Friday, August 24, 2007

Well she was right....

With the loss of an old friend, results in the addition of 2 new friends and an improvement on the other existing friend.

The first new friend is a '06 Fuel 90 aluminum frame with carbon rear suspension that was given to ME by a friend at work. WE put it together with last years and the years before that parts. It is outfitted with Sram X-0 shifting and Hayes 9 hydraulic brakes. I did have to buy the wheel set. It was a test set from the engineering dept for $40!!!








The second is a Trek Madone from the first year they made the Madone. This bike is outfitted with full Dura Ace components compliments of the sale of the "old friend." I am using the wheels that came off my TTX for this so right there that is money saved. I built this bike from the frame up which I have never done before. I now consider myself a bit of a wrench. I know I can do it and it didn't fall apart after a test ride! I do however need to get a longer brake cable housing, I think I cut it a bit short. Can anybody tell me why this bike is not like a normal Madone?

Lastly here is the TTX outfitted with some new race wheels (demos, don't worry). It is a brand new set of Zipp 999's. The rear is a clincher disc and not a tubular. It is a slight bit heavier but I know I can change this out without a problem and not be stranded. I haven't had a chance to ride them yet as we have basically been planning on building an arc with 14 inches of rain so far this month. It is totally killing me!

2 Comments:

Blogger Flatman said...

Your TTX is the sickest bike ever!!!! Nice job getting the mountain bike for $40...if you find another one laying around give me a shout. :)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Spandex King said...

Bike porn at it's best!!!

11:16 AM  

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