Third Time's a Charm: Litespeed T3

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Klaster1
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by Klaster1

Amazing, this is 60g less than my VumaQuad/Fibre-Lyte combo. Now I know where to shave weight as a last resort.

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The crank itself is about 50g lighter than Red22 BUT the BB is around 30g heavier than FSA PF30. Red22 is definitely the better deal but I think it looks ugly which is why I got this.
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Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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Lightweenie
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by Lightweenie

Why not with PM?

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by Vuong05

Damn Ryan, I think you bought the crankset that I was eying in the for sale section recently. Looks amazing and will definitely bring this build to the next level.

Congrats!
Current Stable. Evo (Storm Trooper) : 5.39kg | Alchemy Eros : Heavy (7.79kg)

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by 4ibanez

Suuurrrweeeeeet
Edit: aren't you at all tempted to keep the Fibre Lytes now you've seen how gorgeous they look with the cranks?!
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by spdntrxi

yeah when I posted weight differences with BB taken into account (thm vs red)... peeps where like thanks for saving me money.
The THM will look great on the bike.

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@lightweenie

Nope, no more power meter, don't care anymore. I decided last year that I don't want to train to ride, I just want to enjoy my rides... And inflict suffering on the weekend rides.

@4ibanez
I ran them for most of 2015 and 2016 but these days I prefer not to worry about chipping teeth on my rings plus you'll see in a minute why I'm sticking with my current rings.

So, I can't remember if it was the BB30 version or pf30 but the bottom bracket used to have a tiny lip on it. It looks like they revised it but it's also super fat now:

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Compared to the old one:

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I was prepared for a heavy BB but 40g heavier than FSA? Ouch...

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Since I'm putting a metal BB into the Ti bottom bracket, I learned my lesson with the Chris King PF30 Bottom Bracket and will be doing Loctite this time:

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Had to clean the shell:

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And then put my MKV rings back on:

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So, a 14g penalty over Fibre-Lyte rings. I'll take that.
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Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by RyanH

Outgoing crank weight with preload ring.

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Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by Kumppa

Looking good. Those Red cranks didn't match with your group even logos were removed.

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Here's the current build list:

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And how she stands at the moment:

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Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by RyanH

Since the Crumpton is off for day surgery, I decided to put Ultegra Di2 onto the Litespeed (9150 just arrived for the Crumpton).

I've wired a few bikes so far for di2 and they've all been a breeze until this one. Holy crap that was a lot of work. It took me an hour to fish the wires through the miniature holes they drilled.

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9100 B Knuckle:

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8050 B Knuckle:

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9100 pulley:

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8050 RD:

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Junction hidden on the underside:

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And yes, I'll change the bar tape, was too lazy and just swapped the whole cockpit over:


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Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by dereksmalls

How come the THM didn't go back on?

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The Crumpton will be back in a month so I didn't want put any unnecessary wear and tear on the bottom bracket shell or BB itself.

For the moment, Litespeed got mugged of the good tidbits. However, I'm trying to make this an opportunity to replace the somewhat light parts with even lighter parts for the Crumtpon. For example, I've had a hard time justifying replacing the Mcfk post to save 40g, but since I now need a second post, I can justify getting the Darimo. I'm trying to stick to a monthly budget so the Crumpton may be in pieces for a few months while I acquire a few gucci bits.

As a side note, little things definitely add up since the Litespeed is about 6.3kg as shown and will be close to 6.5 to 6.6kg once the Bora 35s come. I'm a bit baffled by that as I was getting close to sub 6kg WITH DA brakes and LW.
Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by RyanH

Got some bright label Boras, my least favorite color way, just a tad too in your face. Fortunately, the water transfer decals are removable, just not very easily. No worries, a towel soaked in acetone and placed under plastic wrap for 5 minutes softens up the logos really nicely.

First attempt after several minutes of rubbing with acetone:

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Time to soak:

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After about 5 minutes:

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After an hour or so of doing this and subsequently running out of acetone (still need to clean up little bits) :

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Also, Campy freehub is slightly lighter than the Shimano one:

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Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by jmagoulas

Sweet wheels :thumbup:

I have taken the logos off Bora wheels before and what I found was the easiest method was a rubbing action keep the rag soaked in acetone. Although the soaking that you used seems less laboring. Enjoy!

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