Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's a new model......really !

Here it is, fall and all the big bike companies have already shown the world all of their new stuff at the big trade shows. I'm too broke and too busy to go to any of these shows but that won't stop me from coming up with a new 2010 road frame with features not seen on my bikes until now. This frame is scandium with a carbon seatstay...something I have done for years but this time there's an integrated headset and a BB-30 shell. I'm hoping to get it built and rideable in the next week or so. The frame weighs a scant 2 lbs. 11 oz. so the whole bike has a good chance of being down in the 15 lb. range with the components I have to put on it, mostly 7900 Dura Ace. I had to modify my Paragon dropouts to take the carbon wishbone but it came out pretty clean.Reynolds does not make this seatstay wishbone any more so I'll have to source something else, possibly Dedaccai or Columbus. I'm hoping that this combo makes for a smooth ride without sacrificing the front end rigidity that I like so much.In case you are wondering , yes-I did put the frame on the floor to photograph it. Don't worry, it's my frame and it didn't get scratched....yet !









4 comments:

Frank said...

It'll match your shiny new shoes. Sweet looking!

swiggco world said...

that's the idea...white on white. Maybe I won't get run over....

Ayreel said...

Hmmmm, I need a new road bike. Though I might just ride my sweet new cross bike year-round!

chris and hollie mcgovern said...

me likey!