i'm on this forum for about half a year, the most part of my post for now are on the road wheelbuilding subject.
I just want to introduce you my little bike... This is a 1998 trek 5220, yes 5220 lol, this was made one year only supposed to have a triple ultegra group but mine was with 105 triple group.. supposed to get the name of trek 5020.. something is missing here i think.
I will not try to hide you that my project was inspired by the beautiful nude carbon trek i have see here.
So, The first pic is the bike when a bought it, when i see it like that i'm questionning me about why i bring it home, it was not really hot.
After a year a put my hand on a bike with the component of the trek 5200 from year 2001, and i swap the parts(the rolf wheel and ultegra triple group).
And now i have changed about everything on the bike, with a 10 speed groupset. I also strip the paint of with the razor blade technique and a light wetsanding, i also did it on the bottle cage, the crank and the seapost. I have applied the clear myself, it turn out good but not perfect.
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light compact (decal removed and new clearcoat) 579gr
BB: FSA BB-8681 100gr
pedal: exustar carbon and titanium 185 gr
Shifter: Sram Red lever
Rear derailleur: Sram Red (with rival tuned outer cage) 157gr
Front derailleur: Sram Red black 70 gr
Chain: Yaban chain
Brakeset: TRP 920 brake
Cassette: Sram red 11/26
Handlebar: 3TTT prima 199
Stem: Ritchey WCS 1 1/8 to 26mm 110mm. 110gr
Headset: Cane Creek 40 headset
Seapost: Forte Precision (cut)
Saddle: selle italia SLR stripe off
Wheelset: wh-7850-c24 tu 1250gr
Tire: wittoria evo CX tubular 250gr
Fork: Bianchi full carbon 1inch 325gr
Frame: 1998 Trek 5200
the weight when i got it was over 21 pounds and now i get 6.41kg or 14.15 livres
now the pic!
The present bike (update 2015_04)
after the upgrade ultegra and rolf wheel
the process of removing the paint
The final build
The new wheelset
I'm checking for some TREK decal for the bike, and maybe in the futur to change the headset for treadless and the fork/steam, here i could get about 300gr easily