this isn't quite complete but i am really excited about finishing it next week and can't resist posting a pic.
it just needs a cassette and bar tape. it's going to weigh in at just 8.5kg before pedals- not bad for a bike built around a 16 year old steel frame with only the tiniest traces of carbon components!
i'll post all the details and some quality pics when it's done.
Bontrager Select-K 700x25c tires with Kevlar for puncture resistance:
Shimano SORA crankset and SPD clipless pedals:
Mavic CXP11 rims with Shimano quick-release hubs:
The guy who sold it to me even threw in a spare tube and mailed me the manual for the computer, I also found a copy on the 'net last night and downloaded it.
I have since replaced the SPD pedals with a pair of Look pedals that I sniped on eBay, which came with a matching pair of red (floating) cleats. I later sniped a pair of Shimano shoes in a separate auction. A few weeks ago, I also ended up replacing the 700x25 tires with a pair of 700x23 tires, still sticking with the Bontrager Select-K Kevlar-lined tires, a must since there's a landfill down the road from me, with a lot of broken glass nearby on the side of the road.
Photos of the Look pedals - I took these with my phone, so pardon the low quality please....
The first picture is my new Gary Fisher Zambrano that I purchased back in August. The second pic is my '92 Schwinn Frontier that I bought new back in the day. It sat in the outdoor shed for the last ten years while I got older and fatter. I decided a few weeks ago to get it out and fix it up. Suprisingly it was not in to bad a shape, new tubes and tires, some lube and adjusting and derusting of the wheels and assorted other pieces it rides great.
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