Crumpton: Round #2

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4ibanez
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by 4ibanez

Very impressed and jealous! The downtube is skinnier than any I've ever seen in carbon.

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by reedplayer

i am very satisfied with my bike....but this crumpton makes me jealous either! the slim downtube is intriguing.
i would not change anything, the finish ist nice as it is!

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reedplayer wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:18 pm
i am very satisfied with my bike....but this crumpton makes me jealous either! the slim downtube is intriguing.
i would not change anything, the finish ist nice as it is!
Me too. The finish is perfect. I almost bought the sl on ebay recently, it went for under 3500 with new etap, Mavic slrs and a bunch of other high end stuff, but it was gloss and that, plus the 7 other bikes in the basement, put me off. The matte clear on Ryan's bike really shows off how much care is put into the junctions. That frame is special, and Ryan stole it.
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by AZR3

So assuming the noise was the THM BB?

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by Zakalwe

You mentioned that the blue one was tough to keep clean with the matte finish, how doesn this one compare?

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I think the noise was the THM BB. I didn't do a very good job prepping the shell before throwing in the BB with Loctite 609. One side was in pretty good and was a PITA to remove, the other side tapped out a little too easily so my guess is that it's that side. When I get it back from Nick, I'll spend the time to thoroughly clean, degrease and then install the BB again.

Regarding the black matte finish, it's a lot easier because things just aren't as noticeable. On the matte blue, any drop of sweat created a dark spot that contrasted strongly and then it collected any dust from a ride. Add to that any grease on your hands that you accidentally transfer over to the paint is almost game over...although citrus degreaser did manage to get out a handful of those oopsies.

Anywho, frame should be back in a couple weeks. I have 9150 sitting in a box ready to go, just need to order a Darimo post and then I'll be good to go. Bars and stem are the only components that may get replaced in the future, but IIRC it should be 5.1kg with 9150, LW, ee and Pro Vibe bars.

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by Zakalwe

That’s good info, thanks, I’ve been hovering over the buy button for a while but can’t decide on the finish. Look forward to seeing yours built

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On the flip side, the matte blue was stunning in person...almost annoyingly so since every ride a group of people would gather around the bike to comment on it and ask what a Crumpit...I mean Crumpton is.

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Got this back today from Nick. I was going to get it resprayed which would have blended in the repaired part but later decided to leave it as is.

Repaired area:

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Annoyingly, the frame came back with this, not sure where that came from:

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Quick, crappy shot in front. Sitting at 5.2kg for the moment:

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Any suggestions on getting the scratch out of a matte clear?

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by glepore

Wer sand with 1500 or 2000
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Here's a better picture:

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@glepore, I'll have to try that on one of the hidden spots to see if it blends in well enough.

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by dudemanppl

How much do YOU weigh though?

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by beanbiken

RyanH wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:47 pm

Any suggestions on getting the scratch out of a matte clear?
I would try a very light rub with some grey Scotchbrite pad but as you suggested in an less obvious place first. There is very little that can be done with matte finishes....... which is why I prefer a gloss finish, just more practical.

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by Mr.Gib

Re the scratch, I would send Crumpton and email with a photo and ask his advice on how to get rid of it.
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by Lightweenie

A beautiful build.

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