My name is Ha Hai Ho, the twin brother of Hai Ha Ho. I have been a frequent visitor to this site and have found the knowledge immeasurable and the vast spectrum of opinions quite comical.
I submit my first addition to the WW site with my baby Cielo named "Sugar" - because I think she is sooo sweet.
I wanted to to take some time out to thank some people who have helped make my dream come true during the last year and a half. Christina, who actually understands and supports my passion of cycling. My bike Crew- Hai H. Ho, Mike S., and Larry O., (AKA THE THREE STOOGES). There is really too many to name, but they know who they are. LBS - BIKE SPORT (IMHO Best in Houston). My friends and managers at work who are constantly bombarded with my bike lingo.
A quick note about my mission for my bike: think Black Tie Tuxedo. Anyone with a sense of culture realizes that the black tie tuxedo is an icon of pure class and elegance that will stand alone in any crowd of fashion fads and buzz. James Bond has always worn a black tux, and he is the ultimate BADASS with all the cool gadgets. I wanted to build a bike that would be a classic timeless statement of pure form and function, one that has style and elegance in spades.
There is an old adage that says, "The Devil is in the details." One fine detail of the Cielo that I love is the clean welding - like a beautiful roll of nickels. The other thing that I have never heard from any admirer is "Nice cookie cutter bike." Enough said for me. I hope you enjoy the pure ART as much as I have.
2003 54 CM. MERLIN CIELO (TLC -TI LUGGED CARBON) 1407.00 GRAMS
2003 CANE CREEK IS HEADSET 85.00 GRAMS
2005 LOOK HCS5 FORK 300.00 GRAMS
2004 CINELLI RAM BARS 400.00 GRAMS
CINELLI CORK TAPE 20.00 GRAMS
2004 RECORD CARBON DRIVETRAIN
FD 69.00 GRAMS
RD 180.00 GRAMS
CRANKS/CHAINRINGS/BOLTS 540.00 GRAMS
BB 190.00 GRAMS
ERGO ULTRA LEVERS 320.00 GRAMS
11-23 ALL TI REAR CASSETTE 142.00 GRAMS
HD CHAIN 280.00 GRAMS
SHMOLKE CARBON TOP CAP 5.00 GRAMS
BTP CARBON CLAMPS FOR ERGO LEVERS 10.00 GRAMS
NOKON HOUSING AND CABLES 100.00 GRAMS
SELLE ITALIA SLR CARBON SADDLE 100.00 GRAMS
M2 RACER POST (27.2) 83.00 GRAMS
BTP CARBON SET CLAMP (31.
2005 ZG BRAKES 178.00 GRAMS
RECORD CARBON BOTTLES CAGES 36.00 GRAMS
2005 X1 PEDALS WITH ALLOY INSERTS 130.00 GRAMS
2005 CONTROL TECH TI SKEWERS-OPTIMIZED 38.00 GRAMS
TI CRANK BOLTS FOR CRANKS(DEDUCTION FROM OEM) -15.00 GRAMS
2005 AMERICAN CLASSIC 38 MM CARBON WHEELSET 1016.00 GRAMS
TUFO S3LITE - 20/22 430.00 GRAMS
TUFO SEALANT IN AC'S ( TRAINING SET) 20.00 GRAMS
TUFO EXTREME TAPE 10.00 GRAMS
TOTAL WITH AC WHEELSET 6084.00 GRAMS or 13.41LBS (Theory)
REAL WORLD TOTAL ON DIGITAL SCALE: 13.80 Lbs (Anyone know where the added weight is from?)
2005 BORA WHEELSET 1350.00 GRAMS
CONTI COMP 19/22 490.00 GRAMS
TOTAL WITH BORA WHEELSET 6448.00 GRAMS or 14.21 LBS (Theory)
REAL WORLD TOTAL ON DIGITAL SCALE: 14.61 Lbs
THE ABOVE WEIGHTS ARE MANUFACTER'S SUGGESTED IDEALS, AND HAVE BEEN USED AS A GUIDE.
AX-LIGHTNESS ORION BRAKES
CARBON FD HANGER
Madcow will aid me in the next step process. I am open to any suggestions. Thank you.