My name is Stein and I live in Norway. I've been enjoying reading this forum for some time and I finally got around to join. I ride my bikes mostly for the pleasure it brings me and because it's a great way to stay fit. During the summer I also do a few amateur races, basically competing with no-one but myself. Which is sometimes hard enough.....
I've ridden a couple of bikes, and I'm a great fan of Cannondales. Because I've had some back issues with bikes beeing to stiff, I just bought a 2013 Synapse which is also going to be my little WW project. I will try to put info about that as I go along. For the moment I have a RED groupset on Its way in the mail, so that will be a nice start.
What really changed my mind about bike comfort was a beautiful American frame I found on the web. Once i saw it I knew I had to get one. And that's where the title of this post comes from. With a frame weight of 2,25 kg I think the approx 8 kg finished build with pedals and bottle cages is pretty good.
Here are some pictures. Hope you like them.
File comment: Renovo frame in birch, bubinga and wenge hardwood. Piano mirror finish clear coating, and custom anodized dropouts
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File comment: KCNC cockpit with Alligator I-link cables
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File comment: The business end. Jockey wheels have been replaced with black ones, as I think the gold ones were a little too much. Also thinking about painting the derailleur cage all black.
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File comment: My pride and joy. Did change the seat clamp to a black one. Build list below.
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Frame: Renovo R3 size 51
Fork: Don't remember the brand. Inexpensive, quite heavy, but good looking
Wheels: Fulcrum racing zero with Schwalbe ultremo tires and SRAM PG 70 11-25 cassette. KCNC skewers
Group: SRAM red black
Crankset: Kcnc K2 compact
Cockpit and seatpost: KCNC Sc lite
Headset: Chris king
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Cables: Alligator I-links
Pedals: Shimano ultegra carbon
Bottle cages: Tranz x
Weight: 8,2 kg