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Re: Bike build

Postby Jack Hughes » 04 Dec 2014 19:16

As we know, the climbs in the HotW are tougher than the climbs in the ronde. :D


Also, there isn't any flat. Whereas in the ronde there is 90+km before you get to the start of the climbs.

But even the pros use slightly lower gearing - Sagan had 39x26 this year.

http://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/tour-of-f ... cPL3GYE.97

But the had other tricks to make it easier.

36x24 on 23mm is the reference for hotw. And it's not easy to do it on that. ;). Most people were on lower gears and wider tyres than that ;)
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Re: Bike build

Postby IanM » 04 Dec 2014 19:21

Jack Hughes wrote:Possibly a bit harsh ianm, when Ben is thinking of tackling something like hotw. No way would you do it on a 39x25.


I wasn't a million miles off that in '13. But it was a tongue in cheek post, mainly in reaction to Ben's "Training ? Pah! Overrated" signature ;)
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Re: Bike build

Postby Bendy Ben » 24 Dec 2014 16:12

Well frame has arrived after a custom paint job and subtle graphics
It's amazing.
839g for frame and fork

I'm a bit pleased. WAT is mind blowing however - the rest on the build is going to hit me hard financially. ImageImageImageImage


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Re: Bike build

Postby Bendy Ben » 24 Dec 2014 16:13

Just offered the seat post into the frame and stuck a wheelset in - looks yummy Image


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Re: Bike build

Postby CCS » 24 Dec 2014 16:21

The ultimate balance bike? What every boy wants for Christmas!
Looks good!
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Re: Bike build

Postby kfjatek » 24 Dec 2014 17:09

It'll look amazing when ready. Nice one Ben.

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Bike build

Postby Bendy Ben » 24 Dec 2014 21:05

Ordered these...... Intergrated and internally routed and only 270g

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Taking back the bar/ stem combo I have as I want wing shaped bars


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Re: Bike build

Postby Jack Hughes » 24 Dec 2014 22:17

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Re: Bike build

Postby Bendy Ben » 25 Dec 2014 22:30

And indeed my birthday has yielded some goodies. The above bars order is cancelled as I've been lucky enough to get these : hubba hubba ......ImageImage




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Postby Bendy Ben » 07 Jan 2015 22:22

So the stem and bars have arrived

Need a few more spacers for the fit and some saw work on the steerer ; and no I'm not doing it

The "superlite" theme is working well - mega light front end.

More to do. Funds dependant I should have the chorus Groupset at the end of the month.

Then it's build Time proper :-)
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