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Storck Absolutist

ianeireianeire Posts: 14
edited December 2013 in Your road bikes
Lots of good deals on Storck Absolutist framesets for the last couple of months as they were replaced by the Scentron for 2013. Some sizes are much easier to source than others though and when I was buying a few months ago it took a bit of searching to find a 57.

Nothing much else to say, just post the pictures. Fabulous bike to ride, though I've only put about 1,500km on it. It was cleaned off and stored at the end of the season. Once the manic first races of 2014 are out of the way it will make a reappearance again. Weighs, roughly [bathroom scales] 7kg with pedals, cages and Garmin mount, cadence, magnets etc.

Downsides? Matt white is an absolute mare to clean. Very hard to get the black grime from brake pads on a wet day off.

2012 Storck Absolutist 57
Campag Chorus 11 53/39 11/25
Campag Eurus wheels
Selle San Marco Zoncolan Carbon FX saddle
Thomson Elite seatpost
3T cockpit

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Rear entry dropout. Better hope you don't need a quick wheel
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Detail in the paint. The black on the frame is actually a very dark lacquer over the cf weave which really only shows itself in good light.
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,087
    Unusual colour scheme, very understated too. Nice 8)
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  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Looks great!
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  • Said it before, but Storcks are absolutely gorgeous.......well done!
  • The rear drop out is a bit of a pain. Unfortunately I don't get the chance to do a massive amount of stage racing where getting a quick wheel is vital for staying in the race. The majority of the racing here are 1-day events and the vast majority will have no team cars or neutral service, so if you puncture you're more or less out regardless. You can get the wheel on/off without picking up the chain by hand - there are demo videos on the Stock website - but there's a knack to it. The quickest way is by putting it on the cassette by hand, but it can be a bit messy.
  • Love it!
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  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Love the colour scheme

    They are monster rear stays tho!
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,369
    maxlite wrote:
    Love the colour scheme
    +1 it looks very good.
  • yezzyezz Posts: 2
    Wow, looks great!
  • Danny MDanny M Posts: 132
    realy nice, did you get it from germany? i got mine in april from hibike really pleased with it

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  • Very nice, Danny. Yep, frameset, wheels and a lot of finishing kit all came from Germany. Groupset from Switzerland and a few bits and pieces from ChainReaction and Wiggle.
  • matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
    Great bike, great pics
    Thanks for sharing

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  • TKFTKF Posts: 279
    For cleaning matte white try baby wipes. Comes up a treat.
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