I got a good tax refund this year and I thought I’d do something new for a project.
I bought the frameset and a couple of carbon cages to complete the look and the rest of the parts I already had.
Just went out for the first test ride in the ferocious wind and took a couple of snaps to commemorate. It weighs 7.2kg as pictured, which is pretty good I think considering that the wheels (with the tyres, skewers and cog fitted) weigh 2.8kg.
For general duties I’ll probably stick either the Hope/Open Pro wheels on or WI ENO wheels. And it’ll get a Fizik Arione soon too because the 79g carbon SLR is a bit of an arse hatchet after a couple of hours.
can u remove the decals on the wheels? also, black cranks would be awesome…
Well I could, but then they wouldn’t have Cosmic awesomeness. Drivetrain will stay silver mostly because I’ve got some DA cranks to go on, just to shave off a few grams.
But it’s got a problem. The rear brake is basically unusable - the cable is binding somewhere and after spending too long trying to fix it already I’ll probably have to recable it. Internal cabling looks neat but it was a real pain to install.
FSA Energy: stiff, light, black. Takes shimano ext BB cups too.
next level single speed
laps of the boulie next week
Nice! Needs more wheel decals though.
Wots tha fraym? Chinese crabon?
Yeah it’s an open mold frame, not sure which but I think it might be a HongFu FM015.
Nice choice but DA cranks have a major advantage - I already have them.
And I dunno if the FSAs would work with the Exentriker. Although if they work with Shimano BBs there’s a good chance they would.