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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm 
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I likey. That's gorgeous.

Archon + Full Hoopty Di2= Saweet!

& my respects for keeping the good ol' CAAD in circulation. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Had 2000 great miles on it since building, but a bit of unhappy post today :(

I had it clamped (on the top tube) a couple of times to clean it, and noticed the brake cable was causing a slight scratch to the varnish (I had tried to protect it with towels before clamping).

Anyway to protect further damage, I applied a couple of Lizard skins along the top tube under the brake cable. I got one aligned slightly wrong and attempted to peel it off, then a bit of a disaster. The lizard skin came off and pulled all the lacquer off it was stuck to. Surely the lacquer should be bonded to the frame better than the lizard skin (which had only been applied for 1 or 2 minutes) is bonded to the lacquer? Seems not!

Anyway, I've stuck another lizard skin over the removed varshin to hopefully stop it peeling further (i've also noticed a couple of other areas on the stays where even the tiniest of contact will scuff the varnish, and have it peeling off quite easily.

But this doesnt look pretty...


I doubt I can get any help from Lightspeed because of the 3mm hole drilled in the rear chainstay endcap for my Di2 internal routing ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=82067&hilit=hole+archon ) even though the Lacquer fault (surely its a fault?) is unrelated to my modification.

I guess I'll get it stripped and re-sprayed (properly!) when its put away for the winter.


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:51 pm 
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WeightySteve wrote:
Had 2000 great miles on it since building, but a bit of unhappy post today :(

I had it clamped (on the top tube) a couple of times to clean it, and noticed the brake cable was causing a slight scratch to the varnish (I had tried to protect it with towels before clamping).

Anyway to protect further damage, I applied a couple of Lizard skins along the top tube under the brake cable. I got one aligned slightly wrong and attempted to peel it off, then a bit of a disaster. The lizard skin came off and pulled all the lacquer off it was stuck to. Surely the lacquer should be bonded to the frame better than the lizard skin (which had only been applied for 1 or 2 minutes) is bonded to the lacquer? Seems not!

Anyway, I've stuck another lizard skin over the removed varshin to hopefully stop it peeling further (i've also noticed a couple of other areas on the stays where even the tiniest of contact will scuff the varnish, and have it peeling off quite easily.

But this doesnt look pretty...


I doubt I can get any help from Lightspeed because of the 3mm hole drilled in the rear chainstay endcap for my Di2 internal routing ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=82067&hilit=hole+archon ) even though the Lacquer fault (surely its a fault?) is unrelated to my modification.

I guess I'll get it stripped and re-sprayed (properly!) when its put away for the winter.



I only use mine in the winter!
shit you got the most robust frame ever made there
Dont worry its Ti :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Roobay wrote:
I only use mine in the winter!
shit you got the most robust frame ever made there
Dont worry its Ti :thumbup:



I suppose I am a being bit over protective about scuffs and scratches to the paint, but it is only 2 month old.

I know the frame underneath will stay solid and always give me the buzz it does.

Just a bit gutted to see such a big surface wound so soon I guess.

I'll probably get over it half way up the first climb of tomorrow's 100'mile rollecoaster-terrain sportive.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:18 pm 
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The lacquer started peeling on my Icon as well - I emailed Litespeed with my original proof of purchase and they sorted me out no problem at all (well, apart from sending me the wrong size replacement the first time round!): http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=71221&start=30

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:02 pm 
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"Someting a bit special arrived in the post today" :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Front - 523g

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Back - 669g

Pair - 1192g

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Front Dura Ace on GP4000s vs Lightweight on Veloflex blacks (inc skewers)

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979g v 814g - Saved 165g

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Backs...

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1411g v 1145 - Saved 266g

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Total saved 431g.

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Now I'm itchin for a ride!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Couple of updates worth a mention.

The CAAD3 finally died. Bottle cage bosses came loose and one thing (hacksaw) and another (hammer) led to it being retired.

Not sorry though, the replacement frame is a massive leap forward, wish I'd done it sooner!

Archon got an upgrade during the winter too :)

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(Might have to de-brand the Litespeeds SRM at some point before it hits the road again. It's getting a bit between my witts)

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