That's cool that so many of you have seen the bike in Vegas. Whenever i stopped by, there seemed to be more guys groping it!
JudgeNick -- thank you for the awesome photos!
Very nice work sir!!
Also deserving of a big thank you is The Nils, who made the frame available and oversaw the transaction. It really sounded like he and Günter (the Chuck Norris of weight weenies IMO) wanted to make sure the bike got built up again and done right.. so i just hope we've given it a deserving home.
Fuchs - thanks buddy
, and for birthday presents here are some suggestions:
Seriously those have been in the works a long time, and as you are noticing there's still a ways to go on this bike's starvation diet.
Boonen - that is my tuned SRAM Red derailleur you had asked about. It is about 102g as shown
, before it gets the final mods like carbon cable/adjuster bolts and ceramic bearings in the pulleys. As you can see it was heavily "influenced" by your work.
Jeffr - about racing it on a big hillclimb: HELL YES to that idea.
Seems like what it was made to do. But not by me unfortunately.. the rider's measurements have to be about 70cm for the saddle and 56cm seat to bars (and ideally w/ a lot more wattage than what i've got). For a weight limit i'm guessing 65kg or thereabouts.. Is it Haleakala that's your big climb around there? Also i thought Mt Lemmon, Washington, Evans, or Pikes Peak for this bike's chance to turn a pedal in anger. Anyone know any 'talent' in that size who could set a HC record and also work a downtube shifter?
the problem? could be the nut behind the handlebars.