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Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri May 25, 2012 19:58 pm

So after the success of Beyonce, i decided i needed N+1
So this is going to be a commuter / Winter hack / Race bike.

So i've ordered the frame from http://www.flyxii.com and i'll be ordering the wheels at payday from Wheels

until then, heres some pictures of the frame and geometry

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once i've cleaned the other bits i'll post up pics of the doner parts .


*EDIT Spec list as of 26.6.12

Frame: 18" Carbon matt 3k weave
Forks: Rigid carbon 3k weave
Bars: Exotic Scandium 620mm
Stem: Superstar laser 70mm
Headset: LECO (came with the frame for free) tapered
Grips: Ergo somethingorothers
Bar Ends: intergrated to grips

Front Brake: AVID Juicy 3's
Hoses: Superstar


Shifters: Deore
Cables: Jagwire
Front Mech: Superstar XCR chain device
Rear Mech: Shimano SLX Med cage
Chain Device: Superstar XCR

Seat: Charge Spoon
Seat Post: Raceface Deuce
Seat Post Clamp: Supestar (non quick release) :shock:

Cranks: Truavative single ring
Chainring(s): FSA 38T
Chain: Clarks red
Cassette: Deore
Pedals: DMR V8 / Crank bros Candy C's
Bottom Bracket: shimano

Front Wheel: Crank Bros Cobolt
Tube: Tubeless
Tire: Varies with conditions and location etc

Back Wheel: Crank Bros Cobolt
Tube: Tubeless
Tire: Varies with conditions and location etc

Weight: 10kg

Other info: Lots more to do yet, lighter wheels and decent brakes etc.
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby lawman » Fri May 25, 2012 21:06 pm

Holy shoot, how slim are those seatstays?! looks like its gonna be a cracking build though!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat May 26, 2012 09:24 am

I know! look scary, but i wont be hitting anything supergnar on it.


Well maybe a little bit here and there :wink:

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Jun 01, 2012 08:28 am

Date

Time

Location

Tracking Event



30-05-2012

14:20

Heathrow Airport

Received in destination country



26-05-2012

15:49

Delivery Agent - HONG KONG - PTT

Forwarded for export



25-05-2012

14:13

Delivery Agent - HONG KONG

Collected from customer

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Re: Project Shakira (now arrived and pics)

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:04 pm

Just been and picked her up at our friends parcel force after our friends the Tax man decided i needed to pay for the delight of her presence.

Two things, 1 she's not gloss she's mat, 2 She's BB30 not threaded .
Not a major issue but i wanted matching bikes and to use a normal BB, nevermind.

So here's some pictures

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The Forks are scarily light, carbon steerer tube too :shock:

cant weigh the forks with my scales but the frame is 1250g which feels very light.

So onwards to the build!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:46 pm

Could you not use a press fit adaptor for the BB?

Frame looks ace! Reminds me of the Whippet frame. Loving the forks too!

Im really looking forward to seeing this built up!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 06, 2012 13:10 pm

Yeah seen adapters, will look into the best/cheapest option

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby emseens » Wed Jun 06, 2012 14:50 pm

Whats the size of your frame?

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 06, 2012 15:21 pm

its a 18".
but it looks long? Maybe i'm just not used to looking at HT's?

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Re: Project Shakira

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 06, 2012 20:37 pm

Been having a little fettle, but without the brakes and BB converter i cant go any further, i tell you what, i'm gonna have trouble keeping the front end down :shock:

the Exotic bars and Superstar 70mm stem
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Raceface seatpost
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chain device (it will mainly be singlespeed)
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Front end fitment
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Rear end clearance (2.4 mountain kings)
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the hips dont lie
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby spongtastic » Thu Jun 07, 2012 07:36 am

How much did Customs sting you for?

Ordering one of the light-bike seatposts for £30 and 165g.
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:13 am

£18, £10 customs and £8 handling???
I may in the longterm get carbon bars and post, but no rush.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby pilch » Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:22 am

Looking good mate, same one as I had originally... without the 'issues' :wink: my mate has one and really rates it, he also has the on-one 29er race, reckons there is very little difference between the 2, they both ride brilliantly, will you have it ready for MSG final round?
A berm? were you expecting one?

29er race

29er bouncer

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:39 am

It will be ready not sure if doing that race though?

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Levi_501 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 20:49 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:looks like this will be purchased
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tedKingdom


Why do you not just buy a decent press fit BB??? Appreciate you want the same BB on each bike, but I would have thought (although never tried myself) by the time you fart about with adaptors etc, you have so many more parts and you effectvly have not replaced the press fit BB, you have just put a press fit adaptor in its place.

BTW, nice frame.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 07, 2012 21:11 pm

Cheers.
I don't have a spare hollowtech crank basically. ;)

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Jun 11, 2012 14:12 pm

So BB3o adapter turned up earlier, quick squizz of the instructions, and basically it was the same as fitting a headset 8)

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Now the build can commence :)

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Mon Jun 11, 2012 14:39 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:So BB3o adapter turned up earlier, quick squizz of the instructions, and basically it was the same as fitting a headset 8)

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Now the build can commence :)



mmmmm bottom brackety

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Nelson56 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 15:19 pm

that paint job is soo nice, its going to be well nice when finished
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