Ryan's Litespeed T3.v2 (a Custom Ultimate)

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RyanH wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:49 am
That thread shows a fork without an integrated crown race. Forks with an integrated crown race are different and the bearing isn't usually designed to sit at the bottom of the fork (probably for ease of mfg). My Focus fork was the same way.
Oh I thought the silver section was the same as your carbon molded in section

I always just thought any fork without external headset cups was integrated
Never realized there were different flavors with some bearings sitting higher up from the fork base

I was looking at this Tarmac headset video I see now how that Tarmac bearing sits up higher on the fork.
Kind of odd in a way considering the bearings contact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4pPQPHt3IU

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Any news from this build? Looking forward to it!

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Sent a follow up today as we're approaching 6 weeks. I got the headset the other day and I think this is an acceptable gap on the fork:

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Yep I've seen way worse
You'll keep the OG ?

Thinking of doing something similar with either the T1SL or Ultimate
Same geo but less slooping and head tube extensions

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I really enjoyed my custom geometry experience with Litespeed as well. I attached my build sheet for kicks. I was a bit nervous to go all-in with my fit and build a bike that was size-wise light years away from what I'd ridden in the past. Check out the numbers in comparison.

@ryanh Your build requests are spot on, and I wish I had made the same requirement to place the top tube high on the head tube. That is the only thing visually that I don't like about my frame.

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As a result of the cancel culture, this build is no more :| :cry:

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brahl wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:13 am
I really enjoyed my custom geometry experience with Litespeed as well. I attached my build sheet for kicks. I was a bit nervous to go all-in with my fit and build a bike that was size-wise light years away from what I'd ridden in the past. Check out the numbers in comparison.

@ryanh Your build requests are spot on, and I wish I had made the same requirement to place the top tube high on the head tube. That is the only thing visually that I don't like about my frame.

Brian.
Interesting geo; 17 cm HT, 530 TT and 75°STA. You are obviously tall; I assume you want handlebars really close?

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No, no - 191mm HT w/o headset cups.....
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brahl wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:13 am
I really enjoyed my custom geometry experience with Litespeed as well. I attached my build sheet for kicks. I was a bit nervous to go all-in with my fit and build a bike that was size-wise light years away from what I'd ridden in the past. Check out the numbers in comparison.

Brian.
That geo is insane. 369 reach and 605 stack? I think my mtb has 608 stack. I guess it's all about porportions. Our saddle heights are about the same and the custom frame I have coming has 427 reach and 503 stack :twisted:

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Slammed wrote:
brahl wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:13 am
I really enjoyed my custom geometry experience with Litespeed as well. I attached my build sheet for kicks. I was a bit nervous to go all-in with my fit and build a bike that was size-wise light years away from what I'd ridden in the past. Check out the numbers in comparison.

Brian.
That geo is insane. 369 reach and 605 stack? I think my mtb has 608 stack. I guess it's all about porportions. Our saddle heights are about the same and the custom frame I have coming has 427 reach and 503 stack :twisted:
Well, if your user name is any indication, your position is probably lower than most :-D

370 reach / 605 stack is not that crazy for someone with long legs / short arms looking for a more relaxed position.

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Slammed wrote: the custom frame I have coming has 427 reach and 503 stack :twisted:
LOL. Damn. I thought my 525 stack and 140mm stem paired to 375 reach was aggressive.
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RyanH wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Slammed wrote: the custom frame I have coming has 427 reach and 503 stack :twisted:
LOL. Damn. I thought my 525 stack and 140mm stem paired to 375 reach was aggressive.
That's what you get when you're 5'10' with a 6'4.5'' wingspan and 74.5cm saddle height. My current rig is a 54 with a 175mm stem, but it's still too short and tall. I'll start a build thread soon.

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Slammed wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:49 pm
That's what you get when you're 5'10' with a 6'4.5'' wingspan and 74.5cm saddle height. My current rig is a 54 with a 175mm stem, but it's still too short and tall. I'll start a build thread soon.
Phwoar! And here was me thinking I had long arms at 5'10" with a 6'1.5" wingspan! I've got the same saddle height as you but I'm on a 56 with a 120mm stem, I guess you must have a lot of drop as well as a monster amount of reach :shock:.

Pics or it didn't happen :wink:.

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RyanH wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:41 pm
Got impatient waiting for Darimo to respond so I got a Ritchey Superlogic seatpost in the meantime (maybe permanently?). Cut to length it should be 143g with the 7x9 clamps (10g heavier than 7x7 clamps) and I ordered a Specialized SL -12 stem.

Took out the buffer and compounded the fork and seatpost to make them gloss:
I'm impressed with the finish you got on these parts, would you mind going over what you used to buff them up?

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Meguiars cutting compound and a rotary DA. Takes only a handful of minutes.
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