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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:32 pm 
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My new frame arrived and I’m half way through the build - It’s a titanium Enigma Esprit from a builder here in the UK. Will be used all year round as my main bike.

Frame weight including Chris King headset, bolts, and original barrel adjusters: 1440g
Stock geometry, 57cm TT.

BUILD LIST…
Frame: Enigma Esprit - horizontal 57cm top tube, Bead blast finish & white decals
(Brass Donhou barrel adjusters, not pictured here)
Forks: ENVE 2.0 - 45mm Rake
Headset: Chris King – Black Sotto Voce
Groupset: Sram Force - GXP BB, Dura Ace Cassette
Chain: KMC X10L – Wish I’d bought the gold one…
Stem: Thomson X2 – Black 100mm 10deg.
Bars: 3T Ergonova Team – 40cm, red stripe removed
Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8mm + Fizik Gel pads - Black
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece – Black, 31.6mm
Wheels: SRAM S27
Cables: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra
Saddle: Prologo Scratch – Ti Rails
Cages: King Cage – Titanium
Spacers: Carbon - 3x 10mm + 1x 5mm
Computer: Garmin Edge 800 (+ Quickview mount, waiting on order shipment)

Fitting said run the spacer stack with +ve rise on stem so be prepared.

Took a few quick shots of the frame on delivery in the photo studio at work. When it’s built I’ll post some more (less glossy) photos…

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Curios how she will ride, that downtube and chaistay's look promissing !(;


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:00 pm 
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I'm curious too - It's going to be a long wait until the weekend! Chainstays are pretty burly, hopefully no heel clip. I previously had one of their Echo frames so interested to see how they compare.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:16 pm 
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iamalex wrote:
Stem: Thomson X2 – Black 100mm 10deg.
Spacers: Carbon - 3x 10mm + 1x 5mm

Fitting said run the spacer stack with +ve rise on stem so be prepared.


:cry:

Looks good on paper. Can't wait to see it built up.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:10 pm 
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old school.Nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 am 
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And a few grubby work-in-progress photos below. Missing a cable outer for rear derailleur so not much more progress until that's sorted...

Fit fettling to come.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:02 am 
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I've always loved Thompson stems, posts and seat collars with Ti bikes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:18 am 
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Congratulations! I very fine build to ride and race. I do love to see the gray metal!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:41 pm 
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What an ugly bike, I'll just PM you my address so you can ship that thing my way. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 am 
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Thanks for the compliments! Build still delayed as cable set was also missing the bag of ferrules/cable ends.
I had originally bought a Zipp Service Course SL stem and seatpost in the 'beyond black' colours but they were damaged in the post and then sold out. They looked great but that Zipp seatpost has the weight of an anchor.

Will be running the Conti GP4000s clincher tyres until they die then might replace with some tan walled alternatives. Ideally looking for something as puncture resistant as the GP4000s... leaning towards Deda Tre Corsa Open Tubulars or Veloflex Masters as a compromise.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:49 pm 
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The SRAM QuickView mount just arrived. Stuck it on the scales: 19grams (inc. T25 torx bolt).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Garmin are bringing out their own Edge mount soon. However what put me off theirs, SRAMs and the Barfly is the fact the Garmin doesn't sit flush with the stem.

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12g more. Roughly double the price though :(


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Finally built yesterday so first ride today - love it. The ENVE fork is fantastic. The DA cassette is nice and snappy compared to the SRAM PC1070 is replaced. Might lose a spacer after once I start racking up a few more miles.

Here are some photos taken after the ride...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:01 pm 
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What is the final weight?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Knew I forgot something, the weight! I think 8kg
My scales are knackered so in three weighings it was anything between 7.7 and 8kg. I expect the latter and hope to be pleasantly supprised


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