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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:32 pm

I found some time to weight the seat post parts tonight and this is what I found.

Stock upper and lower cradle 50g
Stock bolts 22g

Carbon upper and lower cradle 24g
Ti bolts 12g - will order these from Toronto Cycles in the next week.

So a total weight saving of 36g on the post to bring down the weight to 96g which will be nice.
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:32 am

Tubing information. More pictures in the next day or so. It is together.

Tubing:

Headtube: True Temper VERHT2, custom externally butted, 0.9/0.7
Toptube: True Temper S3, 28.5mm, 0.51/0.4/0.51
Downtube: True Temper HOXPLAT09, 34.9mm, 0.7/0.4/0.7
Seattube: 28.6mm 0.9mm straight gauge 4130, custom externally butted
Chainstays: True Temper S3, 28x20 tapered oval, 0.51 straight gauge
Seatstays: 9.5mm 0.7mm straight gauge 4130
Wishbone: 12.7mm 0.8mm straight gauge 4130 ovalised
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:39 pm

Some more pictures of the build.

frame is all together now; just need to machine the cable stops and do the finishing work on the joints. If all goes well I hope to have it painted next weekend, so aiming to ship at the beginning of next week.

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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:26 pm

Dude. That's so freakin' COOL!
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby Boonen » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:29 pm

Awesome thread bman! :top:
Looks like this is going to be a real great frame, very much looking forward to see how it turns out :D
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby synchronicity » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:05 pm

I would have thought the builder would have reinforced / gusseted the top of the top tube though, with those three big holes ... :?

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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:23 pm

More pictures today.

Cable stops machined and installed, all coming together.... No problem to do before/after paint weights

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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby synchronicity » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:21 pm

Looks like I spoke too soon!
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:40 pm

Its going to be such a cool build!
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby Matteo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:37 am

The shape of the seatstays is gorgeous, and the cable exit at the rear dropout is fantastic as well. This is going to be a great bike!
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:34 am

Ya. I just love his seatstays. They look even better in person though.
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:42 am

Well maybe in October you can see it for yourself. Just let me know what beer you drink in the off season and it will be in the fridge.
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:23 pm

So she is all painted; just waiting on the decals and the ti bolt before I can ship. But here are the weights:

Before paint: 1282g
After sandblasting: 1276g
After powder coating: 1302g

The frame is slightly lighter than my gold one, and considering the extra cable routing stuff I think that is pretty good!


Rob will be sending pictures once the decals are on so I am very excited to see the finished product and of course in person.
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby rlpaul » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:32 pm

That's almost as light as a CAAD9 frame, awesome!

Can't wait to see the finished frame :)
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Re: English Cycles build from start to finish!

Postby BMANX » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:44 pm

I know pretty crazy hey. It is only 130g heavier than my SLC which means that if I can get the SLC to 5870g I will be able to get English frame under that.

The nice part is that the seat post on the SLC is 145 but the stubby on the English build is only 96g so there is 50g back on the build. Also the fork will be lights as well by going with the EDGE (ENVE) 2.0 instead of the 3T
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