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(tonight i just finished the build: tomorrow i hope to take some pictures of what it looks like now, weather permitting)
new build list
campagnolo athena 11speed carbon cranks and controls
fizik arione saddle
3T dorico pro seatpost 27.2mm
3T pro arx stem 10cm
3T ergosum alloy bars 42cm
carbonsports lightweight gen2 wheels
veloflex criterium tubular tyres 23mm
specialized s-works rib carbon bottle cages
to be continued...
a Pegoretti marcelo for the summer
as i also already had the original trek frame, i am not too much out of pocket on what you see here.
the finished article exceeded what modest expectations i had when i decided to rub the paint off the frame.
i hope the photos convey to you at least some of the enjoyment, now hopefully i am going for a ride
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
honestly? the side shot is not that flattering to the trek in my view, especially around the head tube where the proportions don't look quite rightWhy not side shot?
i agree with you 100%: i had the saddle from six years ago, and cages from my previous build. saving money or lazy, you decide? maybe now i will be stirred to replace themPersonally, I just dont like the Arione
And Arundel botllecages would be better IMO.
first ride today in the cold sunshine on a new set of 32 spoke hand-builts with cheap tubs - as the roads are still suffering from winter debris.
these are the wheels it will keep when the summer comes and the new peg inherits the lightweights.
trying light low profile tub rims again on UKs crater filled backroads felt excellent, they roll real nice and they are alot cheaper to run for what is a clear number two bike
the trek is still sweet but perhaps visually less convincing without deep section wheels. see what you think? maybe we are all just posers
thanks for looking at my bike, i enjoyed reading the comments and suggestions
Mr.Hyde wrote:JesseD wrote:Needs tubs with black sidewalls, but apart from that - WOE
I think the sidewalls just match fine with the kevlar part of the spokes and it gives some contrast to the rest of the black bike.
I had the same thought
Looking great with classic wheelset too
Which tubs are you using on the LW wheelset?
C`mon, be a man, make that side shot
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