This past winter, this frame fell into my hands from a local friend for a steal. I started modifications with the expectation of stripping the frame of paint and going with a black/carbon stealth theme. After some work with Carbolift, I decided to change direction halfway through stripping. This frame began life in the Timex Orange and White color scheme. After a custom paint job by a local friend and my component painting, this is the result. I used a lot of components I already had or purchased used/on sale items, particularly the aerobars and cockpit components. I think this represents a good balance of reasonable cost, weight, aero, and cosmetics.
The paint color is French Racing Blue. The paint code used is from the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S. I kept the logos simple and they are painted on, not stickers. The color changes based on the light and the photo below is only one example of how it shows up. I can't wait for the clouds to clear so I can take proper pictures outside with good and varied lighting. BTW, the paint cost me less than $100 as I was only charged for paint/supplies.
The fit is just from my testing on the trainer, and it will be dialed in once I get to my local fitter. Steerer tube length, spacer, seat height, seat angle, etc. will be adjusted as required.
I welcome all opinions and comments, but I'm not looking to upgrade any components other than adding my aero bottle, BTA bottle, and garmin mount on the extensions.
frame: Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 SSL
fork: Trek TTX 9.9 SSL
wheels: Edge C/C 65mm, C4 Hub front, Powertap SL+ rear, Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
tires:Vittoria Corsa EVO CX / Vittoria Latex Tubes
saddle: Adamo Racing2
seatpost: Bontrager XXX
seat clamp: integrated
cranks: Dura Ace 7800 (painted black)
chainrings: Rotor Aero Q-Rings (painted black)
ft der : Dura Ace 7800
rear der: Sram Force
shifters: Sram R2C
cassette: Dura Ace 7900 11-23
chain: KMC X10SL
brake calipers: Dura Ace 7800 (painted black)
brake pads: Edge Gray Carbon Pads
Base bar: 3T Brezza
Pads / Extensions: 3T Carbon
Brake Levers: Shimano 7800 Aero
stem: Bontrager XXX
Headset: Cane Creek
pedals: Keo 2 Max Carbon
housing/cables: SRAM and Jagwire
tape: Fizik Microtek
computer: Garmin Edge 500IMG_5861
, on Flickr
TonyTarmac SL3 CarbonTrek Equinox TTX 9.9 SSL