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Teal Affinity Lo Pro

My only ride that remains back in Hawaii.. http://vimeo.com/26755746

Frame:
2010 51cm Affinity Lo Pro

Fork/Headset:
Affinity / Chris King Sotto Voce

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Omnium / Truvativ GXP Team

Pedals:
Shimano 105 clipless

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI Deluxe 18T / Sugino Zen 55T / HKK Vertex

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda Crononero Low Rider / Fizik suede bar tape / Thomson X2

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle San Marco Concor / Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 1080 / Vittoria Zaffiro Pro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 900 track disc / Panaracer RiBMo PT 23c

Accessories:
Kashimax Top Tube Protector, Thomson seatpost clamp and steerer cap

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 2.1

Current Stage Info:

Photoshoot with Hurlz808boi.

Added by dresearch. Last updated over 12 years ago.

87 Comments

Vinnybop

Vinnybop says:

ayeee lemme get that sprint saddle and the top tube protector ayeeee!!

Posted about 6 years ago

namegoeshere_808

namegoeshere_808 says:

does anyone know what size are the headset spacers?

Posted almost 8 years ago

Le_Pigeonvert

Le_Pigeonvert says:

1“ ;)

Posted almost 8 years ago

mejiadope

mejiadope says:

Dope build.
You're Chris King Sotto Voce are 1 1/8" ? I have an affinitylopro also.

Posted over 8 years ago

Finnian

Finnian says:

Holy fuck I wish affinity still made that color

Posted about 9 years ago

flipzor

flipzor says:

What chainring bolts are you running with that sugino zen/omnium combo? I have a zen ring on the way and in forums, I came through articles that said stock omnium bolts aren't compatible with zen rings

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

You have to grind down the bolts or use slimmer ones. I used Sugino bolts on my setups.

Posted about 10 years ago

Moose--

Moose-- says:

http://www.worldwidecyclery.com/product...

I use these on my Omni/Zen combo. They work PERFECT!

Posted over 8 years ago

roope

roope says:

Hello, I'm in love with the color of your bike, do you know which RAL number/color it is? please reply!!!

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

It's a custom powder, I don't know the code off hand as it was a custom mix.

Posted about 10 years ago

iamsenesan

iamsenesan says:

Would you consider selling the frame anytime soon?

Posted about 11 years ago

franscoaria

franscoaria says:

Best looking Lopro ived ever seen ;) Nice build bro! faved!

Posted about 11 years ago

camv1612

camv1612 says:

One of my favorite builds of all!!!

Posted over 11 years ago

calvinryan

calvinryan says:

was the thomson x2 a 1inch stem? or you used 1 1/8 stem and just added on shims?

Posted over 11 years ago

JonSC

JonSC says:

He used a shim.

Posted over 11 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Yep, used a shim. Thomson doesn't sell 1" stems.

Posted over 11 years ago

mkharunaga

mkharunaga says:

gahhwgeous pictures

Posted over 11 years ago

FreedomFighter

FreedomFighter says:

Love the rear wheel! also the setup

Posted over 11 years ago

elyph4nt

elyph4nt says:

how do you handle the overlap?
I would like to use clipless pedals on 165 mm cranks on a 52cm affinity lo pro for city use.

would that be ok to avoid serious overlap?

Posted over 11 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

There's too many variables to validate how much overlap you'll get, depending on your shoes, cleat placement, front tire size, etc. But I do know that you'll probably get a bit more clearance with clipless shoes because you eliminate the use of the bulky toe clips, but then again it also depends on where you place the cleats on your shoes. I haven't had any issues with overlap with this frame, but I've ridden my Mash for a very long time before that and got used to riding with overlap. It's something you just learn to ride with, my njs frames have the same amount of overlap too.

Posted over 11 years ago

SGautama

SGautama says:

Nice!

Posted about 12 years ago

Bnut43

Bnut43 says:

Funky fresh. :D

Posted about 12 years ago

andper

andper says:

How tall are you if you don't mind me asking?

Posted about 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

5'8"

Posted about 12 years ago

kenzo666

kenzo666 says:

what size is your deda crono nero - 42, 44 or 46? Since it's not all horizontal, is it confortable on the skid? Wich size is the Thomson Elite stem?

