Custom paint Systemsix - fast boi

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Jackofallgrades
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mike wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:04 am
Loving the paint. Reminds me of the Wilier bike with copper metallic paint
Ramato isn't it? A Wilier was my first road bike so it's fitting...
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by misteryellow

This color is amazing, a bit like the ramato paint job.
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Jackofallgrades wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:34 pm
Another update, because I'm still working my way through what I want this bike to be, and I've had more time to tinker than to actually ride as of late.

It had always been the plan to swap over to Sram AXS, and I got an upgrade kit finally. Red except for the cassette which is a Force 10-33, and the crankset is the same Quarq/Sram Red combo with a Wolf Tooth 48 single ring. The 1x has saved me about 130g but have gained some of that back with the heavier shifters and derailleur. Now sitting at 7.65kg or so with pedals and mounts. I have also swapped out the fidlock cage for my Bontrager Bat cages, because I couldn't stop the Fidlcok bottles rattling. Such shame as they look super clean and work well that aside. The Bat cages are a favourite for me but a lighter option like Alpitude cages is on the cards in the future.

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Interested to see how the 1x gearing treats me, so far no issues, and I only see myself leaving this bike at home for mountainous holidays and for exceptionally hard climbing rides here in the UK. Glad to have the Sram logic and ergonomics back, and the brake rub I suffered with the Dura Ace group is gonezo. :beerchug:
the bike looks sharp as heck in 1x. love it! congrats and excellent choices in your custom build.

i see you also went away from using the fidloc system. i think fidloc are really missing out on not offering more fidloc made bottle options. adding insulated bottles and an aero bottle option could really help. i'm not a fan of their fit attachment to convert other bottles.

as a matter of interest, what was the turnaround time and budget for that custom paint? my madone SLR (rim brake version) could use some of that loving. the best it ever looked was when i had mine setup 1x SRAM etap also.

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by Jackofallgrades

gbrnole wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:59 pm
the bike looks sharp as heck in 1x. love it! congrats and excellent choices in your custom build.

i see you also went away from using the fidloc system. i think fidloc are really missing out on not offering more fidloc made bottle options. adding insulated bottles and an aero bottle option could really help. i'm not a fan of their fit attachment to convert other bottles.

as a matter of interest, what was the turnaround time and budget for that custom paint? my madone SLR (rim brake version) could use some of that loving. the best it ever looked was when i had mine setup 1x SRAM etap also.
Thank you! Agreed on Fidlock, so close to being a great system... They're on my gravel rig now as a space saving solution.

FatCreations handled the paint, and I had their 'VIP' or priority service to shorten the lead times a bit and was quoted at around 4 weeks from delivery of frame to completion, and that's pretty much exactly what it turned out to be. Budget was around £1k for the shortened lead time and special paint, I think it's usually closer to £600-700.
Cannondale SSEvo3 'Atticus' - 7.2kg
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=161634

Cannondale Systemsix ’Dante’ - 7.7kg
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=167144

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