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Hows this spec?(14 posts)

Hows this spec?ryan
May 25, 2001 3:06 PM
heres what i'm thinking of. any suggestions? (money isn't really a consideration here)

Custom seven axiom ti frame, plus custom flame paint
Full campy record 10 spd gruppo, including ti seatpost
Deda mag 61 stem
Deda magic bar
Chris King ti headset
mavic krysium wheels (possibly speeddream, comments?)
13-29 record cassette (very hilly where i live)
Record Pro fit pedals
Campy ergobrain
Look hsc1 carbon fork
re: Hows this spec?AD14
May 25, 2001 3:18 PM
Why not go newton with the bar and stem and while your at it a carbon post like alien?
re: Hows this spec?Willy D.
May 25, 2001 3:26 PM
Here's an idea... instead of buying this bike, sponsor your own Division 3 pro team for a couple years. The budget sounds similar, you'll do a lot for the sport, you'll make some riders happy, and you'll most likely end up with a pretty good free bike out of the deal, on which you will ride at least as well as you would on the bike you have layed out. Possibly better since you'll have your own pro team to give you tips.
Just a suggestion,
Free Willy D.
re: Hows this spec?jschrotz
May 25, 2001 3:44 PM
The only changes I'd be inclined to make are:
3T 199 bar
Ritchey WCS stem
Speedplay X/2 pedals
AME AlphaQ fork.

Everything else looks pretty tasty.
re: Hows this spec?Ian
May 25, 2001 3:48 PM
I would go with the Easton EC-90 instead of the Magic.

I also like Velomax wheels over Ksyriums.

And how much do you weigh? It may be better to go with a HSC-2 or HSC-3 instead of the HSC-1.

Should be one hell of a bike either way though!
re: Hows this spec?MGS
May 25, 2001 6:17 PM
Notice, he has a Campy set up.

Velomax wheels will not accept Campy cassettes.

Also, he wants a large range cluster. The Campy compatible clusters offered by Velomax only go to a 13-25 range.
Sorry, I missed that. nmIan
May 25, 2001 8:42 PM
re: Hows this spec?ryan
May 25, 2001 7:17 PM
i weigh 135 lb
re: Hows this spec?samcat112
May 25, 2001 7:48 PM
Interesting...This is what I did on Monday:

SEVEN Axiom, all natural
AME Alpha Q all carbon fork
Full Dura excepting Ultegra BB
King headset, no decal
Forgie stem
TTT Morphe bar
Spinergy SR3 wheelset
Axial Pros
Thompson AL setback post
Terry Ti Fly seat

...not a bad day off.

Fitting and form filling out took about 4 hours. Should have engineering specs sometime next week.
Was told to expect delivery in 3-4 weeks after approval of specs.

I live a few miles from the factory and plan on riding over to see the frame in process and get the tour...

reason for Spinergy SR3?jomag
May 26, 2001 9:09 PM
any particular reason why you chose spinergy sr3 over the others?
reason for Spinergy SR3?samcat112
May 27, 2001 6:31 AM
Actually, I was going to go with a Hugi/Phil hubbed Open Pro/ Rev. spoked "normalish" wheelset. Really didn't want to get into trick wheels that I couldn't work on with normal tools or get parts for.

The LBS folks really wanted me to try these wheels and swore to me that they would be quick, light and fast to accelerate, pretty good on the hills and a smidge areo to boot...bulletproof and would stay true and free from problems...I also can service them myself. A couple of the guys who work at the store race them and love them.

Hub (Edco) is supposedly very good and is somewhat quieter than a Phil or Hugi...Spokes are stainless steel DT and are available all around...Weight is pretty good...Uses standard long valve tubes ...Price was great...LBS will perform all warranty work (if ever required)...Do not have to send them back to Spinergy for work...that seems to have been a problem for some folks in the past.
All in all a pretty compelling story...we'll see what the reality is in a month or so when we get the frame, though I may be able get the wheels early and try them on my other bike.

135 lbs is fine for the HSC-1. nmIan
May 25, 2001 8:43 PM
just got that same thing!dede
May 25, 2001 8:20 PM
great deal too... too good to mention
no ergobrain,get speedplays, head tube length...dave
May 27, 2001 6:54 AM
I wouldn't want a cadence wire running along the downtube, and who needs a computer to tell them what gear they're in? Better off with one of the HR monitor/bike computers (not Polar).

Speedplays are lighter and promote smoother cadence when combined with Sidi shoes, to place the foot as close as possible to the pedal spindle. Lowers saddle height by as much as 1cm.

Ksyriums are great, just be sure to get the campy compatible model. No offbreed cassette.

If you're getting a custom, carefully measure the head tube length of your current ride, and get the head tube sized to be sure you will require very little steering tube spacer. Nothing more stupid than a "custom" frame with 2cm of steering tube spacers and a 90 degree stem. Head tube length is often totally overlooked when specing a frame.