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    Silver Ritchey WCS

    mmmmmmm.......

    I LOVE silver..
    and black is the enemy !


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    88G??? little bit lighter too? How did you do it. And is that a normal WCS or the new 4Axis one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackal2513
    mmmmmmm.......

    I LOVE silver..
    and black is the enemy !


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    Jake

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    Its there now...and looks AWESOME

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    its not the 4axix one, just the regular 2006 WCS which is of course usually black and has the little flag on the vertical piece. The OEM bolts were longer and they weighed 22g, the 15mm Ti bolts weight 10g. I think that i need to add in teh 6 washers though as teh OEM bolts came with washers.


    This has been so successful that I think i am going to send down my KCNC scandium bars and get them polished up as well. SHould look good with my bright chrome Oro Minnaar levers


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    Very beautiful!

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    What is the original weight? 100mm?

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    it was ~102g originally
    maybe the deanodising has dropped a few g as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainforce
    whats the extra bit on the split clamp for? is that an avid matchmaker?

    its the Forumla 'mixmaster', to attach SRAM triggers as well. Comes as standard with teh Ltd edition Formula Minnaars but i think you can order them separately (although not in the UK)

    see: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...Y.ID=725&MODE=


    its 14g so is 6g more than the normal 8g Formula split clamp
    but then you lose the 9g SRAM clamp so basically with the set you lose a stunning 6g !

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    What is that a 100mm stem? Its beautiful. I could drop about 45g with that stem!

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    its the 90mm

    strangely they seemed to have dropped the stem from their website but i think that the 100mm comes in at 106g so with the Ti bolts you are talking ~94g

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    Very nice .. where did you get it ??

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    just from wiggle then i had some place deanodise and polish it

    hes now got my scandium bars so hopefully they will turn out as good

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    I hope the guy is not using a sandblaster for them - could be taking away some of the metal which will make it weaker. Either way - it looks nice


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    Anodize stripping is usually done with some kind of acid/chemical solution. Sandblasting wouldn't get inside all the nooks and crannies nearly as well.

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    No Sandblasting Took Place

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    About that...

    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    Anodize stripping is usually done with some kind of acid/chemical solution. Sandblasting wouldn't get inside all the nooks and crannies nearly as well.

    BM
    I've heard of Oven cleaner being a way to remove anodization.

    Has anybody actually tried EZ-Off to remove ano? Heck, I'd give it a whirl on my great but cheapo Sette Edge stem.

    It will probably need a polish and some kind of coating afterwards. I found this German metal polish that made my old Raleigh road bike cranks look purdy!

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    Extra Strength (yellow can) Easy Off is what you use, wear gloves as it contains lye which is what's eating the aluminium. Takes about 10 mins to eat thru enough of the surface to remove the annodizing. Then you wash it off with water, and take to it with some polishing paste and a soft cloth.
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    I used EZ-Off on a purple aluminum bar ages ago. It worked just fine for me. Even after it was all cleaned up you could still see the laser etched logo so that was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Extra Strength (yellow can) Easy Off is what you use, wear gloves as it contains lye which is what's eating the aluminium. Takes about 10 mins to eat thru enough of the surface to remove the annodizing. Then you wash it off with water, and take to it with some polishing paste and a soft cloth.

    What's the best thing to use to seal the bare metal? I'd hate to have to polish my bike parts every week.

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    Okay, I did it

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    You know, after all the hassle DIY projects tend to give me, this was surprisingly easy to do. Only a little elbow grease with the polish (and not that much, really) and it came out looking pretty good.

    I may get a buffing wheel and make it all mirror-like.

    The whole story in pics here:

    https://www.brionesmafia.com/images/silver/silver.html

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