Wednesday, September 3, 2008

In the shop

Now that I've completely bored everyone with my excessive posting (again) I've decided to start dedicating some of these to the rigs I currently have in my shop from time to time. Right now I have the following:

2008 BMC SLC01 - Full carbon frame running SRAM Red drivetrain (Ultegra 11-23 cassette). Compact crank. Wheels are HED Jet 50 rims. I'm not familiar with them, but they appear to be an aluminum clincher with a carbon fairing over them. Interesting. Also the rear is built up over a Powertap Wireless hub.

Based on the shop time and some time spent riding it around (along with other experiences) I have mixed feelings about Red. I do not like Doubletap. I do not like the hoods/levers. I do like some of the feel. I LOVE the rear derail.

The brake calipers are much better than I thought they would be as well. As shown the rig weighs in at 17.5 #'s. My guess is that in a racing configuration for me it would come in around 16 and some change or about 1 pound lighter than my current rig.


L*I*S*A said...


I need to stick to running.

Carbon, SRAM, Jet, Ultegra 11-23 cassette. Huh?

Give me words like lactate threshold, tempo run, pronation, and of course my favorite



Runner Susan said...

Is this written in like Russian or something? I don't understand a word of it.

Psimet said...

You guys are awesome. This is indeed my other language. I speak 'cog'.

Let me -resummerize it...I worked on an uber-expensive road rig with top line components and cleaned, tensioned and lubed it and got it running like a precision watch in 3/4 of an hour.

....I'm batman.

Eric Cox said...

That weight seems high. My non-zoot Ultegra rig with ksyrium equipes comes in at about that weight.

In other observations, I clearly need to find a bike weenie friend willing to do my work for beer and cookies. Then again, I'm learning to do my own work so I can afford more beer and cookies... hmmm.

Psimet said...

I do it because:
1. I love it.
2. It makes me happy.
3. It puts my mind in a permanant state of bliss. Comfortably Numb.
4. I get to lay hands on some wicked stuff I could not exactly afford.
5. I get the satisfaction of a job well done.
6. I get to embrace my inner/outer geek.
7. I get to see the look on the owner's face when they take a pedal stroke and go "WOW!"
8. I do it because it can be a challenge.
9. I do it because I can.
10. Sometimes I do it because I would like a nice Belgian Wheat Ale 6-pack placed into my fridge...

....this should have been a blog post....

Psimet said...

Oh...and fartlek should be my new aham....


CyLowe said...

Dude. Who fartleked?

Open a window or something. That stuff is completely rank.

This post reminds me that you haven't seen the low end CyLowe rig in quite a while. I think I need to have you tension my spokes and use a torque wrench on my crankset.


Psimet said...

...don't even get me started about nipples....

aham23 said...

first, what the hell are those HED doing on my new rig. where are my custom Psi wheels?

you guys said nipples!!