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




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 1687
Location: Canada
New project that started with a "gas pipe" frame, but I bought this frame last month, now it seems like it will end up as a not-too-heavy winter/commuter ride.

Frame: Unknown (seller told me it was a "prototype" Kona cyclocross), unknown auminium alloy. 1269 g with hanger
Fork: HongFu FH-FO005. advertised at 515 g uncut
Headset: Ritchey Pro CX. 95 g
Handlebars: Bontrager Race lite VR. 240 g
Stem: Ritchey WCS alloy 120 mm. 130 g
Cross brake levers : Cane Creek. 90 g
Shifters: Sram Rival: 325 g
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS V2. 210 g
Seat collar: KCNC. 15 g
Saddle: San Marco Aspide ti. 170 g
Brakes: Tektro CR720. 250 g
FD : Sram Apex braze-on with KCNC clamp : 100 g
RD : Sram Rival. 180 g
Chain: KMC X10SL silver. 245 g
Crankset: Shimano FC-R700 34-50t. 850 g (with Shimano BB)
Wheels: Kinlin XR270 / Sapim CX-ray 28/28 / Shimano Ultegra 6600 (tires and tubes to determin soon). 2450 g
Cassette: Ultegra 6700 11-23. 210 g
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL. 300 g
Bottle Cages: Tacx Tao light. 30 g X 2
Cables and housings: 250 g

TOTAL: Roughly predicted 7.9 kg, so should end up around 8 kg. Maybe more if I finally decide to install some fenders on it.

did I forget something ?

Now the build is starting, the frame has (had) a nice matte finish:

Image

Untill I rubbed a little acetone on the chainstay to install a protector. The matte finish is peeling off :shock: !!!

Image

So, it will end up as a black, shiny bike :cry: ...

Pics to come as I gather the parts progressively...

Louis :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Posts: 2893
Location: Canada
with light skewers I guess ? ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 1687
Location: Canada
I knew I forgot something... :oops:

I'll have to check if the zillion skewers I already have can fit on a 135 mm rear with thick alu dropouts.

Or I'll go KCNC Z6 mountain, or something like that...

EDIT: I had a reply form the seller, a bike shop in Toronto, CAN. He said the frame was a prototype from Kona made from Easton tubing (he didn't know the alloy though).
My take is it's an unfinished prototype. The finish is likely a primer, and they never applied either clear, or some paint to finish the project.

LOuis :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 1687
Location: Canada
I rubbed acetone all over the frame, to take off the "finish".

Under, there's kind of a shiny, black base coat. Not as nice as a finish paint, but I was expecting worse.

I'm happy with the frame. It appears to be pretty well made. The welds are nice and even, not one messy spot.

Image

So, I'm starting the building back, gathering parts as they come...

Image

Louis :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: brearley, Finbar and 36 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. Winter Project - Track bikes - ?s for those with experience

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

xnavalav8r

64

6033

Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:30 pm

xnavalav8r View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. CX/Wet Commuter frame suggestions

in Cyclocross / Touring

apdg

2

458

Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:07 am

apdg View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Commuter Bikes: style = less likely to get stolen?

in Cycle Chat

prendrefeu

11

1187

Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:19 pm

victorduraace View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. C24's for cyclocross

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Cyclocross / Touring

chiltonp

20

1888

Fri May 16, 2014 2:50 pm

mattr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cyclocross Di2 build.

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Realtwin

3

893

Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:37 am

Kevin3182 View the latest post


It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:23 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