Jittery Joes team bike on cyclingnews.com - with ZG cranks

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
timbat
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

by timbat

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2006/pr ... eau_wilson

Interestingly, quite a few Ultegra parts - must offset the weight losses due to the cranks :-)

Also, that is a compact crank ??

User avatar
ridley86
Posts: 676
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:46 pm
Location: Belgium

by ridley86

17.5lbs? that's heavy for such a machine.

User avatar
caballero
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:00 am
Location: Japan / US / Australia

by caballero

They are indeed compact 50-36T
Image

2002SaecoReplica
Posts: 1944
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:02 pm
Location: Getting dropped

by 2002SaecoReplica

That's funny...that crank looks like it's never done a pedal stroke, ever. Notice how the chain rings are completely unblemished? Wonder if it still hits the front derailer like before.
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

zakeen
Resident Pro
Posts: 1919
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:13 pm
Location: Australia/Czech-Rep.
Contact:

by zakeen

That bike has never been ridden. Have another look at the pic from the other side of the bike. There is a zip tie! Which makes me think that something is wrong with the crankset?!?! Why does it need to be held in place? just for the photo?

Maybe Im wrong......

King Weel
Posts: 1124
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Contact:

by King Weel

The frame is claimed to weigh just over a kilo (fork approx. 350 g). I think the wheelset and Ultegra parts add up to it.

Beautiful crank... Best looking crank at the moment IMHO (Record 07 is also nice though).
Specialized S-Works Allez (the shiny one :) )
Turner Czar

User avatar
VeloScaper
Posts: 544
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:20 am
Location: Sitting over the center of the Earth.

by VeloScaper

good eye with the zip tie.

If you look at the top angle view of the cranks it does look like it would hit the FD. Follow the crank arm from the pedal to the crank center. Notice the part with the cut out, I think it was supposed to be on the inside of the crank arm so it doesn't hit the FD.

The part of the crank arm not cut out is almost flush with the plane of the outer crank ring. So anything that hangs beyond the plane of the outer crank ring will hit, like the FD.

easy to see from this pic.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2006/tech/probikes/jittery_louis_garneau_wilson/image1.jpg

fffastfaz
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:17 am
Location: Australia

by fffastfaz

Could the zip tie be there to hold the cranks level for photo's?

RTW
in the industry
Posts: 3191
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:32 pm

by RTW

fffastfaz wrote:Could the zip tie be there to hold the cranks level for photo's?


I usually find (read always) that the chain is enough for this!

Bike looks completely unused.

Skillgannon
Posts: 3603
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:17 am
Location: A bigger rock in the Pacific (AUS)

by Skillgannon

That bikes to orange to be that clean

But it looks like its from a team presentation with the shot with Trent. But I dont think he's received a new bike recently...so it seems like a promotional shot

Skillgannon
Posts: 3603
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:17 am
Location: A bigger rock in the Pacific (AUS)

by Skillgannon

Just on the shot of the left crank, does that look like its actually attached in any way apart from the zip tie? Might not be a bolt in there, might just be resting :?

fffastfaz
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:17 am
Location: Australia

by fffastfaz

richardtoddywoddy wrote:
fffastfaz wrote:Could the zip tie be there to hold the cranks level for photo's?


I usually find (read always) that the chain is enough for this!

Bike looks completely unused.


I would agree with the if it were a 'normal' production crank. Just a thought as with these cranks anything seems possible.

User avatar
Lord Vader
Posts: 362
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:27 pm
Location: Austria

by Lord Vader

The cranks look sooooo nice!
I hope they are available next year

User avatar
BeeBee30
Posts: 1473
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:32 pm
Location: WALES,UK
Contact:

by BeeBee30

Can you be competitive racing with a compact crank? wouldnt you suffer in the sprints, I mean the top sprinters use 54 chainrings dont they?
Ti or dye!

The Weenie formally known as CAADHEAD

User avatar
Danton
Posts: 2327
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:52 pm
Location: Aix-les-Bains

by Danton

54x12 is smaller than 50x11 - just.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post