Aethos Inspired Chinese 6.3kg Build with Quality Chinese Components ( ICAN FL1 ) - listing updated for final build

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polpy
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by polpy

my order back in the day was via icanbikes.com i just checked my email from the purchase in 2016.

billybear
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by billybear

polpy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:41 am
my order back in the day was via icanbikes.com i just checked my email from the purchase in 2016.
perfect, and you just payed to a paypal account the amount they told u via sms or mail?

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polpy
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billybear wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:53 pm
polpy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:41 am
my order back in the day was via icanbikes.com i just checked my email from the purchase in 2016.
perfect, and you just payed to a paypal account the amount they told u via sms or mail?
Yes, it was all via mail with melody.

Beancouter
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by Beancouter

So frame arrived Wednesday and managed to get it built up ahead of my trip to Majorca to tomorrow

Have only ridden it around the block to check out brakes etc but very initial feel is that it does have some of the Aethos feel, the tight control you get from the specialised geometry and feels much lighter / livelier than the weight alone would suggest.

I have a Club ride today which will give a better idea.

The weight built with 50mm wheels is 6.4kg (with pedals, power meter and computer mount.

Without PM and 30mm wheels would drop about 230g.

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Next phase is to tune the weight down to sub 6kg, for the Alpes in 3 weeks.

The shallower wheels will go on, and a number of other tweaks - 6kg should be doable for a modest outlay of £/$. I should get very close to 5.9kg …..

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TidyDinosaur
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by TidyDinosaur

Inspiring build! you should also post on chinertown.com. I think there will be a lot of fans there :)

cheapvega
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by cheapvega

I panicked and thought the frame weighed 643.x grams :D

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

cheapvega wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:17 pm
I panicked and thought the frame weighed 643.x grams :D
same here. I thought " Oh, much lighter than expected. Amazing!"

gravity
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by gravity

Looks good! Side profile pix pls.

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by Vespasianus

Beancouter wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:38 am
So, it is looking increasingly likely I will buy the ICAN FL1.

From what I see they appear to have a good reputation for build quality (there isn’t much out there, but what does exist seems to be positive; eg Hambini). Frame appears relatively new to their range.
I have a set of ICAN wheels and bought them thinking they would be throw away wheels (cheap price). Surprisingly, they have been amazing. Rock solid, still true after 20K miles and can take a beating.

ICAN makes good stuff.
Cinelli Superstar - Campagnolo H11
Tommasini X-Fire gravel - EKAR
Tommasini Sintesti - Campagnolo Centaur
Ibis Ripley - Shimano XT 12 speed
Turner Burner Shimano XT 11 speed

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TidyDinosaur
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by TidyDinosaur

You need to crouch when taking pictures of your bike. The pics will look way better.

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by poulhansen

TidyDinosaur wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:56 am
You need to crouch when taking pictures of your bike. The pics will look way better.
And the light/sun behind you.
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satanas
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by satanas

Looks surprisingly decent/normal! :thumbup:

What size are those tyres (WAM), and would wider ones fit?

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