Just finished this one. I loved the process, too. Learned so much about bike upkeep, etc. This thing is a little weighty at 25 lbs, but I am a little weighty too at 240 (process of losing some down to 205). Got this thing back in 2000 and still going strong. Put new seatpost that changes the angle. New Vision bars. New seat. New brakes. New shifters (ultegra 8 speed), New cassette. New wheels. Built the disc cover last weekend by donation of two 24X24 abs plastic from a company in Maumelle, AR. Took about two hours. That is what put a little more unneeded weight of about 1.5 lbs on the bike. Got the camera on there so I could film the "Big Dam Bridge 100" that wife and I rode in two weeks ago. 4000 cyclists there going over the biggest bike bridge in the U.S. Good time i must say. I know that i could have bought a new bike, however there is just something in my heart that couldn't let go I have read on the forum to "just ride the hell out of it", so I am going to take that advice. Glad to be a part of the new community on the web.
Oh, and what seatpost did you use and where'd you get it?
The seat post is aerus from bikewagon. Here is the link. 3 positions. http://www.bikewagon.com/aerus-halo-...on-clamp#76785 I get a kick out of all the people who always ask about which seat post: profile design (ones that can be bent forwards, etc) and this one can be set back, in the middle, or even forwards like mine. Funnier that it can be found on walmart's website ordered from bikewagon secondarily, or even directly through bikewagon. It has been incredible and has made the world's difference in fitting aspects. thanks for your kind comments. Here is the driver's side as well. I made the disc obviously by looking at the raleigh sticker that runs down the seam. I put the haircell on the outside because it looked like the other side would scratch too easily.
The seat post is aerus from bikewagon. Here is the link. 3 positions. Aerus Halo T700 Carbon Seatpost 27.2 x 230mm 3-Position Clamp I get a kick out of all the people who always ask about which seat post: profile design (ones that can be bent forwards, etc) and this one can be set back, in the middle, or even forwards like mine.
Thanks, that might be just the post I've been looking for!
Oh, and getting another look at your build, I may not be the first to say it to you, but you need to flop that stem and get a proper aero tuck going. But truly, the bike looks great.
thanks but currently i am in the process of getting lower. you should have seen the stem that i had on it before now. it was stuck way up in the air I will work my way down once i get stronger and lose some freakin weight. I am 6'2 and weight 240. Got to get down to 205 then i can get down there.