I would like to introduce my second light alloy bike, this time I went with steel instead of scandium
. The frame is not exotic light, but the bike is overall impressive IMO. This was has been in the making for a few months now. The frameset showed up in late February and had the final build up finished earlier this week. The frameset is from Dominion Bicycles out of Austin Texas. He ran the shop in his separate garage where I met him last year to take measurements. They have since closed their doors due to the owner just having a kid. He does not have sufficient time to run the shop how he would like with his full time job+new family...he has his priorities straight.
I wanted to build a responsive, light, and relatively aero (only via a tapered DT and internal cable routing) steel frameset. We too just had our first kid...so bike funds have been cut off for some time now. This will likely be my last bike for several years, hopefully this is as fun to ride as I am anticipating.
Some pics of the tapered DT/internal cable routing, notice the BB30.
I have not ridden/raced it yet because the season is just starting, but I should be able to get out on it tomorrow...hopefully.
Some pics of the brake and shifter internal cable routing.
--78 Bar Tape: Cinelli CorkTotal Mass coming in at ~6344 grams or ~14.00 lbs.
-326 Brake Levers: 200X Carbon QS™ Record™ Controls 10s w/ Red Springs
--88 Rear Brakes: KCNC C7 Road Brake
--88 Front Brakes: KCNC C7 Road Brake
--80 Cables: Nokon
-110 Cassette: Token 7075 Ceramic Coated 11/23 w/ Lockring
-226 Chain: KMC X10 SL Silver
-573 Crankset: 2010 Cannondale SI SL BB30 175 Compact 50-34
--76 Derlr (Front): 2008 Record™ 10s front derailleur
--28 FD Clamp
-184 Derlr (Rear): 2008 Record™ CARBON rear derailleur 10s short cage
-365 Fork: Easton EC90 Aero
1380 Frame: 2011 Dominion Askari Pro Steel – Crit Fit
-286 Handlebar: FSA Wing Pro Compact 440mm
--67 Headset: Crank Bros Cobalt SL Stainless
--22 Headset Cap/Bolt: Easton
--10 Headset Spacer: KCNC 1.5mm
-195 Pedals: XPEDO Titainum Look Keo
--52 Quick Releases: Mad Fiber Skewers
-121 Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Titanium
-148 Seatpost: KCNC 27.2 x 350mm
-136 Stem: 100mm 84 Ritchie 4-Axis Aluminum
-250 Tire (Front): Challenge Forte Tubular
-250 Tire (Rear): Vittoria Corsa EVO CX Tubular
1085 Wheelset: 2010 Mad Fiber Wheelset
--60 Frame Paint: The orange/blue half-n-half
--88 Misc Option: Zip ties, cadence sensor, grease, tape, misc.
The only items in full carbon are the wheelset, part of the FD, RD, and the seat. I have not been a huge fan of that material because I have not been able to find an easy way to recycle it...which just makes it more landfill IMO when it fails.
We used a thin white line (base coat) to separate the two colors. It turned out well IMO.
I am happy to address any questions, comments, criticisms, etc. Let me know what you think of the paint scheme. I've always wanted to run with this paint scheme on my ITR race car, but I never followed through so I have to settle with a this custom scheme on a bike.