Hello everyone! I don't usually post in forums.. More of an internet (or forums in this case) leech... But thought I'd contribute somehow.
Some thoughts on the ride would be great from everyone too
Well how shall I start?
I started cycling mainly because of a car accident. I was so sick of paying for car repairs and thought I'd invest in a bike. I had a couple of friends who were road biking and I always thought they looked real sweet, so I got myself one, was a 2008 Giant TCR with 2300 group and Mavic CXP 22 and as you would've guessed, I sold that off really quickly.
AND then, I jumped into doing triathlons! Main reason being the rush during transitions and having to do a few other sports (Or an excuse to suck at cycling, but I'm getting there!)
Then I started looking around.. I was still in college at the time so budget wasn't huge but I tried. I tried very hard. Oh those nights the guys asked me out..
So in the end I settled with the MC053 frame from Miracle bikes, contacted Mecy for that and she was helpful until i had issues
. I won't get into that in this post, if you guys wanna know more shoot me a reply.
The bike went through a rebuild phase which is what I'm showing everyone here. When the bike was built up, I had Cavendish bars, Ritchey C260 stem (which doesn't go with the Aeronova BTW), Soul S4.0L prototype wheelset (basically Kinlin XR-380 rims laced to Soul Prodigy hubs, but these were great) and... a more complete
Anyhow, I'm more than happy to provide mini reviews of bits of the bike if anyone has questions, anything at all. I've only been riding for 3 years so I can only offer so much. Let's move on to the bike shall we? It isn't very weight weenie, but I tried!
Oh, I didn't get to weigh the components individually.. I don't have a scale that shows accurate numbers
Frame: MC053 size 50 (Miracle)
Fork: FO007 (Dengfu)
Headset: Ritchey Pro Logic Drop in
Saddle: Dash Strike (stock specs)
Stem: 3T Arx Team 110mm -17 deg w/ Extralite stem cap and hollow bolt
Bar: 3T Aeronova Pro 420mm
Bartape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
Bottle Cages: Elite Patao Alloy (Grey) x2
Cables: Jagwire Elite Link
Brakes: TRP R970 EQ w/ Kool Stop Salmon brake pads
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Athena (Silver)
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Athena (Silver)
Crankset: SRAM Red 22 GXP 170mm 50/34
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Chainrings: Praxis Works 50/34
Chain: KMC X11L
Shifters: Campagnolo Athena Carbon
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 11-25
Wheels: Zipp 101
Skewers: Tune AC14
Tires: Continental GP4000S 700x23
Pedals: Shimano 105 PD-5700
Computer: On the wrist, Garmin Fenix 2
Final weight: 7.5kg (approximate, without bottle cage)
(Pardon the iPhone pics, I don't have a fancy DSLR, but I really do fancy high res pics. And I wanted the dirty look so no mistake there)
I had a headset issue which turned out to be a fork problem, you can look for my thread.
Cables are coming out really weird here, mostly because of the exit holes on the bar and how the cable starts so soon around the short headtube!
Does it affect shifting? I honestly don't know. Rear shifting's quite good, front shifting needs a lot of attention but I've only done 3 rides with the upgrades. Since rear mech cable's curved about the same way I'm not sure if it's the mad curves that's affecting the front shifting.My chain goes up the big chain after FOUR clicks by the way! And it drops after only one click down. I've read on places that campy shifters can be configured to 3 or 4 clicks but in my case, I have 2 EXTRA TRIMS while in the small ring. I'll try to get this fixed somehow..
Well back to the title, I've always wanted to give it a name or some sort to decal it with. But nothing too cheesy you know? Like a subtle, strong name. That's of course if you think matches the bike, I'll consider all suggestions and try to come up with something. Thank you for looking!!
And one other thing I'd like your opinion on. I'm thinking of modifying the seatpost to cut down on weight and taking out the setback (i HATE setbacks), something like this
? I also actually have all the parts ready for the tuning.
And if anyone has any comments on the bike fit, I'm all ears! My fit is not at all professionally dialled in, I live in a small town in Sarawak (East Malaysia or Borneo) and I'll have to fly across the sea to the capital in the west for anything close to a decent fit session.
Thanks again all