Scott R4 with Ksyrium Equipe clinchers wheels. 6.243 Grams

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Elrey
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by Elrey

Realy great build. One thing you could change.
Planet-X Titanium and carbon QR weights 44gr. on the spot.

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qwop
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by qwop

WW mods to the MAX :thumbup: I really like the look of the 'classic' saddle coupled to the ISP.

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by bobbyOCR

I miss these kinds of threads.

Long live the WW spirit. Beautiful build!

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monchito
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by monchito

Hi everybody. I was late a bit more than i thought, but finally here is the work. The first photo is the complet mold.

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DSC03088 - copia por monchito3000, en Flickr

The piece just out of the mold:

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DSC03075 - copia por monchito3000, en Flickr

The new and the original ones:

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palancas freno por monchito3000, en Flickr

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palancas por monchito3000, en Flickr

... and I couldn´t avoid it :noidea:

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pletinas por monchito3000, en Flickr

With the ridiculous save of weight, but.... I finished with medication...

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pletinas freno por monchito3000, en Flickr

And this is the mold of the tensor.

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DSC03078 por monchito3000, en Flickr

And the modified tensor.

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Tensor freno por monchito3000, en Flickr

I hope that you have liked. I´ll try to show you some nice new things next week.

MagnusH
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by MagnusH

Nice work!

How do you operate the front derailleur on the Cannondale? And what is going on with the kink on the cable housing?

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monchito
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by monchito

MagnusH wrote:Nice work!

How do you operate the front derailleur on the Cannondale? And what is going on with the kink on the cable housing?



Initially I had a fancy tuned campagnolo downtube shifter (9Gr), but i sold it (and i regret a lot) because i didn´t use the bike for a long time. When i use it again i put the emergency solution (which lasted for more than a year) that you can see in the photo. A Deore shifter from an old MTB. The kink on the cable housing is because I used two chunks of housing (an old aluminium housing from the 80´s or older), but it worked perfectely anyways.

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

MagnusH wrote:Nice work!

How do you operate the front derailleur on the Cannondale? And what is going on with the kink on the cable housing?


I'm guessing it is a bar mounted lever from what I can make out and that is what this latest mod is for, yes?

wiRIDEfast
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by wiRIDEfast

anyway you can show us or tell us a bit more about your process of making these parts with carbon? You mentioned you use pressure and not vacuum, I for one would like to know more about the process.

limba
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by limba

I would never, ever do anything like this but I think it's awesome that you do. Very cool stuff.

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monchito
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by monchito

wiRIDEfast wrote:anyway you can show us or tell us a bit more about your process of making these parts with carbon? You mentioned you use pressure and not vacuum, I for one would like to know more about the process.


Yes, I use pressure instead vacuum because this way give me the chance to work with 3-4 Kg/cm2 or sometimes, even more. (in one of the photos above, you can see that the seat mold is reinforced with an iron structure). I think this way allows me to make more complicated pieces with more sharp angles, and also have less resin in the final result.

Another good reason is that when i started doing this kind of things, i had a compressor but not a vacuum pump. Everything influence a bit :-P .

Here you can see another part (from a wheelchair) i did with pressure. I can´t do photos with more detail ´cos i don´t have the parts but i´ll show you some photos of the molds.

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DSC02358 por monchito3000, en Flickr

Right now i´m trapped trying convert my Sram Red in a 11sp group, (here are some photos) but when i finish it, i ´ll do a simple carbon part with mechanics pressure and another hollow part with air globe pressure and i´ll post both here step by step.

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carbon 25t por monchito3000, en Flickr

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buje rebajado por monchito3000, en Flickr

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monchito
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by monchito

limba wrote:I would never, ever do anything like this but I think it's awesome that you do. Very cool stuff.

:thumbup:

:thanx: :thanx: :thanx:

istigatrice
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by istigatrice

monchito wrote:Right now i´m trapped trying convert my Sram Red in a 11sp group, (here are some photos) but when i finish it, i ´ll do a simple carbon part with mechanics pressure and another hollow part with air globe pressure and i´ll post both here step by step.

:popcorn: I'll love to see how this goes
I write the weightweenies blog, hope you like it :)

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Meguro2006
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by Meguro2006

First post, but I've been lurking for a while. Your work is amazing. I look forward to reading about your future projects.

cllrhodgen
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by cllrhodgen

Extremely well done! You're a true obsessive weight weenie of the highest order! I am loving your work, you must have the patience of a saint moulding and making the things you've shown!!

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monchito
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by monchito

Finally I was able to upgrade the sram red shifters. Here are some photos of the process, but you can see the whole process here http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=110303 I hope you enjoy it.

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buje 11 por monchito3000, en Flickr

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12-25__11sp por monchito3000, en Flickr

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some weights por monchito3000, en Flickr

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regata nueva por monchito3000, en Flickr

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