HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 2022
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
I recently got an Enve 2.0 fork to replace the 3T Funda pro fork on my Cervelo R3SL (the fork came off my R3).

But the bike is glossy black and the fork is matte carbon weave. I hate to be an appearance weenie but thinking it's going to look wrong. I'm not too far from Calfee and could have them paint it. But how much does paint weigh? Would it look better to have the whole fork painted gloss black or just the top? Other suggestions?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:02 pm
Posts: 36
wow..


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:28 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:16 pm
Posts: 355
Location: Austin, Texas
Why did you replace the 3T fork?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:15 pm
Posts: 177
Just get a matching Edge stem (and possibly seatpost too!)... and it will look great! :)

Also... are you sure it's carbon WEAVE, and not UD carbon? I've never known Edge to make many carbon weave forks, and if they do it was for a special builders project.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 7519
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
toosahn wrote:
wow..


:noidea:

You're on Weight Weenies. How is this surprising? Maybe you thought you were over on some other forum?

Anyway, to the question: the best guess would be 40g for paint if it were "thick"
Clear coat would not weigh so much. I once stripped the clear off of a Easton EC90SLX using Carbolift and lost 10g total. That was just a clear coat & a few decals though.

_________________
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.


Last edited by prendrefeu on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:01 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:47 pm
Posts: 3553
Location: Pittsburgh
It couldn't weigh more than 15-20g. Depending on how light they do it.

_________________
RUEGAMER 5.21kg, 11.48lbs

CRUMPTON 4.40kg, 9.70lbs


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 2022
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
2011 wrote:
Just get a matching Edge stem (and possibly seatpost too!)... and it will look great! :)
2011 wrote:
But they're both heavier than the parts I've got (which aren't WW by any stretch).
2011 wrote:
Also... are you sure it's carbon WEAVE, and not UD carbon?


You're right, I mis-remembered, it's UD, matte black. So it'd just need to be glossy to match. Maybe I could just put a couple coats of wax on it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:24 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: burglarboycie, FourthWall, Franklin, Google Adsense [Bot], LouisN, rbrtwyn, thebuny, Yahoo [Bot] and 65 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Why does my bike weigh more than it's supposed to?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Road

Vicelord

45

2487

Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:05 pm

mellowJohnny View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2015 Tarmac Expert: what's it weigh?

in Road

AW84

0

1081

Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 am

AW84 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Cervélo paint jobs - TDF S5

in Road

Sacke

4

1199

Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:36 am

andrew9 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best way to fix paint chips on frame?

in Road

53x12

7

582

Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:21 pm

53x12 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Colnago C60 Paint Cracking at the Seams

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

mycool77

30

1799

Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:19 pm

rico View the latest post


It is currently Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:40 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB