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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:27 am 
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Here's a pic of my 2010 Avanti K.I.S.S. 26 with M970/975 gruppo. Sub 10 kilo weapon:

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& here it is after i've gone & knackered it by adding an Alfine rear hub & downgrading the groupset (required bits for upcoming modern Ti build...). Now it's 12.8kg!

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Somewhat gutted with my 'efforts'...


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:53 am 
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I like it 8) What does the alfine hub ride like? Does it feel disproportionate weight gain at the back?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:15 pm 
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That Alfine rear wheel is awful. Really ruins the bike. :(

Tell you what, I'll take it off your hands and I'll even pay the postage for you. Can't say fairer than that. :wink:





In all seriousness though, I am also interested to hear your thoughts on the Alfine rear end as I am thinking of going that way on a build myself. :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:44 pm 
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yeah, I really like the look if this. Ive had the same thought's about my trek 69'er . its currently and ss but when the wheel dies I'm condidering an alfine build.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:02 am 
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Hmm I feel you recently removed my Rohloff from my D-Jab as I missed the noise and lightness of it as a singlespeed with the hope trials hub. Planning on getting a reasonable steel frame for the Rohloff so the weight change is not so noticeable!


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