Yeah, I guess my various lusty posts in response to other English builds made it pretty clear that Rob English is building my bike as well.
I expect to have it in June so there are 1 or 2 in front of me... maybe a couple more. Rob and I spoke last night and hammered out a few more details.
Steel frame, ISP (with some slight adjustability), internal di2 and brake routing, aero downtube, 1 1/8" head tube, standard english threaded b/b
Custom steel fork with semi-aero, tapered blades, pinch bolt crown that mounts to 1-piece stem/steerer. Like this: http://www.bikerevuk.com/bikepics/brand ... nny005.jpg
Custom steel stem/steerer with internally mounted di2 controller in the stem. Like this: http://www.bikerevuk.com/bikepics/emiliano/ranger3.jpg
In keeping with the steel theme, I'm going to use my Sweet Wings steel cranks with some Fibre Lyte chainrings. I'm rebuilding the bb with full ceramic bearings. If those don't work well for me I'll go with a set of Claviculas.
It is still my desire to chrome the frame, fork, and stem. I'm looking into getting the crank polished and plated as well. But the metal polishers might talk me out of it. There are concerns that polishing the frame tubes sufficiently to get a good finish may result in weakened tubes. I don't want that... not to mention an additional $500.00 or so on the price tag. So we'll see how the finish goes. Perhaps I'll paint everything up to match, including the crank.
Rounding out the build will be the following:
Shimano di2 Shifters and derailleurs
Custom internal battery (possibly with a USB charging port built into the frame = no need to remove seat or bb)
Cane Creek AER Headset
Easton EC90 Equipe Handlebars
Selle Italia SLK Kit Carbonio Saddle
KMC X-10SL Chain
Nokon Brake Cables
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