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De Vingard
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by De Vingard

"Grüezi zäme" from Switzerland! :D

My name is Klaus,

I'm 32 years old and live in St. Gallen/Switzerland near Lake Constance. Originally, I come from Germany where I studied civil engineering / geotechnical engineering. Since 2002, I work now in Switzerland.

I started cycling in 2000, first as a compensation for running (marathon) and wrestling :shock: . Soon, I liked cycling much more than the other two disciplines and so I concentrated on cycling in 2001. My first event was Trondheim-Oslo in Norway, 540 km nonstop in 16:61... 8-)

2002 and 2003, I started at several events in Germany, Norway and Austria, e.g.:
- Quelle Challenge Roth, Relay -> 180 km in 4:51
- Trondeim-Oslo -> 540 km in 16:13
- Ötztaler Radmarathon -> 238 km in 8:48

2004, 2005 and 2006 were affected by a number of severe illnesses, so I could only start at a few more races, such as the "Transalp", a road race across the alps starting at Germany and ending at Italy. Hopefully, in 2007 I can do some serious training again...

If so, I can chose between these bikes:
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Titanium bike:

Frame: Kent Eriksen 55 cm
Handlebar: SYNTACE Racelite CD
Stem: Moots Open Road Custom
Handlebar tape: Deda
Shifting: SHIMANO Dura Ace STI
Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Pro
Headset: Chris King
Seat post: Kent Eriksen
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Front derailleur: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Bottle cage: Chris King Titan
Pedals: SPEEDPLAY Zero Titanium
Crankset: Campagnolo Ultra Torque 175 mm
Chain rings: TA SPECIALITES Horus 53-39
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO Dura Ace 10-fach
Brakes: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Brake pads: Shimano
Chain: Connex
Quick release: Tune AC14
Cassette: SHIMANO Dura Ace 12-27
Wheelset: AMERICAN CLASSIC 350 Sprint with TUNE hubs and Dt-Rev.-Spokes (1'250 grams)
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 3000

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Competition bike:

Frame: PRINCIPIA Rex ePro 55 cm
Handlebar: SYNTACE Racelite CD
Stem: TUNE geiles Teil
Handlebar Tape: CINELLI Kork
Control: SHIMANO Dura Ace STI
Fork: ISAAC EP
Headset: PRINCIPIA
Seat post: TUNE starkes Stück
Saddle: AX LIGHTNESS Sprint
Front derailleur: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Bottle cage: ELITE Pase
Pedals: SPEEDPLAY Zero Titanium
Crank arms: THM Clavicula 175 mm
BB: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Chain rings: TA SPECIALITES Hegoa 53-39
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO Dura Ace 10 speed
Brake: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Brake pads: Lightweight (rear Corima)
Chain: SHIMANO Dura Ace
Quick releases: Tune AC14
Casette: SHIMANO Dura Ace 12-27
Wheels: REYNOLDS MV32T with TUNE-hubs and Dt-Aerolite-spokes
Tubular: CONTINENTAL Comepetition 22 mm

Second Wheelset: AMERICAN CLASSIC 350 Sprint with TUNE-hubs and Dt-Rev.-spokes

Weight: 6.7 kg

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Training bike:

Frame: RED BULL Pro SL 3000 55 cm
Handlebar: XTREME WCR Race Attack
Stem: XTREME WCR Race Attack
Handlebar Tape: CINELLI
Control: SHIMANO Ultegra STI
Fork: XTREME WCR Fullcarbon
Headset: RITCHEY Pro
Seat post: XTREME WCR
Saddle: SELLE ITALIA SLR
Front derailleur: SHIMANO Ultegra
Bottle cage: TAXC Tao
Pedals: SPEEDPLAY Zero
Crank arms: SHIMANO Ultegra 175 mm
BB: SHIMANO Ultegra
Chain rings: SHIMANO Ultegra 53-39
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO Ultegra 9 speed
Brake: SHIMANO Ultegra
Brake pads: SHIMANO Ultegra
Chain: SHIMANO Ultegra
Quick releases: FULCRUM
Casette: SHIMANO Ultegra 12-27
Wheels: FULCRUM Racing 3
Tyres: CONTINENTAL Grand Prix 23 mm

Weight: 8.4 kg

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Cross bike (for bad weather, touring and training in winter):

