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100%JR
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Postby 100%JR » 11 Feb 2020, 4:28pm

OK so it's only the BB/Headset and Bars but at least it's started :mrgreen:

Next step post and saddle.Almost 100% set on a Brooks Cambium C17.Thinking brown with brown bar tape but not sure the Retro-look will go with the integrated Aero stem/bars........That said it'll have ETAP etc so may a touch of retro will look OK...

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Postby mattsccm » 11 Feb 2020, 6:50pm

I used brown and brown on my Ti bike. Not a very good look . A bit dull. Bight works well I reckon.

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Postby hamster » 11 Feb 2020, 8:02pm

I used brown and brown on my Litespeed; love it whispers quality rather than shouts. Different strokes for different folks, clearly! 8) But it is one of the early ones with yellow lettering.

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Postby pwa » 11 Feb 2020, 8:10pm

It already has black and silver. Just continue with that. Black Cambium with silver rails. Anything else with either black or silver. Easy.

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Postby 100%JR » 11 Feb 2020, 8:38pm

mattsccm wrote:I used brown and brown on my Ti bike. Not a very good look . A bit dull. Bight works well I reckon.

I’m not keen on bright.Plenty of that on my riding kit.
pwa wrote:It already has black and silver. Just continue with that. Black Cambium with silver rails. Anything else with either black or silver. Easy.

I usually have white saddles/helmet/shoes and black&white tape.I fancy something a bit different.I once had brown saddle/grips on a MTB and I didn’t mind it.I’ve a spare white saddle I’ll try but I don’t think it goes with the frame.

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Postby 100%JR » 12 Feb 2020, 11:42pm

Ordered a brown Cambrium C17.

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Postby Jamesh » 14 Feb 2020, 7:35am

Classy saddle on a classy frame!!

Cheers James

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Postby Fairweather » 14 Feb 2020, 12:46pm

I'm planning a similar project. What weight are you aiming for at the end build?

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Postby 100%JR » 15 Feb 2020, 10:05pm

Fairweather wrote:I'm planning a similar project. What weight are you aiming for at the end build?

Not that fussed TBH.If it weighs somewhere between my Canyon Ultimate CF SL and my Boardman CX Comp I'll be happy.
I should think 16lbs shouldn't be too difficult to achieve with Carbon wheels.

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Postby Fairweather » 16 Feb 2020, 9:21am

The reason I'm asking is I'm torn between a very light use Lightspeed and your frame. My current disc bike is 28lbs and I'd really like to put one together under 20 as I spend a lot of time lugging it on and off trains and into inaccessible bike racks!

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Postby 100%JR » 16 Feb 2020, 9:32am

Fairweather wrote:The reason I'm asking is I'm torn between a very light use Lightspeed and your frame. My current disc bike is 28lbs and I'd really like to put one together under 20 as I spend a lot of time lugging it on and off trains and into inaccessible bike racks!

28lbs!!!! That’s Full suss MTB territory :shock: Is that just the bike or including bags/racks/panniers?
The R480 Frame/fork is around 1.3kg IIRC.
You’ll not go far wrong with either the Litespeed or the R480.Even with low end/midrange parts I’m sure you could achieve sub 20lbs.