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Samu Ilonen wrote:Yep. I know Empella's quality. I will never buy "Advanced" fork. Just look nice steel forks in Colnago or Spot...For CF cx fork, look for Alpha Q or Reynolds...Kocmo for ti. Just my oppinion.
Well, I have them in all my cross bikes. No problems here. What could go wrong?
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Timo wrote:Well, I have them in all my cross bikes. No problems here. What could go wrong?
Nothing unless you are poised quality forks like THM as I do. You really cand count nothin else to be good arter them. Well, I like TIME's also And I do have some Easton's.
C a s r a n wrote:Samu Ilonen wrote:P.S. Notice Jukka Vastaranta fan club bottles!
He is such a big talent, isn't he?! Love to see that guy racing.
Yes, he lived here like 1km away untill turned a pro. I know him for long time. He is master handling any bike and very nice boy, smiles always...had own bmx track on backyard when he was kid with his brother. I hear he bought just a house from Spain?
He is also Finnish national champ in 2004' in TT. Nice Rabobank TT-Colnago...I was like 18. in that year.
The pair of bikes below are my wifes, I'll post my bike tomorrow if I can.
The build for each bike is:
Frame: Hot Tubes custom steel (Columbus Life)
Fork: Alpah Q carbon
Spacers: generic carbon 30mm
Headset: Chris King
Bars: Profile (need to change for 2006!- likely to Oval)
Stem: Bontrager Race (also changing for 2006-maybe to WCS?)
Seat: Fizik Aliante Ti
Crank: FSA Carbon Compact Cross 46/36 w/Dura Ace alloy bolts (I like 5mm better than torx)
BB: FSA ISIS Ti, alloy fixing bolts
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 9 speed
Pedals: Time, older model
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura Ace 10spd (getting alloy bolt kit for 2006)
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 9 speed
Brakes: Empella Froglegs w/ SRP ti fixing bolts, onza cable hangars
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 9 speed 12-27 w/SRP alloy lockring
Front Wheel: Fir Rigel rim, Coda/Hugi hub, 32 hole, dt 1.8 spokes, 2x, alloy nipples, Dugast 30mm tubular, Salsa ti qr
Rear Wheel: Fir Rigel rim, Shimano 9 speed Dura Ace hub, 32 hole, dt 1.8 spokes, 3x, alloy nipples, Dugast 30mm tubular, Salsa ti qr
Extras: Gore sealed cables, Alloy aheadset bolt, Alloy cable hangar bolt, alloy bolts for cable stops, 3rd eye chain watcher
Unfortunately I don't have a weight yet- I need to get over to the shop and use a real scale. But it's pretty good, especially for a steel frame.
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