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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

All the new bits (including a set of Favero pedals) now mounted up:

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Forgive all the iPhone 'portrait mode' weirdness!

The saddle slipped a bit so it's further back than it should be in this pic, but not by much.

Despite the cranks, the weight has actually gone up to 7.5kg - I think mainly because I went back to the standard Campagnolo skewers over the Extralite Streeters (at 82kg, I don't fully trust them). The pedals won't have made much difference despite the PM capability.

Love the look of the cranks:

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And they look so sleek from above:

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by RichTheRoadie

So, the Lightning cranks creaked. Long process of elimination to arrive at that conclusion, but it was the last thing left after a long line of tests. They've been returned for a refund thanks to awesome service from Jason at Fairwheel.

I had in mind to switch back to DA and tubs, and finally got around to that this week:

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Just the right balance of gold now I think; and actually I don't think I can be bothered with fancy cranks anymore as the DA cranks suit it really nicely.

The wheels are el cheapo 'Prime' 50mm tubs from Wiggle to tide me over. They were on offer at a silly price and are a respectable weight (1350g) so I took the gamble. They're plenty good enough; and they save me from the idiots trying to sell me 5 to 10 year-old wheels at ridiculous prices!

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by Osoi3900

What an amazing build!
Reminds me of a Morgan (with their wooden chassis)
I'll bet it turns a few heads.
Cheers!

RichTheRoadie
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The Prime wheels turned out to be awful - the brake tracks were glassy smooth in places and rough as sandpaper in others, so the braking was erratic at best.

I've replaced them with a set of Dura-Ace C40 tubulars that I picked up secondhand but unused (ex-team wheels that never got put into the team rotation), which are *sublime*. I even prefer them to the Bora WTO 33s:

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Mmmm mmm

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Very nice!
Couldn't decide on shimano or campy eh? Haha

Possibly the most unique tube joins I've ever laid my eyes upon :shock:
"please explain"

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Also rich your not really a budget wheels kinda guy.... I don't expect the primes to last long.

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The winner is:
RichTheRoadie wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:58 am

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Marco Pantani - Momenti Di Gloria
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Specialized EPIC (Superbe Pro)

RichTheRoadie
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synchronicity wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Very nice!
Couldn't decide on shimano or campy eh? Haha

Possibly the most unique tube joins I've ever laid my eyes upon :shock:
"please explain"
Well, I've decided on Shimano - for now, at least! :wink:

All the detail is here on 'TheSpoken.cc' (previously called Cycle EXIF).
mortirolo wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:30 pm
The winner is:
RichTheRoadie wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:58 am
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The gold tape was too much; and I started to find the 12v mechanical rear derailleurs ugly - plus I didn't like running clinchers. When I was reminded of how nice the DA9100 lever shape feels, that sealed the deal.

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by C36

Really nice, stunning, went very far in his approach for both tube construction mixing material types and tube junction.
This has a lot more “art” part that the recent 15K+ so called art bike from BMC released earlier this week.

The picture from the tube construction has a solid core, is that just for the small diameter tubes?


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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

C36 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:00 am
The picture from the tube construction has a solid core, is that just for the small diameter tubes?
You're imagining that - they're very definitely tubes, as the picture shows :thumbup:

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by DHG01

Very, very nice build.

Completely agree on the C40s. They are not light (I think I weighed them at 1.39 kg). But they are very smooth, plenty stiff and seem quite strong.

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by DHG01

Very, very nice build.

Completely agree on the C40s. They are not light (I think I weighed them at 1.39 kg). But they are very smooth, plenty stiff and seem quite strong.

They seem quite unknown; very little info about them.

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by RichTheRoadie

I stripped this and hung it up whilst I was working through an injury, then I worked through a couple of projects and got a C64... Now that the C64 is gone, this will be coming back to life - it's getting yet another set of eeBrakes, SRAM Red22, Rotor carbon cranks and some Darimo finishing kit.

Pics to follow...

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And here we go, finally:

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With the Reynolds Aero46 pictured, it now weighs 6.9kg

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