The frame is supposedly Columbus but the bloke I bought it off (who was apparently state junior track champ) said it must be Italian frame as it had a Columbus sticker on it before he had it powder coated. when I asked what BCD the cranks where he said that it took campog chain rings.
Rode it on Friday’s alley cat brakeless and may keep it that way despite almost knocking over two kids, just about running through a red into a cop car and coming last.
The handling on this is awesome so twitchy. I might be wrong and it might have been new bike euphoria, but the short wheel base seemed to make stopping brakeless allot easier.
As for the wheels, the shamal is awesome, light, tight and stiff but this bike is going to be my street thrasher. I weigh in at 110 kg and am a little concerned about how those poor 16 spokes are going to cope. There will be a B 43 on the back as I am hard on the rear wheel and my Mrs needs her wheel back.
Its light compared to any of my other wheels and but that is not saying much at all as they are aeros, woblers and deep v’s all with high spoke count and high flange hubs.
I may need to start a new thread but on the weight of wheels:
Is it that you want a light wheel as this is part of your drive train or does a heavy wheel work ok on fixed as it is like a flywheel? I remember changing my wheels on a hill climb car I had and it making an amazing difference to my acceleration as it reduced my unsprung weight.
I have never worried about weight on a bike as I am a larger gent but picking up the different wheels just got me thinking. :?
Bejesus, you’re in a total different weight division. As been said before, weight is only an issue when climbing and getting wheels up to speed. I recently changed to a pair of 1500g Euros on the roadie and noticed the acceleration difference markedly. However once it gets going on the flats its the profile thats important.
Anyhow, at your weight, I’ll be inclined to go for strength over and above anything else, especially for street riding. A lot of modern carbon wheels have rider weight limits of around 85kgs.
Lovely bike by the way, except for the stem which aint my cuppa.