Good eye Film guy - that is Saddle Peak. Lovely view, eh?
Calnago, that crease is
hideous but it doesn't bother me too much since I'm not staring at it and my hands don't touch that exact corner even when in the drops. It's a low priority and when I get back to dropping a bit more weight from the rear derailleur (and new cables, of course) I'll re-wrap the bars anyway.
Rapha wouldn't accept me, I'd stick out like a polar bear in the desert. No tattoos, no ironic facial hair, I'm "exotic" in heritage and I don't ride around with a dispassionate and distanced jaded gaze to my surroundings.
Gravity: Reynolds Blue and those are the only pads I've tried so far. I've been happy with them and they are consistently considered the best pads available for carbon rims so at the moment there's not impulse to try something else.
I never tried the stock chainrings off this crankset, those were the first things to be removed and sold off to a fellow WW. I've heard they shift really well, but they were too heavy for my liking and not the ideal aesthetic for this project.
|| Other projects in the works.