This isn’t so common on this blog, rimbrakes… And pretty heavy ones too. But when looks, function and price comes before weight it end up like this. Sold my Engage brakes that was 130g lighter as they wheren’t feeling that good and didn’t suit my Colnago perfectly. My C40 demanded Campagnolo Skeleton brakes.
And while Potenza is a cheap group I think the brakes looks pretty good 🙂 Satisfied and the bike is ready to be used again (after winter passed).
Campagnolo Chorus crankset. 172,5mm arms and 36/52 chainrings for my Colnago. Got feeling and got my favorite bar tape. Fizik Superlight Classic touch in 2mm. Together with Deda Newton Shallow and Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower it’s a big try to get it perfect but I think I succeeded:
Now just missing some small things and new tires to make this bike ready for sunny summer rides 🙂
Pushing the industry and development forward is a key to success and to survive. Everyone knows a modern car is better than an old Ferrari F40 but the ones interested in cars would rather have an old F40 instead of an Audi R8.
Same with bikes. Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc is the best race bike according to me. Stiff, comfortable, light, good brakes and so on. Or a BH G7 which is an aerobike with disc brakes, all the latest technology.
But my dream has always been an older handmade frame from Europe with thin tubes, traditional geometry and of course a straight fork. Built with Campagnolo Record with a low profile wheelset like Campagnolo Nucleon and a classic bent handlebar. Of course cotton sidewalls on the tires. A true classic.
After selling of my Allez I got this:
A Colnago C40 from 2004. It may not be the best according to 2016 but it got soul and like Alfa Romeo says ”without hearts we are only machines”. There is something about this that a modern bike can’t make you feel. Like it’s some people that attracts us more than others even though they may not be models or even close.
This is an longterm project for me that started with a bit stress as I had to get this frame before someone else did. I just have the frame and a handlebar yet. So I will ride my Tarmac as it should be the best bike I built this season and maybe for a longer time. The Colnago won’t be superlight as it starts like this.
and frame with wrong headset and right bottom bracket cups:
This will be classy and it will get the worlds fastest tires 😀
I got a Deda Newton Shallow for my cyclocross. I got a Deda Superleggera for my roadbike. One classic, one light. In the middle we got this, Deda Campione:
Should have been 189g but that was old school Deda weight so wasn’t even close 😉 But this is the first part for my new project for next year. Couldn’t resist when I found it really cheap only used once. Which stem is classic enough, good looking while still be light to match this?
Got my bike finished this evening. Not with right tires (or wheels) but ready for riding as my road bike missed its rear derailleur and crankset. Cannondale SuperX <6,3kg:
Also missing a nice chainguide that I’m waiting for a part for. And then less white but still tuned with yellow. Allebike’s new CX with discs at 7,3kg:
1kg more, disc brakes 1×10 Sram without need of chainguide. Yellow paint on the frame that got me in love and proper CXtires. Then the price, we don’t want to know what my bike would cost new so keeps it to the Allebike. With this awesome spec it’s just 22900SEK. Anyone wants to buy a SuperX so I can change? 😉
Is there some colour I don’t like it’s black, black and stealth bikes. Like colours like a Mondrian Look, a Lampre Wilier La Roi, Time VXRS World Star Ulteam or why not a Cannondale SuperSIX Evo in replica colours:
So when I got the possibility to get a cheap used SuperSIX Evo frame I wasn’t so slow of changing. Hoped to save some weight too but it’s not a hi-mod so pretty heavy (to be an Evo). But can be good anyway and it’s a frame with nice features that same some weight. Integrated brake wire to rearbrake without housing ends, pretty short housings needed to so saved some weight. PF30 usually saves weight compared to a normal BSA frame but as I want to ride my Campagnolo Super Record crank with Rotor Q-rings it wasn’t that light.
Anyway, got a set of awesome looking and lightweight brakes:
Light b-t-p brake shoes. But as you maybe can see I have a heavy weight handlebar. 40cm and 256g, but like it. Super Record rear derailleur with Chorus 12-25 cassette and Record chain (lighter than KMC X11SL)
It’s a bit heavier than my old Sram Red but like Campagnolo so much more. Also got a 11-23 Record cassette if I want to save some weight and ride fast but with the climbs here it’s nice with a 25. Campagnolo Super Record compact crankset with 36/50 Rotor Q-Rings and a Super Record front derailleur. Time Xpresso8 pedals:
And one more on the complete bike, now against the wall:
Thinking of changing the stem for a more suitable after I tried it. And maybe POP-Products spacers in some other colour 😉
Total weight should be 6030g but not all sure as I haven’t hanged it on a scale complete.