Dr. said I have Militis... with RED

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

That ought to keep people from viewing the thread.

Now, my most recent tool - a 2013 Raleigh Militis 3 frameset with some kit I had laying around. The graphics were too loud so I sanded off most of the logos and (terribly applied) pinstriping. With the mix of raw carbon and black already on the bike it was very easy to blend and I think it looks fantastic up close. How it should have come factory, in my opinion.

Image
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/1242 ... a17e_h.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/1242 ... ed66_h.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/1242 ... 558a_h.jpg


I just last night swapped my black Planet X brakes on and I've been waiting about 12 years for a different stem to show up.

Build:

Militis frame (sz 55) - 933g
Fork (cut) - 353g
Exogram w/Stages - 660g
BB - 50g
Shifters & cables - 314g
X-Dome 11-26 - 153g
Planet X CNC - 205g
YAW FD w/catcher - 82g
RED RD - 148g
Woodman post - 170g (est)
3T Arx Team (12cm) - 125g
3T Ergonova (42cm) - 204g
S-Works Toupe - 114g
Elite Cages (x2) - 85g
KCNC Skewers - 45g
Fizik Bar tape - 60g
SRAM 1091R chain - 245g
Aeolus D3 5 (clincher) - 1604g
Veloflex Corsa (x2) - 450g (est)
Keo Blades (cb/ti) - 180g
Cables - 85g
Tubes (2) - 160g (est)
Garmin sensor - 30g
K-Edge mount - 35g


Total est: 6610g


The ride is great and the front end is rock solid. Really looking forward to beating on this bike in races this year.
Last edited by Imaking20 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

Bianchi10
Posts: 725
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:53 pm

by Bianchi10

Hot damn! Sexy bike! I wish the toupe saddle worked for me, that saddle has always looks so sleek. Love it!

zulu695
Posts: 103
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:37 am
Location: Ottawa region, Canada

by zulu695

Great build lovely bike. Congratulation

drainyoo
Posts: 736
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:56 pm

by drainyoo

This. Is. Sick.

plpete
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Location: DC

by plpete

Great looking bike :thumbup: What stages crank arm are you running? Rival GXP? I thought those frames were BB30.

User avatar
kgt
Posts: 6786
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

Like what you' ve done with the frame. Very nice bike overall!

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

Thanks, everyone!

plpete - you are correct in presuming Rival GXP for the Stages. The frame is BB30 and I'm using a Wheels MFG adapter for the 24mm spindle. My rain bike is a GXP so being able to swap the PM between bikes trumped the weight savings and "cool factor" of the BB30 crank.

That said, I would really like to have a Hollowgram Stages on this... assuming someone else foots the bill :)
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

plpete
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Location: DC

by plpete

That's the same exact situation I will be finding myself in very soon. I got a great deal on the Stages PM through my team. My race bike has a GXP BB while my nicer BMC is BB30. I plan to be able to swap the crank whenever I'd like and the setup you have is exactly what I was considering. How do you find the Wheels MFG adapter? Any creaking from the crank? Can the adapter be easily removed in order to put the BB30 crank back in?

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

Sounds like a very similar situation indeed - I sold my Quarq when I got a great team deal for the Stages!
I've been extremely pleased with the setup, having used it on two bikes now and another teammate did the same thing. The delrin adaptors don't make so much as a peep and removing them is as easy as pulling the crank. No need to force anything in or out.
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

plpete
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Location: DC

by plpete

This is great news! Thanks a lot for the info. This will be my first power meter so I'm quite excited to be able to better quantify my efforts and riding and hopefully get stronger!

CaptainP
Posts: 406
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:02 am
Location: Danmark
Contact:

by CaptainP

Looks great. Have you been putting in any miles since painting the chainring? I've tried to do the same with mine, but i actually isn't too satisfied with how the paint is holding up. Just thinking what kind of paint you used?

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

plpete - I'm pretty new to power as well. It's a very exciting progression and congrats for making the jump!

CaptainP - I've got 1500+ miles on the rings with no touch-ups. I taped everything off with masking tape then careful used a razor blade to remove tape at the edges of the raised area (which is normally silver). This way, the chain does not contact the edge of the painted surface which would surely cause more chipping. I just used a rustoleum spray from the hardware store. I'm sure any paint will suffice. Be sure to thoroughly clean the surface first!
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

User avatar
Juanmoretime
Administrator
Posts: 7062
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Location: Urbana, Illinois

by Juanmoretime

Nice bike. Looks like my yard, fence snow and all.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

vlastrada
Posts: 289
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:12 am
Location: uphill

by vlastrada

Very stealthy set-up all round, and well done with the cranks, they look great!

headwind816
Posts: 335
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:43 pm

by headwind816

You have motivated to repaint my 2012 Militis2. I loved the bike but not the scheme.

Post Reply