After having seen a few 695 introduced lately, I decided to reintroduce myself and my bike (all my posts were deleted last winter by error).
I have been following the forum for a long time, even thought I do not have the budget of some here, I really enjoy looking at the amazing builds that are posted here. I also enjoys quite a bit the "On the road" thread which has some amazing scenic pictures
I wish I also had the budget to travel there, but with 2 young kids, money is not as available as I would wish
I have been cycling for quite a while, in my teenagers I road raced for about 5 years (an old Peugeot bike) before switching to MTB for a long period. I came back to road cycling about 5 years ago and I bought a Giant TCR which I upgraded slowly here and there. Last year, I made myself a gift for my 40 years old, and I bought a Look frameset on Ebay, it wasn't planified, the deal was just too good to let it pass ! It is not the color I wanted, I would have love a less flashy All black model, but at that price i am OK with it. I sold the Giant, I bought some pieces here and there and here it is. I also own a Felt F65x crossbike that I use as my commuter and an IBIS Mojo as my mud machine!
The only think I would change is the rear hub, I just hate that Zipp preload adjustment, it is impossible to remove the lateral movement from the wheel without compromising the fluidity of the spin.... anyway someday I will upgrade the hub or go for a set of Bora...
Bike weight 6.83KG with everything you see there.
Frame: Look 695 Medium
Stem: 120mm C-stem
Bars: 3T Ergonova 420mm
Tape: Lizard skins
Shifters: Campagnolo Record 11s
Brakes: Campagnolo Chorus dual pivot
Crankset: Look Zed 2 with Praxis 50/36 chainrings
Pedals: Time Xpresso 12
Wheels: Zipp 303 Firecrest clincher
tires: Vittoria Evo Corsa 23mm
Fr Der: Campagnolo chorus
R Der: Campagnolo chorus 11s
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 11-25
Chain: KMC X11Sl DLC Red/black
Saddle: Saevid S2Look695_zulu_1
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