Fuchs Litespeed Vortex - 6140g - the everyday racer

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Fuchspk
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by Fuchspk

Right now i just have my lightweight Stevens and no other bike. Wanted to have a race bike wich works more for every day, works for my training and even looks nice. And of course it should not weigh to much. And that at a low cost of around 2500€
So i bought an Litespeed Vortex frameset at ebay. Still did not get it so i have no pictures to show.
Than i bought all parts already. Will show everything in order they show up

First is a Syntace Stem i had laying around. The Screws are black Titanium

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The next parts are the wheels. Classy Zipp 202. I bought them yesterday, they where in a much nicer condition than expected.
The wheels weigh 1152g. And the tires around 320g piece, they are Continental Giro´s

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Next are the Bottlecages. Will use 2 of my ownbuild Fuchs cages

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Nice
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by Fuchspk

Thanks for all the kind words :)
Here are some more Parts i already have

Two Fuchs Bottlecages inclusive aluminium screws

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XX-Light Cassette screw

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Zipp Chainring bolts

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Zipp 300 cranks in 172,5mm and BCD 130, stripped from paint

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Stupid Brain is thinking about using the Clavicula SE i bought for my Stevens on the Litespeed instead :D
The Zipp looks and works fine on the Stevens, just that it is ca 35g heavier which is bad for the Stevens :p
And it would be so nice to have a Clavi on the Litespeed. And i do not have the money for a second one right now.
Will think about it...

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Don't do it! The Stevens *NEEDS* it. How much does the spindle weigh on the zipp 300?
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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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Haha :) Both of my bikes need Clavicula ;)
I took of the XX-Light bottum braket which is for the Zipp 300.

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I decided to change the tires to Continental Competition instead. Had some new ones laying around, they are still puncture resistent and ca 130g less weight on the bike over the Giros
I think the bike will even look a bit better with all black tires.
As i had the tires of i finally could weigh everything.

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Just changed the bearings in the bottom bracket. Now its smooth like new again.

Saw by the tracking that the frame is already in Sweden. Maybe i will get it tomorrow already, that would be so nice.

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Got some parts in the morning

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In the afternoon i got the Frameset today :)

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Just the frame, a bit heavier than i thought but that does not matter with this Bike

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The Litespeed Seatpost clamp

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The Reynolds fork is reeeeaaally heavy :D

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The Reynolds expander

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The Cane Creek IS Headset

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And i got the front Zipp quick release today. The rear i had already

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That´s how the bike looks for now

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