Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Material: part one

There were some bikes rolling out of paint. One of which was my pit bike. I am headed out to Cleveland for work this week, so everything will get built and/or shipped on Monday.

The pit/training/travel/winter bike has S&S Couplers and braze-ons for bottles and fenders, but the geometry is identical to my race bike. The frame is heavy with the couplers (about 2050 grams). About a full pound heavier than I expect the race frame to be. The fork came in at 790 grams (with steerer cut).

Build spec:
2005 Campagnolo Centaur Ergopower and derailleurs
2007 Centaur UT crank with TA Vento 39/46 rings
2007 Chorus Ultra Narrow chain
Ritchey WCS stem and WCS Classic bar
Thomson Elite seatpost
Fizik Arione saddle and bar tape
King headset
Spooky Al brakes and Yehstar pads
Egg Beater pedals
Tubular Wheels:
DT 240S hubs and quick releases
Mavic Reflex Ceramic rims
Sapim Laser spokes
Chorus 13/26 cassette
FMB SSC 34 tubulars
Clincher Wheels:
DT 240S hubs and quick releases
Mavic Open Pro rims
Sapim Race spokes
Centaur 13/26 Cassette
Mud 2 tires

I want reliable bikes that will last a bunch of seasons. The paint is all HUP.