Time VXR Shimano Di2 tuned internal wiring - WW project bike

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by tochnics

best topic of the moment
keep up the updates, i am busy with some sr11 modding but i cant stay loyal on the updates so i am not going there
i like the campagnolo brake lever thing
keeping this one in sight for sure

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Daddy yo yo- be prepared and have another bike to ride in the meantime- its a lot of work to sand an entire frame and fork by hand. I'd be curious to see the Trek bonds etc. There are faster and more abrasive options that are more expensive but could potentially harm the frame.

Kieth, pad holders are jagwire carbon cut down. I would go with EE or AX if I were to do it again though.
Ti main bolt came from torontocycles. I cant attest to the durability or quality but it was only a few grams less ~3 (my scale isnt accurate to the tenth) than the original main bolt. The main cable adjuster bolt and barrel are 5-6 grams so that is an area to save some weight- I just havent found the right hollow bolt yet.
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while tuning my own speedlimit brakes i decided to ditch the barreladjusters and just use a plastic stop
i rarely use the barrel because once evrything is set up nicely u dont have to change it much
also a sticking out barrel looks bad and a shorter inner cable is lighter
a option could be using only a barrel in the front as that one is used the most

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for the front brake i use a Ti pinch bolt, the 7800 brakes had that so i am geussing the 7900 has that to
for the rear i am using a alu bolt as i brake mainly wih the front
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After sanding down a frame such as this, taking off clear coat and perhaps other frame materials, is there any concern about durability, stiffness or compromising frame integrity??

I know this is WW, but I might be more than a little cautious about high speed descents with such concerns.

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Good idea with the brake adjuster. :thumbup:

Matt- I will test it out thoroughly on poorman before bombing down sunshine. :evil:
I dont see a problem with decreased structural integrity by removing clearcoat and paint. Thats another reason I took the time to hand sand it as opposed to using a chemical stripper or mechanical tool to aid in sanding. Plus, this is one solid frameset. The one area that may be an issue is the enlargement of the hole for the shifter bosses to allow for internal/internal Di2 cable routing and that is going to be filled by the hard plastic plug. I could wrap it with a reinforcement plies of CF but I dont think its necessary.

Pedals came from STARBIKE
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and some new pawls for the mavic freehub.
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We just did the same internal wiring and battery modification on WW Toutenhoofd's Cervelo S3. There are about 20 grams that could be saved by going with smaller capacity batteries but on balance, we decided it wasnt worth it since he too had the Shimano charger.
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Fab. It's going to be a very sweet build. Looking forward to it being finished.

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i got worried that this fell off the front page, glad to see it stickied now!

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I see the real passion about bike in this projects! :up:

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Oops- I accidentally hit "send" on that email
preorders are officially opened and follow the FiFo-principle:
please send your preorder to nils.wiedemann@ax-lightness.de

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That's going to look really nice on your rig to be sure! I wish I could take charge in a project like this so bad... :D

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those cranks are ace
i am saving up to be able to purchase them in 2019 :D
never had problems with my record and da bootachors :|
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Great choice, Looks nicer than Clavicula I think, or is it that I just like AX-Lightness much. :)

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I finished sanding the fork. You can see the white dust- that's clear coat. You can also smell it as its being sanded off. When the dust turns black- you've hit the carbon.
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Just a few more wires to connect.
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Almost there.
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by istepinyards

Quick question.
Is that the finish colour. ie. Matt carbon or is it dull in the photo's.
Also are you doing the same to the other parts.

Please don't think I am being critical I am just wondering out loud :)

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Bravo. This just keeps on getting better and better... :thumbup:
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...
Oldie but goodie: De Rosa Professional Slx, Campagnolo C-Record...
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