Out of stock of 56 and 58
Out of stock of 56 and 58
Does this mean a slew of cheap alu frames in the classifieds?
Spent all day agonizing over this. Just bought a medium. I guess it was inevitable really, although it does mean the cotic solaris will have to wait to appease Mrs Daz. Now off to check out groupsets
really fancy the SRAM red at merlin for mine, a frame this light is crying out for a light groupset.
Bloody hell, your wallet will be light after buying that too.
Just had a look and it seems to cost more than £1k for the groupset - and you still have to pay extra for quite a few "Red" bits instead of lower spec??
there's a label says 'don't use shims, just a 31.6 seatpost'.
I had a rather lovely 27.2 Lynskey Ti post plus a 120mm shim I was planning on using. Will I die?
wwaswas, same problem here. I have a cut down 27.2 Bonty XXXLite weighing 152g I was planning to use.
Can't decide which lightweight 31.6 post to get...
Ritchey Superlogic........ Mmmmmm. I have one on my existing CR1
Mine's here now, cheers again Boblo.
I can see some great build threads coming soon!
dharmstrong - What tyres are those, Challange?
Vittoria open corsa sc, roll very nice but cut like anything. Have had to bin one due to a cut right through to the inner tube (no puncture thankfully).
Nice looking, pity they're so soft, that's racing only use then. Thanks.
How long is postage taking from placing your order?
I believe their consignment arrives tomorrow and they're going out on overnight couriers. So expect Friday or Monday delivery.
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Ordered mine Saturday evening, arrived Tuesday morning.
The Swedish Chef - they are fine as long as you don't ride them in the wet in all honesty. I kind of knew I was asking for trouble when I put them on when the weather was still a bit shit.
So, what build is everyone going for? Mine is just a straight parts transplant from my Giant TCR, so Ultegra/Dura Ace mix with Ultegra wheels, Easton bars, 3T ARX stem, SLK saddle and I'm yet to decide on a seatpost - probably something cheap like a Deda or a 3T Dorica.
Would like to get a pair of 60mm carbon tub rims on Novatecs from China, but I could do with those being 11-speed compatible, and none of the suppliers seem to be using 11-speed Novatecs yet...
What are others planning on hanging from these frames?
as i said above, either dura ace or sram red, with some mavic ksyrium elite or sls rims and probably fsa sl-k finishing kit. It will be a 'endowment finished' present, plus i have always wanted a 'sunday best' road bike.
pity i'm so unfit
Rival transmission, Force chainset, Ksyrium Elites, 3t Rotundo bar, Ritchey stem/post, Madison Saddle.
Looks like there's no provision for down tube mounted gear cable adjusters - what are people planning on doing? Inline adjusters or just getting the cable length *exactly* right at the mech clamp?
I just use an inline adjuster for the front mech. The rear mech has an integral barrel adjuster.
I don't know what seat post to go for - there's a 3T Dorica for 40 quid, but it's alloy, or a carbon Giant SL once that I've found for £37.
The 3T is actually lighter, but I'm concerned about putting an alloy post in a carbon frame. Are there any potential issues with corrosion damaging the carbon?
Don't want to spend much as this is meant to be my cheap thrash-n-crash crit bike!
Moving parts over from my Isaac Impulse. Aiming for under 14lbs
Crickey, that's light!
Crikey Damitamit! That's a bit organised! I'm expecting mine to come out around the 7.5kg mark, but it's not really built with an eye on weight. It'll feel sprightly after my old bike!
have you weighed those parts?
Weighed all of them apart from the Shifters, rear mech, Saddle, BB, bar tape and Cables. (Those are from weight weenies or manufacturer sites)
Thou I'm sure the end real weight will a little more. There's always something unknown adding more weight.
The Scott forks are actually lighter than the scott quoted weight.
For those of you who missed the original deal, it looks like there are new additions to the sale? (apologies if it's just that i'd not seen them before!)
Having permission to buy a road bike I'm hankering after one of the above and the tiagra / rs30 combo deal at merlin but TBH, a Triban 3 would suffice and leave a whole load of 'change' in the bank....!
@marsdenman. Sorry don't mean to piss on your chips but a Triban 3 and a CR1Sl even with a 'low end' build are very different beasts. Many £££'s difference granted.
plus i have always wanted a 'sunday best' road bike.
Me too. However on a sunny Sunday, unless I can't find any playmates, I'll always be out on the mountain bike. Most of my road miles are done in the evening after work so crazy as it sounds mine will be a commuter. Actually one of the things I like about this frame is that to the untrained eye it doesn't look like a top-end superbike so it shouldn't look out of place locked up in the work basement.
My order hasn't been fulfilled yet (I guess they're quite busy!) from two days ago so I'm hoping they didn't oversell them and then run out. When I do finally get it I'm thinking either a Force or Campag Athena groupset. Wheels will have to be the ones I already have (105 hubs/Mavic cosmic rims) until I can afford some nicer ones. Or perhaps I should go for a cheaper groupset and splash out on some new wheels??
I can't decide wether to strip my existing CR1, transfer and then sell the old frame or build the new one up with some new shiny bits. However I have zero use for two high end roadbikes.....
Mine has just been dispatched! Should arrive tomorrow morning.
Nice weekend of building. I'm racing my Giant tonight, so it'll be tinged with sadness as it will be its last race, at least between my thighs!
@boblo - worry not - you have not ruined my lunch
now, were I to go for the Scott - what size? @ 5'10" / 31" inside leg, it seems i'm between the 54 and 56..
I'm 6'/30" and ride 56. It's spot on.
I'd say you should be on a 54. I'm 6'1" and I've ordered a 56. It's very similar geometry to my Cervelo which is a 56 and fits like a glove...
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