Thursday, March 6, 2008

One friend leaves, another arrives








The Cannondale CAAD 9 is gone. In its place is this lovely Lapierre XLite cross bike. Amazingly light.

Parts:
Ritchey WCS carbon fork
Ritchey Pro Logic headset
SRAM Rival Shifter/Brake levers
SRAM Rival Front derailleur
SRAM Rival Rear derailleur
Shimano Dura Ace 12-27 cassette
Ritchy WCS 4 Axis Stem
Ritchey WCS handlebar
Thomson Elite Seatpost
Selle San Marco Aspide (very old, very broken in saddle)
Mavic Ksyrium ES Special Edition Wheelset, Tubular
Tufo Flexus Tires
TRP Euro x brakes
Crank Bros. Eggbeater SL pedals
FSA SL-K Compact Carbon Crankset

I am going to go ride it today for the first time.

3 comments:

rosey said...

nice build. it is definitely going to be a hot race machine. your thomson post is on backwards though. T should be at the top on the drive side. maybe that is why the seat is titled down so much?

Mr. Flynn said...

actually the seatpost is correct. There is a label that states front and that is pointing to the front. I have two other bikes with thomson posts and all have the T at the bottom on the drive side.

Regarding the tilt, I like it with a fair amount of tilt, but prior to my first ride on it I changed slightly.

Thanks for the comment, it really is a hot ride. I was very impressed.

rosey said...

but check out the thomson set back post you have on the blue 29er. that one is installed "correctly" with the T at the top. I don't mean to be rude, it's just an aesthetic thing that gets to me.

you can disassemble the saddle clamp and keep the "front" facing front. just rotate the shaft 180 degrees. i guess if you don't want to, that's ok. they are your bikes, not mine.

enjoy!