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Boardman AiR 9.8
SRAM Rival groupset (RED crankset coming in the mail)
Prologo Zero Pas nack saddle
3T ergonova + ARX stem
Look Keo 2 Max (blades on the way, then porting the keo 2 max back to the fixed gear)
OEM 50mm clinchers (temporary wheelset.. the printed decals look really jarring.. i know. plus the spoke pattern is completely off for bora ultra twos.. anyways, have some vinyl blank decals coming in the mail to cover them up, and i've ordered a set of November 58mm clinchers which are scheduled to reach me in June)
will take some better pictures once i've gotten the wheels sorted out....
Greenduck - yep! no regrets getting the boardman. it's slightly lighter than the S2 (and i also paid less for this frame as well).
being on a road bike certainly is a nice change from the fixed gear. seems effortless to speed up. the carbon frame is a lot more comfortable too. looking forward to clocking some miles on this bike.
took it on a virgin ride around the coast today.. unfortunately, the rear tire punctured towards the end of the ride sigh..
dereksmalls wrote:So those aren't Boras? Then why don't you just take off the decals instead of getting cover ups or even new decals? Just leave them blank with no decals - way better!
yup.. they're not real Boras. wrong spoke pattern in the rear, plus these are clinchers. cant remove the decals cos they're printed onto the rim.. oh well. the vinyl blanks are a cheap solution till my November wheelset arrives.
Tinea Pedis wrote:Where/who did the print job on the wheels? It appears to be quite well done.
And is there much testing for the Boardman frame aero wise, as it at least looks fast! Very nice
i believe they were printed on at the factory. googled, and found similar looking wheels on alibaba. got these wheels off a friend as a temporary solution. details are crisp, but i think the overall look makes my bike look really busy..
not sure about the aero testing of the frame. and i didnt have much luck on end user reviews either. seems not that popular a brand in the states?
btw your forum nick is funny! lol athlete's foot..
they came with instructions on application. one was a dry application (needs precision as it'd be difficult to manipulate the decals once applied), the other was a wet application with slightly soapy water. needless to say, i went with the wet application.
fairly straightforward process.
cleaned the rims
sprayed water onto rim, peeled off the decal backing, wet the decals a bit
positioned the decals. moved them around to my liking
i used a hairdryer on low heat to help with the drying process. the dryer really helps with pressing the decals down over the curved part of the rim near the spokes (i had to apply a matte black background before the easton decals)
pressed out the bubbles and left to dry for a day
think it turned out pretty well. ordered another set of these decals in yellow just for kicks.
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