Woot! my new bike came in the mail 2 days ago!!! I call it my ninjabike, but it will eventually get MCLYDESDALE (a take on my name (mcintyre) and size(209lbs)) in cannondale font.
i need to get some 42cm bars, and possibly new wheels, but as it sits now it is ~19lbs (bathroom scale), full 105, without bar tape, and with 25c tires. Full carbon frame (my first)!!!
Can't wait to get out of my cast and give it a test ride.
FM028 Bike by adam_mac84, on Flickr
The frame/fork is a direct from china frame, that i wanted to give a try. I had the wheels around, so i am just using those, but am 1000 into the bike right now. I should be well under 1500 when it is finished. Not too different from a BD bike (i already own a motobecane cross bike). And possibly could have gotten better wheels/group with a BD bike, but this stack/reach was a better fit for what i needed. I always end up with huge bar drop. I am comfortable about 10cm, and this frame puts me right there without having to go to a 16 degree stem (currently is 8* flipped up.
My one question is with full carbon steerer, do i need to have steer tube sticking up above the stem? I am right at the top right now,