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thelorax121
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by thelorax121

Greetings WW!

This was a fun project I put together with the goal of a lightweight build with as much titanium as possible. As pictured, the full build comes in at 6.94kg, just under my 7kg target. I am sure I could get it down further with some carbon wheels and a lighter FD, but overall I am happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking, happy to be here!

Build details include:
60cm Clark Kent Titanium frameset
Hylix carbon fork (320g)
King headset
Cinelli Grammo threadless stem, Easton EC90 bars w/ SuparCaz wrap
Moots seatpost with Flite Ti saddle
Gutted Sram Rival carbon levers
Grafton crankset with Stronglight Zircal rings
White Industries Ti Bottom Bracket
Modolo Carbon DT Shifters
Omfega Carbon RD
Campagnolo Record FD
Americal Classic Sprint 350 Wheelset
Full Titanium drilled 8s cassette

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fxx
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by fxx

How does she ride?

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thelorax121
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by thelorax121

It rides well, a bit flexy compared to modern Ti, but fun nonetheless.

fxx
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by fxx

thelorax121 wrote:It rides well, a bit flexy compared to modern Ti, but fun nonetheless.
Thanks, I can't remember how my 1995 Lemond RS300 CK Ti frame rode.

It is still in my store room inbuilt after an accident in 1996.

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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

If you ever want to sell those Grafton cranks, I’m keen depending on length. Just sayin’.

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themidge
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by themidge

Oh no, I might have to replace my cannondale with an epic 90's/00's build with lots of Ti, purple anodising, alloy tubulars, and CNC'd parts now :evil: .

OP, do you have a weight list? Especially interested in the weights of the Topline/Grafton cranks, Modolo shifters, and the rear derailleur.

thelorax121
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by thelorax121

RichTheRoadie wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:57 pm
If you ever want to sell those Grafton cranks, I’m keen depending on length. Just sayin’.
They are 175mm arms, and they are for sale, but I don't have the post count necessary to access the classifieds yet. Feel free to PM me if you are interested. Cheers!

thelorax121
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by thelorax121

themidge wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Oh no, I might have to replace my cannondale with an epic 90's/00's build with lots of Ti, purple anodising, alloy tubulars, and CNC'd parts now :evil: .

OP, do you have a weight list? Especially interested in the weights of the Topline/Grafton cranks, Modolo shifters, and the rear derailleur.
The Grafton Cranks, rings and chainring bolts come in at 535g
Mistral RD is 170g
Kronos shifters are 35g

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

Love the Modolo shifters. I've got a pair in a box somewhere.

Nicely done!

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Gunnar
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by Gunnar

Looks good, only one mistake, you forgot the Ti king headset!

thelorax121
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by thelorax121

Gunnar wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:08 am
Looks good, only one mistake, you forgot the Ti king headset!
Believe me, I looked, but finding one in 1" threadless would have cost about the same as the frame and fork lol

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