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    Building up from the scratch..

    Greetings to the whole community!
    Been a very long time since my few latest posts. Learned a lot about wrenching especially BBs and im very excited as im goin to start from the ground up a road bicycle build.
    Its the first time im going to make an atempt to showcase the build with photos and some infos and in the process i think i will have some questions and help would be needed so...
    Lets start today with the frame
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    Its a triple butted alloy frame , its really light and very very beautiful (at least to my eyes). Especially those 90s looking welds at the fishbone seatstay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Greetings to the whole community!
    Been a very long time since my few latest posts. Learned a lot about wrenching especially BBs and im very excited as im goin to start from the ground up a road bicycle build.
    Its the first time im going to make an atempt to showcase the build with photos and some infos and in the process i think i will have some questions and help would be needed so...
    Lets start today with the frame
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    Its a triple butted alloy frame , its really light and very very beautiful (at least to my eyes). Especially those Aluminum TIG welds at the fishbone seatstay
    ftfy...
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    Ftfy means ?

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    Wow, those are some UGLY welds!
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Wow, those are some UGLY welds!
    Well , maybe they are . But they are very industrial to my eyes . I really lke em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Ftfy means ?
    LMGTFY
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Im not a native speaker of the language and sometimes i cant understand the abbreviations. thanks for the correction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Im not a native speaker of the language and sometimes i cant understand the abbreviations. thanks for the correction!
    I've never seen that frame before, what brand is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I've never seen that frame before, what brand is it?
    Really dont know. Its from a German ebay seller who couldnt even say Hello in English. It was a gumble buy. It just seemed good to me from the pics ( compared to others at the same price range)
    The derailler hanger bag wrote made in taiwan on it thought.

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    The frame will be dressed with a spare Campy chorus QS 10sp which i will try to clean out and overhaul before i put it on. My main issue for now is the headset measuring with the calliper so i get the right set. I will post more pics and news as soon i will prepare some things . Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Im not a native speaker of the language and sometimes i cant understand the abbreviations. thanks for the correction!
    Well I can assure you that your English is a lot better than my Greek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Well , maybe they are . But they are very industrial to my eyes . I really lke em
    To me, it looks like the welds on a trash dumpster.....I prefer weld where they take the time to grind the welds down (like my Cannondale).

    Quote Originally Posted by Purebred View Post
    Really dont know. Its from a German ebay seller who couldnt even say Hello in English. It was a gumble buy. ......
    Bryant Gumble, maybe????
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Wow, those are some UGLY welds!
    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    To me, it looks like the welds on a trash dumpster.....I prefer weld where they take the time to grind the welds down (like my Cannondale).
    Dood, why don't you try being more diplomatic? What are the purposes of your posts? The guy (or gal) is quite excited about what is most likely his first build. And he'll probably make some mistakes, maybe a faux pas or two, but he wants to share and has said he'll probably have some questions going forward. Everyone goes thru learning experiences when they DIY. So again, what's the purpose of your posts?

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    There was no purpose to his/her post except to bring the OP down. Likely couldn't handle the fact that the OP was happy with his purchase. These types are usually bullies, probably depressed or insecure themselves, or just bougy.

    OP, build it up, post pics, and ride the heck out of it!
    Wake me up when it's alarm green.

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    Since you don't know what make frame it is are you sure it's a road bike frame? I guess that only matters when it comes to the finished bike and what you expect to do with it, if you get the parts to fit you can build it anyway you want and that's part of the fun!

    Are you going to paint it? Put your screen name "Purebred" in graphics on it, that will catch attention and really personalize it for you. Have fun with it!
    Miles of agony for moments of ahhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper1960 View Post
    Since you don't know what make frame it is are you sure it's a road bike frame? I guess that only matters when it comes to the finished bike and what you expect to do with it, if you get the parts to fit you can build it anyway you want and that's part of the fun!

    Are you going to paint it? Put your screen name "Purebred" in graphics on it, that will catch attention and really personalize it for you. Have fun with it!
    Whjat else would it be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Wow, those are some UGLY welds!
    I agree, the the welds are not the prettiest but it's aluminum and they will always look nasty especially when compared to SS, Steel or Titanium. A lot of companies grind the weld reinforcement flat for cosmetic reasons.. I'd ride it without a doubt.

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