08 March, 2007

After



FSA SLK MegaExo carbon crank, SRAM 11-26 cassette, SRAM 1090 Hollowpin chain. Now all I need is a new wheel-set and new tires and the season will be in full swing. Right now it's 18.3 lbs. and I will drop a lb. with new wheels. Make sure you check out the Before post, scroll down.

7 comments:

bryan said...

Ooooohh ... speedy and shiny. That's pretty sweet.

Here's a wrenching question -- I have an older Bianchi with an 8-speed Shimano setup. If I cherry-pick some Dura Ace or Ultegra parts on eBay, could I add them as I go without too much trouble? I'd like to go 9-speed, but it's just a trainer bike, so I don't need to go nuts.

Matt N said...

it's a litte hard to do that. a 8 speed chain is a little fatter than a 9. You would have to change the der's, shifters, cassette, and chain at the same time. the easiest thing would be to get the whole kit together by cherry-picking and then put it on all at once. having extra parts around never hurts. i got a some weird crap sitting at my house, not as much as some, but i have some odds and ends.

Matt N said...

9spd dura-ace and ultegra are pretty interchangable so they would work well together. just really have to do it all at once because the shifters and der are set for 9's, unlike the sora/tiagra 8-9spd stuff.

bryan said...

So with Sora/Tiagra I could mix and match?

But upon further review, 105/Ultegra is about as good as it's going to get. I need those extra dollars for my other bike. I'll have to keep an eye out for things. The components on the Bianchi aren't bad, they're just not that good.

Peter said...

dude...my cross bike is lighter than that (insert snobby hipster bike fag voice)

bryan said...

I think every bike in the world is lighter than that Bianchi. Fully laden -- two bottles, seat pack and tools -- it checked in at just over 29 pounds.

bryan said...

Oh, and I raced with it once.