Frame weight (size 54) = 860g with seatpost collar, RD hanger and water bottle bolts. Not quite the 792g advertised, but I assume that was the 51cm frame stripped of all the aluminum parts.
Uncut fork - 400g
I have to say, this frame is beautifully finished. And Easton has really beefed up the EC90 fork -- the tapered steerer tube is crazy thick--nothing like the thin-walled carbon steerers I've seen in the past from other manufacturers. Can't wait to get this bad boy on the road. Now if that *@$#! Di2 internal harness would just come in....
thisisatest wrote:the general rule is: if the bearings are a snug fit, grease them. if the bearings are a loose fit, loctite them. you can use loctite 609/603 if you use a primer.
What type of grease and what sort of primer for Loctite....does Loctite make it difficult to remove the bearings?
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Mordi wrote:Just got my 2011 Felt F1 frame and will be building over the weekend. I'm installing a new FSA K-Force BB30 crank. Any suggestions as to whether I should grease the outer rim of the bearings and the BB shell (given that the shell is carbon rather than aluminum)? Or loctite instead? I want to avoid having the creaking/clicking that so many BB30 users complain about.
I use anti-sieze on my Campy cups. Remember not to install the steel C-clips, they are integrated into the carbon shell's machined inner sleeve.
792g is for a raw 56cm frame w/o wb bolts, spc, paint or decals but w/ derailleur hanger
The F1 uses a special clear coat, finish should be 75-100g depending on size.
The build is now complete. Two rides on it so far, and the frame is amazingly stiff and smooth. Can't believe how much stiffer this frame is than the R3 it is replacing (with all components transferred over from the R3). Had to compensate a bit for the big difference in stack height of the head tube by adding ~20mm of additional spacers.
Complete weight is 13.5 lbs with Di2 drivetrain, FSA K-Force lite crankset and Reynolds MV32T wheelset. Will post pics and full listing in the "introduce yourself" section. Next project: relocate Di2 battery into seatpost.
cranetechballin wrote:excited to see this one. 2011 Felt F1s are hard to find right now. good luck with build. will be waiting to see what she looks like
Full build and some initial pics posted in the Introduce Yourself forum http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=89167
Size is a 60, as I am 6'3". I like the fit I've arrived at. It feels incredibly good!
I'm looking to do a new build soon, and may be considering another F1, but a 58cm this time.
Campy Super Record Electric
Enve 3.4 Tubulars.
There may be another frame or 2 under consideration.
@commfire - the FSA BB30 carbon cranks have worked flawlessly. Nice snug fit, zero creaking and plenty stiff.
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