New year, new rings

It’s not all mtb. My roadbike had some plans for this year and now part 1 is finished. Last year I rode 1×11 and it was great except for that it didn’t work with a Force1 rear derailleur and I couldn’t ride with bigger cassette than 11-32. Maybe too short chainstays.

It all ended with rebuilding the bike with Red22 except a Force22 rear derailleur. Mounted my Aboslute black 36/50 rings I had on my Diverge and rode a couple of rides before the winter. But the small ring wasn’t straight and I never got happy with the shifting.

Lead up to now and new chainrings, got a set of Rotor Q-Rings from a friend:

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38/52 and #aeroiseverything thing. Will be nice with a 38t that is usable even here in flat Stockholm when just spinning.

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Still to do is change stem to a -17° when I found the right one and probably set up the wheels tubeless to ride faster 🙂 Really satisfied with my Tarmac and looks pro now too, clean and simple but so fun to ride.

The Ridley and a BMC

Starting with a teaser from wrong side. The picture from right side wasn’t that good but here it is:

 

6,2kg with a little bit to big tires. And dreaming of Campagnolo Record bottle cages, anyone know where to get them for a descent price? Will change pedals, probably stem for a 10mm shorter and then dreaming of a pair of perfect fitting wheels but we’ll see about that.

Saw this lovely BMC today on Weightweenies that I have to show you. Best paintscheme ever made by BMC:

 

CXtraining and the Look of the day

Starting with the Look. We got a Look 555 with 9-speed Shimano 105 and a boring black ISIScrank. Where the customer wanted Ultegra Di2 and a silver crank instead, with integrated cables. Fixed today so first frame I drill and put some Di2 inside. Pretty easy and got a nice result, fun work 🙂

 

Looks pretty good or what do you think?

Then after working with some more boring work too I got out and rode my SuperX. Got a nice comment from a customer about my rear wheel too 😉 Thought of going to Storetveitmarken as usual but wasn’t so motivated so rode up to Svartedike instead. Awesome with single chainring sometimes as you get good training when not be able to use lighter gearing. Can recommend in and ride hilly.

Thought going to the end of the road, back and then same again. But did it just one time. On the way out I passed a mountainbiker and felt good. Took it pretty easy down the end of the road as it was a lot of stones that my tires isn’t so good for. Stopped at the bottom and took a photo and got caught by the mountainbiker again just before taking this:

 

He went back before me but didn’t seem so fast so I past him on the stony climb up. Got a snakebite a bit before too but my good tires didn’t puncture. Love tubulars. Then back on the gravel road and took right up to Skansemyren. Nice climbing that is perfect for good training with 39t single ring. And Fjellveien back to Sandviken is like a dream in the autumn. Awesome.

Map and Graph: TrainingPeaks Svartedike