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MCipollini NK1K WHITE - The Dream comes True

REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
edited June 2016 in Your road bikes
Hi users,
I still can not believe this but finally I got a frame kit MCipollini NK1K white.
really I have to admit that they have not exceeded the expected delivery times indeed I have delivered the kit far in advance.
About this I have to do a special praise to all staff MCipollini who have handled my order with a care and a uncommonw illingness.
Their support has been constant and flawless; at the this same level It 's something hard to find in other brands.I also have to thank my local bike shop CICLI ARGENTIN in Castelfranco Veneto for the courtesy and professionalism. They have advised me well in the tecnical choice of the components and have suggested various tricks in the assembly
While I was expecting the frame I bought all the remaining components needed for the assembly.
As soon as I opened the frame pack I immediately realized the excellent manufacturing of the kit frame and the value of the material, the details distinguish it.
Two labels emphasize this set enormous elegant certificate of authenticity. There are In the kit frame many small parts more than necessary.
There are even the liquid torque to put on the seatposts and on the stem/handlebar and the chain oil. There are salso different thicknesses carbon to set properly the stem height beyond the specific headset cover. There are two headset cover a low and a higher to 2cm.

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In short that it is not a simple and common top level kit frame is immediate perception, it is clear. It is a frame is in another even higher level where maybe there is only this Kit frame such as made 100% in Italy, true monocoque and carbon T1000. The Handmade in Italy is manifest by every little detail.
The frame weight claimed is 1120g not painted. The actual weight of this frame white size S is only 1196g so they were really sinceres and the weight is great to be a true monocoque. The construction quality is evident.

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I chose to mount it with SRAM Red Etap and Mavic R-sys SLR and others light components prestigious the same.
Specifications of components mouting:
Kit Frame: MCipollini NK1K WHITE size S
Groupset: Sram Red Etap
Cassette: Sram Red Etap 12-25
Chain: Sram Red Etap
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brake
Crankset: FSA K-Force LIGHT ABS BB386EVO
Bottom Bracket: FSA ROAD BB-PF30
Chain Catcher: MCipollini
Handlebar: K-Force COMPACT TOUR DE FRANCE LIMITED EDITION
Stem: OS-99 CSI TOUR DE FRANCE LIMITED EDITION
HeadSet: Mcipollini
Headset Expander: Mcipollini but I also bought the Expander Carbon-Ti X-PLUG but then I decide to mount the Expander MCipollini.
Headset Top cap: Mcipollini with the green screw of Headset Top Cap Carbon-Ti X-CAP Carbon that I had also bought but then I decided for this combination.
Bar Tape: Fizik SUPERLIGHT GLOSSY green
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR TEKNO FLOW.
Brake Cables: Kit Alligator ILINK internal cable system green
Bottle Cage: Mcipollini
Wheels: Mavic R-Sys SLR
Quick Release: Carbon-Ti X-Lock Special ROAD Ti green
Pedals: TIME Xpresso 12 Carbon
Weight so complete bike with more Garmin Extended Out-front Bike Mount of Garmin Edge 1000 and Garmin Bike Speed Sensor and Cadence Sensor of Garmin Edge 1000: 6,88Kg






Following the specific components weighed:

The Mcipollini headset:

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I choice to mount this MCipollini headset although I bought the Carbon-Ti X-PLUG and X-CAP, I only used the green screew of Carbon-Ti X-CAP:

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The the mechanism to lock the seatpost with a top cover in carbon to be elegant and stylish when mounted on the frame:
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The handlebar and the stem:

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The MCipollini chain catcher very refined and lightweight:

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Altought I bought the Rotor chain catcher but as it turned out to be heavier and ugly I chose to mount the MCipollini chain catcher

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The 2cm high headset cover but I used the low headset cover:

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The MCipollini distinguished and lightweight bottle cages:

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The Sram Red Etap
-Shifters with battery:
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-Battery of derailleurs:

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-Rear derailleur without battery:

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-Rear derailleur with battery:

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-Front derailleur without battery:

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-Front derailleur with battery.

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-Cassette Sram Red Etap 11/25.

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-Chain Sram Red Etap:

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The brakes Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount:

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The crankset FSA K-Force ABS 53/39 170mm:

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The bottom bracket FSA BB386EVO (ROAD BB-PF30):

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The saddle Selle Italia SLR TEKNO FLOW:

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The Quick Release Carbon-Ti X-Lock Special ROAD :

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The pedals Time Xpresso 12 Carbon:
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And finally the pictures of the complete bike:

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Posts

  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,932
    Bello , cioè è una macchina fantastica . Molto ben fatto!
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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    I assume it's either for sale or that you're an estate agent from the description ;)

    (Nice looking bike!)
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Would look much better with distinguished, elegantly wound, high quality black bar tape.
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  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    thank you all!
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    What a cracking bike and spec
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    Like the bike not keen on the green bar tape sorry.
  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    I have already the bar tape prologo onetouch 2 white/black
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Take some better pics, please. Cracking bike. Where is that?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,383
    Green bar tape is a bit random - otherwise looking good. Some better pics would be welcome..
  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    are this better?

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    It looks very good to me ,regardless of the background
  • whosthedaddywhosthedaddy Posts: 136
    Lovely looking bike, but would get rid of the green tape. Replace it with Black
  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    The green bar tape is only for the start, I have already the prologo onetouch 2 black/white. Such as this in the photo below:


    The green bar tape is only for the start, I have already the prologo onetouch 2 black/white. Such as this in the photo below:

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  • alex222alex222 Posts: 598
    I find some of the Cipollini's look a bit 'over the top' but your frame does look fantastic.
  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    Thanks!!!
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    REDUTOPIA wrote:
    The green bar tape is only for the start, I have already the prologo onetouch 2 black/white. Such as this in the photo below:


    The green bar tape is only for the start, I have already the prologo onetouch 2 black/white. Such as this in the photo below:

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    I'd worry about using a bar tape if they can't even get it to look tidy in the publicity shot!
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  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    Do you not like it?
  • coops1967coops1967 Posts: 99
    REDUTOPIA wrote:
    Do you not like it?

    Well, in the drops they show 3 bands of white on one side, and four on the other - which is a bit amateurish looking for a publicity shot... made worse by the tape ending at very different places on the flats (one side ends by the larger diameter clamp area the other is way off)
  • REDUTOPIAREDUTOPIA Posts: 71
    I think that It is only a rendering..

    Maybe the only 3 bands in part at the bottom right of the photo depend precisely from the fact that It was left more space in the center area.
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