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Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Soloist Assassin » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:57 am

Just a little tip. Sram Force chainrings are 9g less than Stronglight CT2 available in black, and shift better. I really like the look of things though. That fork looks great!
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 am

Thanks, didn't know :grin: will see how I'll be happy with those CT2.


I have one question for all those who have Di2 if they could make me a favour. I'm interested how large is the original battery as on this photo?
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What would be the smallest box where you could put this battery without any tuning? I can't found any specifications about it and I would be really thankful for any informations :thumbUp:
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:15 pm

And here is PROTO-TYPE 3, just finished - unfortunately bad photos because it's photographed at night (and with my mobile phone) in my work room. Will make some better photos soon.

The final weight is 1013g!
...with internal cable routing and integrated saddle/seatpost.


The graphics are painted and very simple - I like it like that. Some of you will like it, some of you not, nothing wrong with that and comments are welcome :thumbup:.

Mention that it's a proto-type frame for some hard test rides and for my own researches :thumbup:


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And one more photo from the fork, I forgot to mention the weight, and it is 362g:
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With all the parts together it should look really nice, just can't wait to build it,...Sram Red, Lightweight wheels, KCNC brakes,...will keep you updated!
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Gumgardner » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:53 am

Good God. Awesome work Jure. I can't wait to see more of your work. I saw some of your work first hand and it's very impressive.
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:24 pm

Gumgardner, thanks!

Here is just one photo, just a teaser how it should look:
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And as on this photo it's less than 4kg, only 3982g! At the end it should be less than 6kg, mention that this is with an ALU bar and stem, Elite Custom bottle cages etc.,..without any risky components.
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Boonen » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Very impressive Jure, frame looks awesome! You'll be ready to take on orders soon :wink:
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:10 am

Thanks! :D
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:35 am

Today I just get the Sram Red rear derailleur:

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144g


Now I'm waiting only for the levers..
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:47 pm

Today, when I came home, I saw that I get the levers :D and of course I immediately started with the building..

I made just some small cosmetic changes on the levers and the rear derailleur and it's ready to ride!! Already rode with it a few hundret meters here in my street and I just can't wait for tomorrow, when I'll make the first training ride with it.


The weight is 5923 g

Of course with pedals, bottle cages, with 10 bars in the tyres etc.,..just like on those photos. I just made them, hopefully they are OK, will post some new photos with some help from a friend of mine later ;)


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Berk PROTO-TYPE 3 frame with integrated seatpost/saddle combo and internal routing: 1013g

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I'll write more about the bike as soon as I make some more kilometers. I'll also make the build list as soon as possible ;)
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Cam » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:00 am

I don't post often but daaaaaaaaaaamn :shock:

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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Cam » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:09 am

Turns out I hadn't posted at all :lol:
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby Ypsylon » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:20 am

Good first post. :D

Really outstanding work, Jure. We all knew you frame was something special and you built up a really nice looking and light bike from it.
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:05 pm

Thanks for the compliments :D

Today I already made an easy 4h training with it and after a few more rides I'll write a ride report with some of my statements


I just made a quick build list..I don't know the exact weight for all the parts, but the weight at the end is exactly 5923g:


Frame (with integrated saddle/seatpost): Berk PROTO-TYPE 3 1013g
Fork: 3T Funda PRO 362g

Brakes: KCNC CB1 with Swissstop Flash Pro brake pads 179g

Headset: FSA pressfit 74g

Bar: Ritchey WCS ALU 42cm
Stem: Ritchey WCS ALU 130mm
------------ 371g

Wheels: Lightweight GEN III
Cassette: Sram Red 11-28
Tyres: Continental Competition
Skewers: ??g
Glue: ??g
----------- 1863g

Pedals: Look Keo Carbon 229g

Bottom bracket: Sram GXP pressfit 92g

Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 244g

Crankset: Sram Red with Stronglight CT2 638g

Levers: Sram Red 289g

Front derailleur: Sram Red 34.9 clamp 85g
Rear derailleur: Sram Red 144g

Bottle cages (pair): Elite Custom 74g

Cables: Sram&Jagwire ??g
Bar tape: Fizik ??g
Other (glue, air, etc.,..): ??g

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TOTAL: 5923g




If this would be my only bike I would sure change a few components, but all those parts are for my "test frames" and I rather save some $$ for some new projects ;)
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:36 pm

Wow. This has just turned out beautiful. Quite the build!
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Re: Berk PROTO-TYPE 3

Postby ... » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks :xBanana5:!

I already rode with it for 4h today and will write more about the frame as soon as I make some more rides ;)

First impressions: I love it 8)!
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