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Got my new tt/tri frame today.

Old 02-23-06, 07:00 PM
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Got my new tt/tri frame today.

Well, I decided to jump into the unknown and bought a Fort Komet/TT frame. I was looking for inexpensive, as I found out about halfway throught the build that my wife is pregnant. So, after a fitting, we came up with this for $350. It's just your run of the mill aluminum frame, nothing special. So far, it appears well assembled. The paint is good and the welds look decent, so it works.

I have to get a new headset because this is a "Campy specific" headset. Other than that, I'm hoping to have it together this weekend.



Frame, fork, RENN disc, full Ultegra(DA barcons) with FSA basebar and aerobars, I think I am under $1200, so right where I wanted to be. Although I think I may go to the s-bend bars if these end up too long like I think they might.
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Just so you know, you made double threads. I got rid of the second one.

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Originally Posted by cslone
Well, I decided to jump into the unknown and bought a Fort Komet/TT frame. I was looking for inexpensive, as I found out about halfway throught the build that my wife is pregnant. So, after a fitting, we came up with this for $350. It's just your run of the mill aluminum frame, nothing special. So far, it appears well assembled. The paint is good and the welds look decent, so it works.

I have to get a new headset because this is a "Campy specific" headset. Other than that, I'm hoping to have it together this weekend.



Frame, fork, RENN disc, full Ultegra(DA barcons) with FSA basebar and aerobars, I think I am under $1200, so right where I wanted to be. Although I think I may go to the s-bend bars if these end up too long like I think they might.

By the way...nice chainrings
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So is this frame smaller/less stretched out? Who in Dayton is doing your fitting? KG?
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Just so you know, you made double threads. I got rid of the second one.

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Huh, must have hit the back button. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by daytonian
So is this frame smaller/less stretched out? Who in Dayton is doing your fitting? KG?
Yes, thankfully. It's got a steeper seat tube, making it a bit shorter to the bars.
Bob Duncan, the tri fitting guru from Wheelie Fun in Lebanon fit me for it. We did a 2 hour fit and reworked some things on my road bike too.

I'm just glad I'll finally be able to sleep at night knowing I settled on something that should fit right.
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Well, the update is that most of it is done. I am still waiting on an aero seatpost, shorter aerobars and a set of brakes. Hopefully I'll have those by this time next week. Then I'll flip the stem and cable it. As you can see, I was going for the red accessories with the first bike, but that backfired when the bike didn't fit right. So, at $50-$70 per tire, those bastards are staying on there until they go bad.
I'm happy with it so far.



I haven't added everything up yet, but I think I'm in under $1500, probably closer to 1100-1300. It's Ultegra for the crank, bb and derailleurs, DA shifters and tektro brakes. The disc is a Renn and the bars are Vision TT's.

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It looks really great!
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It almost matches your vacuum.
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Luckily that's what I was going for.

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http://www.fortframes.com
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Why would you have to change out the campy specific headset? Why would it not work with shimano, I thought a headset is a headset.
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Originally Posted by DRLski
Why would you have to change out the campy specific headset? Why would it not work with shimano, I thought a headset is a headset.
I had no clue either. When I ordered the frame, the guy asked if I had a Campy specific headset becasu that would be the only thing that would work. I had a regular FSA and it was extremely loose when placed inside the headset cups. Found a Campy specific headset and it fits perfect. I believe there is something to do with the depth and angle of the cups, but don't quote me. It wasn't too expensive at $40 for the FSA Orbit CE. The problem is I had to mail order it becasue NOBODY stocks it around here.
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