Update, April 9th, 2013: Final build photos posted here.
Starting a build thread for this new addition. Frame arrived today, right on my stoker's birthday
This frame is to replace a non-coupled 2007 Tetra we had purchased early last year. Quick turnaround, but we liked the ride and wanted couplers again (had them before on a Santana).
Team weight < 300 lbs. With the added stiffness of the couplers, no addnl frame stiffening considered other than the headtube and fork. For that we added the beefier tapered 1.5" fork steerer (as noted below) to get the best frontend handling.
Basic specifications of this build:
- Calfee Tetra sized Medium / Small
- S&S couplers
- ENVE 2.0 tapered fork 1.125" (1 1/8") upper / 1.5" lower.
- 44mm (inner diameter) headtube to allow for large diameter tapered fork (new option from Calfee)
- Chris King InSet7 GripLock NoThreadSet Headset. Published weight of 150gm.
- 2.5cm headtube extension (increased from 2cm on previous frame due to the lower stack height of the new internal headset top).
* Rough weight results on our scales for all the above items: 11.2 lbs. The extra 2.8lbs for couplers does add some heft over a non-coupled frame. The fork with the steerer is currently an extra ~7cm too long (to be cut) and the crown race installed is: 404gm (~14oz).
- We are intending to port over most all the components from our previous Calfee.
- Finally installing the new Gates CenterTrack belt drive. It's been sitting here in boxes for months.
- More on this later as the new build progresses.
I am maintaining a Picassa photo album, so these are just a few showing some key points:
Freshly unwrapped, recoupled and outside for a little more light. When the sunshine hits it.... wow:
CK headset pre-installed. Rear brake cable routing much more tucked under the toptube than before (nice):
Underside of head area. That 1.5" setup is huge:
The rear bottom bracket area has been cleaned up. Flatter and longer clearances than before - on both sides:
Rear disc brake rotor clearance improved:
Tapered steerer ENVE 2.0 fork:
Preshipping assembly at Calfee. Uncut steerer, temp stem. Nice integrated look between the headtube, headset and fork shoulders: