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Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Sun Oct 07, 2012 00:05 am

Here is the bike all finished. Very happy with the end result. I need to get some decals made for the forks and the Sram Red chainset is only in place until the Kcnc chainset turns up that I have ordered which should be sub 700 grams inc BB.

Spec list
Frame: Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium 1295 grams
Forks: Easton EC90 Sl 339 grams
Bars: Planet X Nano Compact carbon 210 grams
Stem: Deda Zero 100 servizio corse with blue ti bolt kit 101 grams
Headset: Crank Bros Cobalt XC 64 grams
Bar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP

Front Brake Lever: Sram Force
Front Caliper: Planet X cnc Ti hardware 103 grams
Rear Brake Lever: Sram Force
Rear Caliper: Planet X cnc Ti hardware 101 grams

Shifters: Sram Force Doubletap 306 grams
Cables: Jawire kevlar outers, Teflon inners and Middleburn oilers
Front Mech: Sram Force + Kcnc band on adapter 102 grams
Rear Mech: Sram Force 178 grams

Seat: Charge Knife ti 209 grams
Seat Post: Easton EC90 Zero with ti bolt kit 160 grams
Seat Post Clamp: Token superlight cnc, ti bolt 12 grams

Cranks: Kcnc RD2 175mm compact 50/34t 658 grams inc BB fitted with Tiso chainring bolts
Chain: Clarks Sl 10 spd 278 grams
Cassette: Ultegra 6700 11/28 230 grams
Pedals: Speedplay X5 chromo 212 grams


Front Wheel: Shimano RS80 c24 629 grams
Tube: Zipp Tangente 89grams
Tire: Specialized Turbo Pro 700x23c 201 grams

Back Wheel: Shimano RS80 c24 887 grams
Tube: Zipp Tangente 89grams
Tire: Specialized Turbo Pro 700x23c 201 grams
Qr skewers: Aest ti 35 grams pair

Accessories: Smart wireless computer, Titanium bottle cages 22 grams each

Weight: 7.1 kg
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:11 am

Wow! thats an odd looking road bike sir!

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby clarkey cat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:23 pm

Very unique!

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:26 pm

I see what you did there :roll:

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby clarkey cat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:45 pm

congratulations

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 16:08 pm

sarcastic a****

try to get your pictures right first time, next time :!:

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Beatmaker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:39 am

Lovely.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Harry182 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 08:13 am

Sweet.

How does it ride?

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Oct 08, 2012 08:40 am

post crop vignette -38 :D

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:14 am

Harry182 wrote:Sweet.

How does it ride?

My initial findings are positive. It felt smooth and fast and the harshness I was expecting from the tubing wasn't there, although the wheels and narrow Ti post probably had a lot to do with the comfort. Position wise I,m going to fit a slightly shorter stem. The bike actually feels smoother than the Titus frame it has replaced, and I ran that with briefly with these wheels. I have not done any high speed descending yet so cannot comment on its prowess in that area. As previously mentioned I am changing the standard ringed Sram Red cranks for a set of uber light kcnc compacts which should take the bike just under 15 and a half pounds, could get it lighter by going for silly light wheels but I like a bit of durability with my bikes. The aspect I am most pleased with though is the paint job I did on the forks. After I had sanded down the original carbon finish I started to panic and worry I had done the wrong thing, but with a lot of patience they came out great.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:21 am

nweststeyn wrote:post crop vignette -38 :D

I took the photo's on my humble s3 and then used a program call Pixlr-o-matic to give them an arty farty type of look.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm going to use the titanium post and stem off this bike for my next project. In their place will be a 3t dorico ltd carbon, ti bolts seatpost and a Deda zero 100 SC stem with ti bolts. Weight should be almost the same but my position should be better. Just spoke to my decal man and for my forks he's going to make me some Cube and Easton logo's in the same shade of blue that features in the frames livery. I'm thinking about removing the red drop-out and polishing it, as the red seems at odds with the rest of the bike.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Sharpy_lad » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:27 pm

Very tidy indeed!

I really like the attention to the neatness of everything like the cabling and bar tape you've done - it annoys me when I see bar tape just wrapped unevenly and cabling that's all over the gaff.

For me though too much blue - white lizard skins tape and all black tyres on that bike would look really nice, but it's your bike and fair play to you it's very well done.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:36 pm

Sharpy_lad wrote:Very tidy indeed!

I really like the attention to the neatness of everything like the cabling and bar tape you've done - it annoys me when I see bar tape just wrapped unevenly and cabling that's all over the gaff.

For me though too much blue - white lizard skins tape and all black tyres on that bike would look really nice, but it's your bike and fair play to you it's very well done.

In a world of non oily big clumsy hands, white bar tape would be in place but having made that mistake in the past then blue it is. On the subject of Lizard Skins tape, I have to say that its amazing stuff. It feels so comfy yet grippy and it should last a while too, expensive but when you feel it you understand why. I fit Middleburn oilers to all my cables, they are invaluable on road bikes when you have no access to the under tape cables. A squirt of silicon spray every now and again keeps the cables silky smooth for years.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:36 pm

Here are the two new bits I,m fitting to shave some weight. First is 3T doric LTD post that weighs in at a tiny 141grams and second is the KCNC rd2 compact chainset that weighs an equally impressive 658grams inc bb and all the fixing bolts. In all im saving over quarter of a pound .
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 16:56 pm

Here she is with her new bits fitted, new weight is 7.1 kg
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:51 am

I have decided to build a super light set of wheels. They will be 32 spoked so should be relatively strong for their weight, these will consist of :
1 pair Stans No-tubes Alpha 340 rims 700 grams pair
1 pair Circus Monkey 32h hubs 302 grams pair
64 x Dt Swiss Revolution spokes 306 grams
64 x Dt Swiss 12mm alloy nipples 19 grams
Approx weight inc yellow tape and ust valves 1350 grams
Tyres Hutchinson Atom Tubeless 265 grams each
Weight saving over fitted wheel/tyres 240 grams
Wheels will cost £296 and £80 for the tyres.
These will be built over the coming few months as I am not in a hurry for them plus there will be new tubeless road tyres coming out from all the big players so my tyre choice may change.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby colsoop » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:14 pm

I like the build and the frame is very nice.
I am not keen on the colour of the fork though draws the eye away from that lovely frame, although to be fair that may be the camera making it seem brighter.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:19 pm

colsoop wrote:I like the build and the frame is very nice.
I am not keen on the colour of the fork though draws the eye away from that lovely frame, although to be fair that may be the camera making it seem brighter.

The forks are extremely white but once the decals are applied they should make sense, the original cube build had white ec90sl's and it looked lovely in my opinion. The camera does seem to exacerbate the effect somewhat.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:43 am

After the first proper ride yesterday I have decided to make a couple of minor changes. Even though the slr flow carbonio saddle is superlight and relatively comfy, it seems to lose that comfort after about an hours riding so I have ordered a white Charge Knife saddle as i use Charge saddles on all my other bikes and know them to suit me. Also going back to an inline post so an Easton EC90 zero post is on it's way. Other than that the bike felt great, comfy when seated yet solid when climbing.
P.s If anyone is interested, Evans are selling Charge Knifes in black or white for £38.99 !!!!!
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