cage stripped of all paint and some new pulleys ordered up. End result = bike Porn.
The bike then got some Alligator I-Link cables, I swear by alloy housed cables, love the stuff! Looks awesome too and reduces the need to tune often too. Frame got polished and cleaned about 10 times, she sparkles now. Wheels got rid of their awful stickers, a Superlogic post and 3T Rotundo Bar was ordered as well as a generic alloy stem that got painted, although I'm not happy so used my spare tho so to take photos. The bontrager Xxl caws were painted gloss black and look lovely, now I'm waiting on the derailleurs to come back as the cable grabber bolt threads which is a magnesium? Sleeve pressed into the body didn't take anodizing well so a new sleeve is being put in each to make sure there are no problems.
Here is the most up to date photo so far
Also in the pipeline for me is a few frame repairs, a cracked top tube on a TCR and a snapped chain stay on a 6.9 maddone. The maddone will be stripped and custom painted so it looks brand new and sent back to its owner. The TCR will (if I can be bothered even fixing it) probably just get hung on the wall in the man cave like it has been for the last two years.
Also in the future another super tuned red derailleur. Custom cages and jockey wheels this time. Aiming for 80/85gm. More on that later. Aaaaandddd I brought a 29er lefty single speed for racing, and no doubt knowing me that will get some cool bits. It already has a cool as s$&@ -20 120mm Cannondale Factory Racing Team stem, courtesy of my bud Anton Cooper, which looks rad, no photo yet!
Anyone done some cool tuning lately?
Keep pedalling WRW