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Old 06-12-2019, 09:09 PM
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SOLD: Open UP Medium / 54cm "Ready To Paint" Frameset

Open UP Size Medium / 54cm frameset, first gen with post mount brakes. Weight bare frame is ~910g, fork ~400g. Comes with the Frame, Fork, Cane Creek headset, TA's, Front Derailleur Hanger, cable stops for 1x routing, seatpost collar, 3 sets cage bolts, derailleur hanger, and bottom bracket panel. $1100

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Got this frame as part of a complete bike. Original owner stated they originally purchased this as a RTP frameset and only rode it on light gravel / dirt roads. Said they had it "professionally" painted all-black, but whoever the "professional" painter was the finished product was lacking to say the least. Looked like a rattle-can job at best - paint finish varied from semi-matte to semi-gloss, lots of paint drips, terrible quality of paint (could honestly fleck off portions with a fingernail). I rode the bike for a few months then decided to take it on as a project, with an eye out on getting it custom painted.

Roughly 20 hours of paint removal via 1) mild heat to weaken paint 2) light removal via cabinet scraper 3) wet sanding with 400/800/1200 grit and finally got it down to the clearcoat level:
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Frameset has no structural damage to speak of. No deep dents, scratches, nicks or anything. Given current station not sure will be able to get it custom painted for at least a few months, had a few ideas for design and style but need to focus more attention than I currently can offer.

Prices includes paypal. I'm willing to ship via actual price of Bikeflights or Shipbikes, can ship internationally but extra shipping and possible import fees might be applicable. If in the NYC/CT/Northern NJ area we could do a face to face. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me via message, and I will answer as soon as possible. Reasonable offers are always welcome. Thanks in advance for the interest.

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Old 06-12-2019, 09:27 PM
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super cool to see one stripped down and see the carbon lay up. I say keep it and paint it, these are awesome bikes.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:02 AM
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super cool to see one stripped down and see the carbon lay up. I say keep it and paint it, these are awesome bikes.


+1 but keep it naked! Lighter that way..
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:48 AM
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+1 but keep it naked! Lighter that way..
Until it suck up all the grease and moisture xp
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:50 AM
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Until it suck up all the grease and moisture xp


You make it sound like a sponge.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:37 AM
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I looked at the pics and my first thought was that the heat to remove paint collapsed the right chain stay!! That is certainly an interesting design feature. What's the purpose of the deep curve?
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:02 AM
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I looked at the pics and my first thought was that the heat to remove paint collapsed the right chain stay!! That is certainly an interesting design feature. What's the purpose of the deep curve?
Be able to run 700c/650 wheels and maintain the clearance needed for wide gravel tires and still maintain proper geometry
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:05 PM
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I so wish this was a large.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:15 PM
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I looked at the pics and my first thought was that the heat to remove paint collapsed the right chain stay!! That is certainly an interesting design feature. What's the purpose of the deep curve?
Seven and others use similar designs.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:10 PM
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This is soooo tempting. Looking to mount Campa H11 on my next rig, so flat mount only. What could be done beyond having a carbon “repair” done?
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:18 PM
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This is soooo tempting. Looking to mount Campa H11 on my next rig, so flat mount only. What could be done beyond having a carbon “repair” done?
You can use hope post mount calipers with campy hydro.

Also I dont think there is any damage to this frame, only the paint was removed
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:30 PM
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This is soooo tempting. Looking to mount Campa H11 on my next rig, so flat mount only. What could be done beyond having a carbon “repair” done?
Check out these guys.
http://www.assolutions.ca/

They make adapters to fit flat mount calipers to post mount frames.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:38 PM
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Mtb tires

...and mtb width tires like 2.1’s.

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Be able to run 700c/650 wheels and maintain the clearance needed for wide gravel tires and still maintain proper geometry
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:31 PM
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Keep it one of the
best bikes out there
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:49 PM
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I would tell you to keep it and build it up...

I have an Open UPPER and have built several sets of wheels (Road 700x27c Gravel 700x40 and Gravel/MTB 27.5/650bx2.25/47c) for it and it is one of the most fun bikes I have ever had... I have a S-Works Venge sitting in my basement collecting dust and sold my Cyclocross bike since I have built my Open.

I have done 100 mile road rides, 120 mile gravel races and ride single track as well and have had the most fun in a long time on this bike... HIGHLY RECOMMEND AN OPEN!!!
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