Saturday, November 19, 2005

A couple of pics

OK, here's my interpretation of a traditional Randonneur bike.

That's a Brooks Conquest (sprung) seat. The gearing is 34/50 X 13/26 for hill-climbing ability - courtesy of Campanolo-Centaur. The bag is a Berthoud size medium on a home-made stainless steel rack. Bar and stem are Nitto. Wheels are 3X straight gauge spokes to Velocity Aerohead rims. The color is wrong for the bike, and I'll soon switch to a set of Record Hubs, same spoking, to MA3 rims. The tires are Michelin 28X700c. Crankset is an FSA Gossamer MegaExo and the brakes are Mafac Competition. Oh, and the seat post is an old Trek housebrand piece which has a custom brushed finish. Don't ask the weight, it doesn't matter. This bike rolls great - wide tires and all. The ride is smooth. And, the handling is relaxed & secure but very able.

On to the next project (and finishing the piece on Tri/TT design).

Good night.

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