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CrankAddictsRich
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jamin wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:Been doing some work on my Allez...

stripping the paint.

and then brushed finish w/ black S-Works Tarmac fork. 150g worth of weight loss between the frame and fork. Some of that will go back on when I put some vinyl graphics on and clear coat it.


Looking forward to seeing this finished - I've been thinking about doing this to my DSW - what did you use to strip the frame?


I used a product called "aircraft stripper." It is wicked stuff and makes short work of the paint. It is a form of jelly, so it's a little messy and cumbersome to work with, but it works well.

https://www.amazon.com/GAR343-KLEAN-STRIP-Aircraft-Stripper-Gallon/dp/B004Y1KX9E
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by jamin

CrankAddictsRich wrote:I used a product called "aircraft stripper." It is wicked stuff and makes short work of the paint. It is a form of jelly, so it's a little messy and cumbersome to work with, but it works well.

https://www.amazon.com/GAR343-KLEAN-STRIP-Aircraft-Stripper-Gallon/dp/B004Y1KX9E


Thanks, it looks quite effective! Good luck with the build!

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Frame was clear coated today... I pick it up tomorrow morning.

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That's looking good!!

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by jamin

WOW!!!!!!

Not sure about the S-Works decals though, although I think the S-Works frame was pretty much the same just anodised silver, so I guess its cool.

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jamin wrote:WOW!!!!!!

Not sure about the S-Works decals though, although I think the S-Works frame was pretty much the same just anodised silver, so I guess its cool.


Exactly.
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Came in at 6.88kg as you see it. Unfortunately it will be swapped to the white and chrome model in about a month as the paint is having cracking issues on the non drive side chain stay and will be warranty replaced. The thing is a beast to ride and surpassed all of my expectations with power transfer while still maintaining comfort.

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
jamin wrote:WOW!!!!!!

Not sure about the S-Works decals though, although I think the S-Works frame was pretty much the same just anodised silver, so I guess its cool.


Exactly.


Cant wait to see it built!

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Project done!

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Stunning!!!! That DA crank works so well too!! Nice one!

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jamin wrote:Stunning!!!! That DA crank works so well too!! Nice one!


Yes, it needed to have a DA crank. I had Ultegra on the bike previously, but I knew the DA crank had to happen. It helped that I wanted to switch my Venge up to 52-36, so I bought a new crank for that bike and took this 50-34 off the Venge.
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That came out awesome! After seeing this thing finished you have helped me make up mind with what finish I want on my caad 9 frame.

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TERRIFIC job and it does look stunning. Did you end up clear coating the frame.... where did you buy the decals. I may try this as I had a SmartWeld last year and really enjoyed it and now looking for another one

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upside wrote:TERRIFIC job and it does look stunning. Did you end up clear coating the frame.... where did you buy the decals. I may try this as I had a SmartWeld last year and really enjoyed it and now looking for another one


Yes.. I did clear-coat the frame. I got the decals from the internet.
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