Frame: IL DIAVOLO Offroad 55 cm
Handlebar: RITCHEY Comp
Stem: RITCHEY Comp
Handlebar Tape: CINELLI
Control: SHIMANO Ultegra STI
Fork: KUOTA
Headset: RITCHEY Pro
Seat post: RITCHEY Comp
Saddle: SELLE ITALIA SLR
Front derailleur: SHIMANO Ultegra
Bottle cage: ELITE
Pedals: SHIMANO XT
Crank arms:FSA GOSSAMER 175 mm
BB: SHIMANO Ultegra
Chain rings: FSA 50-34
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO Ultegra 10 speed
Brake: AVID Shorty 6
Chain: SHIMANO Ultegra
Quick releases: XTREME Wheels
Casette: SHIMANO Ultegra 12-25
Wheels: XTREME Speed Wheels
Tyres: MICHELIN Cross Mud 30 mm

extra: SKS Bluemels mudguards

Weight: 10.8 kg

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Mountain bike:

Frame: PRINCIPIA MSL ePro 18.5
Handlebar: RITCHEY Pro
Stem: RITCHEY Pro
Handlebar Tape: RITCHEY
Control: SHIMANO XT
Fork: ROCK SHOX Duke
Headset: ITM Forged Lite
Seat post: RITCHEY Comp
Saddle: SELLE ITALIA
Front derailleur: SHIMANO XT
Bottle cage: NEW DESIGN
Pedals: SHIMANO
Crank arms: SHIMANO XT
BB: SHIMANO XT
Chain rings: SHIMANO XT
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO XT
Brake: SHIMANO XT disc
Chain: SHIMANO XT
Quick releases: SHIMANO
Casette: SHIMANO
Wheels: DT Onyx Disc X317
Tyres: CONTINENTAL Escape

Weight: 11.4 kg

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HOMETRAINER: KETTLER Racer

Weight: appr. 40 kg

Kettler Racer
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...and my good old (and first) racebike! Now in Poland...hopefully, you're new owner may have a lot of fun with it!
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De Vingard
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by De Vingard

...in memoriam my old SCOTT, now on its way to Poland! Hopefully the new owner will have as much fun with it as I had!
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Bandanelli
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by Bandanelli

Wow! you got of cool bikes and great results! :D

As dane, I specially like the Pricipias, but the Eriksen is too hot 8)
In theory there is no differens betweem theory and pratice, but in pratice, there is.

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De Vingard
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by De Vingard

Bandanelli wrote:Wow! you got of cool bikes and great results! :D

As dane, I specially like the Pricipias, but the Eriksen is too hot 8)


Thanks for the compliment! :D

The ERIKSEN as well as the PRINCIPIA are construction sites at the moment.

ERIKSEN:
the titanium spacer was already treated some weeks ago so that it matches better to the stem (which wasn't that easy too find a manufacturer who treats titanium), now the fork gets a new design. The fork will be sandpapered, all Reynolds labels will be removed and then 2 red ERIKSEN labels will be put on the fork. Should look better.

PRINCIPIA:
I've sold the LW some months ago and bought some Reynolds rims (MV32T). Together with DT-Aerolite spokes (20/20) and TUNE Mig45/Mag150 should still be a light wheelset. My mechanic says it will be around 1'080 grams (which is more than 100 grams lighter than my original D&O-LW). Should be ready within the next weeks.

Pics will follow somewhen at springtime when all the work is done on the 2 bikes. :lol:

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by jekyll man

Wow,
nice stable you have there..
I think the only thing I would change is the stem/spacers on the Eriksen (less spacers, Shallower negative rise stem), to get to the same position.
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De Vingard
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by De Vingard

jekyll man wrote:Wow,
nice stable you have there..
I think the only thing I would change is the stem/spacers on the Eriksen (less spacers, Shallower negative rise stem), to get to the same position.


Thanks!

Well, the spacer is just fine for me at the moment. As I ride often long climbings I prefer a more upward position there.

Who knows, where I will be next year, time will tell. Maybe not in Switzerland any more but in a more flat area, then I can take off the spacer, no problem. Same with my other bikes.

...and buying another MOOTS stem would be way too expensive of course! :shock:

Detail of spacer/stem:

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