Hi all, just wanted to say hello to all on the board. Just starting cycling last August, and the bug has yielded two bikes that I have rebuild already!!! Which brings me to the next point. I am looking to build a CF bike, very interested in the Bottechia CF78 frameset, and would like some advise and direction on things to look out for. My two others are traditional geometry and when I saw that the Bo was semi-compact, I thought it would be alittle more comfortable. Here's my idea...3
Sram Rival components for the shifting, derailleurs, chain and cassette. FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue Cranks (octalink with Dura-Ace BB 7700) and Look Keo's. I'm hoping I can use the Cane Creek S3 Plus 5 headset (which gives an extra 5mm stack height-again, looking for a more relaxed experience for long tours). Bars, not quite sure yet, but leaning towards the Easton EA30 Flat Top ergo in 31.8 and a Thomson stem. I thought about full carbon bars, but I'm not sure. I'll prob just transfer my Shimano 550s from my Trek, and maybe the seatpost as well. The saddle will be a Specialized Sonoma Sport Gel.
So, advice? What dooya think? Any forseen (or experienced) problems with building this frameup.
Any suggestions to steer me to or away from anything I may encounter with this project will be received with much love and respect