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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby Sharpy_lad » Mon Oct 15, 2012 14:42 pm

Tubes to Conti supersonics and chain to a KMC x10sl and you'll be under 7kg without too much expense (given you go back to the Selle Italia!)

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 16:37 pm

Sharpy_lad wrote:Tubes to Conti supersonics and chain to a KMC x10sl and you'll be under 7kg without too much expense (given you go back to the Selle Italia!)

I was going to go all out and try to get the bike under 15lbs but after the ride yesterday I realised i would be giving up too much comfort and usability to get there.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 22:35 pm

Just fitted a few new bits to the bike today.
Charge Knife saddle
Easton EC90 post
Niterider Solas 2 watt rechargeable light
Electron Terra 3 800 lumens head light.
So now my bike is comfy and night time motorist should see me coming. The Solas rear led is stupendously bright and the Electron is a neat all in one unit that runs at 800 lumens for 3-4 hours.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby iamalexparker » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:52 am

Great looking bike, well done!
Enjoyed the work-in-progress thread too, very entertaining!

Did you ever get a PDF the exact frame dimensions (pref. the 60)? I want to get the trigonometry skills going and compare the exact fit to what has been reccomended for me

Cheers!

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby MountainMonster » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:04 pm

Lovely looking bike mate!

Is this not the thread I was reading last night with that guy who created 2 accounts to "prove" a point? Has everything been deleted?

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:10 pm

MountainMonster wrote:Lovely looking bike mate!

Is this not the thread I was reading last night with that guy who created 2 accounts to "prove" a point? Has everything been deleted?

I restarted the thread as it all got a bit too comical for a new bike thread, the original thread is still here entitled "Death of a cruiserweight".
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:16 pm

iamalexparker wrote:Great looking bike, well done!
Enjoyed the work-in-progress thread too, very entertaining!

Did you ever get a PDF the exact frame dimensions (pref. the 60)? I want to get the trigonometry skills going and compare the exact fit to what has been reccomended for me

Cheers!

I never got a Pdf. Being honest the sizing is very, very confusing and I took a gamble going for the 58 as i would normally ride a 54/med in normal sizes. With an 80mm stem fitted and an inline post the bike fits me like a glove. I'm 5ft10 with shortish legs. I dont have much post showing but to me the bike looks in proportion and feels just right when i'm aboard.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 13:03 pm

Here is the bike with the new saddle and post fitted. Also just ordered another of the Ti bottle cages and I'm fitting a set of halt gooey brake inserts (blue) .
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.Finished

Postby iamalex » Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:10 am

Not to worry about the PDF. Thanks for the thoughts on the fit though.
I'm selling my Enigma Echo (fit issues among other things) and my head says I need something similar but my heart is saying go mad get one of these race machines!
Hope you get to put some miles on it this weekend.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 15:07 pm

Made a few changes to the bike today. As well as cycling I also body-build and as such my weight has crept up to just under 18 stones so I have adapted the bike to cope with my weight increase and also make it a bit more durable and easier to live with day to day. I have replaced the carbon RS80's with a pair of 32h Mavic Open pro ceramic rims built onto lightweight novatec hubs with ACI db black spokes and black brass nipples, tyres are conti 4000's with foss tubes. I have also replaced the Planet X cnc ti brakes with a pair of Sram Red calipers fitted with ceramic inserts. I have changed the very lightweight Kcnc chainset for Sram Red black ed chainset with ceramic bottom bracket. For purely cosmetic reasons I've swapped the 2009 Sram Force rear mech for a 2012/13 version as the updated graphics/colour seem to suit the bike better. Also had to put a different chain on as I've gone from a compact to Std drive so needed another couple of links. I'm swapping the white Easton EC90sl's for a pair of black Controltech Lightening forks, and I'm changing the Crank Bros headset for a much more durable Hope unit. On the whole the bike is a lot more rugged and will make a good year round bike. The changes have added just short of a pound of weight but it's still a respectable 16.5lbs all in. I now have a pile of very light bits which I will use to make a superlight carbon bike for the summer, all I need is a frameset and shifters to complete it.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby Harley35 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:08 pm

Noice

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:07 pm

Here she is with the new bits fitted. Forks were lighter than advertised, coming in at 318 grams with the steerer cut to 225mm. The Hope headset seems to sit on the fork nicely. I can't make my mind up on the white Charge Knife saddle, I do have a black on stand by though.
Edit: Just stuck the black Charge Knife on and it looks better.
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Postby RideOnTime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:48 pm

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:38 pm

RideOnTime wrote::arrow: :D :) :arrow: :D :D :) :arrow: :D

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby Beatmaker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 08:39 am

What was the reason for the fork swap pastey? The EC90SL and Controltech Lightening are both on my fork shortlist.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:23 am

Beatmaker wrote:What was the reason for the fork swap pastey? The EC90SL and Controltech Lightening are both on my fork shortlist.

At first it was purely cosmetic but it turns out the Controltech fork is lighter yet seems to be more solid and the legs are wider/fatter, plus the crown diameter is the same as the hope headset I've fitted. I seem to have got the last pair from Chainreaction as they were discontinued as soon as I had purchased them. Still a few others selling them but you will pay a bit more.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby Beatmaker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:41 am

pastey_boy wrote:
Beatmaker wrote:What was the reason for the fork swap pastey? The EC90SL and Controltech Lightening are both on my fork shortlist.

At first it was purely cosmetic but it turns out the Controltech fork is lighter yet seems to be more solid and the legs are wider/fatter, plus the crown diameter is the same as the hope headset I've fitted. I seem to have got the last pair from Chainreaction as they were discontinued as soon as I had purchased them. Still a few others selling them but you will pay a bit more.


****, that's what happens when you procastinate! Been looking at them on offer at CRC.

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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:42 am

The bars are pointing up, seems to ruin the lines of the overall bike...
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby pastey_boy » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:47 am

NapoleonD wrote:The bars are pointing up, seems to ruin the lines of the overall bike...

I know ,I have a bit of tuning to do regarding stem height and length, My ailing back is finally getting stronger and I'm getting more flexibility into it so I may go longer and a bit lower.
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Re: Pasteys Cube Litening Super HPT Titanium.WIP.

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 am

Just need the bars rotating down a bit and shifters adjusted accordingly.
You may well find that you can use the drops better then too. In fact the way to set bars is to have them on just loose enough to move, get on the turbo and find the angle at which you are comfy on the drops, tighten then attach shifters...
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