robertbb wrote: ↑Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:51 pmHey 3Pio! Definitely following this thread thanks for the effort! We have very similar taste in our stable of frames and gruppos, tools, stands, pedal PM, wheels..
Would love to see some close-up pics of that chain catcher and your thoughts on how well it works with Campy?
Also, if you are looking for a great bar for Campy levers, I would suggest looking into the Canyon H17 AL (or H18 Carbon - same shape) in black and grey. I've tried a lot of bars, including the popular Deda options among others and honestly these bars have the best interface to Campy levers I could find anywhere. 70mm reach. 128mm drop. Perfect flat transition from hoods to bar. Great shape for small hands to reach brake levers from the hooks. Also they have no loud branding (just some tiny dark grey listing the model, reach, drop and width) and this can easily be removed with acetone. Real weight is around 265g and it's high quality 2014 alloy with a smooth non-grainy finish.
Robertbb, thanks for ur nice words.. Sorry for delayed reply, i was busy yesterday for finishing my build
About chain catcher, it was cheap and like how it look like.. And just wanted to try, and if does not work, i'll get something more popular..
This is the chain catcher i got: https://www.trivio.com/en_US/p/chain-ca ... ack/17297/
And bought it from bike24 and it was about 10 eur. I'll post some closeups during the day.
About handlebar, if i have easy access to Canyon probably potential for trying, but i checked at a moment and to order directly from Canyon they have 100 EUR shipping to my Country, which make it expensive option.
I really like Easton EC90SLX3 handlebar i have and which i installed on this build.. 75 mm reach, 130 mm drop, very comfortable, stiff, and plenty of option for lever position... Also 40 mm in hoods, 42 in drops, which make it perfect...
I like carbon handlebars since i found them more comfortable vs alloy especially on bad roads.... The negative thing can be flex, but Easton is stiffer then Zipp (Service Course SL80) Alloy i had before..
About Deda Superleggera, look also like nice shape for Campy, but with so many negatives.. Seem like Deda put design more in term of aesthetic and nice look then to function.. Seem like they have more designers then engineers
But dont know, maybe on C60 will be easier for installation, since the entrance holes are better position then on CAAD12, and also have brake entrance cable hole on right side (left).
On CAAD12 is really a bit problematic if u have proper levers setup (left one for front brake, and right one for rear brake, since it put rear brake cable in tight bend)
Probably will give another chance on C60, and if not work again, i'll send it back and get Fizik Cyrano R1 bar.
And really bad thing with Deda is very limited mounting space (which on highest position probably will work for me).
As i analyze this bar, and getting the fact the tops are a bit oval, seem that if i adjust the angle of rotation based on tops, will put hoods also in a bit higher position, and drops rotated a bit up.. Ussually i set up my bars with drops level, but this bar probably is designed for drops to be a bit rotated up...
I really had a problem with rear brake on CAAD12, since the cable was rough and rubbing because of tight bend and bad entrance in frame.. I lost hours trying to find perfect lenght of cable and position, to fix this thing as much as possible..
And every attempt was like this:
- Cut the cable housing
Because of internal routing of this cable trough frame, i was using old little trick with vacuum cleaner:
- Put a seawing thread in the hole on one side, then use the vacum cleaner to bring it to other side...
- Using that thread to put the cable in right direction
- Test if brake is working properly.. If not, go back and try again with a bit shorter length...
So after few hours of trying, and using some Morgan Blue Campa grease on entrance, i finally had good result with rear brake..