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Introducing Victoria....... (new wheels on Page 31)

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby BMANX » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:14 pm

Every lady changes up their look from time to time.
Danica just changed her look as well. 5980g / 13.18 lbs
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:33 pm

Is your saddle pointing down? Looks awesome, just not level.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby BMANX » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:39 pm

it is perfectly level when the bike is level. In the pictures the bike was on a stand that had it up a couple of inches.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Jens » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:36 pm

pritchet74 wrote:Excellent idea. I will bring the chips and beer!

Victoria has a tentative surgery date set for the 22nd of June. My friend who told me that the repair is easy has agreed to help me do it. I just have to order some parts. I will be sure to take pictures of each step of the repair for you guys.


Did you upload these? I'm about to do some carbon repair/modifying myself and would very much like to see a step-by-step guide on how you repaired the damage on the bike?

How does the repair hold up?

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:05 am

Repair is holding up great. I didn't get all the pics I wanted though as I was so enthralled with the process that I didn't even think about it till we were done.

Mine was a simply crack, and the process wouldn't work for some of the more severe cracks or destroyed tubes that I have seen. I sanded it and got the dremel out to make sure the crack would be able to accept the epoxy in it. I cut a single piece of carbon cloth to just wrap the tube a bit more than one time (a bit of cloth overlap). Then I mixed the epoxy and used a paint brush to coat both sides of the cloth (making sure it got into all the weaves of fiber). Then (wearing gloves) wrapped the tube, using the brush with epoxy over it to lay flat. Then wrapped the shrink tape around it, spiral style. Taped the end of that to the frame with packing tape. Then finally hit it with the heat gun to shrink everything tight and let the epoxy cure. I waited till the next day to unwrap the shrink and then sanded the excess epoxy. Finally, I sprayed a couple of coats of clear into it. Done!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby Jens » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:28 pm

Thank you!

Seems straight forward :)
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby yooyo » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:58 am

very sweet looking. Dang that is one hot looking bike! While I know the SRM is function its the only piece I don't like
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 am

Some like it. Some do not. :cheers:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby Ypsylon » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:31 pm

Yooyo aka spambot is obviously in agreement with JMT, whos post it just copy pasted.

If anybody wants to bet on what sort of spam it'll become, I can't really make up my mind if it'll cheap gold, UGG botts or fake Nikes.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:50 pm

So, after more than 2 years of riding with my custom shift buttons taped to a piece of plastic and taped to the backside of the brake lever, I have finally mounted a permanent solution. Victoria is now a little less ghetto.

I bought a left Campy shift paddle to mount to the right brake lever and cut the top half off. I then filed it down to get the fit right and finally glued the buttons to the paddle. By using the left paddle on the right lever the buttons stay hidden behind the brake lever. The positioning of the buttons is a bit different than how I am used to so it will take a bit to get used to it, but 2 rides down and it's almost natural again.

And I epoxied the paddle to the lever, so I had better get used to it.

The result is MUCH cleaner than before.

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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Here they were before:
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And this was version 1.0
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That version 1.0 is actually going to go on my cyclocross bike. The big buttons will be good if I have to wear gloves.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby Fuchs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:23 pm

Looks good and clean!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:58 pm

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From a ride yesterday. She is just such a sexy bitch.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby Fuchs » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:51 pm

did she got a ticket for parking there? :mrgreen:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (carbon repair on Page 28)

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:35 pm

She should have! Funny thing was that right after I took the pic a couple of triathlete guys climbed to the top of the hill and said "nice wheels". Really? Nice WHEELS? Don't you see the rest of her???
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