Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Steel road bike for a local

 I just built this one up today-my first Ultegra 6800 11 speed buildup. This Shimano stuff keeps getting better, lighter and not much more expensive. All the parts on this bike were detailed by the customer, right down to the red stem, a Ritchey item that was only available for a limited time.
The bars needed to be high on this bike as the customer is long-legged and not super flexible.  Until now, he had been riding the same road bike since 1987 so this is a momentous purchase.
This is not a real light or small frame but it is 19 lbs. 11 oz.complete as you see it-not bad for a really heavy duty road machine.