Missing two endcaps for the brake wires and will change the silver ones on gearwires for red. But except that it’s finished just like it should be. The plan was to build a classy bike with no special weightweenieparts. It didn’t went all perfect but I’m the one who I am 😉 So today my Engage Gavial brakes got their b-t-p brake shoes mounted:
182g for a pair of brakes instead of old Super Record at 286g. Will be even lighter when I’m changing brake pads from yellow Swiss Stop to Reynolds that seemed really good 🙂
The things on the bike that helps me prove I’m not just building light is my 256g Deda Newton shallow handlebar, that I changed to Rotor Q-Rings and have just a Chorus 12-25 cassette 😉
So now just waiting for my wound to heal so I can ride again, never wanted to ride a bike like now
Got some brakeshoes and pads today, but missing a pair of shims so only front brake that is complete yet. b-t-p brake shoes with yellow swiss stop (will be a bit lighter with Reynolds pads later):
b-t-p writes 44g for 2 pairs with yellow swiss stop, dreamweight? Anyway it’s light and looks pretty good mounted too even if I got bad light and not the best camera (a.k.a phone) or what do you say?
Will get a pair of end caps for the wire tomorrow, only had silver at home.
So for a pair of Engage Gavial it’s 184g which is 24g lighter than Ciamillo Negative Gravity GSL tuned which I thought of 😀 Thanks to good friends and R2-bike for the weightsaving of over 100g from Campagnolo Super Record 🙂
Today I got my new brakes, the brakes I wanted as long as they have existed. Engage Gavial. Light and good looking, hopefully also very good working. And as always you get some light candy when ordering from R2-bike:
132g Engage says, 128g on my scale so happy 🙂
So skip KCNC, Ciamillo, Planet X and other cheap light brakes, these are so much better looking 🙂
Was talking with a friend in phone a while ago about brakes for his new bike. Did talk about som options like Negative Gravity, Gravitas and Engage Gavial. Had to check how much my brakes was, 284g I saw in my excel document. 284g isn’t light, not even close to light and I knew where I could save much weight. Found a wanted add on Weightweenies and got my brakes sold.
So now it’s not just my friend looking for a good and light brake, but me too
1st choice at the moment: Engage Gavial at 132g:
184 with shoes and pads. 317,5€ all included from R2-bike. Good weight, okey price and awesome look
2nd is Ciamillo Negative Gravity normal or GSL Tuned. A bit heavier but can find them a little cheaper too.
If I had endless of money I would have bought a pair of THM-Carbones Fibula as they as light, good and looks really good.
Anyone knows how good Engage Gavial is compared to Negative Gravity or is there brakes that is better and should get instead?Open for opinions but won’t buy EE Brakes as I think they are ugly no mather how good and light they are.
When I bought my Campagnolo Super Record crankset I got these 34/50 chainrings with it:
Good shifting, okey weight and so but it’s not the best I think. So now after some rides they are for sale, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to buy. Instead I got a little used set of 36/50 Rotor Q-Rings after trying it on my CX, a bit heavier:
But also a bit bigger small ring and you get the hole Q-Ring concept so you can get more power out of your pedal strokes. Will be nice. And with an old Super Record crankset it looks really good I think, or what do you say?
Will also change from 11-23 Record cassette to my 11-25 Chorus cassette. 36-23 is to heavy for me in this area but 36-25 will be perfect 🙂
Today it arrived, Sram XX1 BB30 😀 Ordered before the rest of the group and supposed to be in stock before to but but. Happy today:
With bearings and extra spacers to fit with my 68mm wide frame:
BB30 of course. Yes, it’s heavier than my Hollowgram but this is slimmer (q-factor 156) is just to fit and forget and awesome chainring. A fun thing I saw on my rear derailleur today too, the pulleywheels are like the chainring so different widths to fit perfect with the chain. The rear derailleur is hard to move by hand but with twisters it almost moves smoother than a Dura-ace. Looks like this now:
33g Shimano Yumeya housing. Saved 4g by cutting the wire so no problem to come under 8,3kg 😀
Have been riding with a too light seatpost, Omniracer, on my CXbike that I changed today. Now a 51g heavier KCNC Ti Pro-Lite post that I will cut soon:
And then I also got maybe the most unnecessary part, A Fi’z:k rubberring for the seatpost, a yellow just for the fun of it 🙂 Also trying with a shorter stem, a heavy cheap BBB 100mm mounted now instead. Was 179g, mad weight. And thought my Tune Geiles Teil stem was 110mm, but it seems to be 120mm, not strange that I was thinking of a shorter one. Complete bike for tomorrow:
Should be 7kg ± some few grams now.
Also got some ti-bolts for my roadbike build, when going with little more original standardparts you got to save weight on other places. Then bolts are perfect. 3 ti-bolts instead of 3 steel-bolts on the ISP and here is the result with a 85g saddle: