Zanc the Tank

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bencolem
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by bencolem

It's not so much a tank due to the frame - 1970g isn't too bad for a 58'ish frame size...

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But the fork certainly carries that mantle...

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Still, you've got to love those lugs...

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And the pictures don't capture the depth of the paint...

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Will be slapping on a Sram Red groupset, my 1,000g tubulars and some lightweight finishing kit to compensate for the frameset weight.

I've settled on white bar tape and saddle, but struggling with bottle cages. I have Blackburn camber on my other bikes but don't know whether to go black or white on this build?

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by gravity

Subscribed!

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by paddyrider

Subscribed, looks great.


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michel2
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by michel2

1970 grams of the finset quality !columbus max ?
very nice, i would stick some nice low profile wheels in that frame to get a nice ride !

bencolem
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by bencolem

Frames away having 1/4" machined off the top of the headtube. Once back I'll be mounting 32mm Carbon tubulars on, so yes, low profile (and with 26mm Schwalbe Ones super comfy too hopefully!).

bencolem
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by bencolem

Initiating phase one of the weight offset program!

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bencolem
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bencolem
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by bencolem

That picture was early on, actually took a lot off:

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Bit upset that I've nicked the Z on the headtube logo...

bencolem
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kgt
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by kgt

Remove the decals from crankset and shifters and you have one perfect outcome.

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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

Get one of those gold paint pens or some gold nail polish - touch up should work and no one will notice the area when you are moving fast.

bencolem
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by FIJIGabe

That looks sweet!
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

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grid256
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by grid256

So classy. Can't wait to see this finished off.

bencolem
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by bencolem

Only done a quick shakedown ride - big one tomorrow - but all I can say so far is... Mike is the MAN!

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Guess the weight...

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