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    15 months ago I was involved in a major road incident where I was hit by a flat be truck whilst riding at about 35km/h on what Australia considers to be a bike lane (painted line). I flew 10m/30ft through the air, (catching my leg on the tray of the truck on the way) before landing on the road beside passing traffic. Luckily traffic was moving slow at the time or it may have been far worse.
    Outcome was that I lost a 10cm/4" square piece of skin off the back of my leg.
    But even worse my Moots Compact was completely written off (apart from 2 brake calipers and a Chris King headset).

    Upon recovery I had decided to have an Australian builder make me a frame, but after waiting 8 months and going past my build date, I contacted him to find out what was going on. He told me that I still had 9 frames ahead of me and another 6 month wait, to which I responded that he needed to give me a refund and I would look elsewhere. The hunt restarted, with me considering used Litespeeds and looking into options from Firefly and Form. Then a week ago I typed "Moots Compact for sale" into Google and was blown away to see that the 3rd listing on Google was a 58cm Compact for sale in Melbourne. Exactly the frame I was looking for, in my size and with a matching stem, seatpost, fork and CK headset already installed for $2500AUD. Even better I was heading to Melbourne the very next day to run a cycling roundtable.

    The poor guy must have thought I was insane as I left him a mad voice message as well as 2 texts basically saying I wanted to arrange to view it but that unless it was seriously damaged, I would take it. Short story, I viewed it agreed to take it and it arrived at my home 3 days later.

    Build will be Campagnolo Record.
    Completed pics later this week.
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    it is always great to find the right needed bike at the right time....

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    Wake up everybody!!!

    Moots Compact, size 59 (58cm ETT)
    Moots stem - 120mm
    Moots seatpost
    Enve fork, custom painted by previous owner
    Chris King headset - pink
    Campagnolo Record 11 speed groupset
    Campagnolo Super Record crankset
    Campagnolo Shamal wheelset
    Deda RHM bars
    Speedplay Zero Stainless pedals
    Selle SMP Dynamic saddle
    Prologo bar tape
    KMC chain








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    that is a very classy looking bike!
    Dogma, synapse disc, caad 10, de rosa neo primato, felt CX, epic, fat bike

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    Beautiful!

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    bike looks great.what brand of fork is that? hard to tell from photos.reynolds maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw3759 View Post
    bike looks great.what brand of fork is that? hard to tell from photos.reynolds maybe?
    Not sure. I bought that frame and fork 2nd hand to replace my original that was killed by a truck.
    The seller told me it is an Enve that he had custom painted, but I am not convinced.

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    could very well be an enve too.doesnt look curved enough to be a Reynolds.you might post up a better pic of the fork some time.I'm sure we could be pretty certain what brand of fork you have.i also have a painted to match alpha q fork on my 08' vamoots and it looks pretty similar to yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw3759 View Post
    could very well be an enve too.doesnt look curved enough to be a Reynolds.you might post up a better pic of the fork some time.I'm sure we could be pretty certain what brand of fork you have.i also have a painted to match alpha q fork on my 08' vamoots and it looks pretty similar to yours
    All I know is it is not the same as the Moots branded fork that I had on my original Compact.

    Moots fork (original Compact)
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    New Compact and fork
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    pity your original Moots was destroyed glad you lived to tell about it though..your latest fork sure looks like an Enve to me..terrific forks.have one on my IF

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    just wanted to add a photo of my 08' vamoots to compare the looks with your fork.i recently had the alpha q fork painted and added a 6800 group.super happy with the changes so far.made a great bike even better.i would prefer a -17 degree stem since I'm as low I can go with -6 moots stem.
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