Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:40 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Yup! Very happy with this. Hopefully I can start assembling next week.


Top
   
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:34 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Dropped the frame off today. Decided to go with a matte-black powder coat. I know, not very exciting. But it's what my son wanted... black bike with red components. Still waiting on a few small parts to arrive, but I'll have the frame back Wednesday and will begin assembly then.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 2218
Location: Canada
" The apple never falls too far from the tree " :smartass:


Louis :)


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3840
That is awesome. I love building bikes with and for my son as well. We are currently building up an old Specialized Rockhopper for him even though he is only 7 years old now. I will ride it for fun until he fits it. Having issues getting the Avid BB5 brake to work well.

He also loves the black bikes and we are currently blacking out my Mazda 3 as well to match the bikes. YES blacked out car with blacked out bikes is a must.

_________________
BIG DADDY B FLOW
AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
I don't currently have a car...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
My son decided on a black/red theme for the bike. So he also decided on the 2nd lightest wheelset I built. A pair of 1288g clinchers based on the Kinlin XR200 rims and Bikehubstore.com Ultralight Carbon Straightpull hubs ( http://www.bikehubstore.com/UltraLight-Carbon-Straight-Pull-Rear-Hub-p/sp197r.htm ). I used Sapim CX-ray spokes and alloy nipples with Veloplugs. Finished the wheels with matching ti skewers, Michelin A1 latex tubes, Vittoria Open Corsa CX tires, and a Shimano Ultegra 15-27 junior cassette.

I need to post some photos...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Some wheelbuilding photos... the wheels with the red hubs will go on this project bike.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 113
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Any chance you're looking to adopt? :unbelievable:

Monkeyburger

_________________
...finding my inner Onoda-kun...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Only if you're an 18 year old Swedish bikini model.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 113
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Damn! I thought I turned my web-cam off... :lol:

_________________
...finding my inner Onoda-kun...


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Frame is ready. If I can get off work early enough I'll pick it up this evening and post photos. otherwise, I'll have to wait until Friday.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Just finished the build. Had to rush because we're headed to Belgium early in the morning for the first of the Spring Classics. As a result, I didn't get any weights or build photos. I will take some photos tomorrow and post them when I get back Sunday night. It looks pretty sweet for a kid's bike....


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
Well, the bike is 99% complete. My son rode it this weekend. A few small parts remain... grommets for the di2 wires, alloy bolts for tuning, saddle, and we need to work on his position. But otherwise it is fantastic. Only one issue... because we're using junior gears, the chain makes contact with the seatstay when in the tallest gear (14t). Removing the spacer behind the cassette resolves the problem, but then the rear derailleur can't "reach" the largest cog... even with the limit screw backed out all the way. Not an issue with a "normal" cassette, but it will be an issue when he is racing.

Photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200656554763432.2202700.1447422736&type=1&l=16c6ebbb0e.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
deleted


Last edited by xnavalav8r on Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2643
deleted


Last edited by xnavalav8r on Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:56 am 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Kinesis Racelight Gran Fondo Ti V3 Disc with 50mm carbon clinchers

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

fivethirtyonepm

6

963

Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:49 pm

sawyer View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My Kinesis Aithein

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

powenb

8

877

Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:33 am

powenb View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Kinesis 4S disc - opinions?

in Road

Multebear

11

834

Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:15 pm

Multebear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Kinesis Aithein Evo frame

in Road

LM7805

9

1059

Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:32 am

mentok View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Question for Kinesis Aithein Owners:-

in Road

relanium

0

612

Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:33 pm

relanium View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 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:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited