2003 Scott AFD Team — singlespeed on a budget

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Konsta
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by Konsta

Current version (April 2019):

Updated cockpit and saddle area. I lost track of the total weight though. But who cares this is a good bike.

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Current spec list:
Frame:Image 2003 Scott AFD (994g)
Fork: Easton EC90 SLX (286g)
Headset:Image Tune Bobo (78g)
Expander: J&L (7g)
Top cap + bolt: Aerozine (7g)
Stem: UNO, 31,8/80mm, tuned with ti bolts and lighter front parts (110g)
Handlebar: Lightweigh Rennbügel, 440mm (176g)
Handlebar tape + end plugs: Velox cotton + noname plugs (35g)
Brake levers:Image Campagnolo Record (211g)
Brakes: Planet X Ultralight CNC (185g)
Brake pads: KoolStop Ceramic (20g)
Brake cables: Clarck's + Shimano (?g)
Brake cable housing: Jagwire Ripcord (47g)
Saddle:Image Fabric Scoop Shallow Pro (197g)
Seatpost: noname 31.6/250mm, tuned with ti bolts and lighter yokes (118g)
Seatpost clamp: Mortop 34.9mm, with a 0.3mm brass shim (13g)
Bottom bracket:Image Stronglight Twister (181g)
Crankset + crank bolts: Stronglight Pulsion, 172,5mm (347g)
Pedals: NC-17 Trekking with VP cages (256g)
Chainring: Stronglight 7075, 42T (67g)
Chainring bolts: noname (7g)
Chain: KMC X10SL (206g)
Singlespeed kit + lock ring: noname (27g)
Rear cog: Point, 16T (35g)
Front wheel:Image Speed-Tec Speedy 1 hub 28H, DT Swiss Revolution 1.8mm spokes, brass nipples, Mavic Open S.U.P. Ceramic rim (687g)
Rear wheel: FRM Feather hub 32H, Sapim D-Light and Laser spokes, alloy nipples, Mavic Open Pro Ceramic rim (847g)
Rim tape: Schwalbe (11g)
Skewers: J&L (29g)
Tyres:Image Veloflex Master + Grand Bois Cerf Blue EL, both 25-622 (207+211g)
Tubes: Schwalbe SV15 + Specialized Turbo Tube (105+69g)

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Older version (June 2018):

Updated with new wheels. I love Mavic ceramics. Gained some weight but I think they and those hubs suit the 2003 vintage thing better. Total weight: ~5.95kg.

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Frame: 2003 Scott AFD (994g) Fork: Easton EC90 SLX (286g) Headset: Tune Bobo (78g) Expander: J&L (7g) Top cap + bolt: Aerozine (7g) Spacer: noname (2g) Stem: Syntace F99, 26.0/90mm, tuned with ti bolts (94g) Handlebar: ITM Kero3, 440mm (268g) Handlebar tape + end plugs:[/b] Force (39g) Brake levers: Campagnolo Record (211g) Brakes: Planet X Ultralight CNC (185g) Brake pads: KoolStop Ceramic (20g) Brake cables: Clarck's + Shimano (?g) Brake cable housing: Jagwire Ripcord (47g) Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Alpes (212g) Seatpost: Thomson Elite 31.6/250mm with carbon cradle, ti bolts and lighter yokes (137g)
Seatpost clamp: Mortop 34.9mm, with a 0.3mm brass shim (13g) Bottom bracket: Stronglight Twister (181g) Crankset + crank bolts: Stronglight Pulsion, 172,5mm (347g) Pedals: NC-17 Trekking with VP cages (256g) Chainring: Stronglight 7075, 42T (67g) Chainring bolts: noname (7g) Chain: KMC X10SL (206g) Singlespeed kit + lock ring: noname (27g) Rear cog: Point, 16T (35g) Front wheel: Speed-Tec Speedy 1 hub 28H, DT Swiss Revolution 1.8mm spokes, brass nipples, Mavic Open S.U.P. Ceramic rim (687g) Rear wheel: FRM Feather hub 32H, Sapim D-Light and Laser spokes, alloy nipples, Mavic Open Pro Ceramic rim (847g) Rim tape: Schwalbe (11g) Skewers: J&L (29g) Tyres: Veloflex Master + Grand Bois Cerf Blue EL, both 25-622 (207+211g) Tubes: Specialized Turbo Tube + Continental Supersonic (69+53g)
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Older version (April 2018):

Some small spring updates. Thomson seatpost, lighter front wheel, magic gear. Total weight: ~5.60kg.

