Ok ever since i was a kid i always wanted to build a custom super high end race bike sparing no expense. I have built several very nice bikes in the past but always ended up cutting a corner somewhere or just going with second best rather then holding out for the better 1. This project was a testament to that. Build the best bike i can with all the parts i wanted regardless of cost or rarity. There were other frames i was debating in the beginning. Other frame choices were a Technique the Powerlite Coqpit with the carbon top tube and seat mast. Missed a chance to get 1 off ebay but if i waited for another 1 of those id be old and gray by the time i started this project. And a GT ultra box. and as you can see i went with the Coqpit. The ONLY used parts on this entire build are the bars pedal bodies and pedal spindles tho show few if any signs of wear. And to all the ppl out there that claimed to have built an 18lb XL with parts that couldnt possibly be lighter then 21... shame on you. This 1 however i assure you is 18lbs. And if i went with a lighter frame bottom bracket bars and chain i could have got this down to just under 17lbs. But i like this set up too much to simply save weight.
Fork: Saso Carbon/aluminum
Headset: Chris King
Cranks: Profile Retros
Sprocket: Profile blue ano spline drive
Chain: chrome KMC 710 SL
Spindle: FSA Titanium hollow spindle with Bluesix hollow Ti bolts
Bottom bracket: NOS Profile Evolution
Pedals: Crupi Mini Rounds with Ti Spindles and Blue ano cages
Rims: Chrome Alien nation Runaway 36H
Hubs: Profile Race Mini 36h 9t LHD blue with all ti hardware.
spokes: Ti natural finish
nipples: blue ano alloy
Tires: Tioga power block S-spec
Rim Strips: Shadow conspiracy
bars: Aluminum ELF Blast Bars
grips: Animal Edwin De la Rosa with eastern bar ends and left side grip stop blue Ano and blue Lizard Skins donuts
Stem: Supercross front load blue ano with Blue6 Ti bolts
Seat: Tioga D-Spyder Carbon Composite
Seat post: EPX Carbon Fiber.
brakes: TRP donny robinson signature v brakes with carbon lever and Titanium hardware
just added the Saso carbon forks and got the retro profiles. wont mount them till i get the wheels.
changed the black PL stem i had to this 1 that i polished up myself. it too is a stand in till i get the polished bullseye stem i want. more to come as soon as im not broke.
just ordered a blue ano profile spline drive sprocket Ti spindle and spindle bolts. wanted to try something new which was a race bike with a compact drive. also was originally going to use all neutral colors but i decided to go with blue ano. not going all out on the blue like i did on my auburn and fit with all the purple. going to keep it simple. blue ano sprocket hubs nips MAYBE ill go with the blue ano bullseye stem was even pondering something super light like the odyssey elementary v3 everything else will be neutral.
i settled with the epx carbon seat post and just installed it. soon as i recieve my new jp cages and get the crupi minis from a friend ill decide which of them ill use on this build. either way its going to be sweet.
Just got a set of Crupi mini rounds with Ti spindles. replaced the bearings and soon will get new polished cages.
Just got the tires hoops seat grips rim strips bar ends and grip stop. just put everything i have up to now assembled.
Just got the brakes today and they are sweet and extremely light! just so i can finally get this frame on the ground i temp mounted a set of primo comet tires to a set of spin rims. nowhere near as light as whats going to be on it later but they will do for now. all thats left is a blue supercross stem chrome KMC 710 SL chain titanium spokes and profile hubs with all ti hardware.
ok updated museum pics with current 1s. the wheels and tires are temp just so i can get this thing rolling. and if i go with the carbon stealth bars the powerbends will go as well.
Just got the blue ano Supercross stem with Blue6 Ti bolts, silver kmc 710SL chain and the Ti spokes today. the profile hubs are on the way..... hurry up fed ex!!! the anticipation is killer.
just got the Profile hubs in the mail today. was scheduled to finish this up today but an unexpected problem with bad quality nipples will push things back a few days. oh well.
After 8 months FINALLY finished this 1. the blue cages was the last piece to go on. was slightly disappointed that the shade was a bit off from what i was expecting but looks sweet nevertheless. feel free to tell me what you think
last min change. the aluminum blast bars were simply too awesome not to put on this bike. so off came the powerbends and now i do believe thats it for this build....i think....