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RobJ 08-18-2019 10:57 PM

Custom(ized) Open U.P.
New to me Open U.P. (3rd gen.) that came as an RTP version painted satin black. I decided to do some customization and below is the end result. I just completed the build so I didn't have time for much more than an initial quick shake down ride.

Builds specs are the following:

- New U.P. with the U-Turn fork with flat mounts, size large
- Dura Ace 9170 Di2 Shifters and Calipers
- Shimano XT Di2 Rear Derailleur
- Zipp SL-70 Ergo 42cm bars
- Zipp SL Sprint 120mm stem
- Zipp SL Speed Seatpost
- Easton EC90 SL crankset with Cinch Power Meter, Absolute Black 42t oval ring
- Time ATAC XC12 pedals
- Specialized Power Arc Expert saddle
- Zipp 303 Disc Tubeless wheels w/Steliacoom EL 38's, XT 160mm rotors
- Shimano 11-42 cassette
- Supacaz Super Stick Kush Galaxy bar tape
- 17# 5oz as built

Matthew 08-18-2019 11:00 PM

Wow that is super sweet Rob. Who did the paint? So cool.

RobJ 08-18-2019 11:04 PM


Originally Posted by Matthew (Post 2581834)
Wow that is super sweet Rob. Who did the paint? So cool.

Thanks! The design and painting was done in-house (ok, well my garage) :)

Matthew 08-18-2019 11:06 PM

So you did the paint work?

RobJ 08-18-2019 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by Matthew (Post 2581837)
So you did the paint work?

Yep. Re-did the satin with a black matte finish then did all the detail work and other colors. The custom color Open decals came via a forum member. If you look closely enough you will see spots that give it away that it wasn't a pro job, but I am very happy with the way it came out. After all its a do-it-all bike, not an Italian/Campy show queen...

Matthew 08-18-2019 11:12 PM

Looks great to me. I should have sent my Colnago to you instead of Wanta!! You even have the right blue color. That's a great looking bike and incredible build. Looks like it will be a blast to ride.

Hilltopperny 08-19-2019 04:14 AM

Well done Rob! Looks like an awesome set-up!

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Andy sti 08-19-2019 08:31 AM

That look great, Rob. Love the design and colors. Nice build too.

teleguy57 08-19-2019 10:40 AM

Impressed! That paint is gorgeous.

Talked about that shade of blue when choosing paint for my Alliance. Apparently some refer to it as Playboy Blue :eek:

madsciencenow 08-19-2019 12:52 PM

Ya, man, really like the job you did with the paint, pro or not!

pritchet74 08-19-2019 01:23 PM

Wow - I absolutely LOVE that paint!

Great build on the thing too - that's a bike that I would love to have in my stable.

nobuseri 08-20-2019 04:11 PM

Sweet; looks great. See you out on the road soon!

kppolich 08-20-2019 06:41 PM

Looks great!
Only thing I would change would be the stem, but if it fits- ride on!
SL Sprint->SL Speed for me, less harsh lines also half as much drop or rise.

Great build as always and nice job on the paint!

tony_mm 08-20-2019 11:19 PM

Your seatpost collar is installed with the wrong orientation.

It is written in the manual that the seatpost collar should be installed so that the bolt is in the front. There is a small insert on the collar in order to find the correct position.

Here the video:

Moyboy 08-21-2019 07:38 AM

Love the painted zipp sprint stem.

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