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carbonazza

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2016, 01:55:04 AM »
Am I right that you have a little long legs relative to your height, or maybe my legs are quite short? Just curious;P
You are probably normal size  :)
I'm not. Which makes finding me a road bike geometry a real pain.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2016, 02:29:42 AM »
HJ (that's shorter :) ),
You're inseam is just normal. 19" is definitely what you need.

For the bars, I'd buy a cheap but reliable Aluminum bar. Not a Chiner bar. They might be cheap but they weight a tone, most of the time heavier then a Ritchey Alu bar.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2016, 09:23:25 AM »
Edited: found the answer to my last question, but I've got a new one.

The CS-196 will work with any e-thru axle, right?
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 02:40:33 AM by HaakonJohansen »

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2016, 07:59:40 AM »
Edited: found the answer to my last question, but I've got a new one.

The CS-196 will work with any e-thru axle, right?
Nobody knows?

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2016, 03:55:30 PM »
it works as long as you have a nut on the right side (you can' t screw the axle directly in the dropout)

for example I bought this one: http://shop.frmbike.it/task-e-thru.html

HaakonJohansen

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2016, 04:47:01 PM »
it works as long as you have a nut on the right side (you can' t screw the axle directly in the dropout)

for example I bought this one: http://shop.frmbike.it/task-e-thru.html
Nice;) I'm thinking about getting the Extralite version as I don't want quick release, and it's only 29 grams (without the nut though).

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2016, 04:05:43 PM »
You have a little axle guide on extralite page, with thread stepping and all, then you will know which axle you need:http://www.extralite.com/Products/Black%20Lock.htm

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2016, 12:46:14 PM »
Here is my build. I've done a few changes since the pictures were taken. I.e. I've changed the flat Syntace pedals with Bebops, and I've cut the front brake hose. It's around 6.6-6.7kg right now, but I'm going to get it down to 6.2-6.3kg (with pedals!) when all the upgrades are done;)



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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2016, 01:35:50 PM »
That top photo is fudging gorgeous... and 6.6kg - wow. Very nicely done.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2016, 03:04:11 PM »
wow
that's light
beautiful  ;)

carbonazza

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2016, 04:43:52 AM »
Damn... I just cut the hose yesterday for the front brake of my kid's bike( I'll share the build soon ).
I didn't think the hose could go behind the fork.

Congrats on the weight.
It must feel feathery to ride.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2016, 06:04:41 AM »
Nice weight!!

Damn... I just cut the hose yesterday for the front brake of my kid's bike( I'll share the build soon ).
I didn't think the hose could go behind the fork.
You could release the front brake and change the hose position.

carbonazza

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2016, 12:18:30 PM »
You could release the front brake and change the hose position.
At first sight, I may have cut the hose too short to go around the headtube, but I will try.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2016, 12:52:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys;) Really appreciate it. It might be between 6.6 and 6.7kg though. Not 6.6 flat. But like I said; it's going to get even lighter;) Not because it'll actually make me a better rider though, just... you know; because;P

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2016, 04:25:23 PM »
Does anyone know what rear axle the frame uses? Is it Shimano E-Thru? Wanna shave some weight by ditching the cheap quick release axles. I might have some trouble finding one to suit the fork, but Romain Bureaux at Shift-Up is looking into making something that might fit;)