4ibanez's Supersix Evo - 4.42kg (build list in 1st post)

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4ibanez wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Meanwhile the WW machine is out of action and I get a KOM on the 3kg heavier Tarmac on a short hill climb with a sprint at the top that I regularly do :noidea:
hahaha. My best friend has all of his fastest times on his heavier IndyFab All road bike, versus his super light Tarmac SL5.. I attribute fast times to the bike you most feel comforatobale on. Light bikes deflect a bunch, where as something heavier just floats over things which equates to more effort from the rider.

I'm building up my SSEVO, and wondering how you assembled the headset. I see FSA-SL bearings (1-1/8 top and 1-1/4 bottom). Which Race do you use? The standard SSEVO hi-mod headset Race?
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Klaster1 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:19 pm
@4ibanez did you experience any issue fitting your CF shifter clamps to the bar? Were these very tight to pull up the drops?
They were very tight over the drops, yes. I stuck on some gloves and held a towel over the threaded part. With that protection in place I then pushed the bands by the thread upwards while rotating them. I had to use the flat of my palm, as I couldn't get enough force with my fingers. The temptation is to use something like washing up liquid to help, but unless you can clean it off, that's not going to help with keeping things locked down.

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Denavelo wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 pm
4ibanez wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Meanwhile the WW machine is out of action and I get a KOM on the 3kg heavier Tarmac on a short hill climb with a sprint at the top that I regularly do :noidea:
hahaha. My best friend has all of his fastest times on his heavier IndyFab All road bike, versus his super light Tarmac SL5.. I attribute fast times to the bike you most feel comforatobale on. Light bikes deflect a bunch, where as something heavier just floats over things which equates to more effort from the rider.

I'm building up my SSEVO, and wondering how you assembled the headset. I see FSA-SL bearings (1-1/8 top and 1-1/4 bottom). Which Race do you use? The standard SSEVO hi-mod headset Race?
I definitely brace less with the Tarmac over crappy road (and there's plenty of that round here) cos there's nothing WW or delicate about it. In fact I quite enjoy bunny hopping it over potholes - saying that, I'd do better jumps with my SS Evo!

For the headset I also use FSA SL for upper and lower headset. The headtube is designed for cartridge bearings that you just pop in, and they sit in "cups" that are part of the headtube - super easy. Just take the old bearings out and throw the new ones in. IIRC there are a few options for the angle of the part of the cartridge that sits in the cup, and I needed 45°, but just check what your bearing says on it to be sure you buy the right one.

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4ibanez wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:28 pm
What are you building up? Let's see some build pics! :D

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Thanks for the Headset advice...

My SSEVO came without a Headset, so I'm just trying to figure out which parts I need to buy, outside of just getting the Cannondale replacement.
I'll need a Race for the fork, and the FSA-SL bearing, etc..

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With my 2015 fork I used the stock crown race. I'm sure you can get one somewhere - there's a few places online that sell Cannondale spares. You'll also need a little compression ring that fits between the steerer and the upper headset bearing. One wasn't supplied with the replacement bearing, but I bet someone like FSA sells them, or try ebay.

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