Thursday, 6 February 2014

Cyclocross World Championships 2014: Zdenek Stybar v. Sven Nys

Isn't this totally AWESOME?!! Talk about inspiring.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Argon 18 E-80 Build Log: Part 2

The finished bike. Fine adjustments (e.g. saddle and tt bar angles) are still to be finalised. I'll do those as I test ride. Those wheels are sheer bling! Supra I think is a rebadged version of FFWD. These are 58mm carbon alloy clinchers, so not the lightest, but reasonably aero.
The cockpit, Profile T2 Wing base bar, Token extensions and Zipp clips n pads. Brake levers are ultra cheap Dia Compe. Why this combo? Well it's what I had - the only part I had to buy is the Zipp clips. The ride is comfortable and smooth. Fairly lively frameset it seems. I'll learn more as I test ride.
I didn't bother changing the left hand gear lever, as it was for a double anyway. So I have a nice black grey thing going on, to match the front and back fork colours. Totally by chance. 
 Basic Tektro brake calipers. They work fine. External cabling, easier maintenance, but less aero. This is a 2009 frame.

 Above you can see the frame clearance for 23mm Michelin Pro 4 Comp tyres. I reckon 24 or 25mm tyres could be accommodated if desired.
 Just love that rear carbon wishbone. Flowing lines. Yes, those are SPD pedals. That's what I use.

Topeak aero rear light, is an easy fit on the Thomson seat post. May as well use that space above the seat tube fairing. 
My old Pro-Lite Bracciano wheels are much lighter than the Supras and may come out on windy days or for hilly TT courses. 

Next some fettling, position honing and test riding. Then on to training...