[Photo courtesy of FastboyCycles]
Frame: 59cm Peugeot Carbolite to 58cm Fuji Ace
Fork: 1" to 1-1/4" internally sleeved extended steerer Quintana Roo Carbon 650c
Stem: ITM Carbon wrapped
Bar: Syntace Bullhorns
Brakes: Shimano 105 front, Tektro Rear, Dia Compe levers
Seat post: Stock Peugeot 24.0mm steel
Saddle: Avocet Turbo courtesy of John Prolly
Cranks: Shimano 600
Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD
Chain Ring: Shimano 52T
Chain: KMC 3/32"
Derailleur: Shimano 105 with 105 down tube shifter
Tires: Rear: Specialized All Conditions 700x23, Front: Ritchey Tom Slick 26"x1"
Rear Wheel: Tempest 2 asymetric hub lace to Velocity Deep V, 28H, half radial, 8speed cassette
Front Wheel: Spinergy Spox 26"
Other: The bike was CAD designed, and turned out exactly as I had hoped. Steerer tube angle is still 73° and there is minimal flex from the front end. The bike is stable under all conditions, and feels like a big road bike. So far I've put over 100km on it in Manhattan traffic, and will be taking it on some long road rides very soon.
In hub news, we're still doing destructive testing. I raced in the Randall's Island Tracklocross this past weekend, and really put my drive train through some abuse.
During the race I swear I heard my cog weeping as the chain rollers ground mud and sand into every trough and orifice of the hub. After cleaning it up I looked at my fork crown, and it has been ground down to the brazing. The race was super fun, and I came in in the top 10 out of 42 racers. After a couple more days of riding around on 32mm CX tires at 40psi on a 40/17 gear I got bored and switched my bike back to its usual street setup. Here's how it looked for the race though:
In Team news, Morgan is hopping onto a plane tonight, and will arrive in NYC tomorrow. He's got some clever bike box trickery going on to try and get the airlines to not charge him oversize or bike box fees. Who knows how that will work. I'm stoked to get to ride with him over the next couple of weeks.
My other rider DUNCAN LEWIS has also been hard at work. Both sewing rad clothes, and riding the shit out of his bike. After many issues with UPS, Customs, and the bike shop ordering his rim, its FINALLY on its way to him. Wow. that took forever. Sorry Duncan. I'll have a complete bio and bike check very soon. Shortly, he'll be filming for an upcoming movie called The Revival. Check out the Trailer. For now though, here's Duncan slaying a big ledge:
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