The Village Velodrome Appreciation Society

A blog about jitensha and jogging

Friday, March 09, 2007

No running this week...

...but I've been riding to work every day. On this...

The bike rides really well. It's light, fast but most of all - simple. Almost nothing can go wrong with it. No gears, one brake, no cables, clamps, etc. I really enjoy riding it.

It weighs about 7kg.

The build list is:

Frame: Euro Sport by Bryan Hayes (Columbus tubing, Cinelli bottom bracket shell, Gipiemme drop outs)
Forks: Kalavinka -
Headset: Campagnolo Record Pista -
Headstem: TNI 60mm
Handlebars: Nitto
Bar tape: Cateye -
Bar plugs: Cinelli -
Seat: San Marco SLR-XP -
Seapost: Interloc Racing Design Type 2 Quad -
Cranks: Suntour Superbe -
Chainring: Sugino 75 -
Chainring bolts: alloy (from Posh Bikes) -
Bottom bracket: TA Titanium -
Pedals: Tioga
Chain: DID -
Front rim: Campagnolo -
Front spokes: DT -
Front hub: Shimano Dura-Ace -
Front skewer: Control Tech Titanium -
Front tyre: Continental Giro -
Rear rim: Steiger Aerodynamic
Rear spokes: Hoshi
Rear hub: Campagnolo Record -
Rear tyre: Vittoria -
Cog: Shimano Dura-Ace -
Front caliper: Campagnolo Mirage -
Brake cable: Campagnolo -
Brake lever:

Knees still hurt.



At 8:06 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice bike!

What gear ratio are running on that?

At 4:59 pm, Blogger Ingo said...

That's a really good looking piece you put together!

Maybe one day you can show me the ropes in cycling. Apart from riding to work my Cannodale has never experienced a real treatment.

At 1:17 am, Blogger oldsprinter said...

I'm running 46 x 16. I might even go for 46 x 17 - I prefer spinning.

Ingo, you should be on a German bike - German bikes are the best in the world.

At 10:55 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was running 46x16 myself but found it a bit too much (especially on the knees). Dropped to 46x18 and it's spinny but Tokyo is suddenly a lot more fun to ride fixed.

At 12:55 am, Blogger Ben said...

That frame looks tiny.


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