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 Post subject: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:21 am 
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Okay, when I joined this forum, my Ridley Damocles was at 18.7 lbs:

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Saved up a little cash, did some research and spent some money. She is now down to 16.5 lbs with her overweight frame (1300+) and PowerTap PRO+ rear hub (~480g).

Full SRAM Red group (except for a Dura Ace chain)
Selle Italia Flite Kit Carbonio saddle
T3 ROTUNDO TEAM bars
Look Blade pedals
Michelin Pro 3 tires
KCNC Ti QR Skewers

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I like the cleaned up cables compared to my Ultegra 6600. Still need to cut a little steer tube off and trim the seat post. Seat post is still the full 410mm. Going to get it taken care of this week when I get refit. Tried to transfer all my measurements but I think I did a poor job.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:44 am 
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In what way did the size down not fit you?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:05 am 
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I think everything is the right size, I'm still on the same frame, fork, seat post and stem. Just need someone to give me a hand with my saddle position. Going to go to the shop around the corner and have them do a consultation fit. Make sure my pedal stroke looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:06 pm 
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very nice. what stem are running?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:26 pm 
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110mm, -10%, Thomson Elite X2 stem. Seems to do the job. Though I saw on someone's signiture that Thomson parts are only for mountain bikes. Whoops. :noidea:

Rest of the old parts.
Large Ridley Damocles frame & fork
DT Swiss 240s/Mavic Open Pro front wheel
PowerTap PRO+/Mavic Open Pro rear wheel
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
Maxxis Ultralight tubes

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:40 pm 
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Looking good. I like the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Thanks! The weight loss has paid off. Got a new PR on a local climb at almost the same power.

http://www.strava.com/segment_efforts/1882426
* Distance: 3.2 mi
* Avg Grade: 7.8%
* Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Previous PR: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 - 268 avg power, time - 22:23
Current PR: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 - 270 avg power, time - 21:41

So, it looks like I cut off 40 seconds by taking off:
3 lbs from my body (6', 158 to 155 lbs)
2 lbs from my bike
1.5 lbs doing it without extra water

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Anybody know what the ID of the hole in the headtube is for this particular frame?
I.e. what's the fattest cable housing that will fit?
I've got a potential customer keen on an answer: I have asked Ridley directly but so far no reply. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:19 pm 
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I love the way this frame rides. Tracks well, stiff and comfortable. Looks good too, IMO. But it's heavy and the support I've gotten from Ridley (and/or Ridley's US distributor) was shitty. Had to replace my RD hanger and it took them over 3 months to get me a new one. This was early in the year. Fortunately, my LBS had another Damocles in stock, they took the hanger off that one and gave it to me. So, I guess it just took them 3 months to get my LBS a new RD hanger.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:50 pm 
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Nice bike. How do you like the KCNC Skewers? I was thinking of getting a pair to shave some weight on my own bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:04 am 
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No problem so far. I followed the recommendation to tighten them more then you would steel skewers though. My scale said mine are 48g while the Mavics they replaced were 120g.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:30 am 
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Big fan of the Damocles....I ride the same bike in a small...and yours is very well done...Congrats on the changes and upgrades...I like mine more and more everytime I ride it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:39 am 
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Still one of my favourite looking bikes of all time.
Nice! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:53 am 
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I'm looking for ways to put my Damocles on a diet too.
The current build is:
Damocles XS frame / fork
SRAM Force drive train
DA chain
NG Brakes - SS
Ritchey Logic II bar 44mm
Ritchey 4Axis stem 100mm
Fizik Alliante
Arundel Mandible (1x) cage
w/ Mavic KS wheels / Vittoria corsa evo cx tires plus DA 11-23 cass.

Weighs in around 16lb 9oz +/-
Wheels are the first to go... Zipp 303s are the replacements

It is a very stiff frame, especially as I'm light. But sure not a fast climber / accelerator ... perhaps the rider not bike. At times almost feels like dead weight. I'll know better when I swap wheels...


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Damocles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:35 am 
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Your Ridley looks NICE. :thumbup:
How do you like your Ridley? What size is your Damocles? I just ordered the Pozzato Damocles ISP and am hoping the sizing works for me. I am in between the Large and XL sizes and opted for the XL hoping it works well


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