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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Life started as this- 970 grams of hand crafted, lugged carbon, Pro Tour goodness from France
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A few hours of wet sanding and it turned to this- 905 grams of gorgeous spun carbon weave
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Unscrewed the cable stops-
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Enlarged the hole a little-
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A few choice parts-
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A few modified parts
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A few stock parts
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A few parts to be modified
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More to come...

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You are going to be very happy with the ride of a TIME bike. It is something I cannot describe, but I think I found the bike I will be riding for a long time when I put together my TIME.


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Duuuude - seriously... STOP!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Duuuude - seriously... STOP!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


PLEASE DONT :D


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I have been looking foward to this build since the hints started... CC you are such a tease :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:36 am 
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I've been wanting to see more pictures of this, looking forward to your progress on it 8)


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wow this is a serious build, looking forward to seeing the rest


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wow Nathan,
that's pretty cool.
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Colo, you are a carbon WW component bitch!!! :thumbup:

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I'm surprised there was already a hole - I would have expected glue only.

Have you thought about adding a reinforcing patch over the enlarged holes? 3 layers at 60 degrees each would help, and look something like a Parlee bottle cage fixing. I would hate to see a crack starting there. Personally I would have gone down the route of cutting the wiring harness to allow threading, or perhaps using alternative connectors rather than enlarging the holes to take connectors. I like soldering though ;-) Also I'd recommend getting some bulkhead grommets (car supply shop) so that you get a waterproof install.

+1 that this is a great project. Keep up the good work!


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Thanks for the support guys. My wife is working in the evenings and this project gives me some good time in the garage when the kids are asleep. :mrgreen:

mrfish- I like the reinforcement idea a lot.

The Di2 internal wiring kit comes with grommets but I prefer the re-inforced solution and making it more permanent and waterproof.

The bosses are screwed on with a small standard flat head but were also glued/painted -so it took a little more elbow grease to get them off. The screws holding the bosses together were connected by a rod all the way through the frame. The actual hole once the boss was off was tiny.
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Schmolke bars are in thanks to lancejohnson

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What are you doing for wheels?


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The wheels arent decided yet. Its really bugging me.

The bike is for 4 gran fondos this summer. I want sexy, stiff, light and very aero wheels. I want to keep them under 45mm and under 1200 grams.

Gran Fondo Boulder, April 11, 2010- 65 miles 4800 ft climbing
Gran Fondo Vail, June 19, 2010- 80 miles 5500 ft climbing
Gran Fondo Centurion Cycling, Boulder (CO), July18, 2010- 100 miles 10000 ft climbing
Gran Fondo Steamboat, August, 15, 2010- 110 miles 5500 ft climbing

Here is my running list of possibilities:
Dura Ace 7850 28mm/24mm (-heavy and not very aero, + free, since I already have them)
Easton SL 38mm (-not sexy or light, + free, since I already have them)
Custom Edge 45mm or AX 42mm (- very expensive, + sexy, light and rebuildable, dial in stiffness and weight)
LW Ventoux (-not aero, not stiff, not rebuildable, very expensive, + sexy and light)
Zipp 303 45mm (-not sexy, + aero )
Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate 40mm (-expensive and relatively heavy, + stiff and sexy)

Thoughts?

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Nathan,

You might consider a custom built wheelset with corima winium rims for climbing. You can easily build it into a 1100g wheelset. I know you probably can't get the rims there but well.. you know me :wink:

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