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ADR Flow Aero Road Bike

jscljscl Posts: 1,015
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
After crashing on my Dogma at a town centre crit and cracking the frame badly on some cobbles, I took a sledgehammer to the rest of the frameset.

This gave me a great excuse to buy this, the ADR Flow road bike. Main reasons? Local firm in Manchester and proven goods - I.e. Dowsett set the new TT record on ADR wheels. Plus, Scott is an absolutely great guy to deal with. Bought the frameset and slapped components I had and blagged on it.

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The ZIPP's are nice but I prefer using Dura Ace C24 and C35.

Specs:

Handlebars - Aerozine XB1.5 w/Garmin out-front mount (Lesser known brand, but I really love these handlebars)
Stem - Unbranded alloy 110mm stem whilst I play around with the fit on the bike
Saddle - Fizik Arione
Pro Handlebar Tape

Ultegra 10spd STI Levers
Dura Ace 9000 Brake Callipers with Swissstop Green brake pads
Dura Ace 7900 Cassette - 11/25 on ZIPP and 11/28 on C24's
Dura Ace 7900 Front Mech
Ultegra Braze-on Front Mech
Power2Max Power Meter with Rotor3d cranks and Dura Ace 7900 chainrings (I confess the rings don't suit, but they're soon to be changed)
Dura Ace 7900 chain
Dura Ace 7900 Pedals

Dura Ace C24 Wheels with Conti GP4000S II
ZIPP 60mm with alloy brake surface and Conti Grandprix Tyres

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It's still taking some tweaking and I'd like to say a big thanks to Richard at Pedal Precision who is constantly looking at my position and making sure it is right.

I know I didn't follow the rules of taking pictures. But who cares? :)
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Please tell me the sledgehammer was a joke.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    declan1 wrote:
    Please tell me the sledgehammer was a joke.
    Alas it was not. Shall I get the pictures out? :)

    No shortage of Pina's around these parts.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,767
    Nice - prefer it with the C24s if I'm honest. Alternatively, couldn't you have just pulled another Dogma out of the bike store..? ;)
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    JSCL wrote:
    declan1 wrote:
    Please tell me the sledgehammer was a joke.
    Alas it was not. Shall I get the pictures out? :)

    No shortage of Pina's around these parts.

    I would love to see the pictures but I also wouldn't!

    The ADR is verrry nice by the way.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    declan1 wrote:
    JSCL wrote:
    declan1 wrote:
    Please tell me the sledgehammer was a joke.
    Alas it was not. Shall I get the pictures out? :)

    No shortage of Pina's around these parts.

    I would love to see the pictures but I also wouldn't!

    The ADR is verrry nice by the way.
    That is the general consensus ref the sledgehammering pics. A very fun five minutes though...
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  • white91white91 Posts: 431
    Wish ADR had actually bothered to reply to any of my emails as this looks really good!
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    white91 wrote:
    Wish ADR had actually bothered to reply to any of my emails as this looks really good!
    Contact bikehaus in Gatley. They're an ADR stockist - http://www.wearebikehaus.co.uk/index.ph ... on/contact
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  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    One guy setting a fast time using 1 ADR wheel doesn't mean they're gods gift to aerodynamics.

    Does look nice though.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Bike looks great but I wish ADR/Bikehaus hadn't messed me about when I drove the 50 mile round trip to pick up the wheel I'd reserved. Rang up on the Sunday, tried to pay over the phone but couldn't so said I would be there Wednesday to pick it up and pay. Turned up, the ADR owner had taken it away for wind tunnel testing.

    So I bought a different wheel.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    nice :)
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    Like those close clearances, reminiscent of the old time Crit bikes.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Post the piccies - go on, do it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    This bike looks like you ride the censored out of it! Nice work. :)
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  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    Ben6899 wrote:
    This bike looks like you ride the censored out of it! Nice work. :)
    I'm a bike wrecker :(
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    JSCL wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    This bike looks like you ride the censored out of it! Nice work. :)
    I'm a bike wrecker :(

    I meant it as a compliment. :)
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  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    Looks awesome Jason,

    I prefer it with the zip wheels on, but they bike looks ace,
    Really like the black and white colours in the flesh
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  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    I'm curious as to why you would take a sledgehammer to a £3.5k frame rather than just having it repaired? It's very unusual for a carbon frame to be crash damaged beyond repair, and I mean VERY unusual.
    Because it was a freebie.

    Ruined the suspense Nap :(
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,767
    JSCL wrote:
    I'm curious as to why you would take a sledgehammer to a £3.5k frame rather than just having it repaired? It's very unusual for a carbon frame to be crash damaged beyond repair, and I mean VERY unusual.
    Because it was a freebie.

    Ruined the suspense Nap :(

    You work for BC, yes? Presumably policy is to destroy frames in this way. If not, it's unfortunate that the frame could not have been repaired and passed on to a more worthy cause. Just wondering....
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    Imposter wrote:
    JSCL wrote:
    I'm curious as to why you would take a sledgehammer to a £3.5k frame rather than just having it repaired? It's very unusual for a carbon frame to be crash damaged beyond repair, and I mean VERY unusual.
    Because it was a freebie.

    Ruined the suspense Nap :(

    You work for BC, yes? Presumably policy is to destroy frames in this way. If not, it's unfortunate that the frame could not have been repaired and passed on to a more worthy cause. Just wondering....

    This was *my* frame, there was a pretty serious impact to the head tube, thought it was best time to get rid. If it was less substantial or in a different place, I'd probably have considered sending it on for repair.

    I wouldn't like to be responsible for passing on a broken frame to someone. Even if they'd like to repair it themselves, something may still go wrong.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,767
    No problem. I'm wasn't being critical, just wondering what the deal was.... ;)
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    That Pina is still repairable - bit of Araldite and some T Cut, it'll be as good as new. Good work on it by the way :)
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    That Pina is still repairable - bit of Araldite and some T Cut, it'll be as good as new. Good work on it by the way :)

    Haha :D

    I have to admit, I'm not very good with a sledgehammer. That is mostly the doing of 'others'. The side of the fork which had the blue stripe on is being attached to a coffee machine handle (it's going to look so cool).

    At one point, the sledgehammer was stuck in the downtube :(
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  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    I wish I had these third world problems.

    Lovely new bike though!
  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    I wish I had these third world problems.

    Lovely new bike though!
    Thanks :)

    I've just sprayed up the blue bits on a frame with black and I'm going to build a "Rastarello" - a Pina in rasta colour scheme. Going to look awesome! (If it finishes how I picture it).
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