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Affinity Lo Pro

This bike is beautiful, the Champagne Money color is amazing. The Cinelli/Mash BullHorns are pretty solid and feel so natural in your hands. I was running Used Sugino Grand mighty 165s and it had a little toe overlap, I wanted to run SRAM Omnium and I found a deal on New pair of 172.5s. There is a lot of overlap, but you get used to it. This bike is pretty smooth, you forget how smooth Steel is compared to Aluminum. I want to switch to Clipless and run in the velodrome, but there is not one near. I need to make a trip up to the dc area.

Frame:
2011 52cm Affinity Lo Pro / Champagne Money

Fork/Headset:
Affinity / FSA Orbit X

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium 172.5mm / Truvativ GXP Team

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan / Steel toeclips

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI 15T / Sugino 75 52T

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli X Mash bullhorns / Cinelli Pista

Saddle/Seatpost:
Ritchey Comp Streem / Cinelli VAI

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Generic 42mm wheel

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Generic 42mm wheel

Accessories:
30mm Thomson seatpost clamp, Thomson 1" to 1 1/8 shim, and Cervélo top cap.

More Info:
I used to run a 16t cog and now run a 15t cog, the different isn't much, but you get used to the high gear.

Added by Godspeed1715. Last updated almost 11 years ago.

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covenelite13

covenelite13 says:

SICK pictures doesnt do the justice. Cant wait to build one!

Posted over 8 years ago

austinfbarlow

austinfbarlow says:

Hey was wondering how much that frameset weighs

Posted over 8 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

I'm not really sure of the weight. I can try and weight it tonight with everything on and calculate it.

Posted over 8 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

Really considering these bullhorns. I know this might sound strange but are there any issues with gripping them? They're not TOO bulky?

Posted almost 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

they are textured and have a multiple natural positions which to grip. i love them. they fit so nice in your hands. bar tape is needed for the tip of the horns as there is no texture really to grip on. overall they are worth the buy.

Posted almost 10 years ago

elyph4nt

elyph4nt says:

wow nice bike, but how do u handle the toe overlap or pedal strike? I want to buy it in 52 and use 170mm cranks

Posted almost 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

The toe overlap is noticeable, but you understand and learn to adjust to the movement of the bike and the pedal strikes. 170 wouldn't be so bad, but 165 is perfect. I have a set of grand mighty in 165 that I am thinking about throwing on the bike.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Van1ty

Van1ty says:

52cm frame with 172.5mm cranks? Do you have a short body with super long legs? O_O;
(PS. Someone needs to re-adjust their bar tape. =p)

Posted about 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Pretty sick build dude! Have you ever thought about angling the bars with the degree of the stem? I think it would look better but then again, I hate the feel of riding with angled bars. Hahaha.

And that's a pretty heavy gear my friend. ;] You've probably got some nice legs. Haha.

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

Thanks alot. My legs are prettg beast. But it comes with the gear ratio. I recently moved to a more hilly area and im going to change the gear to low 80 or high 70. Thanks and you have some nice builds your self. If you e er find your self in the st louis area, a ride is in order.

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

I forgot to mention i did change the angle od the bars to more of an angle. It looks better now. I should have better pics up shortly.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Sick dude! You should stick to the mid 80s for hills. High 70s, you lose too much speed! Hahaha. But yea dude, more pics!

And yea dude, I'll definitely hit you up if I'm ever over there!

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

brilliant! how are you finding this bike after a month? also, some better pictures are undoubtedly in order.

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

I know i need to get better pics but i have been so busy. The bike is so smooth ans rides beautifully. I am still loving the bike. The seat needs to get upgraded, as the current one is painful after 20-30 miles.

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

That is great to hear! I'm glad your loving it. My Champagne Green Affinity Lo Pro is due in the mail tomorrow, so I'm very much looking forward to building it up!! As for me I ride a Kashimax 4P Kieren saddle, like a rock. Im hoping to change it over to a saddle like yours soon though.

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

You'll love this bike. It's something you ride and it will feel wonderful. Steel is a great material for this bike. Smooth roads are great, but the roads with potholes and other road issues due feel through the bike, but not as much as others I have noticed. I can't wait to see your build. Let me know how it turns out.

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

It just came today in the morning. Looks really good. Im pretty sure that the Lo Pro's are made out of Aluminum by the way.

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

It is a beautiful frame. Take care of it. It's a wonderful bike. Fyi it's 4130 cromo which is steel. It is really light which could be mistaken for steel. What is your idea of parts for it?

Posted over 10 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

I meant mistaken for aluminum, and not steel. My bad.

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

Thats Awesome! Thanks for the info. Im planning to put Mavic Bullhorns, Weinmann dp18's some other stuff from my conversion on it.

Posted over 10 years ago

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