Hello every one. I have recently stopped racing and so my races bike have been retired.
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=4058
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=4057
I still have the professional, but hanging on the wall in office with some of my race jerseys. The frames weighted 1050gm*.
Main reason to post is to show off my latest project. Not really a 12lb super bike, but just got together and feel like sharing. (note...haven't ridden even down the block, its like 2 degrees F out and lots of snow.
You will notice in the new bike some of the same components from the fuji, crank, pedals and masterpiece seatpost.
Because I was letting the carbon fuji out to pasture, I wanted to start with the components, get my dream parts and then look for the lusty frame. So the scantante frame is just a cheap temporary ride till I decide what frame I really want. Hey still need a bike I can ride.
Here it is:
Frame: Scantante (performance) Carbon SS
Fork: Easton EC90 SL
Handle bar: Forte (performance) Carbon
Stem: Forte (performance) 26.0
Seatpost: Thompson Masterpeice setback 27.2
Cages: Serfas Carbon Cirque (22g w/o bolts)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR gelflow
Pedals: speedplay zero cromo
crank: FSA team issue carbon
bb: fsa platinum pro
chain: wipperman 10S
Cassette: Shimano DA 11-23
Wheels: Ritchey protocol 2005 shimano hub
tires: kenda kaliente
brakes: Record 2006
shifters: Record Ergo QS 2007
front dir: Record QS 2007
rear dir: Record 2007 (using a "shiftmate" for now)
Houseing/cables: Campy stock
Total Weight: 16.55lbs (7505g)
Alas the Zipp 404's are gone or this build would be much lighter, like the wheels for now, but looking for the next set and then will get all record drive-train. Thinking a custom 350 build with cx-ray spokes.
Other plans are for the easton equipe pro 26.0 if i can find one. Failed miserably in december to track one down...that is I ended up with the forte bar, order mix up and then got the forte for a song and dance. Sucks because the campy ergos don't fit very well on them. meh
Thinking a fsa ti BB or the AM Classic BB. Like a lighter saddle, but really in love with this specific saddle. Might do nokon for brake houseing, but will probably wait to see if the carbon ones are heading to US soon first.
As far a frame, I really like a compact Ti. Looking at the Litespeed Gisallo and the Moots Compact SL. Contemplating the Douglas 6/4 compact as an affordable option, but not sure about the douglas name. (shouldn't complain I just build up a scantante)
*-My Scantante frame is 1450gms, with the zipps and the fuji pro my ride could have been 15.3 lbs...anyway not bad for a heavy frame and wheels. Got a good base that will certainly fill my dream frame.