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Otter
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by Otter

Hello WW, I'm a track pursuitist from Canada currently racing in Australia.

Here is some pics and details of my training truck/expensive toy, 2014 Condor Super Acciaio 55cm

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Campy Record 11 w/ Chorus front derailleur (metal cage ftw)
Rotor 3D+ cranks, 170mm
Praxis 53/39 rings
Chorus cassette 11-25
Look Keo Blade 2 pedals
Pacenti SL23 rims, 20/24h
DT240 hubs w/ Bontranger 54 tooth star ratchets (eat your heart out Hope/Profile/King, these things buzz!)
Sapim CXray laced 2x drive, crows foot non-drive. Radial front.
Thompson X2 stem, 17 degree 110mm
Thompson Carbon Road bars, 40cm
Thompson Masterpiece seatpost, cut to size.
Thompson seatpost clamp (heavy but completes the kit)
Fizik Arione R3 Braided seat
Veloflyte ultra low bearing cover.
Schwalbe Ultremo ZXs running Tubeless w/ Stan's tape and sealant
Arundel Stainless cages (heavy but SO classy)
Alligator Bullet Proof housing

As seen here, 7.6kg with sealant ready to ride.

She rides very nicely and I'm pleased. High bottom bracket and steep angles makes it very much a "track bike with gears" sort of feel. The carbon bars and seat, combined with tubeless tires and a steel frame make it almost completely vibration free.

This one here is my proper racing bike, 2014 Fuji Track Elite 56cm. Pictured here in her practice mode.

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Dura Ace 7710 track cranks, 167.5mm
Dura Ace 7710 needle bearing BB
Fizik Ares TT saddle
Phil Wood track hubs laced 3x on both ends to 32h Mavic Open Pros
*For racing, Fast Forward Disc and 5-spoke track wheels w/ Conti track tubulars
Thompson X4 stem (Changed to a -10/120mm since this picture)
3t Scatto bars, 35cm
ODI Longneck BMX grips
*For racing, Ritchey WCS C260 Stem, -25/110mm with a Ritchey base bar and Zipp Vuka Alumina aerobars (so adjustable!)
Look Keo pedals, sometimes with Toshi toe straps attached.

Pretty happy with this one. Rides about as good as BTs and Looks but for half the price. The money is made up in the fit and finish, but performance is great. The head tube is silly tall for a track bike hence the -25 stem for my aero bars and I'm ordering an other Veloflyte bearing cover as well. Very light for a tracky too, 7.5kg.
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by luckypuncheur

I really dig the Condor. Perfect no nonsense setup, well done sir!
Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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by TimmS

Nice bikes both of them!

...bit off topic, I'm building a similar wheelset with Pacenti rims on DT hubs. I was planning to upgrade to the 36 tooth ratchet system, but can you tell me more about the 54 tooth system? Should be superb

Otter
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by Otter

TimmS wrote:...can you tell me more about the 54 tooth system? Should be superb


The Bontranger XxX mountain bike hubs use star ratchets that they call "Rapid Drive" and are 54 tooth. They will fit right into any DT star ratchet hub and are a fair bit lighter than DT ones too. You can order them from a Trek dealer as a spare part. I've forgotten the part number but they should be able to pull it up in "Dexter", Trek's online stock keeping program. Cost me about $150 for the two that you need for the conversion.

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Hi itter,
Nice rigs both of them ! Your condor has the nicest paint details out of the s.a's I have seen so far,
Where in aus are you racing ?

Otter
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by Otter

East coast. I'm missing RAW at Dunc Grey in Sydney this year because I got hit by a car Easter weekend :(. I hope to be back in shape for NSW Omnium champs and maybe nationals. That 4:38 qualifying time is faster than the gold time back in Canada!

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Bloody cars ! Mid ale track is my "home track" but haven't been back proper since I broke my pelvis, it's the track in Perth.
Enjoy ur time in oz and if you happen to travel west do call in

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by mattythemod

Always nice to see another SA , I too run Pacenti Sl23 on Dt Swiss 240 with a 36 rachet but will look into the 54 now .

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Otter
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by Otter

Matty your blue bike always trips me out in photos. At first glance I couldn't tell if it was actually blue or just weird color in your camera.

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Otter wrote:Matty your blue bike always trips me out in photos. At first glance I couldn't tell if it was actually blue or just weird color in your camera.

Lol crappy phone camera ...Its a bit darker in its true state ...couple of thousand miles in on her now and really really pleased , will be making a trip to a Trek dealer today to enquire about the avail of the 54 tooth ratchet .

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Otter wrote:Matty your blue bike always trips me out in photos. At first glance I couldn't tell if it was actually blue or just weird color in your camera.

Me too, and I've seen it in the flesh. Looks great!

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Have you now " in the industry " ahhh explains it all lol .

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As soon as I posted that I realised it would probably throw you. Saw her in "maternity" as it were.
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