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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:51 pm 
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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:

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

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

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

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 pm 
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with light skewers I guess ? ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:55 pm 
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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 :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:39 am 
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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.

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

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Louis :)


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