BTW --- AWESOME BIKE, Beautiful

Posted about 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

It's a 42cm, the bar is very comfortable as the tubing is flat on the drop. I'm using a Thomson X2 stem, 110x17x31.8

Posted about 12 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

You should make another video.

Posted over 12 years ago

thekronginator

thekronginator says:

I'm going to say this as kindly as possible but I fucking hate you. You live in Hawaii and have two dream bikes!!! Haha but in all seriousness 2 beautiful builds and I'm admiring them :] Great job! And one question how was it your first ride on the lo pro? Was it difficult to acclimate to the pursuit design?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

lol, thanks. The first impressions riding the Lo Pro was that it was pretty twitchy with a short wheelbase. Although it has a "pursuit" look with the sloping top tube, it really rides like any other frame. The drop on the cockpit isn't much lower than any other typical track frame so anyone could probably ride it comfortably.

Posted over 12 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

simply brilliant.
how many degrees is that Thomson X2 Stem?
the carbon's nice, any problems with side wind with those wheels?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Thanks, the X2 has a 17 degree drop. Thomson also offers a 10 degree version. Yeah carbon's nice but it's definitely a bitch in the wind. Using deep wheels/discs in the rear are totally fine; it's primarily the front wheel that causes issues with handling in the wind.

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

How do those Dedas compare to the RB-021s?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

They drop off closer to the stem so it feels a little different. The benefits are the 31.8 clamp size for a thicker/comfy grip and flat sections on the drop which gives you another position to rest your palms on.

Posted over 12 years ago

RizPista

RizPista says:

About Thomson seatpost Inline is good ? I was recommended by Bike shop that they said it's good and well built. When put saddle , it feel like more further forwards than another ordinary seatpost?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Not sure about the seat positioning differences between other seatposts, but the Thomson is well manufactured. I haven't heard of anyone's breaking and the seatpost doesn't slip like some other seatposts during impact.

Posted over 12 years ago

rizkymnr

rizkymnr says:

DAMN!!!!

Posted over 12 years ago

AdiZena

AdiZena says:

daaaaaaamn, is that your wingman bike?? you got style my friend, yoou goot styleee (y)

Posted over 12 years ago

kyle-j

kyle-j says:

Great build!

Posted over 12 years ago

radityamabu

radityamabu says:

ur lo pro is awesome man!

Posted over 12 years ago

helloecho

helloecho says:

Thats a Beast bro! My favorite!

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Damn dude, those new parts are looking amazing!!

You didn't buy that 1080 new, did you?...

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Nope, found a good deal locally..

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Alright, glad to here that.

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

And btw, would you mind telling me what helmet you have?

Posted over 12 years ago

DHenderson

DHenderson says:

what kind of frame protector is that?

Posted over 12 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

Kashimax Top Tube Protector, it says in the Description.

Posted over 12 years ago

RizPista

RizPista says:

Good one. I have Affinity Lo Pro. Ride like freedom. Wear helmet safety. At first, I thought Teal colour Affinity lo pro is avaliable in store but it's not there, I realised that you customize the paint on this. Lol. Nice work.

Posted over 12 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

They should make Teal an official colour it looks so nice.

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Haha yeah, Affinity could sell a lot more frames if they offered better colors than just black and white. I really like your Lo Pro though!

Posted over 12 years ago

RizPista

RizPista says:

Thanks Yeah.

Posted over 12 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

Beautiful bike! Nicely composed(:! And a fork crown is a nice touch!
Quick question - did you have any trouble fitting the frame protector on the oversized top tube?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Thanks, the frame protector is made for njs frames with smaller-sized tubing, so the protector naturally doesn't fit completely over the teardrop shaped tubing on the Lo Pro. It still does what it's supposed to do though.

Posted over 12 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

..and doesn't fall off or suddenly spring up right in your face, right?

Cause I also have one of those teardrop shaped tubings in one of my bikes and didn't really think that kashimax protector could span it. Well, now I know. Thanks for Your reply (:!

