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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2016, 02:54:38 AM »
I think you are the next Smud-Carbon :D

Keep improving your quality and if you manage to have a good communication you can get into business :;

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« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2016, 07:07:40 AM »
Thanks!  ;)

That Titanium screw dropped the weight to 5.38 g and I tested it with 5.5 Newtonmeters today. Still holds. Have to see if it keeps the seatpost in place, so it won't twist or slip down.



And I received the Shift Up axle  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2016, 02:39:35 AM »
Another try..





I will grind off some material. It's about 3-4 mm thick on the sides. 2 mm would be enough, I think.
And I have to make a cut underneath the screw, otherwise it won't clamp  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2016, 07:12:13 AM »
That's it for now.. Grinded off some material ==> 6.96 g
On the curved parts around the washer and the nut it could be a bit nicer.. but for now it is okay. When I have time I will do that too.. but it takes a lot of time to grind it off..







Tested today:



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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2016, 08:08:03 AM »
Got a new saddle (109 g) with a light padding. The other carbon saddle was a little bit too hard.



I also switched to Rocket Ron (a heavy one..  ::) 495 g) on the rear, cause the tread of the Thunder Burt was almost gone.. The main reason by the way is, that on the rear wheel a spoke nipple broke at the exit of the rim. This happened on a climb when I pushed the pedal very hard.. Too hard for the DT Swiss aluminum  ;)



Weight did not change.. 8435 g

Hope I can ride again soon.. On a 180 km road ride last week I fell on my left side on the tarmac @30 km/h  :(
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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2016, 09:00:26 AM »
I moved to a gel padded one too(a tinny one).
It makes a difference on instant comfort.

However I like the floating feeling of the bare carbon too.
The friction happens more between the short and the saddle(no friction in fact, just sliding).
While on the padded one there is more friction between the short and the skin  :o ( the difference is on long rides )

I hope you'll recover quickly. Damned tarmac!

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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2016, 10:58:44 PM »
I see a few ways for you of dropping weight, but they are quite expensive:

- Sid Fork or new Step Cast Fox (the latter from 1360g , probably some tuning would get it even lower)
- Race Face Next SL Crank (or try to hunt for TUNE/ Clavicula for even bigger weight savings)
- Switch cassette to Sram (needs xD driver) - 70g lighter
- lighter wheels: Tune as a budget option, 240s more expensive, Extralite end of the line -> could get xD driver then
- set of R1R brakes would probably be at least 50g lighter than MT4
- you can definitely get lighter seatpost (around 160g or lower) and bars (even sub 100). End of the line is Schmolke, but it costs a kidney.

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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2016, 08:47:01 AM »


8360 g
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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2016, 09:01:39 AM »
Awesome!!
Where did that direct mount ring come from?

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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2016, 10:13:12 AM »
That Ring is from Garbaruk (Ukraine). They have a lot of different colors and sizes for all kind of cranks. I love the design and the chain holds on it like glue.

Other changes I made: X01 Cassette, gives me a wider range with 10-42 teeth (In addition to the 36t chainring) and a new chain from KMC.
And finally I found a saddle that fits.. Pro Falcon Carbon with 146 grams.

Next things to be done: New wheelset, most likely Acros A-wheel with 1250 g and the Fox Stepcast fork  ;)
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« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2016, 11:23:25 AM »
I was lucky and got a 1310 gram wheelset, which cost me half the price of the Acros A-Wheel Wheelset I wanted to buy.
Unfortunatly the spoke nipples are red and not black as the vendor said. So it does not really match the rest of the bike.
After the first ride today at 3 °C, I can say the color isn't that bad and I can live with it  ;)







Soon there will be the 7.xx in front  :D
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« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2016, 11:49:55 AM »
Very nice! It makes mine at roughly 9.5kg seem like a boat anchor. So what's the plane in the background? It appears as the wings are folded.

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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2016, 04:16:20 AM »
That's a Kitfox Vixen Series 5 Speedster with a Rotax 912 engine. Obviously it's a kit plane, built 20 years ago by my father and is still flying (my father and the plane  ;) )
The wings can be folded and by that the plane goes into our garage, which was basically built around the plane.. With a tow-bar the plane gets pulled to the airport a few kilometers away  :)

And Yes: The seats are made from original Lufthansa leather  :P



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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2016, 07:45:16 AM »
Wow a kit plane  :o... building bikes seem all of a sudden like an easy Ikea assembly :)
The plane looks so good, and still seems in pristine condition.

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Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2016, 08:32:21 AM »

I was lucky and got a 1310 gram wheelset, which cost me half the price of the Acros A-Wheel Wheelset I wanted to buy.
Unfortunatly the spoke nipples are red and not black as the vendor said. So it does not really match the rest of the bike.
After the first ride today at 3 °C, I can say the color isn't that bad and I can live with it  ;)







Soon there will be the 7.xx in front  :D


What wheelset did you order?. Is that weight with pedals. Ok impressive.