Spitfire Ti

step83step83 Posts: 3,379
edited 24 May in Your road bikes
Had this a month or so just dialling in the last bits now I'm comfortable with it, still a couple of bits need playing with.

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Frame: Planet X Spitfire Ti medium
Forks: Selcof CF
Bars: Deda Superzero Carbon 42cm
Stem: Deda Superzero 110mm
Headset: FSA
Bar Tape: Cinelli Mike Giant

Front Brake Lever: SRAM Red Etap Reynolds cryo pads
Front Caliper: SRAM Red
Rear Brake Lever: SRAM Red Etap Reynolds cryo pads
Rear Caliper: SRAM Red

Shifters: SRAM Red Etap
Cables: Jagwire Elite Link
Front Mech: SRAM Red Etap
Rear Mech: SRAM Red Etap

Seat: Specialized Power Expert
Seat Post: Deda Superzero
Seat Post Clamp: Hope

Cranks: Quarq 5X110
Chainring(s): SRAM Force
Chain: KMC
Cassette: SRAM PG1170 11/32
Pedals: Shimano R540 SL
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP

Front Wheel: OE reynolds strike 66
Tube: Vittoria Latex with valve extension
Tire: Schwalbe schwalbe pro one 25mm
Skewer: Token

Back Wheel: OE reynolds strike 66
Tube: Vittoria Latex with valve extension
Tire: Schwalbe schwalbe pro one 25mm
Skewer: Token

Accessories: Specialized Micro Wedge (snigger), Wahoo Elemnt and mount, Specialized SWAT side loader cages and multitool.

Weight: 8.5kg ish

May fit new bars these feel a tad narrow now. Its fast an surprisingly smooth, been getting some odd chain slip when stamping down which is weird on new rings cassette an chain, I'll work it out. Bar that really enjoyable ride.

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    that is really nice with some really nice bits on it - top work that man
    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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 21,999 Lives Here
    I like that Step, have to agree with that MF.
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    Nice bike mister - how fast did it go around the bowl?
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    Thanks really chuffed with it, an no, they wouldn't something about people driving EV vehicles round it of some nonsense.

    Chopped the steerer down bunged the guitar pic like top cap on which is weird but looks alright, still may get a custom one made up.
    Also think I've worked out what was going on with the chain, the replacement outer chainring seems to be wider after the teeth, so if your in the higher gears on the small ring, the chain is rubbing and skipping on the inside edge of the outer ring. Old rings are OK for now so ill have to do some reading up on them as it is a bit odd.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    Pretty much finished now, I'll get some proper photos at some point

    Swapped out the bars for some Deda Superzero's to match the stem. Also had to replace the seatpost which slipped an ended up with a gouge out of it, had damage the inner so thought it safer to bin it off. Again Deda Superzero. New tape for new bars Cinelli Mike Giant not everyones taste but I like it.

    Always seems to be cloudy when I take photos, white garage doors not helping
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    Le Slam
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    The office to to speak
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    very nice - 'tape is rocking.

    all boxes ticked:
    eTap
    deep rims
    slammed
    tape
    superzero

    top work that man - absolute cracker there

    #rocking.
    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.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    Danke Danke, not ridden it with the new bars but it does feel nice position wise.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    even the gold cables rock

    #giveittome
    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.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    Haha, its mine! tempted to see if I can strip the gold from them to be honest. I have loads of them spare so I may submerge some in some coke (non sniffy) see if it just dissolves or not.
  • isotonikisotonik Posts: 50
    lovely stuff
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    step83 wrote:
    Haha, its mine! tempted to see if I can strip the gold from them to be honest. I have loads of them spare so I may submerge some in some coke (non sniffy) see if it just dissolves or not.

    true - give it a go and see what happens - if you have some spare, nothing to lose. not sure what Coke will do to the inners though - may be worth taping up either end.

    then give the bike to me anyway

    #giveittome
    #thinkofOxo
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,209
    Oh this is where you're all hanging out :roll:

    What's the fuss over that silver coloured scaffolding?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    its sweeeeeeet, thats what it is. and no one is saying that he needs to fit rubbish wheels to ride it because its raining in Glamorgan

    #dope
    #sweet
    #lush
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,209
    You mean wheels with spurs and knobbly tyres.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    no. its lush. no spurs or knobs or ultegra to be seen.

    its lush.

    shyyt my head hurts.

    #pain
    #edwyn
    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.
  • joey54321joey54321 Posts: 1,297
    Lovely looking bike!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,209
    joey54321 wrote:
    Lovely looking bike!

    It's a Zimmer frame, outside Millbrook healthcare :D
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    pinno wrote:
    joey54321 wrote:
    Lovely looking bike!

    It's a Zimmer frame, outside Millbrook healthcare :D

    Hey we all have to live somewhere! :lol:
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Very nice scaffold.

    Not sure if I like the gold outers though, and their routing is a bit weird. The 'office' view makes them look too short, whereas the 'le slam' view looks more normal.

    I also usually don't like printed tape (I don't like supacapz) but yours is ace.

    What are you going to do with the braze ons for gear cables?
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    I get what you mean on the cable length, the front I have shortened already as after the bar change it had such a loop on it it hooked past the headtube an back. Rear is long enough to roll the bar round to the frame an not cause issues. I might see about some clips of some sort to see if I can lift the cables a bit, It would be OK if the tape went all along the bar, or if the bars had internal routing but annoyingly theres just a very shallow groove underneath.

    Cables I have an ongoing experiment see if I can lift the anodising off without pitting the metal, if not I may have to see about some black ones. They are a bit odd as you have the outer links you can see then an inner liner cable.

    To be honest the adaptors don't really bother me, I may see at some point about having them removed. It should just be a case of grind them off them scotch brite pad to re surface it (thats what they recommend to get the brushed finish back)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,209
    I have clear transfers that stop the cables rubbing on the head tube.
    Maybe that's a prettier option than the grey plastic thingies you have on them.
    Then you can cut the cables to length and stick the clear sticky stickers where you want.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,379
    Not a bad idea, I know the type you mean so may be worth looking into to tidy up that area. Cable length from memory is OK, basically the rear brake you can slick the bars right round both ways an it doesn't go taught.

    The coke experiment appears to have worked, not so much silver more a dull grey but no pitting so its been cleaned an dried going to leave it a few days to see if it reacts to anything, if not ill chuck a load in.

    Also pro tip, dont use coke in a sonic bath!
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    hahaha
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