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Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:24 am
by Fahzybeer
Simply stunning.....

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:09 am
by Monkeyboy3333
come on man, more pics!!! Looks wicked

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:44 pm
by Valy
WOWOWOWO!!!!!!11

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:35 pm
by CharlesM
fdegrove wrote:Hi,

I'd love to see a version of that steed with all the cream painted parts done in steel cold white (you know white with a drop of blue in it).

De gustibus et coloribus etc....

Awesome project though. :shock:

Ciao, ;)



LOL, That was choice 2. It really came down to "warm" or Cold... This white is Biancoline, just a little cream...


Image

The stock New Ultimate stem is a pure white. This is a little creamy / aged... The bars stem seat post and hubs all are the same paint.


The frost white was close to getting done but I didnt think it would sit as well with the other metal bits that were Alu...

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:48 pm
by Elrey
It would be really nice with some detail pictures and a full site pic to.

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:32 am
by fdegrove
Hi,

@CharlesM: that last picture reduces the cream tone nicely. I guess I was a little thrown off by the primer paint tone of it at first glance.

Still, boy, does this look marvelous or what? It reminds me of that luxurious Italian brand, Passoni a lot.

Hats off to all involved. :thumbup:

Ciao, ;)

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:42 am
by CharlesM
GASer wrote: And were is the battery located?



Seat tube..

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:11 am
by fdegrove
Hi,

Special shifters and internal DI(Fairwheel


We want to know all about that gruppo too. My guess is the shifters are drilled to the bone Centaurs or Veloce but what about the derries and so on?

I also noticed the bolts used on the cockpit are cylindrical ones, I suppose these were picked for looks rather than weight? (They also tend to last longer than your typical conical bolt head)

Riding impressions too, pleeeease.

TA, ;)

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:09 am
by lordconqueror
fdegrove wrote:We want to know all about that gruppo too. My guess is the shifters are drilled to the bone Centaurs or Veloce but what about the derries and so on?


Those are definitely TRP levers, and wasn't there discussion a couple years ago after Di2 first came out that they were going to release their own levers? My bet is these are either custom jobs to hold the Di2 buttons, or some kind of prototype/pre-production unit.

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:23 am
by CharlesM
The production unit they're working on now are not like these. They had prototypes of their new lever at Interbike and it was also Hydro.

These are stock TRP brake-only levers, using single buttons that were made for another purpose, wired into a custom board that speaks the correct lingo to the stock DI Dace front and rear mechs...

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:18 am
by michel2
scrump·tious !!

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:26 pm
by thisisatest
The custom boards- so you could get rid of the front junction box? do you have adjustment ability with yours, a little hidden led and button, or do you plug n in a standard front wire to make adjustments before plugging in your own?

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:39 pm
by CharlesM
Er, you drive it to Tucson and hand it to Jason at Fairwheel...

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:07 pm
by Elrey
Gaaahhh.... When do we get to see more pic's of the beauty?

Re: Kbedford steel... Newold

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:35 am
by madcow
thisisatest wrote:The custom boards- so you could get rid of the front junction box? do you have adjustment ability with yours, a little hidden led and button, or do you plug n in a standard front wire to make adjustments before plugging in your own?


Correct that this replaces the front stock Di2. Ours does not handle adjustment, we plug in an external to do the adjustment. I don't want to give away too much so I'll wait until after Charles has had more chance to ride it. I know he plans on doing a story on it, so keep your eye on Pezcyclingnews and once it's done and he's shown it, I'll be happy to answer any questions.

I do have to say I think the bike turned out gorgeous even if it did kill me trying to chase down a short.