Kayrehn's Factor VAM disc build

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Not quite as wild as acid green, but I'm partial to non-black hubs as well. Custom finished Bitex BX106F (and matching rear):

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- Sram Etap HRD shifters and calipers arrived this morning. Missus wasn't happy to wake up to receive it/help pay tax for it and realising how much it costs Image
- Darimo says he can make his first ever pair of shifter clamps for these and I paid €43 including shipping for them.
- ordered Carbon-ti hubs from Starbike in acid green; 2-3 weeks wait starts today Image
- bike had a colour makeover with custom decals within a day. The grey stripes have a nice gloss but the yellow decals are a little flat though they are not matte.
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Only 3g added to the frame weight
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0.5g added for the fork, awesome!

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This is hotting up nicely!! Can't wait for more.

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Wow! You did a really good job!
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It'll be nice to see the ready build :)

Would have been nice to see that frame in gloss....

Btw, i also ordered acid green hubs for my forthcoming wheelset.
Schmolke TLO 45C, Carbon ti hubs, CX ray spokes and nipples (don't know which they'll use... but they are internal).
Weight should be around 1220 grams.
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wheelsONfire wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Schmolke TLO 45C
382g for a 45mm disc rim is amazing, but don't you find 26mm OD too narrow? I half expected you to go with a ~1000g wheelset for the sake of hitting the magic weight number.

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As mentioned previously the SRAM Red cranks are true bb30 and don't have the spindle length for BBright frames. The 'lesser' non series (s950/quarq) carbon cranksets that are called bb30 as well have an extended spindle and work on all 30mm standards.

Not sure what the eight penalty would be for the crank arms over the reds, but you'll save weight in the BB and the crankarms themselves aren't very expensive and come with a removable spider
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15.1g saved with these parts from J&L.

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First time I had drilled ti bolts, they're really cool. The Factor thru-axles doesn't come with spacers while these does, are they necessary?

Chanced upon this YouTube video https://youtu.be/0MHx_XEtkMU of the guys at Factor tackling the Taiwan KOM challenge. John Ebsen's VAM with limited edition decals was shown - weight wasn't disclosed but the wheels on it at 6:18 of the video had no depth beyond the brake track. They look incredible and must be the lightest rims out there!

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Got this idea from Farm_lim. Purchased at ebay. Then put extralite rings. Weight is in the 530 grams range. No need for adaptors.
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Kayrehn wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:26 pm
The Factor thru-axles doesn't come with spacers while these does, are they necessary?
The standard O2 ones did have spacers. Maybe that was some of the VAM weight savings :-)
Cervelo R3 - 5.4kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=142420

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micropox wrote:Got this idea from Farm_lim. Purchased at ebay. Then put extralite rings. Weight is in the 530 grams range. No need for adaptors.
The sram red gxp cranks on my Colnago is 406g, with extralite rings at 95g it'll still be lighter even with reducer probably.

About the thru-axle spacers, I'll of course want to omit it if possible to save the 2g if it's not necessary Image

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That's wierd. My sram red22 gxp cranks with Extralite rings weighs almost 550 grams. 50-34 172.5mm

Also you have to factor in the gxp bbright adapters in the total weight.

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micropox wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:41 am
Got this idea from Farm_lim. Purchased at ebay. Then put extralite rings. Weight is in the 530 grams range. No need for adaptors.
Do you have a weight for the cranks only? I was looking into a set of these but have seen various numbers listed. Just want to ensure that there is a decent weight saving vs. the Rotor 3d I've got to hand.
Cervelo R3 - 5.4kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=142420

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The gxp cranks on my c60. The extralite rings I forgot to weigh, but I took this off the net, same size.
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I wondered about the thru axle spacer too. I got the same axle for my CAAD12. I fitted it with the spacer just to be sure.

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