I'm an amateur racer from Belgium (also student...) and i was really proude with my Koga Full Pro M. Not really lightweight with 8.3kg (racing setup), but hey, i waited 6 months on it, due to problems with paint and seatpostcollar, so i was really pleased when i had it!
Rode fanstatic also!
sorry for the big pic...
Here stacked with Campa Chorus, Richtey WCS, Novatec Carbon wheels and Look Keo's -> 8.3kg
Would be a bit lighter with my Ksyriums, but that day the race was flat with nice roads...
Now, noticed all the past tense??
Well, i had a little accident... Returning from a race, heading to my job (also work in the weekend) the bike fell of the bike carrier on the left lane of the motorway! Probably not well tightend in combination with the heat that stretched out the plastic holder, anyways, he fell off... Not to much damage untill a car ran over it... My heart broke...
stripped for the insurance expert, not to much damage on this side...
a little scratch here, oke bar was lost... (shifter pretty ok by the way, scratched but still working!)
Big problems over here!
Derailleurhanger was broken off (C a s r a n didn't like it anyway
Rear derailleur now in 2 pieces
Wheel kinda broke too...
and the frame broken...
Enough crying, my other bike!
This one i bought last year because i crashed onto a van with my old bike (nice Gios A90-Ultralite) and had no bike left to race the last bit of the season. Second hand ProRace Viper with the old parts of the Gios.
Has been alterred a bit with the old parts of the Koga now and looks like this:
i know, it needs cleaning, but its raining, i have to study,...
Medium ProRace Viper (including 4Winn fork)
Chorus drivetrain: Chorus 03 rearder, Chorus 06 frontder, Chorus 06 brakes, carboncranks (i think FSA, not sure), Pro PLT stem, FSA RD200 bar, Look Keo, SxForce bidonhoulders, trainingwheels (Chorus hub and Ambrosio Excellight rim)
Now, the mtb...
I have one complete, the other one in progress. First the complete one:
Ridley Thunder 2002 with some upgrades: Xt rearder, LX-shifters and brakes. Heavy as hell 11.6kg (with crmo fork)!
saddle came from the Gios (all my bikes have Selle San Marco Concor Light)
The one in progress is missing: rearderailleur and shifters (ordered sram x0+x9triggers); headset (will buy one); seatpost, bars, seatpostcollar and barends (odered hopefully here today!).
The pics of the works:
frontend, due to missing headset, still seperated
other part, without wheel and brake
Biria frame (really cheap, but heaviiiii! 2.2kg)
RS Reba Race U-turn 85mm
Sram X0 rear-, xgen frontderailleur, x9-triggers
Mavic Crossride wheels
Hayes HFX9 brakes
rest is cheap secondhand material, that i hope to shine up a bit (see topic How much $/complicated to strip a frame of paint? in road section)
Lot of story, lots of pictures, i hope you like it, caus' it was a lot of work putting this thread together!
[Edit by Frankie => removed img tags on first pic. img waaaaay to large]