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    New Build: Argon Road

    Going on Friday to get fitted and then ordering an Argon road frame. My new climbing machine I need a stiff frame as I like to pound hard gears standing! Nothing is stiffer!

    Here is the list so far-suggestions welcome.

    Argon Road Frame, custom sized and weight reduced (more on this later), black pearl powder coated, gold sticker with some customized designs.

    Fork- Jury still out

    Brakes: Zero Gravity Negative G Ti

    2009 Shimano Dura Ace 53-39,

    Syntace Force 139 Road Stem (31.8)

    Syntace Racelite2 Carbon (31.8)

    Chris King Hubs and Head Set
    (Maybe some other hubs, I am researching this, again Suggestions are welcome)

    Dt Swiss Rims

    Looking for a 31.6 Titanium seat post, which are hard to find. Something along the lines of the Eriksen would be perfekt otherwise a Thomson masterpiece (Here I want to flex).

    Look Keo Pedals

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    Sounds a real pimp ride there. From what I have heard on this forum, nothing comes quite as stiff! (No pun intended). Be sure to post it up when it's complete.

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    Here is the custom geometry and this is what my LBS fitter said:


    "OK, I did it. Thank you.
    This will be the most brutal road frame that we ever sold and you will be
    able to race extremely hard (und hart - bei dem Hinterbau)

    Gre und danke,

    Rainer
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    have you considered a fulcrum racing zeros?

    20081122 fulcrum racing zeros 0 MTBR FORUM.jpg

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    you can even get the rims in red ... total weight F&R w/o skewers 1225g

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    Ill consider them only if they are made in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sekt88
    Ill consider them only if they are made in the US.
    each his own eh!!!

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    Not a roadie but i'm looking forward to seeing this bling ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinaman
    each his own eh!!!
    I am not sure I understand your response. I want to avoid any asian products as much as possible.

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    Same here

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    This is going to be a great project, looking forward to seeing this build.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sekt88
    ... avoid any asian products ...
    hahaha ... more like italian i think ...

    http://www.fulcrumwheels.com/jspfulc...=en&world=road

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    finally

    ALthough not with the final components.....This is a dream frame for me. Not a single watt lost going up hill and downhill it rides as if it is on train tracks. The tracking is ridiculous. from a standstill the acceleration is heartwarming.
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    more.

    All dura ace components.

    Smolik wheels

    waiting on a new seat post, black hudz, zero gravity brakes and black chris king hubs
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    Quote Originally Posted by sekt88
    ALthough not with the final components.....This is a dream frame for me. Not a single watt lost going up hill and downhill it rides as if it is on train tracks. The tracking is ridiculous. from a standstill the acceleration is heartwarming.
    Sweet as, awesome to see it finally built... I too love the raw power transfer of a road bike, nothing quite like it....

    Enjoy that bad boy....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    sekt88 - what size frame is that?

    lovely - very tempted myself


    cheers

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    HI Labrat.imba,

    It is a custom fitted. I imagine the size is somewhere between L and XL.

    Cheers,
    P

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    On reading through the thread again I should have noticed that - apologies for being a numpty!

    How have you found the ride? is the stiffness perhaps a little too much, leaving it harsh/punishing on poor tarmac or is the buzz nicely killed by the fork and seatpin?

    The black ano is beautiful, shows the welds so much better than paint.

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    I too would be interested how it rides...

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    I think I am through the acclimation process of a new frame and geometry. I find it neither uncomfortable nor too stiff. I must say one must be flexible in the hips for the racing geometry, and I am. It is not a frame for the casual rider, not the easy 300 km ride.

    IF you like to ride hard and pound heavy gears you will like the frame. If you like a bit of suffering, you like the frame. I dont know what downhill means for many of you, but for me, it is descending 1000-1800 meters elevation at 5-10% decline at speeds of 55 km/h+ over the course of 10 minutes in the Taunus hills of Hessen, the Swiss alps and the Italian alps.

    In this case, the frame is like riding on train tracks. Scary fast and agile. The tracking is 100% direct. You best know how to ride a bike at high speeds going downhill with this frame.

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