My girlfriend bought herself a nice scott contessa cr1 team, and she wanted to ride with me. As I couldn't follow her on my mountain bike, I decided to build myself a road bike.
I've never done this, and the only road bike I've owned was worth 50$ and came from a dumpster. And that was like 16 years ago.
So about 2 weeks ago I started to read on forums and to shop on ebay and local classifieds. Found a Litespeed Ghisallo from 2009 in almost new condition.
My objective is to keep it light, reliable and nice looking!
I've already bought most of the components to build the bike. I bought almost all of them at a disount, and some were not my first choice, and some others were just a guess, as I am not sure of what I want or like yet. Also some parts already came with the frame, and since I have not been fitted yet, I'm not sure if they are the right size. So there's nothing definitive.
Here's my build list, with approximate weights (don't have a scale):
Frame: '09 Litespeed Ghisallo medium 800 g 950$
Fork: Easton E90 SLX 300 g -
Headset: Cane Creek S-3 112 g -
Headset Spacers: ?????? ??g -
Stem: 3T ARX-Team 100mm 120 g -
Handlebar: 3T Ergonova LTD 180 g 240$
Handlebar Tape: Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix 60 g 20$
Saddle: Mcfk saddle padded 88 g 267$
Seatpost: Lynskey Titanium 31.6mm 195 g 216$
Seat Clamp: Hope 31.8mm 20 g -
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 79 g 1001$
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 178 g -
Shift & Brake Levers: SRAM Force 22 307 g -
Crank Set: SRAM Force 22 GXP 808 g -
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Force 22 GXP ?120g -
Cassette: SRAM Force 22 11-28 250 g -
Chain: SRAM Force 22 256 g -
Brakes: SRAM Force 22 280 g -
Wheelset: Reynolds 32 1075g -1210$
Tyres: Veloflex carbon 23mm 510g -205$
Skewers: ????? 34g
Cables & Housings: SRAM Force 22 80 g -
Pedals: Tririg Mercury 151 g 257$
Bottle Cage: King Cage x2 56 g 88$
Computer: probably garmin 200 58g
Total: 6117g or 13.49pounds
First picture, others will follow as the project progress. Most parts I have not received yet... Can't wait to ride it!!!