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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:16 am 
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First ride on easton fork today. 42 mile loop with 3k ft of asecedning really put it through the paces. I'm really impressed with how the Easton fork feels. Front end is stiffened up and quicker turn in. That's the most impressive upgrade yet, weight , handling and looks. The enve fork was just too $$$. Howich does it weigh?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 am 
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Nice work 2ndgen. I would reconsider the positioning of the shifters in combination with the handlebar.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 pm 
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sfcyclist1 wrote:
First ride on easton fork today. 42 mile loop with 3k ft of asecedning really put it through the paces. I'm really impressed with how the Easton fork feels. Front end is stiffened up and quicker turn in. That's the most impressive upgrade yet, weight , handling and looks. The enve fork was just too $$$. Howich does it weigh?


My Edge/Enve 1.0 was 305g uncut.
I got mine for $395. on sale,
but I've seen it as low as $295.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:03 pm 
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LD001 wrote:
Nice work 2ndgen. I would reconsider the positioning of the shifters in combination with the handlebar.


Thanks. :thumbup:

Yeah, I just switched my stem angle from 17 degrees to 6 degrees.
I'll definitely have to reconfigure the cockpit a bit.

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LD001 wrote:
Nice work 2ndgen. I would reconsider the positioning of the shifters in combination with the handlebar.


Thanks. :thumbup:

Yeah, I just switched my stem angle from 17 degrees to 6 degrees.
I'll definitely have to reconfigure the cockpit a bit, however, it's not as bad as it looks in the picture.
I'm purposely "not" posting great pics. They are kind of teaser pictures. My bike is screaming
for a new saddle (both aesthetically and for my own personal preference).

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Update 02/21:
Currently at 7200g (finally under 16lb @ 15.87lbs).
After that, I hope to find another 100g by tuning components.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Update:
7210g/15.87lbs
(w/pedals of course)

Wow. I made it. I'm done. For now. For a while. But, I made it.
I was blindly right to believe that the saddle would tie the bike together.
Like I said before, once I did one thing to this bike, something else would
jump out at me. It became a never-ending cycle (no pun intended).

Maybe that's why The Riddler's Question Mark kept calling out to me as a theme.
I didn't know why I couldn't be happy with the bike, why I had to keep doing
something to it or why I felt it needed more. Now that I see it in person as
I'd see it in my head, I understand. I didn't know what exactly it was that I
was looking for or trying to achieve with this build. It was literally an Enigma.

Today, I figured it out. Balance. That is what I was after. Not murdered-out after all. But, balanced.

For the first time ever I'm looking at it and don't see where I can improve it.
I mean really, I'm content. The only thing that'll take it to the next level would be a
set of 58mm carbon clinchers for effect, but right now, the Ksyriums are looking so hot.

Next, a nice ride to dial it in here and there, a nice detailing session and pictures.
This ain't no "too pretty to ride" bike, but it's a real world, pound the pavement rig.

Damn I have a smile on my face right now.

Pictures coming tomorrow.

Current Build Sheet:
Upgrades:
-KMC X10SL DLC Black Chain
-Praxis Clover 53/39 Chainrings
-Far & Near Chainring Bolts
-Ultegra SL Crank
-Dura-Ace 7800 Bottom Bracket
-Dura-Ace 7800 12-23 Cassette
-Dura-Ace 7800 Front Derailleur
-Dura-Ace 7800 Rear Derailleur
-Dura-Ace 7800 Shifters
-Dura-Ace 7900 Pedals
-Ultralight CNC Brakes
-SwissStop GHP2 (Green) Brake Pads

Cockpit:
-Edge 120mm Stem
-FSA K-Wing Compact 44cm
-Carbon Bar Plugs
-Fizik MicroTex Tape & Gel
-Fizik Antares 00 Saddle
-Woodman Deathgrip SL Ti Seat Post Clamp
-Fizik Cyrano Seatpost (Carbon) [cut 27.2/170mm]
-Edge Composites 1.0 Fork
-Carbon Top Cap
-Cane Creek IS41 9.5mm Headset Upper Assembly
-Carbon Chainstay Protector

Wheels:
-Continental Grand Prix Supersonic Tires
-Continental Race 28 Supersonic Tubes
-2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite
-KCNC Ti Skewers

Notable touches:
-Custom matched fork graphics to match frame outline
-All-Carbon contact points (pedals, bar, stem, steerer, seat post)
-Custom sticker to cover warning label on seat tube
-Carbon tape wrapped shifter levers & plates
-The only OEM part on this bike is literally the frame
-Madonna Di Ghissallo Head Tube Medallian
(Patron Saint of Cyclists)

Budget:
I paid $815. for the 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-7 and got $215. for the OEM parts I sold off
(still have OEM fork/wheelset/tires/fr der/seat post/brakeset) which brings my original price
down to $600. [easily far less than just buying the frameset alone as I had once considered].

I put about $3,400. of upgrades into it bringing my total to $4,000.
(If I sell-off my leftover OEM bits, I could bring that down to $3,600.)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Some teasers shots...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:15 am 
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Couldn't get out today to get the pics I wanted to take, but here's this for now...

Before...

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Then...

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After...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:04 am 
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Your bike needs a black Sram groupset and a set of deep black carbon wheels! :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:24 am 
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majklnajt wrote:
Your bike needs a black Sram groupset and a set of deep black carbon wheels! :beerchug:


:lol:

My next bike will have SRAM Red Black.
I'll take it off of there and maybe put it on the CAAD.

AND YES!

I soooo need a set of 58mm Clinchers bad!

:beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:44 pm 
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58 mm only? ;)

http://velospace.org/node/25520

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=61708

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:13 am 
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majklnajt wrote:


That's a nice build. Surprised he stuck with the C-dale Ultra fork, it's a nice boat anchor. I wish mines was a BB30.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:30 am 
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majklnajt wrote:


Gorgeous. ;)

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