The Scott CR1 SL Thread

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  • boblo
    boblo Posts: 360
    Front der is braze on. I'm 6' and ride a 56, it fits me perfectly.
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Thanks, the whole bike has only got 440miles on it, so I'd expect most components to be almost 'as new'.
    PS. 5'6" and my Trek is a 52cm, same size for the Scott?
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    dhope wrote:
    dhope wrote:
    Oi, meanredspider.
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/scott-c ... 29-1571061

    What's this - don't go wasting a proper deal on that site, leave it to bike forums :evil:

    Sorry - I figured anyone here who had wanted one has had a week to order one: you could hardly of missed it. It's been out-of-stock once. Anybody that's dithered clearly didn't really want one so I'm saving them from themselves :wink:
    I was attempting to persuade myself that I needed a frame before I paid the deposit on the house. Was nearly there, I'd even looked at Ultegra Di2 and found someone else that'd made it work with that frame... :cry:

    There's a gorgeous, new Wilier Cento Uno Superleggerar frameset in Lampre colours on eBay at the moment. It will only take electronic shifting. It costs more than two Cr1s, but has way more pulling power. It didn't sell last time around so they might be interested in offers.
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    indyP wrote:
    Origamist wrote:
    My 58cm frame arrived yesterday. I noticed a minor imperfection on the top-tube, but certainly not sufficient for me wet the bed and return the frame.

    The carbon steerer on the fork is robust. I learnt this by dropping it on a marble fireplace when unpacking the box (note to self: do not unwrap delicate items like a an excited 5 year old) :roll:

    Not going to build it up until July - need to get a decent set of lightweight hoops.

    it's not thin black mark on both sides of the TT is it? If so it'll rub off with a wet thumb, mine did.

    Yep, mine has those too. I'd have been certain they were permanent flaws if I hadn't read your posts so thanks! I've managed to remove one already and will carefully work on the other.

    I've never handled a carbon frame before; the weight is insane!

    Right, off to order wheels and look into that Chorus groupset!
  • tetm
    tetm Posts: 564
    JT, I've just spec'd up a Chorus groupset for £838.46 (not for a Scott build, I hasten to add) from bits around the web, not including any Quidco or Flubit - let me know if you find one cheaper...
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    tetm wrote:
    JT, I've just spec'd up a Chorus groupset for £838.46 (not for a Scott build, I hasten to add) from bits around the web, not including any Quidco or Flubit - let me know if you find one cheaper...


    Seems like a lot of hard work.

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  • spasypaddy
    spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
    its always a shock when you get a carbon frame for the first time.

    the first thing you wonder is wheres the rest of the frame?
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    spasypaddy wrote:
    its always a shock when you get a carbon frame for the first time.

    the first thing you wonder is wheres the rest of the frame?

    and why does it feel like it's made out of cheap plastic? :lol:
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  • tetm
    tetm Posts: 564
    Asprilla wrote:
    tetm wrote:
    JT, I've just spec'd up a Chorus groupset for £838.46 (not for a Scott build, I hasten to add) from bits around the web, not including any Quidco or Flubit - let me know if you find one cheaper...


    Seems like a lot of hard work.

    http://www.cyclingbargains.com/product_ ... set-p-1305

    Chapeau. Malaysian Google failed to bring that one up.

    That is the 2011 groupset, does anyone know if there have been any updates since then?
  • vermin
    vermin Posts: 1,739
    There's a gorgeous, new Wilier Cento Uno Superleggerar frameset in Lampre colours on eBay at the moment. It will only take electronic shifting. It costs more than two Cr1s, but has way more pulling power. It didn't sell last time around so they might be interested in offers.

    This Wilier looks even better...
  • indyp
    indyp Posts: 735
    whitecot wrote:
    Okay, so I am really new to this. Can somebody please point me in the right direction for instructions on how to attach the forks? There are lots of rings and I am sure that there is only one right way to put them together but I would rather not make a mess at the start. It would also be good to make sure I have all of the bits!

    Do be careful. I'm all for learning how to do stuff for yourself but this is a little like learning car maintenance on a supercar. It's do-able but needs lots of care as the frame will be pretty unforgiving. YouTube and the Park Tools websites are a good start point for a lot of the jobs. Also the manufacturer's website (Ritchey in this case) probably has exploded parts drawings showing assembly order if not fitting instructions.

