Thanks Dave, ordered up the oval clamps. It's a shame these aren't supplied with the frame as standard. Just wondering if it was a mistake that I received the VR seat post as I didn't specify it when I ordered the frame?
Got the majority of the bike built now. One sore point though, the main bolt holding the rear mech hanger was loose and when I went to tighten it I couldn't. Looks like either the wrong bolt has been supplied or the recess for the captive nut is too large on my frame. The bolt is bottoming out on the nut before there is any tension
Disappointing that a frame of this quality has left the factory like this. I will now have to visit the lbs and see what they can offer as a solution as in it's current state I can't attach the rear mech.........
The AR1, AR2, and AR3 were originally planned to come with the VR post. Oval clamps aren't included. Rear brakes aren't included.
Sorry to hear about the bolt. Do you have access to a file to shorten the female side <1.0mm? Of course once the rear wheel is install the bolt is just decorration but it should bottom when tightened. That is indeed disappointing to hear. The AR1 frame gets a nice custom CNC 7075 AL bolt utilized to save 3 grams. It is an expensive piece and frustrating to hear it is less than perfect.
I have the same AR1 frame and same bolt from the same supplier and it snugs up.