Scott Addict '08 Fixie build advice please

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

i do hope so! they were rather a lot of money, and i didnt really want to build a bike i didnt want! argh!

so, i have tried to restrict compromises and have a reasonable budget too.....

strong, light, cheap. Sadly you can only have 2 out of 3!

jooo
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by jooo

Why did you pick an Open Pro build? Surely it seems a little weird to pick a heavy and relatively expensive rim when better options are available?

by Weenie


BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

I had originally wanted something lighter like Ambrosio F20 tub rims. I run clinchers on my other bikes apart from a pr of Carbon tubs for high days and holidays. Whilst i like the ride of tubs, the convenience of clinchers cant be beaten. I checked rim weights, and reasoned that i can get a tyre and tube lighter than i can get a midrange tub. I ride some awful roads here in North Wales, so I went clincher for the fixie.

I spoke with my wheel builder Harry Rowlands, and he told me that the Open Pro was the best clincher rim to build and use in his opinion. Im 82kg and strong, so i was weary of fragility of going too light, but thought i could claw a little back with a decent tyre and tube combo.

What is everyone else riding?

Ian

SL58
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by SL58

I got Deda Dabar and SRAM Carbon Tri levers for my fixie project.

BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

hi all, i have some pics to post for this project but cant work out how to put them in my thread. If someone can walk n talk me through it, i will put them up!

thanks

Ian

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

BreninBeener wrote:hi all, i have some pics to post for this project but cant work out how to put them in my thread. If someone can walk n talk me through it, i will put them up!

thanks

Ian

well first you have tu upload the images to a hosting site like picasa or flikr then you go in the albun on the hosting website and select an image after that you right click and select copy image url then you come here on your post and in the post reply you see above an img button you press on that and it should give you two brakets in between the you paste the url link and that is it :)

BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

[img][http://www.flickr.com/photos/79654355@N02/7131673643/in/photostream/img]

does this work? this is my fixie frame!

BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

hmm, i must be doing something wrong here....argh

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

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has to be between the brackets is the frae and forks 1300 grams?? if so that is super light

BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/79654355@N02/7131673643/in/photostream][http://www.flickr.com/photos/79654355@N02/7131673643/in/photostream]

BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

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ozdavo
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Location: Gold Coast, AUS

by ozdavo

Try this:
In Flickr, right click the image you want to post and select the size you want.
When that opens, Right click again and select "Copy Image URL"
Then paste this URL between the [img]&[/img]

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Also, what bar is this one?

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BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

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BreninBeener
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by BreninBeener

[url][/url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/79654355@N02/7131673835/

by Weenie


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