I've finally caved and decided to build a Chinese carbon bike.
Since I had bought a secondhand 6870 group (no crank), I chose to go the electronic route.
Since I am the worlds most cowardly decender, I chose to try disc brakes.
So far I've bought:
- Di2 derailleurs, junctions, cables, batteries, chain and cassette (285 euro, secondhand)
- R785 shifters with rs785 brakes (188 euro, secondhand)
And once my Paypal limit clears I will be ordering:
- the 093 frameset in size 54 for disc brakes: $590. (1400g, for frame, fork, headset and clamp)
- saddle: $30 (97g)
- the WHB-10 handlebar in size 42: $50 (215g)
- carbon seatpost 007: $30. (165g)
with $150 shipping (in total around 750 euro)
- 45mm wide wheelset with Novatec D411/412-CL center lock hub: $595 including shipping (525 euro)
This means I've already spent 1748 euro. I still need:
- a compact crankset (I'll try to find a secondhand Red)
- a BB86 bottom bracket (Simple pressfit or swallow the weight/price penalty and go for Wheels Manufacturing?)
- a stem (Kally Uno Lightweight? Can I get these to Belgium without massive shipping costs?)
- a bleed kit (http://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/products/bleed-kits/shimano/complete-kit/
will this do?)
- handlebar tape (Fizik Superlight?)
- disc rotors (RT99, Ultegra, Dura ace?)
- pedals (Keo 2 Max?)
- rim tape or velo plugs
- light thru axles
I still have Corsa G+ tires, so no need to buy those. I've considered tubeless, but the wheels would weigh a lot more.Total budget is 2400 euro.
- As I don't race, and am a feitherweight myself (58kg) shaving grams is important. I know that aero trumps weight. I know that heavier components are better value and more durable. Light weight is important.
- Looks matter. So 45mm wheels over 20mm ones (yes I know I'm suggesting Sram crank with Shimano group, but the weight penalty is too big and DA cranks cost more)
If anyone has advice or tips to improve on what I've thought out so far, I'd be utterly grateful!
(Actual and probablly disappointing weights, as well as pictures will come as soon as my Chinese imports arrive)