It was Time for an upgrade (VXRS Ulteam content)

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
savechief
Posts: 305
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:36 am

by savechief

I just wanted to introduce myself and my Time VXRS Ulteam to the WW community. My first serious road bike was a Time Edge First that I built up in mid 2010. When looking for a new bike, I decided that I wanted to stick with Time, so I found this lightly used VXRS Ulteam on eBay and built it up about a year ago (which means I have zero excuses for why my steerer is not properly cut). There is nothing at all WW about this bike, and it pales in comparison to some of the awesome bikes that are being built up by members of this community, but I love the ride and it is in no way holding me back. So it’s a keeper…for now.

Theoretical Weight: 7185.2 grams (15.8 pounds)
Actual Weight: 7160 grams (15.8 pounds)

Image


Image
Last edited by savechief on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
Time VXRS Ulteam (7.16 kg)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=120268

by Weenie


User avatar
jbaillie
Posts: 445
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Contact:

by jbaillie

Awesome bike dude, well done!

User avatar
btompkins0112
Posts: 2693
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Location: Mississippi

by btompkins0112

Nice! Love this vintage of Time bike......once you cut the steerer :smartass:

andyindo
Posts: 395
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 10:03 am

by andyindo

Perfect!

Krull
Posts: 775
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:16 pm
Location: muc

by Krull

Looks so much better than the current time-frames. well done.
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

User avatar
kgt
Posts: 6775
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

It's a classic. Nice choise.

phallenthoul
in the industry
Posts: 744
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 12:15 pm

by phallenthoul

VXRS was one of the best Time ever.

savechief
Posts: 305
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:36 am

by savechief

Thanks for all the compliments. I'm really going to try and cut the steerer this weekend.
Time VXRS Ulteam (7.16 kg)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=120268

mrfish
Posts: 1617
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:49 pm
Location: Near Horgen, Switzerland

by mrfish

Now that is a great looking bike. Very stylishly done.

How do you like the Xpresso pedals?

savechief
Posts: 305
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:36 am

by savechief

Overall, I like them better than my Speedplay Light Actions, but I want to see how they hold up over the long haul. I did get two nice scrapes on my right calf (that left 2cm scars) in the first couple of weeks from the sharp outer edge. I read about those complaints prior to getting the pedals and I said to myself that I'd have no problem avoiding getting cut. Nope. It hasn't happened in quite a while though. I did notice last week that on one pedal, the carbon spring had shifted slightly up onto the raised triangular plastic portion (see picture for location; not actually my pedal) and as a result, the carbon layers were separating slightly at that corner. But clipping out is very easy and clipping in is easy as well. The pedal almost seems to suck the cleat in, as there is nearly no force required to engage. I have found that the more I trust that the pedal will be in the proper position when pulling away from a stop, the easier they are to clip into. If I start to look at the orientation of the pedal or assume that it's upside down, that's when clipping in goes less smoothly.

Image
Time VXRS Ulteam (7.16 kg)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=120268

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post