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    Default Build Pics IF SSR

    A couple shots of the build. Won't be long now.
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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    I sold one of those last year. GREAT riding bike and really beautiful.This one looks great already. I hope you are not having it painted.

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    It's either this or a carbon bike. I love the idea of no paint to tear up. Lets see it built up.
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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    SSRs are great bikes. In fact, I reach for mine more than any other right now. It's painted.

    Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    Any commentary on how a SSR rides compared to, say, S3 steel or titanium?

    Those are lovely welds. How do you plan to build it up?

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    I plan on painting 3/4 of the frame black with white script. Fork will also be painted black to match. The rear will be polished stainless.

    The build is:
    Record 11
    Deda bar, stem and seat post
    Look Keo blade
    King stainless cages
    Chris King headset red
    seatpost collar will be red
    ENVE 45 clincher wheels (DT 190 hub) with Vittoria Evo CXtires
    Fizik saddle. white
    Deda bar tape white

    I debated carbon or steel. Since I have a carbon frame, I wanted a little different so went with the SSR
    Last edited by Cdub; 12-17-2010 at 12:05 PM. Reason: can't spell

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    that is going to be a sexy bike. Can't wait to see it.
    Dave Bradley...not the grumpy old Hogwarts caretaker "Mr. Filch" or the star of American Ninja 3 and 4.

    formerly "Mr.President"

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric007 View Post
    Any commentary on how a SSR rides compared to, say, S3 steel or titanium?
    I can't compare to S3 steel or Ti, but I can compare to Reynolds 853. I have two IF-built Hampsten bikes, both with relaxed geometry, both with 57mm reach brakes. My Strada Bianca is built of 853 and Platinum stays (I think). My Classic is slightly shorter in wheelbase (about 5mm shorter on chainstays and F-C) and its built with stainless steel tubing, in my case, Reynolds 953 (current SSR's are Columbus XCr, I believe).

    Despite the slightly longer wheelbase of the 853-tubed Hampsten, I find my stainless-tubed Hampsten to be a bit more comfortable and springy. It's subtle, but noticeable as I switch bikes from one day to the next. I highly doubt it has anything to do with it being stainless, per se. More likely due to the stainless tubing dimensions: both its diameter and thinner walls. Anyway, I was surprised I would notice a difference, but it's definitely there.

    Like justinf, my stainless IF-built Hampsten has easily become my go-to bike. I love its ride and because it was custom, the fit is perfect.

    Cdub: looking forward to pics of your build.

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdub View Post
    I plan on painting 3/4 of the frame black with white script. Fork will also be painted black to match. The rear will be polished stainless.
    Conisder having the IF crown stenciled on the painted to match fork. You can see this on my SSR in the IF gallery. I love it.

    3/4 black with rear polished stainless and script will look GREAT!

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    consider using arundel stainless cages. I found they held the bottles better than the kings.

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    Default Re: Build Pics IF SSR

    Quote Originally Posted by dnades View Post
    consider using arundel stainless cages. I found they held the bottles better than the kings.
    Never used the King cages, but I use and really like the Arundel stainless cages. Very classy and very secure.

    Congrats on the new bike -- it's gonna look and ride great!

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