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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Now, my second project. :D
A full steel frame, handcrafted by Franco Ricci Mingani, copying the great Plexus.
I think it's from 1999.
Bought it on november
Changed something.
I don't really care about timeline. Put on everything I think a bike must have.
:D
Here the specs:


Frame: FRM Race Ready Arc

Fork: FRM Airway

Headset: FSA 1 1/8
Stem: Controltech 100mm
Handlebar: Ritchey Forcelite
Grips: Velo
Barends: KCNC red

Brakes: XTR M952
Brake Levers: XTR M950

Shifters: XT M732
Front Derailleur: XTR M900, 28,2, bottom pull
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace 7700
Cassette: XTR M950 11-30t
Chain: Shimano HG93
Cranks: Middleburn RS-3 170mm
Chainrings: 42-32-22 (Middleburn-Middleburn-Sugino)
Bottom Bracket: shimano but don't know exactly
Pedals: Crank Bros

Hub Skewers: red Hope titanium
Rims: Mavic
Tyres: Michelin
Tubes: Ritchey

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite kevlar
Seatpost: ringlè moby red

Weight: 10.35 kg

Here it comes:

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Old versions:
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And two:

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Threee:

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As usual, any suggestion or comment would be appreciated ;)

cyb


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:43 pm 
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does look like a plexus!

nice bike 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Very very nice, and if the FRM frame is anything like the components it will be a quality bit of kit..:) 8) 8)

You need some FRM CU-evo cranks and a web stem and a frm set of wheels.. ;)

Oh! did I mention I have a FRM Web stem.. as a spare should you need it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:18 am 
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thank you Si, i already have some interesting stems (a zooka and a newer fsa).
I don't really know how to proceed with it. Maybe doing a project with new components, carbon and so or with more retro (cantis, 8s, m900)...
Cyb


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:53 am 
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Do you live in Ikea ? :D

nice bike though :wink: 8)

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I would personally use as much FRM stuff as you can lay your hands on, its very very nice stuff, very well made and superlight, the wheelsets were amazing.

There brakes I cant comment on, but I would not be using any shimano on such a beautiful frame.. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:32 am 
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:D No, it's not my house that pictured in photo ;)

cyb

enid_puceflange wrote:
Do you live in Ikea ? :D

nice bike though :wink: 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Ok gys, now a little upgrade (many of you would recognize their parts ;) )
Here we go:

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As you can see, throw some things, put on some good old anodized stuff, more in blue ;)

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Great 2x9 conversion from ritchey (great stuff!), used on blue turbine, sram 980 cassette (11-34) and solid M900 :)

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I *love* flite! This one, in yelow is really gorgeous on the blue ringlè seatpost :D

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And *yes*, I like disks :D
As soon as I tryed one, I said to myself I really want disks on my bikes :D


cyb


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Nice fella, I am not sure on the blue for the seatpost though.. :? , would have gone red on the post and blue bars.. ;) but still very nice.. :shock: :shock: DISC on the front.. :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Sithlord wrote:
Nice fella, I am not sure on the blue for the seatpost though.. :? , would have gone red on the post and blue bars.. ;) but still very nice.. :shock: :shock: DISC on the front.. :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
AS you said yourself, somewhere else...
You've gotta be able to stop!


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