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I found another 2011 R1 frame, same paint scheme and all, and took a flyer on it. No issues with the rear triangle, and pretty happy with the weight...880 including the shimano press fit BB. So guessing about 815.
This will be my 3rd Addict, and the builds are getting a little formulaic, so I wanted to mix things up this time, starting with the wheels. I've got a jump on them: Tune 70/170 hubs, LightBicycle rims, Pillar Mega SS spokes, Sapim nipples. Expected weight ~950g
Plenty of things to sort out, most urgent:
1. Strip and clear frame/fork? (the black/grey paint scheme is pretty solid, so more about weight and possibly adding a custom touch)
I vote clear coat it along with your custom color touches - maybe thin glossy stripes?
How's the FD hanger? Does it need reinforcing or maybe replacement with a clamp-on FD hanger?
What's the build plan? Mechanical is lighter, right?
I have a newish Red 10spd group...FD, RD, shifters, crank. Mechanical is lighter
I tend to agree, stripping and clearing seems to be the new thing. I have been inspired by a few on here for sure. When they are done the right way, I think they look great, especially with a custom touch. My concern is that I might not be satisfied with the finish quality.
Not bad, I paid a total of 935USD for an under 1000g set of wheels.
If I could have got my hands on a 20h rear Mag 170, could have shaved about 17g for a total weight of 953g. Perhaps those 4 spokes will extend the life a bit though.
5495g was the weigh in for this phase. Attached is the build list. This included using the fork from other Addict which is 40g heavier since I haven't decided what stem I'll be running. Thomson's have a lower stack height than most, so I didn't want to cut the fork, then replace the stem with a larger stack height.
Obvious areas for improvement are the entire cockpit...stem, seat post, handlebars. I'm really particular about stem and seat post matching, so that will be a challenge. (Alternatively, I might be able to save about 40g by cutting 4" off the Masterpiece post). Chain is heavy, but looks nice. Brakes maybe too.
Strip and clear is still in the picture as an option late this summer.
My original goal was to keep the crooked Addict intact and use it to race crits (we have a weekly series here in Austin), but I'm having second thoughts now that I realize how poor the other frame feels.
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