Yeah Balde one, after all this time we have never seen your creation. What gives?
And dude, I know, I know, it's your money and your bike, but I think to save 30g by spending $400 on a part that has to be replaced every 2,000 miles is a discusting waste. That would cost me $3200 a year on chains! Cripes! Thats a bike, a nice bike.
Is this a bike that your gonna ride once a year, or something your gonna ride all the time? If all the time, dude
, if it's not getting much use it's cool.
What gives is I'm still putting together everything for it/them. Good example, I was cruising the CAT website today, and found they are/were intending to make their cranks in 177.5mm, which I could use - saving me about 130gm over FRM CU2's if I can get them. Secondly I was going to build one bike, instead I'm building three, a new training bike (replacement for one that was totalled), a bike for the long flat stuff (awaiting frame - Spada U2 Monobox approx 13lbs) and one for the really hilly stuff (probably Storck C0.9 - sub 11lber Beast the way I'm going). Something like this chain I'll use on the C0.9 for the real hilly stuff with Zerolite Alloy cassettes, otherwise I'll be riding the Spada U2, fitted with the Ultra10 Campy chain and probably Tiso cassettes I already have. So as you go up in weight, the more normal are the parts fitted, for example the '04 training bike will be pretty much straight '03 Record that I already have, plus a few WW parts like a Ti BB (which has bigger bearings than a Record BB) and Ti/Al bolts as they are not likely to suffer the corrosion we get out here with the sea air and sand. Make sense?
I'll post some lists, but I was waiting on my frame choice for the Hilly WW bike, and some parts, for the U2 I have everything sitting in boxes but the frame, and I've been putting the weights down as I tune the parts where I can.