^^ I like it!
^^ I like it!
My Merckx Alu Cross.
A friend's Nature Boy Zona.
All city/Fulton team bike.
Trek Ion CX Pro frame, with Shimano 105-based 1x10 gearing (38 up front, 11-28 in the back) and a Paul chain keeper. Running tubeless 32mm Vittoria knobbies on (last year's) Ultegra wheels. Brakes are TRP CX8.4 Mini-Vs (which are insaaaaaane).
What a wicked bike. I've been rolling through post-typhoon debris this past week or so like it's nothing.
Still to do:
- PLAY WITH THE FIT SOME MORE (almost there!)
- Bontrager seatpost -> Thompson Elite setback
- Concor Light -> ??? saddle (something a little wider, robust, not too expensive)
- Bontrager bars -> FSA Omegas
- Retroshift lever(s), possibly
- Shimano SPDs -> Eggbeaters or Looks
- Maybe change to 36 up front or 30 max out back, for insanely steep climbs, of which there are many here
Stopped by the house on the test ride to introduce the Duc to her soon-to-be new stablemate.
Won't take delivery until after my wife and I get back from vacation in a couple of weeks, but put a deposit down on a '13 Bianchi Zurigo. It'll be my first pedal bike of any kind, but narrowed it down to a cross bike as a way to get into offseason endurance & leg training for my sportbike track/race hobby. A cross bike will give me a few options for riding/training. Also gear shopping before taking delivery so I have the proper riding attire for the cooler season....before the snow falls.
The frame has a PF30 BB shell, and I'm using a Problem Solvers E46 eccentric bottom bracket.
Thanks for the compliment. It took 5 months to build. I'm just sorry that it's the end of the season and won't get to ride it much. Something to look forward to for next spring.
Given the abuse this bike is taking/will take, I can't really justify high-end shifting components like Ultegra/DA/Red.
Just put this together last night...Crockett w/ Red.
Please don't call them "brifters", that just sounds stupid. Really.
Ooh that Crocket.