    I will also be looking to put the headset together myself, although I haven't had a good look at it yet to see what's what. If there's any useful links etc it would be good to stick them on here.
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    vermin wrote:
    There's a gorgeous, new Wilier Cento Uno Superleggerar frameset in Lampre colours on eBay at the moment. It will only take electronic shifting. It costs more than two Cr1s, but has way more pulling power. It didn't sell last time around so they might be interested in offers.

    This Wilier looks even better...

    You would look very cool riding that beauty down the Champs Elise.
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    tetm wrote:
    JT, I've just spec'd up a Chorus groupset for £838.46 (not for a Scott build, I hasten to add) from bits around the web, not including any Quidco or Flubit - let me know if you find one cheaper...

    I'll keep you informed, mate, but I'd personally rather pay a little more for the entire 2013 groupset in one, rather than sourcing individual components. Shiny Bikes is winning so far at £860 and then there's Flubit to try on that.

    It's a bit annoying selecting the parts online as I want one duel pivot and one single pivot brake, yet there's only an option for single or double.

    Also, to anyone in the know, Westbrook very kindly included the Campag press fit BB as they promised, does that mean I have to order any other BB bits when buying the groupset or is that part now redundant?
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Well I started fiddling when I got home and I seem to have installed the headset, the cranks, the brake calipers, the seatpost and both mechs.... :wink:

    Still need to cut the steerer to length.

    The only slight challenge has been getting the lower race to seat on the steerer - there's a slight bulge in the diameter there and it was pretty tight - needed some slight sanding. Will go at this properly tomorrow.
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  • alansd1980
    alansd1980 Posts: 201
    I need some help deciding which of the 2 frames to keep.
    I have ordered one of the CR1 SL but today received the HTC Highroad addict RC.

    I have no idea how I will send one of these back and as this is my first foray into high end road bikes I am a bit out my depth. This will be used for summer commuting and weekend rides. Unlikely to start racing anytime soon!

    Any advice really gratefully received!
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  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    alansd1980 wrote:
    I need some help deciding which of the 2 frames to keep.
    I have ordered one of the CR1 SL but today received the HTC Highroad addict RC.

    I have no idea how I will send one of these back and as this is my first foray into high end road bikes I am a bit out my depth. This will be used for summer commuting and weekend rides. Unlikely to start racing anytime soon!

    Any advice really gratefully received!

    Why did you buy both? It's really cool, but the HTC Addict is going to be a hardcore racer and less suitable for your needs. Just send it back in it's original packing. It'll be about £15 with Parcelforce.
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    alansd1980 wrote:
    I need some help deciding which of the 2 frames to keep.
    I have ordered one of the CR1 SL but today received the HTC Highroad addict RC.

    I have no idea how I will send one of these back and as this is my first foray into high end road bikes I am a bit out my depth. This will be used for summer commuting and weekend rides. Unlikely to start racing anytime soon!

    Any advice really gratefully received!

    I'm sure you'll regret sending either back but I'm guessing, from your description of the duty, that the CR1 is the one to keep. The Addict is pretty full-on - like a thoroughbred race horse - and, though I'm sure it would be fun in many ways, maybe will be a little too full-on for daily commuting
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    I've got to say, I'm not that impressed with the included seatpost. It looks really flimsy, I don't like the brown colour and I can't imagine it'll be great in the rain.
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    I've got to say, I'm not that impressed with the included seatpost. It looks really flimsy, I don't like the brown colour and I can't imagine it'll be great in the rain.

    Still, the saddle will look good held on with Sellotape :wink:

    On a slightly more serious note, it proved the perfect tool for knocking out the press-in headset when it went in slightly cocked :wink:
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,497
    edited June 2013
    mrs, you have fitted the forks?

    I know this will be frowned upon, but I have to try and 'make' my 54 fit me, and as my saddle is going to be a long way up, I am thinking I am probably going to need to use spacers to give me as much height as I need at the stem.
    Any idea roughly how much steerer sticks through beyond the frame?
    And would I be correct in thinking the included spacers will not be sufficient on their own?

