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    Light bike - low cost.:D

    Hi there. I present you my new bike from overseas (Spain).
    Chinese frame and old components from another bike which broke down some months ago. It weights around 9kg (19,82lbs) and I'm planning to reach 8,5kg (18,70lbs) with minor changes along this year. Well, that's it so far, I hope you like it. Bye. Enjoy the pics.
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    Wow! That's gorgeous!
    Have fun!

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    Thanks for posting Wheelspeed.

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    Nice bike!
    What brand are those chainrings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenk
    Nice bike!
    What brand are those chainrings?

    Thanks. They're TA Specialities Chinook 44-34-22.

    Link: click here

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    Pon cubiertas normales con lquido No Tubes, saca los visores de marchas de los pulsadores y ponle una tapita de carbono, tornillos de titanio para la biela izquierda, etc...

    Muy bonita. El kit de ti para los puentes de freno es de TorontoCycles?

    PD: Sorry for writing in spanish, guys...

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    Thanks for the tips, pal. Id like to keep using tubeless tyres and the ogd on the shifters; Ti-al bolts already spread all over the bike; and yes, ti springs and brakes kit are from Toronto Cycles.

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    I guess it's a 80 mm sid fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondelalune
    I guess it's a 80 mm sid fork.
    Yeap!, a repainted '04 SID WC.
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    WTF happened to that fork? And you mentioned low cost. How expensive was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @dam
    WTF happened to that fork? And you mentioned low cost. How expensive was it?
    , the fork was re-painted by me and added some decals. I said "low-cost" because everything but the seatpost was in another bike before, and the frame is really inexpensive. Did you read the first post?

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    Amazing, especiall for a "left-over"-bike!

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    Great job.

    What primer did you use on the fork? I have heard you need to use a special primer to get the paint to properly stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbook
    Amazing, especiall for a "left-over"-bike!
    Thanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld
    Great job.

    What primer did you use on the fork? I have heard you need to use a special primer to get the paint to properly stick.
    That's right, I used a water based primer; "Bruguer" is the brand but i supose there must be hundreds of similar products out there. Then two coats of white paint and added some decals and stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyator
    That's right, I used a water based primer; "Bruguer" is the brand but i supose there must be hundreds of similar products out there. Then two coats of white paint and added some decals and stickers.
    Is the special primer used because of the magnesium lowers?

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    No, it was a "regular" one. It can be used in many metals and other materials too.

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    Doesn't seem that cheap...

    After your first post, I did a search for that frame because most of the low-price CF chinese frames aren't painted. The only thing I found was about $600.00 from a Spanish bike shop.
    Have fun!

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    I have the same frame, black version, paid 550 eur which I consider a great price for a Tomac/Nosaint clone.
    The only drawback is the low bb height which I corrected using a 100mm fork-

    Rallyator I also have the same RCZ seatpost clamp (10g, 9 eur) , but never had the balls to use it for fear of failure. It is the ony clamp I know that uses a tiny M3 ti bolt. Designed for road bikes I guess.
    Do you have some miles on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspeed
    After your first post, I did a search for that frame because most of the low-price CF chinese frames aren't painted. The only thing I found was about $600.00 from a Spanish bike shop.

    You're right, they're no longer available at fizzbikes.com, don't know why . This seems to be the same frame but the price isn't .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausable
    I have the same frame, black version, paid 550 eur which I consider a great price for a Tomac/Nosaint clone.
    The only drawback is the low bb height which I corrected using a 100mm fork-

    Rallyator I also have the same RCZ seatpost clamp (10g, 9 eur) , but never had the balls to use it for fear of failure. It is the ony clamp I know that uses a tiny M3 ti bolt. Designed for road bikes I guess.
    Do you have some miles on it?
    I've riden this bike setup for over 5500km and no issues so far. No heavy trails though

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    Here's my new update, I hope you like it.
    Before, dremelized Xt's:
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    After, Ultralevers':
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyator
    You're right, they're no longer available at fizzbikes.com, don't know why . This seems to be the same frame but the price isn't .

    wasn't that hard to find... 5 sec google search...

    http://www.rczbikeshop.com/default/b...-size-17.html#


    colours are flip flopped... but same frame...


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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW
    wasn't that hard to find... 5 sec google search...

    http://www.rczbikeshop.com/default/b...-size-17.html#


    colours are flip flopped... but same frame...


