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Old 05-31-04, 11:31 AM
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Frame: Kinesis Extralight, black anodized (1380gr.)
Fork: Advance full carbon (same as Empella Carbonfire, only directly from factory) (550gr.)
Headset: Ritchey Pro
Stem: Ritchey Pro, oversized
Bar: Ritchey Pro, oversized
Brakelevers: Ultegra STI (right), Dura-Ace SLR (left), Empella Froglegs top bar levers (black)
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers with Ritchey pads
Shimano brake and shifting cables (black)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro
Rear derailleur: short cage XTR 2002
Cranks: carbon (no name), Ultegra 42t blade and Specialité carbon single speed rings
Pedals: 2004 model Time Atac Carbon
Chain: Dura-Ace
Wheels: black 105 hubs / Mavic Open Pro rims / black sapim spokes
Cassette: Dura-Ace 12-25

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Looks good
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nice, nice... all black is a cool look.
bontrager tires??

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Originally Posted by Revtor
nice, nice... all black is a cool look.
bontrager tires??

~Steve
yeah, i like the whole nite rider theme. very cool.

now you just need a watch to call it out of the garage...
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Where did you buy the frame and fork? It's just like my Empella!
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Originally Posted by RacerX
Where did you buy the frame and fork? It's just like my Empella!
Frame is a Kinesis extra lite, which is usually a frame that's bought by shops who run their own bike line (their own name on it and a nice paintsceme and ready). I bought it at www.cyberspeiche.de and at my special request it was annodized. It's quite different from an Empella: sloping top tube, no integrated headset and a brazed on cable guide for the rear brake.

The fork is an Advanced full carbon. This is the same as the one sold by Empella as the "carbonfire" only without decals and without shiny clear coat. Empella buys this fork from Advanced as well.

Tires are Jones 700 x 32c
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Here's the frame before and after annodizing...


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Great looking bike. I'm looking into the Mavic Open Pros too, probably in a 36 hole configuration with Ultegra. I'd like to run road/touring/and fat cyclo tires on the same rims. What's the size range for your wheels?
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Size range? You mean which tires fit the rim? I've had no problems with the current 32c tires or the 23c road tires which I use for commuting, but I've never used bigger tires. But upto 37c should be no problem.
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Those brakes look a lot like mafacs, but I'm guessing they cost considerably more.
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199.00 USD...

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199.00 USD...

Wow, those are serious mafac knockoffs. Do you still adjust toe-in with a BFWrench?
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Yep. They're still a ***** to adjust
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Timo,

Tire size was exactly what I was referring to. I want the option to go with touring tires and cx tires up to 37c and read somewhere that I might be limited with those wheels. I'm getting ready to have a set built on XT hubs. Thanks for clarifying.
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Why dont we all posts pictures of our 'cross bikes. Similar to the pic threads in the road and mtb forums?
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Originally Posted by rideintexas
Why dont we all posts pictures of our 'cross bikes. Similar to the pic threads in the road and mtb forums?
Excellent idea!! I'll start a thread.
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