    Never fitted a headset before, think I will get my lbs to do it...
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  • indyp
    indyp Posts: 735
    This looks like the headset, although had second thoughts about doing myself on such an expensive frame so also leaving to LBS.

    http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=501487
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,051
    Ordered mine who on the 3rd and I've had only a payment confirmation no despatch date, it says 48 hours on the site which just slightly less time than I usually take to come to my senses and cancel the order.
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  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Daniel B wrote:
    mrs, you have fitted the forks?

    I know this will be frowned upon, but I have to try and 'make' my 54 fit me, and as my saddle is going to be a long way up, I am thinking I am probably going to need to use spacers to give me as much height as I need at the stem.
    Any idea roughly how much steerer sticks through beyond the frame?
    And would I be correct in thinking the included spacers will not be sufficient on their own?

    Never fitted a headset before, think I will get my lbs to do it...

    Yes - though not cut the steerer yet - job for this morning. On the 52 I'm building, there's about 3" of "spare" steerer with all the spacers in place.

    Fitting the headset isn't hard: fit the race forks, press/tap in the cups, an then you're pretty much done. Cutting the steerer is, I suppose, the one "risky" task. Need to be careful not to inhale the dust.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Apologies if this is a daft question. But if I was to buy one of these frames, how much do you reckon a LBS would charge to swap my groupset from my existing bike onto this frame? Excluding any new parts which may be required such as front mech, seat post, cables etc.
  • Koncordski
    Koncordski Posts: 1,009
    MRS

    How much fettling did you do on the steerer to get the crown race to fit. It's obviously supposed to be tight at the base but did you sand it to make it push-on tight or did you tap it down with some plastic tube (obv not paying £50 for a bit of metal pipe from park tools). I'm guessing that it should just bash down but having never done it on a carbon steerer before i'm worried that it might need slimming down a bit?

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  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    I sanded the worst step/ridge off. I then tapped it in using the head tube - gently knocking it down by knocking the forks into the head tube using it's own weight. Given the head tube and bearings will take quite a bashing from the road, it's fine.

    I should video my assembly process :wink:

    Steerer sawn - all properly installed now - looking good.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,497
    itboffin wrote:
    Ordered mine who on the 3rd and I've had only a payment confirmation no despatch date, it says 48 hours on the site which just slightly less time than I usually take to come to my senses and cancel the order.

    I expect, like last week, they are expecting a delivery on thursday or friday, and then they will be on their way.
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    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,497
    Daniel B wrote:
    mrs, you have fitted the forks?

    I know this will be frowned upon, but I have to try and 'make' my 54 fit me, and as my saddle is going to be a long way up, I am thinking I am probably going to need to use spacers to give me as much height as I need at the stem.
    Any idea roughly how much steerer sticks through beyond the frame?
    And would I be correct in thinking the included spacers will not be sufficient on their own?

    Never fitted a headset before, think I will get my lbs to do it...

    Yes - though not cut the steerer yet - job for this morning. On the 52 I'm building, there's about 3" of "spare" steerer with all the spacers in place.

    Fitting the headset isn't hard: fit the race forks, press/tap in the cups, an then you're pretty much done. Cutting the steerer is, I suppose, the one "risky" task. Need to be careful not to inhale the dust.

    3" leaves quite a bit of room for maneouvre - thanks mrs.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,497
    edited June 2013
    Duplicate post
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • samsbike
    samsbike Posts: 942
    Daniel B wrote:
    Daniel B wrote:
    mrs, you have fitted the forks?

    I know this will be frowned upon, but I have to try and 'make' my 54 fit me, and as my saddle is going to be a long way up, I am thinking I am probably going to need to use spacers to give me as much height as I need at the stem.
    Any idea roughly how much steerer sticks through beyond the frame?
    And would I be correct in thinking the included spacers will not be sufficient on their own?

    Never fitted a headset before, think I will get my lbs to do it...

    Yes - though not cut the steerer yet - job for this morning. On the 52 I'm building, there's about 3" of "spare" steerer with all the spacers in place.

    Fitting the headset isn't hard: fit the race forks, press/tap in the cups, an then you're pretty much done. Cutting the steerer is, I suppose, the one "risky" task. Need to be careful not to inhale the dust.

    3" leaves quite a bit of room for maneouvre - thanks mrs.

    I would urge caution here. I think that with a carbon steerer you should only have around 5cm of stack above the headset. I realise the steerer is uncut (I have not received mine yet) therefore you will have some excess steerer. I dont think you can run the max steerer and a stem, although I am happy to be corrected.