New steed for 2016: Amaro Loren

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Sleepless
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by Sleepless

Hi guys,

I'm in love with Amaro Loren since first time I saw it. So I decided to pull the trigger for one in August after negotiating with the wife. :) This will be my first steel bike. Hopefully production will take place sometime next month.

Geometry is based on my SuperSix Evo, size 58. I'm 187cm and 85 kg. Loren will have longer head tube to eliminate the need for spacers and slightly shorter top tube to compensate my non-flexible upper body and beer gut. :)

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Color will be Amaro Blue:
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I'll keep the build as Euro as possible:

Frame: Columbus Spirit, Life and SL tubes. 44mm headtube. Hope integral headset.
Fork: 1-1/8 to 1/5 tapered. Current candidate is Dedacciai Stream but I'm also considering Columbus Fel as it's lighter and seems more elegant to me. I'm also open to suggestions except Enve. Straight forks only.
Cockpit: Deda Zero100, Superzero seatpost.
Groupset: Campagnolo Chorus 2015
Saddle: I haven't decided yet but I'll give supplied Essax saddle a go.
Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2 - 16 Nm

Wheels: I currently own a set of Reynolds Assault clinchers and Fulcrum Racing 3. I'll be selling Fulcrums this month and I'm thinking to build a set with new Record hubs, Ambrosio Nemesis rims and CX-Rays. Second option is to get a set of Shamal Mille. I'm leaning more towards Ambrosio route as I want to try tubulars and it's 2/3 price of Shamals. This is where I'm also open to suggestions.

I'll update this thread when Aimar starts to build the frame.
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by andyindo

Get the Shamals. Fantastic wheels. Tubs are awesome but Id rather be riding than spending time glueing/fixing tubs/faffing with sealent/standing in the cold on the side of the road after a puncture.....

Tubs roll nicely though.

Sleepless
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by Sleepless

andyindo, you are right. That's what kept me away from using tubulars. But Nemesis rims are so beautiful, I can't resist to try and take my chances. :) Maybe I can get the same look with H Plus Son TB14 rims. Shamals will always be in my wishlist.

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i thnk you can, i have a set of tb 14 on my colnago very happy with them, must have them for shy of a year now and black only now starts to fade, i use the green swiss stop brake pas wich are a lot softer and as such easier on the rims and way more effective brake. there should be a photo of the bike with thos wheels in the colnago thread but i cant find it

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by PARTIZAN

Good Choice Image
You will Love IT

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by Sleepless

Thanks michel2. TB14 is on my list. They are on heavier side but there seems no light alternatives with this rim shape.

PARTIZAN, cheers. Yours was a big inspiration for me.

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by apotekar

If you are leaning towards clichers (tb14) this could be an alternative Ryde Pulse Sprint CSS, but I would still rather see this bike built up with Ambrosios... :twisted:

http://www.slowbuild.eu/deutsch/aluclin ... s-1290-gr/
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Cheers, A.

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by MisterMuncher

TB14 are a little heavy, but they're a lovely rim to ride. I've been using a pair of silver ones on Ultegra hubs for a couple of years for commuting, training and general rough use, and they don't seem to have worn at all. They look classic, but they're just enough wider to add comfort and improve handling.

Sleepless
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by Sleepless

Build starts tomorrow and expect pictures soon! I changed the color to purple after seeing his recerent Cent Cols builds:

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Final build list:

Amaro Loren Frame Columbus Spirit, Life and SL tubes
Columbus FEL fork
Campagnolo Chorus 52/36 12/29 groupset
Dedacciai Zero100/SuperZero parts
Amaro Essax saddle
Hope ZS44-EC44 Integral tapered headset
Deda Squalo black handlebar tape
Tacx Deva bottlecages
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Sleepless
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by Sleepless

So it begins...

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by fignonsbarber

PARTIZAN wrote:Good Choice Image
You will Love IT


Fantastic looking bike.

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by Roel W

Nice!
What stem lenght will you use? I'm interested to see because I have almost the same sizes.
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by Sleepless

Stem is 110mm, -6 degrees.

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Purploren, good decision


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Sleepless
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Some more pics

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