Show me your top caps!

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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BenScott144
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by BenScott144

Got a cool weight weenie top cap? Or maybe a fancy custom item? Or just think your OEM one is worth a photo?
Let's see!

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

I'll start, I don't like the bolt colour, but a cheap lightweight OG Evkin for me:
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C36
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by C36

1’ 1/4” aluminium
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1’ 1/8 titanium

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The latest, flat carbon for 1’ 1/4. I think it’s 6g with the screw... to be confirmed
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- Supersix evo2 HM 5707g
- 1995 Miguel Indurain Pinarello restauration project
- R3000si Junior bike restauration project.

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

C36 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 pm
1’ 1/4” aluminium
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1’ 1/8 titanium

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The latest, flat carbon for 1’ 1/4. I think it’s 6g with the screw... to be confirmed
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- Supersix evo2 HM 5707g
- 1995 Miguel Indurain Pinarello restauration project
- R3000si Junior bike restauration project.

Now we're talking... do you make these yourself?

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

Forgot the weight photo of my eBay special:
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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

eBay J&L aluminium one-piece;

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Weighing in at about 4-5 grams.

tfayet
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by tfayet

Not the lighter, because titanium made, but the nicest (according to me)
- CK titanium and a custom one
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C36
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by C36

BenScott144 wrote:
C36 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 pm
1’ 1/4” aluminium
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1’ 1/8 titanium

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The latest, flat carbon for 1’ 1/4. I think it’s 6g with the screw... to be confirmed
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- Supersix evo2 HM 5707g
- 1995 Miguel Indurain Pinarello restauration project
- R3000si Junior bike restauration project.

Now we're talking... do you make these yourself?
This one no, that’s the J&L available on eBay.
I found the screw side a bit short to use it if you have a short compression plug or a spacer above the stem.

I did the carbon one cause I had issues finding a nice one fitting the F1 farsport bar.


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- Supersix evo2 HM 5707g
- 1995 Miguel Indurain Pinarello restauration project
- R3000si Junior bike restauration project.

c60rider
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by c60rider

Just happen to have fitted this top cap that came today to my C60. There are actually a couple of issues with it. The first is that the supplied Campagnolo bolt is way too long to fit into the bung. At least 1cm too big. And it needs to be a specific shaped bolt for the top cap to press onto it. Fortunately I had another bolt that worked and was shorter. Secondly it's then countersunk so deep that it interferes with the bung bolt underneath so I had to put a spacer on top of the stem. Why do Campagnolo have to be so different to everyone else! :roll:

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PinaRene
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For the Holdsworth

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For the Scott Foil

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stanvr
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by stanvr

Not for everyone, but it keeps me in the saddle for those long rides ;)
Finish is far from perfect, but what else do you expect for 1€ including free shipping from Aliexpress.
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BenScott144
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c60rider wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:34 pm
Just happen to have fitted this top cap that came today to my C60... Why do Campagnolo have to be so different to everyone else! :roll:

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If Campy weren't different they wouldn't be Campy!

BenScott144
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stanvr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:41 pm
Not for everyone, but it keeps me in the saddle for those long rides ;)
Finish is far from perfect, but what else do you expect for 1€ including free shipping from Aliexpress.
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PinaRene wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:18 pm
For the Holdsworth

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For the Scott Foil

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These are all cool!
I'm not sure what I'd like on mine if I go for an arty one though.

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StanK
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by StanK

Honestly, I searched A LOT to find one that suits me with profile, look, material, finish and weight. Not necessarily in that order, though :)

My favourite is "dead flat" top cap design (along with the screw), and that hugely limit the choices. And, secondly, must be very thin/low as possible profile. In short, this is winner for me.

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8 grams, as spreadsheet in sig suggest, and all titanium. 8)

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BenScott144
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by BenScott144

StanK wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:37 pm
In short, this is winner for me.

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Hot! Where from?

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