A very 'Gay' Tarmac......6Kg ;-) Final build pics pg3

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

I like it. I must say my Blue AC-1 follows the Black and White “Orca” pattern started by Orbea, could be wrong on that. I would not consider it gay, except the very long seat post, I am just joking for the PC and sensitive.

Build it and ride it with pride having a bike that stands out from others.
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by wolfesquire

Wow! I might need to look in to getting those same bearings!

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by Lig

Yeah, it was just a gentle spin as well......its the first time I have used them, but deffo not the last.... you can tell that there is minor friction as they are new and will have some grease in there, but they will only get better!!

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by nulldreiundreissig

The paintscheme looks fantastic!
It actually made me consider rim brakes when I was looking for a new bike last fall. Ended up with a black SL6 Disc, but I still get exicted everytime I see a pink-camo SL6 on instagram.

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by Lig

All done!

Points to mention…..

1. Saddle height will most likely be lowered 5-10mm (following road test)
2. Stem stack could possibly be reduced 10mm but see next point ….
3. I was initially unsure of the stem choice – however now fitted and with the UD stem top cap and spacer, I think it fits well. To my eye the UD stem spacers tie in with the UD seat post and the stem ties in with the weave on the Saddle, crank and rear mech…..
4. 6.35Kg as pictured...

I hope you like it and I will look forward to any comments \ questions ….

Cheers Lig.

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by Gearjunkie

Fantastic!

The B&W pic at the start really helps to appreciate the colour that follows. I wasn't sure when I saw the frame pics on page 1, but this is really growing on me.

Also may I need to get one of those black KMC DLC chains...

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by kgt

I like it a lot! Nice taste.

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by Powerful Pete

I like it quite a bit - a nice build and excellent weight. Nice work sir.
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by AZR3

Great overall build, love all the components and the frame color is spectacular. Outstanding!

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by Lig

Thanks for all your kind comments chaps....

Yeah, I am really pleased with how it has turned out..... The frame does really 'pop' and the paint is stunning.... you cant see it on the images, but there is also a metallic clearcoat over the lot as well, which looks great in the Sun - Bring on the Sun !!

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by onemanpeloton

Not much of a tarmac fan usually but this bike looks great, congrats!

If I had to be really picky, the only thing you could improve is the raceware mount. They just look a bit.......I dunno. Something CNC and anodised would look great!
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by ryanw

Bravo. Love it. However, please drop that 20mm connical spacer and use the 5mm one ;)

How are you finding the saddle? I'm looking at gettig a new one and the Leaf is on the short list.
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by Lig

Hi and thanks..

Yeah I know what you mean about the Racewear mount, the black does turn to grey over time... But it does the job....

Really like the Leaf, so much so that I have one on all 4 of my bikes, it seems to give the right amount of flex to be comfy whilst also giving good road feel, you dont need padding, thats what your chamois is for :D BUT saddles are a very personal thing, so worth seeing if you can pick one up to try out first.... The Berk offerings also seem to be popular now..... Sadly it won't be possible to lose the 20mm top cap.., I would rather it looked like this, than a 61 frame with short slammed stem....

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Kind of reminds me of a girl training dress from the 80'ties :-D
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by Lig

:D :D :D :D

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