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Frame: 2003 Scott AFD (994g) Fork: Easton EC90 SLX (286g) Headset: Tune Bobo (78g) Expander: J&L (7g) Top cap + bolt: Aerozine (7g) Spacer: noname (2g) Stem: Syntace F99, 26.0/90mm, tuned with ti bolts (94g) Handlebar: ITM Kero3, 440mm (268g) Handlebar tape + end plugs: Force (39g) Brake levers: Campagnolo Record (211g) Brakes: Planet X Ultralight CNC (185g) Brake pads: KoolStop Salmon (20g) Brake cables: Clarck's + Shimano (?g) Brake cable housing: Jagwire Ripcord (47g) Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Alpes (212g) Seatpost: Thomson Elite 31.6/250mm with carbon cradle, ti bolts and lighter yokes (137g) Seatpost clamp: Mortop 34.9mm, with a 0.3mm brass shim (13g) Bottom bracket: Stronglight Twister (181g) Crankset + crank bolts: Stronglight Pulsion, 172,5mm (347g) Pedals: NC-17 Trekking with VP cages (256g) Chainring: Stronglight 7075, 42T (67g) Chainring bolts: noname (7g) Chain: KMC X10SL (206g) Singlespeed kit + lock ring: noname (27g) Rear cog: Point, 16T (35g) Wheels: noname hubs, noname aero spokes, alloy and brass nipples, Kinlin XR-200 rims (1 309g) Rim tape: Schwalbe (11g) Skewers: J&L (29g) Tyres: Grand Bois Cerf Blue with EL casing, 25-622 (211+183g) Tubes: Specialized Turbo Tube + Continental Supersonic (65+53g)
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Oldest version (July 2017):

Hi everyone. Been a long time lurker here. Since 2006 I think.

This is my singlespeed bike for road riding (not racing). It's built around a 2003 Scott AFD frame using parts I have collected over a long period of time.

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I remember wanting this frame for a few years but in 2016 I finally found one from France and fortunately for a very reasonable price. The frame is somewhat different from Team Issues that I've seen: seat angle is surprisigly slack at 72° (needs a 0mm setback seatpost) and the rear brake cable housing stops are on top of the top tube. Also there is a small welded tab under the top tube to fasten race number to. I believe this could be the actual frame Gilles Bouvard rode when in Jean Delatour.

The build has gone through different incarnations of which this one with flat pedals (!) is the latest and most relaxed. The bike was almost 200 grams lighter with a Chinese full carbon saddle and my Look Kéo Blade 2 Carbon ti pedals but I have to admit my behind is somewhat used to those old school Flites. And the flat pedals make the bike very easy to just grab and ride: yesterday we went swimming — 50 kilometers in sneakers and a white collar shirt. So works great for non-performace types of rides like this.

Frame: 2003 Scott AFD (994g) Fork: Easton EC90 SLX (286g) Headset: Tune Bobo (78g) Expander: J&L (7g) Top cap + bolt: Syntace Litecap (8g) Spacer: noname (2g) Stem: Syntace F99, 26.0/90mm, tuned with ti bolts (94g) Handlebar: ITM Kero3, 440mm (268g) Handlebar tape + end plugs: Force (39g) Brake levers: Campagnolo Record (211g) Brakes: Planet X Ultralight CNC (185g) Brake pads: KoolStop Salmon (20g) Brake cables: Clarck's + Shimano (?g) Brake cable housing: Jagwire Ripcord (47g) Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Alpes (212g) Seatpost: noname 31.6/250mm, tuned with ti bolts and lighter yokes (120g) Seatpost clamp: Mortop 34.9mm, with a 0.3mm brass shim (13g) Bottom bracket: Stronglight Twister (181g) Crankset + crank bolts: Stronglight Pulsion, 172,5mm (347g) Pedals: Xpedo Spry (256g) Chainring: Stronglight, 44T (?g) Chainring bolts: noname (7g) Chain: KMC X10SL (?g) Singlespeed kit + lock ring: noname (27g) Rear cog: Point, 17T (36g) Chain tensioner: Surly Singleator, tuned a bit (98g) Wheels: Novatec and noname hubs, Pillar aero spokes, alloy nipples, Kinlin XR-200 rims (1 339g) Rim tape: Schwalbe (11g) Skewers: J&L (29g) Tyres: Grand Bois Cerf Blue with EL casing, 25-622 (211+183g) Tubes: Specialized Turbo Tube + Continental Supersonic (65+53g) Total weight: ~5.70kg

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That's it. Not very much money was spent on this (from memory 750–800 euros all in, my laptop broke so I don't have the exact figures anymore) but I'm satisfied with the end result. The weight is good, it rides very nice and I don't think it looks that bad either.

So I like it, hope you like it too. Thanks for watching.
Last edited by Konsta on Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm, edited 25 times in total.

evan326
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by evan326

I like it! :thumbup:

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Konsta
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by Konsta

Updated build in the first post.

euph
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by euph

Great bike and weight. I enjoy seeing a lightweight singlespeed that actually gets used.

mcfarton
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by mcfarton

Nice looking ride! Did I miss the gear inches?


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Konsta
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by Konsta

Thanks for the kind words!
But hmm... gear inches... 42/16 so Sheldons calculator says 69.2.

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

Awesome bike :) very good weight too@ love the polished look of the stem.

Have you looked into aest titanium spindle platform pedals ? You should be able to save at least 80g

Konsta
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Konsta
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by Konsta

Updated build in the first post.

TimmS
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by TimmS

Lovely!

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themidge
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by themidge

Love this build :thumbup: Probably one of the few frames I'd replace my cannondale with.

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