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Felt SC1 pics finally!

Old 06-02-06, 12:16 PM
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Felt SC1 pics finally!

Rad helped me put this baby together a few months ago... thanks again!

I wanted to ride it for a while before I posted pics and a review. Admittedly, I was nervous about an aluminum frame although the test ride rough roads didn't shake me up. So I didn't know if this would be relegated as racer only, as I fall into the camp of riding 1 or 2 bikes only.

I love the feel of the high quality aluminum frame, it's stiffness and response is amazing. I've done 2 centuries and feel no more shaken than with my carbon trek. The occasion pothole IS bone jarring, so as long as I avoid those I'm fine. The fork is so light it took some miles to get used to the handling. It's really a crit bike but dammit it's just so fun to ride. I did do a crit on it and I don't think I could've stayed with the pack w/o it.

Nothing fancy about the build - I was all about practicality on this bad boy. Also, including some close ups of the Niobiums. I'm looking for some creative flames about the chain in the small ring - sorry.

Just a shade over 17 lbs. w/ pedals.


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What is a SC1? Scandium frame? It looks sort of like a F65 without the carbon seatstays. Nice all-black bike.
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very nice. i suppose we'll see this on saturday?
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Originally Posted by thewalrus
What is a SC1? Scandium frame? It looks sort of like a F65 without the carbon seatstays. Nice all-black bike.
Yes it's the 06 scandium F-15 and it has carbon seatstays. They don't offer the F15 anymore and sell the SC1 as frameset only.

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very nice. i suppose we'll see this on saturday?
Yep.
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That's badass
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Here's the build list.

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Sweet bike Pedalmasher, seeing you ride and the power you put down, you need as stiff a frame as thats reported to be.
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Where did you get the headtube protectors?
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They came with the frame. You can get them at high end bike shops.
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Pedalmaser will be known as Jens Voigt tommorow. While the rest of us are taking 1-2 minute pulls...you and fishmel get to take 7 minute ones. Fishmel is Ivan Basso...cause he can throw down the hammer on the flats...and just plain dissapear on the climbs. Oh yeah...nice bike What did you say your wheels weighed?
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All I ever saw of the bike today was it going away with MANY souls down on either side
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Originally Posted by Jakey
Pedalmaser will be known as Jens Voigt tommorow. While the rest of us are taking 1-2 minute pulls...you and fishmel get to take 7 minute ones. Fishmel is Ivan Basso...cause he can throw down the hammer on the flats...and just plain dissapear on the climbs. Oh yeah...nice bike What did you say your wheels weighed?
1522 grams w/o rim tape.
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looks good, but you left me scratching my head about the weight.

my tcr comp 0 w/full DA and ssc sl wheels is 17 lbs exact w/pedals, flightdeck & cages (if you believe a digital bathroom scale ).

how'd you cut the weight with ultegra?

ps - believe it or not, i'm not a weight weenie
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Well the fork is one of the lightest on the market - 290 grams uncut.
The frame is superlight as well - although I can't find a weight on frame only w/o fork. That's the difference I'm sure.

I almost bought a built up SC1 off ebay (w/ same fork) w/ dura ace and open pros and the owner said it weighed just over 16 pounds w/ speedplay zeros. I've also seen other auctions where dura ace put the weight at 15.5 to 16 so the weight is fairly accurate.
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With the way you climb are you sure it doesn't weight 30lbs? You know I am just joking wanted to give you a hard time after the drop attempt yesterday.
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Originally Posted by fishmel
With the way you climb are you sure it doesn't weight 30lbs? You know I am just joking wanted to give you a hard time after the drop attempt yesterday.
Yeah, yeah I know I climb like Magnus Backstedt, but admit it, I almost dropped you on the pull; or at least I made you suffer damn good!
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Originally Posted by PedalMasher
Yeah, yeah I know I climb like Magnus Backstedt, but admit it, I almost dropped you on the pull; or at least I made you suffer damn good!

Is that what you call suffering? I was thinking to myself, as the lead guy and I were riding in all by ourselves to the finish, " I wonder where Pedalmasher is?, hope he didn't burn himself out on that one pull trying to drop me. Oh well, I'll see him at the end if I wait around long enough."
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Originally Posted by botto
looks good, but you left me scratching my head about the weight.

my tcr comp 0 w/full DA and ssc sl wheels is 17 lbs exact w/pedals, flightdeck & cages (if you believe a digital bathroom scale ).

how'd you cut the weight with ultegra?

ps - believe it or not, i'm not a weight weenie
17 is about right for this SC1.

Ultegra is not significantly heavier than DA. And the Scandium frame, while not in the 1Kg category, is certainly lighter than most straight alu frames.

My Ironhorse Victory, with its similar Scandium/rear carbon build, weighs 17.5 with Ultegra 9. My first Scandium - the Santana Stylus - came in at a hair over 15 with Ultegra 10, FSA carbon crank, American Classic Sprints, Zero G's, Look Keo's etc.

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Originally Posted by fishmel
Is that what you call suffering? I was thinking to myself, as the lead guy and I were riding in all by ourselves to the finish, " I wonder where Pedalmasher is?, hope he didn't burn himself out on that one pull trying to drop me. Oh well, I'll see him at the end if I wait around long enough."

One pull just about summarizes it... Ride in the draft all day, take one pull, try to drop Fishmel, and expire.


I hate both of you. I was dropped 65 miles from the finish.
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Awesome bike!

I don't know what it is about scandium Felts today, haven't really seen many other than my own '04 SC1 and then today I meet a guy with a sweet F1 while I was on my ride and then I come back here and find this post.
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