bike of the week: SuperSIX Evo

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:

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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:

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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)

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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:

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And one more on the complete bike, now against the wall:

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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.

never ending story: Helium wheelset?

Have Campagnolo Shamal on my mind for a while but started a thread on Weightweenies and asked about advice. Got some advices on handbuilt wheels with some different rims. Can be lighter and cheaper, but as good? Also took a look at Superlight Bikeparts on their wheelset with Ambrosio Crono F20 rims and Tune Mig70/Mag170 hubs and Sapim Laser spokes. 549€ and 1285g is both lighter and cheaper compared to 1425g and 662€ Shamal. They can also build it with Tune Mig45/Mag150 and Sapim Laser to get it even lighter and more aero. But then I thought again and maybe shouldn’t buy new wheels, just use my FFWD F2R like this:

 

Just get a Campagnolo body and some new tires for it. What do you think? If I’m just using this wheelset I can get a better/lighter crankset too. THM Carbones Clavicula M3 or is there any better at under 1000€?