I don't use pre-preg because the storage complications etc.,.. It depends on which epoxy do I use, but most of them have quite long pot life.
Here just one more part for the build
I wanted to sell my LW Standard III, well I already had a buyer, but the things changed and I still have them, and will keep them
. I wanted to buy a low profile wheelset (for around 1000EUR), but then I had a quite good chance to get those Ventoux III, and rather saved some more money and get them, and it's a "dream come true" to have those two wheelsets! I'm a lot in our mountains and saw in the past years that the high profile wheelset wasn't always the most "relaxed" choice,...so, what can I say, I'm really a very lucky man
And a bit of my personaly story,...I rode for one of the best continental team (Radenska) here in Slovenia, as a helper:In the centre - my 64kg and 185cm Number 124..
..had that great chance to ride on some very good UCI 1.1 races likeGiro Del Friuli, Lagueglia, stage races etc.,..with almost all the protour/proteam teams and it was a really great experiance. Saw what it means to be a pro cyclist. But the conditions in professional cycling unfortunately aren't that good and it's hard to have a "bright future" if you're a helper. It's hard to get in some very good teams and the conditions in Slovenian cycling aren't that good that it would be worth to bet everything on cycling.. Well, when I was a junior and younger I was all the time in our national team, reached some very good resoults (more than 50 podiums in Slovenia, Italy, etc.,..) but as a pro you really have to invest 110% in this sport, so no study here etc.,..It's really a great sport and I would love to live like a pro, but like I mentioned, it's hard to have a "bright future" if you aren't in a very good pro team or a serial winner...it's possible to be a pro race and finish some big races, help your team-mates, but not that easy to live because of that. What I want to say, when you stop cycling, you end without any education, and if you really aren't one of the best it will be hard...I know how it looks when I see my trainer, who was a former pro rider, was on the podium on the world championships, won big races etc.,..after a few conversations I decided to stop racing at this level and rather invest some more time for my education/profession career. What I want to say, he was a great pro, and now works in a bike shop and as a team manager...nothing bad with those jobs, but if possible there can be a bit better future if you study etc.,..and as long as my father is a doctor and my mother a chemist I know what I'm speaking, if you know what I mean. These days it's hard to get a job (at least here in Slovenia), and it would be even harder if you're an 40 years old ex pro, and if you wasn't one of the best...anyway, hope you know what I mean and understand my decision! Some of you probably know very good what I'm talking about.. But, of course, I'm still training as much as possible, it's a way of life!
So I'll be sure still all days on my bike (of course if possible and if I'll be in the right mood), and this time it will be a bike that I'll build by myself, and that's one more reason why I invest all the time and passion into this new project. Most of the things already are perfect for me - Sram Red, Ritchey, and now even Lightweigh Ventoux and Standard. What can I say, a dream come true..parts that were paid with some of the money that I earned with cycling..
Sorry for that long post, but probably it's interesting for some of you. Otherwise I started cycling when I was 10 years old, and it's really a way of life for me,..or better said - an addiction, a quite hard one... But hey, now I'm on the bike as much as I want (still a lot
), but can spend also some more time with my girlfriend, who is supporting me already the past 3 years (well, almost 4 now), with my friends, family...the show must go on, and I already have some new aims for the future