I fancied building something a little more aggressive than my Cinelli Pro Best Of' and newly acquired Giant TCR Advanced (thread for that one coming once I finish 'tweaking it').
I picked up a bargain build off the UK Bike Radar forum with a view to running it as a winter bike (so as to preserve the Cinelli), but found the riding position quite racey for winter commuting. Having picked up a pair of 50mm carbon tubs (which were on the Giant), I decided to have a play about with the bike without breaking the bank. The carbon bars/stem are talked about on a thread in the road section of this forum and I'm pretty chuffed with them.
Anyways... spec reads as follows:-
FM-001 carbon frame – 56cm
Full carbon fork with carbon steerer
Neco integrated headset
Carbon integrated bar/stem (from China) 420mm c-c / 110mm
Lizard Skins DSP bar tape
Cinelli Milano bar end plugs
Ultralight alloy headset spacer
Deda Drittissimo carbon seat pin
Aerozine Ultralight Ti’ seat collar
Prologo Scratch Pro Ti’ saddle
Planet X 50mm carbon tubular wheels
Vittoria Evo Corsa tubular tyres
Vittoria valve extenders
Planet X Carbon/Ti’ skewers
Sram Rival groupset (compact chainrings)
Onza alloy chainring bolts
Jagwire Racer cable set
Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals
(alternative wheelset – 38mm carbon clinchers on Novatec hubs with Vittoria Evo Corsa CX tyres)
Weight – approx 7.3kgs (on bathroom scales, so not exactly accurate)
Plenty of scope to save lots of weight if I decided to spend a bit more money (pedals, wheels, chainset, cassette, bars & stem), but I think that rather defeats the object of having a Chinese frameset.