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Old 09-20-2021, 02:27 PM
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Looks great! You might ring the gang at Firefly, they can do a brushed Ti stem that will compliment that frame perfectly!
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:05 PM
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Personally, I'd go with a black seatpost and stem, with no logos, to keep the attention on the frame. Plenty of options there, but I might suggest Deda since their stem is a little more slender.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:24 PM
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The SP gentle bend plays off the Seat stays fluid lines nicely to my eyes. Really nicely!!

Seeing that frame originally had me emailing for info considering sending up a deposit. Now I am a bit confused in my aesthetic minds eye seeing it built! #befuddled
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:40 PM
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Personally, I'd go with a black seatpost and stem, with no logos, to keep the attention on the frame. Plenty of options there, but I might suggest Deda since their stem is a little more slender.
I was thinking along those lines as well, I may give the Deda stuff a shot while I lurk for the proper RSL
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:23 PM
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So very nice—I’ll bevfollowing this build


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Old 10-15-2021, 08:21 PM
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This is fantastic. I love everything about this. I especially like the seat post! Probably not your goal to build a WW build but curious if you’ve put this on the scale?


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Old 10-15-2021, 08:34 PM
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Oof. Really nice. I like the little bit of gold to add some color to bare ti/stainless. Every fillet brazed Kirk Onesto I see solidifies it as one of my dream frames.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:42 PM
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Any opinions worth mentioning about those brakes? Chosen for more clearance than what Sram offered?

My next build will be a Bishop and I'm considering direct mount brakes, which TRP also makes, but I heard the opinion that machined brakes are not as strong as anything that is forged. Would love to get clearance for 32mm but that is only possible--on paper at least, with EE brakes, which I'm not a fan of.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:03 AM
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Any opinions worth mentioning about those brakes? Chosen for more clearance than what Sram offered?

My next build will be a Bishop and I'm considering direct mount brakes, which TRP also makes, but I heard the opinion that machined brakes are not as strong as anything that is forged. Would love to get clearance for 32mm but that is only possible--on paper at least, with EE brakes, which I'm not a fan of.

I didn’t know EEs would clear 32s. I thought 28s was max. Would like to know if someone can confirm clearing 32s and what rim-tire combination was used.


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Old 10-16-2021, 08:00 AM
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2 bikes:
GP4000 28’s measuring 30.5 — (No 22 bikes carbon fork)
Challenge Strada Bianca 30’s measuring 32.5 — (Ellis Cycles custom steel fork)

Both 4th gen eebrakes, “regular” mount
Both ~ 5mm room to spare vertically and laterally

NB direct mount version may (?) provide slightly more clearance. Nortx Dave may be able to attest to this.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:04 AM
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PS Conti 28’s on HED Belgium Plus rims
Challenge 30’s on Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon clinchers
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:23 AM
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Lovely bike. Such beautiful workmanship.

Is the top tube ovalised or shaped or is it just the way the light hits in the photos?

Such a beauty. Can't wait to hear ride report.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:21 PM
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I didn’t know EEs would clear 32s.
From everything I have experienced, a lot if it depends on where the brake bridge/fork crown is situated and how they are designed. The rex I sold recently could clear 32c tires with 7800 calipers easily, while I have struggled with 30c tires on another bike with the same brakes.

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Lovely bike. Such beautiful workmanship.

Is the top tube ovalised or shaped or is it just the way the light hits in the photos?
As for the top tube, it is round, though I see how the light plays off it in those photos to make it look ovalized.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:42 PM
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Well, that is about as Grail as one can get. That is an AMAZING bike on every account.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:52 PM
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Amazing craftsmanship. WI gold looks great.
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