Thanks guys, I'm sure this will be epic...
These are my fave Ridley frame sets!! Congrats! This is gonna be great!
Yeah, my favorite as well, the slim seatstays and the round top tube is so hot!
i love these frames and have often almost bought one, only to think at the last minute, should an 88 kg person ride one? best paint job ever if you ask me.
it has to have 50 mm bora's please.
Go for it, buy one before it's to late.
Yeah, I guess it has to have Boras at least, and the 80 gr weight deficit over 35 mm is worth it I guess... Afterall, I live in one of the flatter parts of Sweden.
nice! Can not waaaaait to see it built
p.s Shamal mille with gum sidewals tires would look nice
I've had the Shamal mille in mind as well, but I'm not sure about the braking surface, I've heard that it wears out quite fast... (?)
This morning I woke up by a knock at the door, and outside there was a courier with a big box. In that box I found this;
I also recieved a matching jersey today, a Rapha Country jersey:
But hey, this is a bike thread, not a fashion show...
I couldn't wait so I took the frameset down to the bike shop where I work sometimes and cut the fork (saved 25 mm or so), mounted the headset with a "slam that stem"-cover. The owner helped me press the pf30 bb into the frame, never had a bike with pressfit bearings :\ and mounted the rotor crankset.
Then I took it home, put it on a wheelset that was laying around. Fitted the Deda zero100 team stem and a random seatpost. Roughly adjusted the saddle height and look, it looks like even Adam Hansen would approve this drop. Maybe my back wont approve though, but if thats the case I just buy a -8 degree stem or so. Think it will be all right, it's kind of the same drop and reach as my other bike. Time will tell, to much words now, here is a photo of it:
fitted the front derailleur and when trying to fit the rear I noticed this:
the pivot sleeve on my Campy SR rear mech was damaged, I'm currently searching for a new pivot sleeve in Sweden, but I guess I'll have to order it from somewhere in EUR. bougth the groupset used and I guess I should have inspected it better.
now I need some advice, I have two bottle cages in mind; first Tacx Deva carbon, a great cage, really nothing to complain about. or the "titanium" cages that adds a bit more to the retro look.
I guess the weight is about the same...
I really hope that my seatpost and bars arrive tomorrow...