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New EVO

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:00 am
by toppity
Evo special edition paint job. Should be in my hands by end of the month.

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except mine will be a fair bit bigger :D

Got the frame and fork at a great price :mrgreen: and will fit my existing Dura ace and Zipps.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:03 am
by ni78ck
much better colour than the green and white!
photos asap :)

Re: New EVO

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:12 am
by toppity
it should arrive on the 20th of Jan. I'm still waiting for the SLSI cranks form the USA as well.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:11 am
by Dave R32
These look great. As ni78ck says.....much better than the standard / team colours.

Cheers
Dave.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:06 pm
by toolonglegs
Who's bike is that in the picture?... it will look better a bit bigger too :D .

Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:49 pm
by Dave R32
toolonglegs wrote:Who's bike is that in the picture?... it will look better a bit bigger too :D .


I am sure I have seen the pic elsewhere...but cannot remember which pro it is built for. The Cannondale team aren't running Mavic wheels this year so it must of been built in 2012.

It's big enough for most people TLL.....:-)

Cheers
Dave.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:06 pm
by toolonglegs
No just I knew I had seen it somewhere before... Timmy Duggan's national champions bike, but he won't be on it this year as he is riding for Bjarne.
PS...I've got about 22cm's ( and a few kilos ) on him :lol: .

Re: New EVO

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:27 am
by toppity
toolonglegs wrote:No just I knew I had seen it somewhere before... Timmy Duggan's national champions bike, but he won't be on it this year as he is riding for Bjarne.
PS...I've got about 22cm's ( and a few kilos ) on him :lol: .

Bingo TLL. The one i'm getting is 2012, and therefore a fair bit cheaper. I hover just under 60cm in frame size these days so the one I get will be 58cm. As far as I have been able to make out there has been very little change in the Evo HiMod between 2012 and 2013. The Evo range has expanded though with the edition of a standard Mod version and the Ultimate, which is the ducks guts. It's a limited edition paint job, I think less than 50 into the country, and only 2 locally. It doesn't fuss me that much but I already have a stealth black Caad9 so this will make a change. The crankset and chainrings left the states on the 5th of Jan, so I should get them about the same time. :D

Re: New EVO

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:35 pm
by toolonglegs
It is a nice looking paint job... and not too stars and stripes!. Actually what lets the bike down for me is the bar and hood colours.
I wouldn't be saying no to an EVO... maybe next year :D .

Re: New EVO

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:30 pm
by Dave R32
White tape and hoods would look better.

Cheers
Dave.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:44 pm
by toppity
it will be black, black and black on mine. :D

Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:22 pm
by stinhambo

Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:57 pm
by toppity
frame has arrived at the LBS. :D Unfortunately the cranks are not here yet. Over 2 weeks from the USA and it's driving me nuts. :cry:

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Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:36 pm
by toolonglegs
looks good 8) ... going to start rebuilding mine today... it won't look as good as yours!.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:48 pm
by toppity
cranks arrived yesterday. very nice but missing the spindle and the standard spider. Now I have to wait for the supplier to ship those from the states. I hope it doesn't take as long as the last delivery. :evil:

Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:15 am
by toppity
I now have the spindle and second spider. I'll get that to my LBS for fitment, then hopefully start the build (perhaps this weekend)

Re: New EVO

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:34 am
by Dave R32
Looking forward to seeing all built up.

Cheers
Dave.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:13 pm
by bosvit
Looks great toppity, looking forward to the final build, not as much as you though.... :wink:

Re: New EVO

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 pm
by toppity
Nearly there. Just need to find a braze on 7900 front derailleur, cut the steerer tub and do the final touches


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Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:27 am
by toolonglegs
Looking sweet apart from the torture device on top of your seat post :P .

Re: New EVO

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:07 am
by toppity
toolonglegs wrote:Looking sweet apart from the torture device on top of your seat post :P .

Yeah, I've struggle with saddles since my bike fit. I tried the SMP a few months ago, and it hasn't been a perfect fit for me. I have a Specialised Roman Evo that might go back on I think.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:07 am
by bomber
Really nice bike... I really like the Evo

Strange question but are those the same tyres or is the rear on backwards with the label facing away from the camera?

Re: New EVO

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:43 pm
by toppity
The tyre on the rear is a Tufo. I have had only an average run with the Vittorias (which is on the front), so it's time to try something else. So far, so good.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:32 am
by toppity
weighed it yesterday. Without bar tape and bidon cages it came in at 6.62kg.

Re: New EVO

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:02 am
by bomber
toppity wrote:The tyre on the rear is a Tufo. I have had only an average run with the Vittorias (which is on the front), so it's time to try something else. So far, so good.


Everyone I've ever spoken to slates the Tufo's in terms of ride and handling compares with traditional tubulars. What say you?