    Nope, they look alike but they're not the same, mine is cheaper but heavier .

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    S-lite vs Lite... i see that now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW
    S-lite vs Lite... i see that now...

    Good for you

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    Well, well, well...New update!...A little more weight saved!. Apart from brake levers, I've changed brakes, SD 7's for SD Ti's and regular housings for I-link. I've also covered the I-link housing with heat shrink tube to prevent dust ingress and avoid squeaking which seems to be the main, if not the only one, problem of the system. Greetings.
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    is that one long stretch of heat shrink? where did you pick that up?
    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools View Post
    is that one long stretch of heat shrink? where did you pick that up?
    I bought it at an electronic supplies store. Very cheap

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyator View Post
    I bought it at an electronic supplies store. Very cheap
    How innovative!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra View Post
    How innovative!
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtack View Post
    Very nice!
    Thanks.

    New changes soon...

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    nice, how does it ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stockegsix View Post
    nice, how does it ride?
    Thanks, I don't feel different from my old alu frame. You know, it's just a bike, not a space shuttle...

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    Here is it's new look. Double chainring setup (42-29) and Dura-Ace rear mech. Still using an 11-23 cassette until I shift to an 11-32 (XG-999) one. I hope you like it.
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    Thats a very pretty bike

    Are the mech brakes heavier than good hydros?

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    The gears make it look like a road bike with a flat bar!
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    Nice build, but how can you do all that Weight Weenie dremeling and still have shift indicators installed? They are totally useless and weigh like 25 grams!

    Take 'em off and put some tape over the holes, easy peasy!


    OH, and pretty clearly you don't do a lot of off-road climbing, so I would definitely recommend going to 1x9 for the drive-train. I have gotten away with it in Oregon on real trails if you pick your gears intelligently enough. You can drop massive weight that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYoungConnoisseur View Post
    Thats a very pretty bike

    Are the mech brakes heavier than good hydros?
    Tks. I don't know, never used discs.

    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools View Post
    The gears make it look like a road bike with a flat bar!
    It isn't, it's just that I'm strong enough to use them. Take into acount that the cassette is not definitive, I'll keep using it until I get an 11-32 one.

    Quote Originally Posted by ginsu2k View Post
    Nice build, but how can you do all that Weight Weenie dremeling and still have shift indicators installed? They are totally useless and weigh like 25 grams!

    Take 'em off and put some tape over the holes, easy peasy!


    OH, and pretty clearly you don't do a lot of off-road climbing, so I would definitely recommend going to 1x9 for the drive-train. I have gotten away with it in Oregon on real trails if you pick your gears intelligently enough. You can drop massive weight that way.
    I think you're right, left OGD will go to the drawer. Well, obviously I'm not climbing nonstop, but I need both chainrings...so far. Tks.

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    If you ran a 38t front ring with an 11-36 cassette you would have nearly as much range as your current setup.

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    Awesome build. I can already smell the Spanish quality behind it. Way to go!!!

    Im thinking about using those heat shrnk tubes too. Do they avoid the creaking sound of the mini i-link housing after washing it with the pressure gun??? Thank you and best regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaLoL View Post
    Awesome build. I can already smell the Spanish quality behind it. Way to go!!!

    Im thinking about using those heat shrnk tubes too. Do they avoid the creaking sound of the mini i-link housing after washing it with the pressure gun??? Thank you and best regards.
    Spanish...who?, me?.. no way..

    After more than a year of use no creacking sound whatsoever. Mine are i-link, not mini's though. Regards from...hmm...Happyland.

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    Hi!, new update. Damper cartdridge replaced by another air spring assembly...almost 200gr saved. It's the new SID WC Quadra Air

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    awesome bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyator View Post
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    What is this seatpost clamp?

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    Fork tunning makes little sense. Just leave dual air and the other leg empty, you will get the same bad behaciour and even less weight. I would put the damping back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leugene View Post
    What is this seatpost clamp?
    A very cheap and light one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaLoL View Post
    Fork tunning makes little sense. Just leave dual air and the other leg empty, you will get the same bad behaciour and even less weight. I would put the damping back.

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    That's too scary for me. Tks anyway.

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    scary? like scary movie???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaLoL View Post
    scary? like scary movie???
    Yeah, kind of.

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    Sweet

    Sweet man. How much did that cost?

    Any reccomendations on super cheap carbon xc bars , seat post and stem?

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