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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:35 am 
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Sorry. No in-progress pics. But I'll have it finished today and will take some completed photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:44 pm 
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Nearly finished, but rideable. Still waiting for the rear cog so I can convert to belt drive. I need some bottle cages and a negative-rise stem. Last little bit I need are some new brackets for the rear rack.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Cool. Looks great, but wow you weren't kidding about the wires! Is there no way of trimming the wire for the front hub instead of wrapping it around the fork leg?

I'm sure you've seen this before but if you haven't you could get some ideas for cleaning up the cables. Very similar setup to you. http://theradavist.com/2014/01/beautifu ... d-awol/#26


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Yeah, that was the inspiration for my build.

The wiring setup is not permanent. I need to spend some time getting everything dialed in. Once I am certain everything is where I want it I plan to trim all the wires and do a lot of work with heat-shrink.

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 am 
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I've ridden the first 100 miles on this bike and am pleased with the setup. The only thing I don't like is the ridiculously tall front end. I'll pick up a new stem this weekend to bring the bars down to where I want them. I'm also looking forward to receiving the cobl-gobl-r seatpost. But, to be honest, running 35mm tires really reduces the bumps and buzz from the road.

A couple notes:
1. There is occasionally a slight delay when downshifting under load. Not a lot, but enough to be noticeable.
2. The Portland Designworks fenders are awesome.
3. The Supernova lights are amazing. I had no idea how bright they are. Apparently they are illegal for use on the road in Germany.
4. I run 44cm bars on all my bikes. I feel like I want wider bars on this bike. But I think it is due to the upright position.
5. I shifted my pannier bag to the front rack from the rear which has made out-of-the-saddle efforts much more pleasant.
6. This bike is a TANK! Much heavier than the old steel CX bike I was using as a commuter. Most of the weight is due to the Alfine rear hub and the dynamo front hub. heavy wheels. But the frame and fork are quite heave too. (No, I didn't weigh them. Sorry.)

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 5:46 am 
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Finally got the cog to convert to belt drive. That will be the weekend project.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:54 pm 
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xnavalav8r wrote:
But the frame and fork are quite heave too. (No, I didn't weigh them. Sorry.)


Please do if you ever take it apart to redo the wiring internally

I'm pretty sure it's heavier than a Surly LHT!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:55 pm 
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hoi ted

gaat het hier om de specialized awol? Kun je me laten weten wat het gewicht is van de fiets?

Alvast bedankt

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:21 am 
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Hallo Harmen ,

Ik heb de fiets nooit gewogen. Het wordt momenteel verscheept naar de Verenigde Staten als ik naar een nieuwe baan in Californië hebben overgedragen . Wanneer de fiets aankomt zal ik een update te posten en omvatten het gewicht .

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