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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:44 am 
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1st of all I'd like to thank you for serving our country.As far as a sub 1000g set of wheels, check out this review of the new Edge composite rims
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/forum/vie ... php?t=4437
cost should be around $2200 or so.Good luck.

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Thanks John. I appreciate the support and the link to the wheel review. I have to admit, I really do prefer the look of a slightly more traditional wheel... meaning one with steel spokes vs. the Lew or LW composite spokes. Funny thing to consider a 38-50mm carbon rim traditional...

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[quote="xnavalav8r"]I'll post a photo of the final build in the next few days.[/quote]


What is the rake and feel of that fork? I have reynolds ouzo crit and often dream of something cooler but still stiff

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I have the same bike!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:48 pm 
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I believe the rake is 43mm. I can't remember off the top of my head. It feels every bit as stiff as the Easton EC90SL it replaced. I have noticed a bit of flex when climbing out of the saddle which manifests itself in a creak at the skewer. I think this has as much to do with the Carbon-ti titanium skewer I am using. When I installed a steel skewer the creaking went away.

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I am using a reynolds ouzo crit, way better than the ec90 slx which was flexy like a flag in the wind

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nice weight for that kind of money!
amazing to see a ride with Da to be that light
i am freaking jelous but il get over it ;)

my tlo bar came out 140 grams (40 c-c )
and my extralite ul2 was 86 grams (110mm)
so its pretty light

also red shifters would give u a 100+ grams weight reduction

question: the 7700 and 7800 Da front and rear mech have alu adjusting screws, why did u upgrade with Ti ones?


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I went with titanium for one reason... the aluminum ones used a phillips screwdriver to adjust. The heads were beginning to strip after a couple years of use. The titanium bolts use a 2.5 mm hex head which should hold up better. I originally installed nylon bolts but they also used a screwdriver head and stripped/twisted the first time I tried to make an adjustment.

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 Post subject: COMPLETE WITH PHOTOS
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:28 am 
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Well, the bike is finally complete and rideable. It's a dream for sure. I still plan to upgrade handlebar and stem (schmolke TLO and extralite) and get a lighter set of wheels (Lew rims with Tune hubs) but everything else is finished.

A few notes regarding deviations from the original build plan...

1. Power Cordz DO NOT work with M5 brakes. I tried several modifications but nothing worked. I went through several sets of Power Cordz trying. The guys at IO Dupont are really stand up guys who stand behind their product. When I explained the failures I had initially, they sent me several sets of brake and derailleur cables to try free of charge. The derailleur cables work fine in ever application I have tried. The brake cables on my DA equipped bike are working perfectly. This is a great product, just not with M5 brakes.

2. My experiment with Nokon carbon cables for brakes ended in failure. They just won't hold up to the forces associated with hard braking. I had two catastrophic failures of the carbon "pearls" on my front brake and decided to call it quits. The rear brake worked fine, but I decided to go back to aluminum Nokon on the rear just to be safe. More braking force on the front brake would explain the failures on that end only.

Unfortunately, the bike blew over while I was taking these pictures. I had literally just finished wrapping the bars with new tape and a gust of wind threw the bike down on its side. Tore up my new tape job at the bar end and ripped my favorite saddle. Blah!!!

Anyway, enjoy the photos...


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xnavalav8r wrote:
My experiment with Nokon carbon cables for brakes ended in failure. They just won't hold up to the forces associated with hard braking. I had two catastrophic failures of the carbon "pearls" on my front brake and decided to call it quits.


You should not have started it anyway, those nokon carbon pearls are for shiftcables only, how many times did we mentioned that here already ? :?

Despite that nice bike with heavy wheels ...

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xnavalav8r wrote:

Anyway, enjoy the photos...


Nice car :lol: :wink:

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Bike looks well :D
I love my TLO /Syntace combo but i am also a small rider so have never had any serious flex issues , would possibly consider a Extralight stem in the future 8)


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"Unfortunately, the bike blew over while I was taking these pictures. I had literally just finished wrapping the bars with new tape and a gust of wind threw the bike down on its side. Tore up my new tape job at the bar end and ripped my favorite saddle. Blah!!!"...

That really sux (>_<)! Looks great though. Can't wait to see it with lighter wheels.


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xnavalav8r Ted, don't know if your still out there... I'm a retired Marine on Okinawa and am trying to put together a Ghisallo similar to yours. Under $6000.00 seems a long shot for me, I don't know if i'm patient enough to wait it out on ebay. Any recommendations?
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Very nice ride but I would never go with DA for a WW ride. Sram Red Shifters and RD own all in the weight department.

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