Although I wander around on this forum for some years now (more than three years as a regular guest, almost two years as a member), I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Ernst and I am 28 years old. I am working as an attorney at law in Rotterdam, mainly involved in maritime law. I live in Leiden, together with my girlfriend, who - I must confess - has a lovely Bianchi racer (size 44 cm...). Unfortunately, she cant race for at least four month since she has to recover from a car accident we had two weeks ago in Ghana. She broke her hip...
Check my bike at light-bikes.com, although the picture is outdated, but recent pics I sent are not published for some reason, dont know why...
Bottle Cage: Tune Wassertrager incl. 2 bolts
Bottle Cage Bolts: 2 alu bolts
Rear Brakes: Avid Mags/XTR pads SRP/Extralite ti/alu bolts
Front Brakes: Avid Mags/XTR pads SRP/Extralite ti/alu bolts
Cables: Gore Ultralite/Nokon
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 12-27
Chain Guard: Extralite Neo Chain 2
Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold 106 links
Crankset: XTR M960 (without plastic bb cap) ti bolts
Ring bolts: SRP alu bolts
Derlr (Front) XTR M960 ti bolts
Derlr (Rear) XTR M960 SRP alu/ti bolts + Fibre Lyte plate
Fork: SID Race Carbon 2002/Ultrastar/alu brake studs
Frame: Specialized M5 2002 17"
Grips: Titec Pork Rinds
Handlebar: Schmolke TLO
Headset: Chris King NTS (ti base plate included in fork weight)
Headset Cap/Bolt: Syntace + alu bolt
Headset Spacer: Carbon 10 mm
Pedals: Eggbeaters 4Ti (short spindles)
Quick Releases: Tune AC16/17
Seat Binder: Extralite Ultraclamp (included in frameweight)
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Python
Seatpost: Easton EC90 Zero 30.9 cut to 350 mm ti bolts
Shifters: XTR M960 STI w/o indicators and thumb levers
Stem: Syntace F99 Ti 25.4 120 mm
Tire (Front) Conti Twister Supersonic
Tire (Rear): Conti Twister Supersonic
Tubes: Continental MTB Supersonic
Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SL
Way to abuse my bike: I like to race beachraces, like the Rabo Strandrace (check the photo of the Rabo Strandrace), or the Beachclassic, which is a solid 60 km hammering over the beach...!
Although I cycled from Maastricht to Barcelona for fun (1900 km in 13 days), my next goal will be riding the Friendship Highway, which runs from Llasa, Tibet to Katmandu, Nepal. That is 1200 km in 14 days, including cycling/walking the Everest glacier and camping at Mt. Everest Base Camp (5300 m; mmm, interested in my hematocrit when I return...). Should you want to join me, visit www.conijnreizen.nl
for more info.
Specialized S-Works Allez (the shiny one