TCR sold and I'm picking up my KK tomorrow!
I think I'll be ready to assemble, as I'm mostly using the Dura Ace parts from my TCR. So 10 spd 7800 groupset, Deda bars (running wider 44) and stem, SLR XP saddle (hopefully this will be OK offroad too), a carbon cinelli seat post. The brand new frameset is not only reduced by £300 but also comes with TRP Euro-X Canti brakes. I've not used or setup canti's before but I'm sure I'll manage. Apparently it's quite common to hang the cable stopper from the stem, like you have, as it improves the cable run. With regard to gearing, I'm going to stick with 53/39 setup for the timebeing but understand I can drop to a 50 ring with 130 BCD.
I've got two sets of wheels - carbon Corima aeros for road use and some Easton Ascents now shod with Continental Speed Kings and a new 12-25 cassette. I think the canti's come with two sets of pads for alloy/carbon rims. Another purchase I'm considering is a midway tub for the Corima's that are good on road but can also handle light off road too (maybe the sort of thing Paris Roubaix riders use?).
I've also got new cables, bar tape, crosstop levers, frame protectors, personalised stickers (with flag and name - I know a silly touch really) and will get a new chain. Finally I've also got water bottle cage strips by Elite to add a second cage. I've even laided out all the tools I anticipate using, as I'm finding the most time consuming part of bike maintenance is hunting around trying to find the right tool from my disorganised toolbox.
Hopefully I've thought of all I need. I understand from another post that Kuota offer some sort of warranty and crash replacement scheme. I'll enquire about that, as I am picking up from a bona fide shop. The whole bike has been funded from sales of old kit I've had, plus the re-using of the wheels/groupset.
I don't race anymore, either road or offroad and I'm intending using this bike in nice weather for blasts through the countryside, on road, off it or (most likely) a mixture of both. I'll do the odd sportive event on it. I've barely used by TCR these past few years but I reckon I'll get more use out of this
I'll post up some pictures in due course...