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Affinity Kissena - World Champ. Edition

weighing 18.2 lbs

Frame:
Affinity - Kissena 57cm

Fork/Headset:
Alpine carbon track/FSA

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino SG75/Sugino SG75

Pedals:
Exustar PR101 w straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
14T,15T,16T,17T Sugino cogs/Zen 46T,48T,51T and 52T/Izumi V

Handlebars/Stem:
Alpina Sprint bars for velodrome/Eastons for the road/3T Arxs

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR Carbon/Kalloy

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ellipse/Continental Grand Prix 4000 II

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ellipse/Continental Grand Prix 4000 II

Accessories:
Rox 10.0 Ant+,GPS

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Affinity Kissena - assembly
  2. Initial
  3. As it goes
  4. Stage 4

Added by zippy2012. Last updated over 3 years ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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Bullitt3463

Bullitt3463 says:

Don't know much about this bike, but this is such a beautiful ride. You've done a great job putting it together. I like your choices in parts.

Posted over 4 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

TY. Sorry to see you let your Bianchi go.

Posted over 4 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

OK. I would like to bring this sh^t to Moscow and ride with you. Maybe we can catch the politicians on their motorcycles.

Posted almost 6 years ago

naukograd

naukograd says:

omg... looks like sh*t

Posted almost 6 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I built this thing, then experimented. I drilled the original fork that came with the frame (dumb idea) for a brake and tried that for a while with mixed results. I finally decided not to ride it on the street any more and took the brake off. Looking back I should've never destroyed the fork that came with the frame but should've purchased another fork entirely. A lesson I learned the hard way. I also tried various handlebars but the Alpinas are in my opinion the best for this frame. These are the narrowest ones. I think they measure 36cm making them the narrowest available. That makes for an aerodynamic position. They're also very strong and well made. The saddle is something I love about this bike. It's a Selle Italia SLR Carbon/Kalloy in bright yellow and I've never seen another like it. It was not cheap but I wanted a yellow one! The saddle's comfortable, light and of course bright! I purchased an Alpina carbon track fork for it and it works great. Previously I tried a Warp 99. It had great workmanship and quality but there was an issue with the length of it that I never could accept. It's been shelved.

Posted almost 6 years ago

bom

bom says:

One day I will own a Kissena!
Love your build

Posted over 7 years ago

revs714

revs714 says:

i like this bike allot

Posted almost 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks. I was always a fan of the ones from the preceding era like yours too.

Posted almost 8 years ago

BKPakeRider

BKPakeRider says:

Great job, lovely build.

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks. I envy that you live in Bklyn!

Posted about 8 years ago

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

I 've got the "regular" one and I love it. It is one of the best frames ever; so smooth and comfortable yet stiff.

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Smooth and comfortable, that's right!

Posted about 8 years ago

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

Lovely! How do you like the frame?

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I must say that I'm happy with it. It's very strong and lightweight. Are you considering one?

Posted about 8 years ago

bicycle862

bicycle862 says:

very classy colour match, frame is to kill for. Would love to call your bike my own.

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks.

Posted about 8 years ago

winnerultra

winnerultra says:

bloody nice

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks. I quite like your \\LOW Standard, BTW.

Posted over 8 years ago

LasykarHI

LasykarHI says:

Sweet color btw

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

The paint is very pretty - metallic. The words "Affinity" and "Kissena" are gold leaf.
I wish the tires matched better.

Posted over 8 years ago

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