Just some news - I made more than 1000km with PT4 and I'll upgrade to some black parts. Already get the Sram Red black brakes some time ago, and painted the front derailleur...
The rear derailleur is on the way to Slovenia, and I should get it in the next few days. Also my combo is in process, and once I'll make it I'll probably change also the bar tape and use black,...or I'll cover the combo with white leather, but when I look at the carbon shell I really like the look of it
... It will be a combo with UD seatpost (matching with the frame) and 3K saddle shell, with the same weave as Lightweight wheels and my bottle cages..
Otherwise in general I'm very happy with this frame, for sure the best one that I made till now, but still some details to improve. First of all I'll make the seatstays like I made the chainstays - molded as one piece. Not really a big improvement, but it will be sure better compared to the two separated tubes + laminated brake bridge...
The second thig is that I'll taper a bit the tubes around the BB area and the downtube at the headtube area - similar like I made it for the toptube, but not that drastic.
I rode all the time with my Ventoux's, I use them for everyday ride. They are for sure better for everyday ride than high profile wheels, at least for my opinion and the conditions here in Slovenia. I ride a lot in our mountains and I'm also quite light for my height (at this moment 185cm and 65kg) and I really like those wheels. Before those wheels I had Standard III and of course love also that wheelset, but I decided to go for a low profile wheelset. I had both wheels for a while and after some more rides I decided to sell my Standard wheels, although I really like them, but they wouldn't be used enough and it's better that they're used from someone else then just laying around at my home... I don't see a good reason to have at home a pair of Lightweight wheels that would be used only for some "ideal conditions". So I went for the Ventoux's (of course they're registred) and sold my Standard wheels. I'm used to go on my bike almost in any weather, not only for some "weekend rides", and want to have only one good wheelset, and Ventoux is perfect for my needs.
The only thing that would be probably better would be to use clinchers - I know that there are quite a lot of "Lightweight clincher haters", but I think that the clincher wheelset from Lighweight is a wheelset for someone who really wants to enjoy on some longer rides without a tubular in his pocket, and don't care for the extra weight, but hey, we are on WW
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