Focus Izalco Max - Swiss Style

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crux
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Done for today, I could do half of the fork and lost 7 grams... There‘s a lot more to come and Kudos to everyone who has done this on their own.

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Good job!

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It's hard work getting paint off. Kudos to you!
What kind of vehicle takes a 5 bolt vented rotor that small?!

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VTR1000SP2 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 am
It's hard work getting paint off. Kudos to you!
What kind of vehicle takes a 5 bolt vented rotor that small?!
You're a precise observer ;) It's only a promotional merchandise, nothing to use.

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Love the old school sessions written on paper ! That Izalco will be light for sure

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djcharlou wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:16 am
Love the old school sessions written on paper ! That Izalco will be light for sure
weight? (i mean rider, not bike!;-) )

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reedplayer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:58 pm
djcharlou wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:16 am
Love the old school sessions written on paper ! That Izalco will be light for sure
weight? (i mean rider, not bike!;-) )
Haha at the moment (off-season) too much. But in summer between 64 and 65kg :‘)

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Finished the fork today, was an hour quicker for the second half ;)
Will do the high grit finish at the weekend and also start with the frame itself.

Weight dropped another 5 grams and it has still to be cut (unfortunately the clearcoat will increase the weight again :( )

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by reedplayer

you alternatively could use 303 aerospace protectant instead of clearcoat.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/303-30308-Ae ... K7Urn3T-6I
crux wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Haha at the moment (off-season) too much. But in summer between 64 and 65kg :‘)
:thumbup:

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reedplayer wrote:you alternatively could use 303 aerospace protectant instead of clearcoat.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/303-30308-Ae ... K7Urn3T-6I
crux wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Haha at the moment (off-season) too much. But in summer between 64 and 65kg :‘)
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+1 for this. Keeps my naked carbon bike clean and protects against uv

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any updates on this one?
regards,

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reedplayer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:59 am
any updates on this one?
regards,
Top- and headtube done. I cut myself in the hand at the beginning of the christmas holidays and can't resume the work until next week, unfortunately :(
But thanks for asking

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JerryLook wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Just goes to show if you don’t pay attention to the weight of each part, you can turn a sub 1kg frame/fork into a 7.58kg bike. That’s crazy.

I’m looking forward to seeing the frame and fork sanded, and the new build up
yup, it's like a plague. Since most people (not on WW) don't build up from a frameset and thus don't understand the weight of every single part. A conversion BB and a heavy expander plug erase the $2,000 extra spent for the fancy carbon :lol:


Love the Max and excited to see updates, I'm about to start a cayo disc build

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Yesterday I bought the same bike, size 54. 7.800 grams including pedals. :shock: What a waste!

I'll take it apart soon, but I wanted to ride it a few times to be certain of the correct fit: stem length, Darimo seat post, etc.

I am really curious about the weight savings you'll get from sanding. Not sure if it is worth all the trouble.

As it is now:
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cjnl wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Yesterday I bought the same bike, size 54. 7.800 grams including pedals. :shock: What a waste!

I'll take it apart soon, but I wanted to ride it a few times to be certain of the correct fit: stem length, Darimo seat post, etc.

I am really curious about the weight savings you'll get from sanding. Not sure if it is worth all the trouble.

As it is now:
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Nice bike ;)
I think you would save even more grams by sanding it down. The heaviest part on my frame are the red parts, the black ones are only with clearcoat.

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