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Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:19 pm

Will be posting some photos and question here for my next dream build.

Frame- Custom Road Ti Frame/Fork with Disc tabs and Di2 ready.
Wheel set- XLR8 custom for sure!

I have SRAM Rival Wi-Fli gruppo or APEX gruppo to choose from. Planning to have front shifter on the downtube and buy S500 lever for the left/front brake.

I am having hard time choosing disc calipers, choosing between Hayes CX5, Avid BB7 or Avid BB7 SL.

Hayes, cheap but I can't seem to find good reviews.
Avid BB7 does not have shiny finish
SL, too expensive

I guess I need to run 46/38T chain sets to make it look like cyclocross ready?

This will be mainly used for commuting and weekend bunch ride. Targeting weight around 9kg with pannier rear rack.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby gabrielle260 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:15 am

Sounds great!
Who is building it for you?
I'll be interested in following your progress... Please keep the updates coming,
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:15 am

Have you looked at the TRP hydro/cable disc calipers?

Supposed to be pretty good.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:51 am

gabrielle260 wrote:Sounds great!
Who is building it for you?
I'll be interested in following your progress... Please keep the updates coming,
Andrew


Frame is custom built by Porter
I will post some updates as the parts arrive. Thanks

Mugglechops wrote:Have you looked at the TRP hydro/cable disc calipers?

Supposed to be pretty good.

I am looking at this option and the new SRAM Hydro. I may upgrade to one of these in the future. I want to built it up as cheap as possible and then upgrade parts later on. People are now saying that cable disc brake development is almost on par with the hydro.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:33 pm

Mate is waiting for his TRP brakes to turn up. Will be interesting to compare to my BB7 roads.

My XT ice-tech brakes on my 29er are about 1000 times better than the BB7s.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:07 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Mate is waiting for his TRP brakes to turn up. Will be interesting to compare to my BB7 roads.

My XT ice-tech brakes on my 29er are about 1000 times better than the BB7s.

Please let me know how the TRP will perform.
I am not leaning on the hydraulics. Apparently the BB7 SL's have some good review. I will probably settle for CX5 while making up my mind.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:09 pm

CX5, anyone have used them before?

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Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:49 pm

Or a TRP Mechanical maybe to save some weight?

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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:45 am

Mugglechops wrote:Mate is waiting for his TRP brakes to turn up. Will be interesting to compare to my BB7 roads.

My XT ice-tech brakes on my 29er are about 1000 times better than the BB7s.
+ infinity on that one.

BB7's are the noisiest brakes I have ever used. Once they are hot their ok but once you cool them with a bit of dew or water from a creek crossing they start scaring the wildlife again.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:53 am

rheicel wrote:CX5, anyone have used them before?

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I would run and hide from those POS things. Mate had them for 1 week before changing to BB7 roads. Are the BB7 SL set up for road levers?

I only just sold a set of BB5 roads very cheap that worked ok for 6500kms.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:16 am

Yes, BB7 SLs are road specific brakes but they are so expensive atm.

Will changing the pad or rotor eliminate noise on BB7?

The TRP seems to be reasonable substitute as they are double piston.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby gabrielle260 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:27 am

I've been using BB7 Road for close to 12 months and not had a problem.
Yes - when wet or dirty they squeal like most disc brakes but when cleaned with isopropyl alcohol they are fine.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:29 am

I have about 1500kms on my BB7's and they only squeel when wet and then only when just pulling up to a stop.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:34 am

Just found these on CRC

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... prod109696

A little bit expensive, but if I was doing a dream build they would be on my list.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:56 am

Mugglechops wrote:Just found these on CRC

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... prod109696

A little bit expensive, but if I was doing a dream build they would be on my list.

Looks nice.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:10 am

Mugglechops wrote:Just found these on CRC

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... prod109696

A little bit expensive, but if I was doing a dream build they would be on my list.
$706 :shock: ouch
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:48 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Only work with Di2

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ook-37750/

My frame is Di2 ready. The only thing is, I am not ready for this price yet!
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:29 pm

rheicel wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Only work with Di2

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ook-37750/

My frame is Di2 ready. The only thing is, I am not ready for this price yet!


I think I paid $400 for my XT Ice-techs so still expensive. If they work like them though I would say it's money well spent :D
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:07 pm

Or temporarily use my wife's calipers from her Kmart bike lol
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:26 am

Here is the Geometry. It is more on the road bike side than CX, imo. 28C is probably the biggest tyre I can use.

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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:15 pm

What do you think of this?

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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:32 pm

rheicel wrote:What do you think of this?

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Don't rate the lever. It's ugly as. Haven't used TRP discs personally but I have read they aren't much chop for mtb.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby rheicel » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:39 pm

Ok thanks, maybe I'll stick to Cane Creek Brake lever and choose the right mechanical disc calipers?

I am having hard time finding mechanical calipers with consistent good reviews.
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Re: Custom Ti Build Starts NOW!

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:35 pm

I don't mind those.
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