Bbloque Kaisei Steel - DM Rim (Complete)

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stanvr
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by stanvr

I haven't regret you selling it a single second ;)

5DII
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by 5DII

Looking forward to the final build. My bike is also made with kaisei tubing (Mariposa road bike), a lot of fun to ride. Let us know the frame weight and size too.

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DHG01
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by DHG01

Sure - off to paint now. It's a size 54 ETT. Weight is currently at 1.6 kg with both front and rear derailleur hangers. I assume paint will take to ~ 1.7.

Would love to see a picture of your Mariposa; stunning bikes.

DHG01
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by DHG01

Paint finished and now with the mechanic. Hopefully I can ride it next weekend.
For the time being I only have this picture.
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Pumablk
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by Pumablk

That color looks so good. I can't wait to see this built up.

stanvr
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by stanvr

This is stunning!

DHG01
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by DHG01

Pumablk wrote:
Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:11 pm
That color looks so good. I can't wait to see this built up.
stanvr wrote:
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:24 pm
This is stunning!

Thanks for the words guys. Hopefully I will be able to ride it during the weekend and share better pics.

DHG01
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5DII wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:51 am
Looking forward to the final build. My bike is also made with kaisei tubing (Mariposa road bike), a lot of fun to ride. Let us know the frame weight and size too.
Hi - is yours built with th super light tube set also?
Went for a ride yesterday; I am very pleased and impressed with the ride.

In terms of weight....the headset was placed before I could weigh. Mechanic said 1.6; but that's what I saw pre paint.

5DII
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by 5DII

DHG01 wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:06 am
5DII wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:51 am
Looking forward to the final build. My bike is also made with kaisei tubing (Mariposa road bike), a lot of fun to ride. Let us know the frame weight and size too.
Hi - is yours built with th super light tube set also?
Went for a ride yesterday; I am very pleased and impressed with the ride.

In terms of weight....the headset was placed before I could weigh. Mechanic said 1.6; but that's what I saw pre paint.
I think it is
I think the frame weight was around 1.7-2kg with paint and CK headset (I know its a big range but i cant remember for some reason)

DHG01
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by DHG01

5DII wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:18 am
DHG01 wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:06 am
5DII wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:51 am
Looking forward to the final build. My bike is also made with kaisei tubing (Mariposa road bike), a lot of fun to ride. Let us know the frame weight and size too.
Hi - is yours built with th super light tube set also?
Went for a ride yesterday; I am very pleased and impressed with the ride.

In terms of weight....the headset was placed before I could weigh. Mechanic said 1.6; but that's what I saw pre paint.
I think it is
I think the frame weight was around 1.7-2kg with paint and CK headset (I know its a big range but i cant remember for some reason)
CK headset are heavier but look really good.

DHG01
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by DHG01

Very, very pleased with the result. I think it looks and rides great. Well worth the wait.
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DHG01
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by DHG01

A few details I really like.

The seat post binder is through the seat stays; the screw is on the non drive side and nothing is visible opposite; on the drive side. Doing this is quite labour intensive, not exempt of dificulty and needs to be done when the frame is finished - get it wrong and the frame has to go to the bin.

That, alongside the the brakes under the chain stays, results in a really clean look in the rear.

Nothing of the above is practical - but it works and looks great.
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DHG01
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by DHG01

I was leaning towards a raw finish for the stem; glad I listened to Pablo. He also made me a matching Garmin mount.
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DHG01
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by DHG01

I wasn't expecting this weight; the mechanics weighed twice though (once in front of me).

The total weight is slightly below the sum of the individual parts which I did weigh. This isn't usual; however, I weighed the fork uncut, full chain, full cabling, etc.

Still strange.

Anyway, I am sticking with the 6.8 kg.

Never let the truth get in the way of good story.
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5DII
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by 5DII

beautiful bike, one of the more unique steel bikes i've seen. i also use the same scale to weigh my bikes 😄

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