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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:15 pm 
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If you use Facebook. Check this out... AX Alpha frames and custom art options.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/ ... 5815256147

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Ax makes the frames themselves but they use another company for the painting of the frames. I have no doubts about the fact that they got the rest of the agreed details right but apparently an internal mistake was made with the colors. I must admit that I was quiet disappointed when I received the frame but do understand that human mistakes can be made and now that a good solution is offered I can be a happy customer again. It is my understanding that on short notice they will have a new employee responsible for customer support for their bike business (a new Nils) and someone responsible for bike (parts) quality control. Ax is a very small company but they do know that customer service is also a very important aspect of the business and are working on that aspect.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:13 pm 
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Seriously...they are at least 12 weeks behind with handlebars, rims and cranks. Do you really think they are going to start producing custom frames beyond maybe a few "show" bikes. They can't keep up with the "easy" stuff. :noidea:

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:12 pm 
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The build is not yet finished but I wanted to show you some pictures in advance:


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:29 pm 
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lonned wrote:
The build is not yet finished but I wanted to show you some pictures in advance:
It seems like with all the money you spent, you should get your name on the frame (chainstay), not (designed by) Axel Schnura.


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Ditch those ilink frame savers and put some black heat shrink on instead.

like this.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:24 pm 
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A friend here in Colorado just got his Alpha a few days ago. It took a while to get it but it looks beautiful. :thumbup:

http://www.cyclingtechblog.com/2011/08/ ... ess-alpha/

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:37 pm 
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1140g : sick.

Very cool looking bike. Interesting to see how well it holds together.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:40 pm 
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http://www.cyclingtechblog.com/2011/08/15/ax-lightness-alpha/ wrote:
This beautiful frame is for a 150lb rider and has a 58.5cm TT, and weighs 1140g w/ all this:
crankset
headset bearings
f/r der hangers
seat collar
DT stop w/ adjuster, and l side shift boss
under BB cable guide
4 bolts


L side shift boss? That frame is ready to hit the "ultimate weight weenie" build.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Ultimate would be this:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_SZx2oaxuJSA/Rn7TwnmfjKI/AAAAAAAAAhA/pJ0txx_RNJs/s1600-h/SuicideShift.jpg

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:49 pm 
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lonned wrote:
The build is not yet finished but I wanted to show you some pictures in advance:


I suppose that's a good thing because your front brake housing is too long. It's what's causing the front brake to slam over to the side like that. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Mambocat so the 1140 g excludes the ax fork and fork cover, correct? That would put the frame at little under 750 g


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Ah! No fork. Not so sick....

And no chainrings, I assume, so it's not quite a "crankset".

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:56 am 
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Just wondering how many framesets are out there now? I've not seen a single built up bike yet that wasn't for a member of the trade (not that I've searched a lot). Are there plenty of owners? Just wondering as with all the new parts and the 'engage' branding there must be a lot of work going on at AX?


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