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Haha yeah it has a clear rubberish coating so it sticks well to the frame. Just make sure your tubing isn't completely oversized; it will definitely not work with most aluminum frames with oversized tubing (e.g. Cinelli Mash).

Posted over 12 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

No worries.. Columbus Life megatubes - teardrop shaped as well, no so big i guess.

Anyway, thanks again!!

Posted over 12 years ago

Wald210

Wald210 says:

My favorite one!!! Best Lo-Pro

Posted over 12 years ago

Godspeed1715

Godspeed1715 says:

Loved it so much, I built my own.

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Looks good!

Posted over 12 years ago

mikeym

mikeym says:

sick.

Posted over 12 years ago

Gorenk

Gorenk says:

awesome lo pro !

Posted over 12 years ago

hmdns

hmdns says:

my all time fav lo pro, awesome bike for sure!

Posted over 12 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

everytime i see this bike i cry a little. its beautiful

Posted over 12 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

cool videos

Posted over 12 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Colin!!!!

Posted over 12 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

hey buddy.. what chainring bolts are you rocking? just got the zen racing chainring and my omnium bolts are too long.

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

I feel your pain.. The standard "fixed gear/singlespeed" chainring bolts work. I went with Sugino bolts. If you want to keep the same bolts the Omniums came with, you can also sand down the bolts so there's sufficient space for the bolts to clamp down on the chainring.

Posted over 12 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

Thank you, sir!

Posted over 12 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

Well I got the Sugino TORX-30 and they are the a little short. def doesn't use all of the threads. Are yours the same?

Posted over 12 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Yeah it doesn't utilize all of the threads on the bolts.. As long as it threads on a decent amount of threads (I think mines did 4-5 full turns till fully tight) then it should be fine. I'd be more concerned if it only threads 1-2 turns. I haven't had any issues.

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

hey man, how did you make your brake surfaces black?

Posted over 12 years ago

mile

mile says:

great bike

Posted almost 13 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

i like this setup the best

Posted almost 13 years ago

charlie

charlie says:

goddamn this is good looking.

Posted almost 13 years ago

53ba5t1an

53ba5t1an says:

Hey what size seat post clamp does the Lo Pro use?

Posted almost 13 years ago

ZTRN

ZTRN says:

27.2 if im not mistaken

Posted almost 13 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Sorry, didn't see your post, yup 27.2mm like ZTRN said.

Posted almost 13 years ago

dikwan

dikwan says:

damn,i luv it.

Posted almost 13 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

Thinking about going 53/19. How do you like it?

Posted almost 13 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Based on your pics/specs, looks like you're running a 48t Truvativ ring with that 17t EAI cog. It really depends what you're going for. I used to run a 47x17 setup kept on spinning out too often when riding with my friends. The 53x19 ratio is the most optimal spin for me to reach a max cadence without bouncing off my saddle.

I prefer spinning at a higher cadence during sprints rather than trying to stomp down a heavier gearing. You'll get a head start off the line and be able to maintain a nice speed for a decent amount of time. But your friends with heavier gears will most likely pass you with lower efforts down the line because they won't be working as hard as you to keep up their cadence/speed.

This is with the 53x19 setup: http://vimeo.com/18317523

Like I said, I prefer spinning. Hope this helps you!

Posted almost 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Wow, love it! Such a good look with that disc!

Posted about 13 years ago

rOnz

rOnz says:

Beautiful build !

anyway how's the feel using omnium ?

Posted about 13 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Thanks, the Omniums are great, just like every review I've read about it. No chainline issues, stiff crankarms, light as S75's, and the new GXP Team BB fixed all of the drag issues found in the earlier designed BB's.

Posted about 13 years ago

RyanGreen

RyanGreen says:

literally wasted about an hour of work today because of your bike. im now going to sell one of mine to get a lo pro.

Posted about 13 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

Best looking build I've seen in a very long time. Good job, man!

Posted over 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

The inspiration for me building another lo pro! Looks amazing!

Posted over 13 years ago

creepdontsleep

creepdontsleep says:

thats a beautiful frame

Posted over 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

I really love the way this bike looks! Great build!

Posted over 13 years ago