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Bartali

My new bike

BTP bottle cages arrived today (they are featherlight, so that fits the job spec for me), so I got to thinking about giving you all a progress report on my new bike build.

Yep ... starting with the small things first, in addition to the cages I now have the cassette (Campag Ti 12-26), skewers, stem, top cap and expander (all extralite).

Parlee Z3-SL (black with giro pink lettering) is being put together in the US along with Chris King headset and Easton SLX forks finished to match the frame.

Hope that's wet your appetite. Everything else is on order so more later. Wink
bbnaz

WOW! I cannot wait to see the photos of your new steed. I will be thinking of you when I go to Interbike next week and look at all of the new stuff..........
Bartali

Hi BB. I've been following Eurobike on another forum (weightweenies) - there's lots of nice bling this year. White is the new black (apparently) and some joker has built a 3.3kg 'rideable' bike.

Please take lots of pics and post them for us all to lust over.
Dr.Wierd

Wow Bartali, really excited for ya.

Now remember, the bike can't sleep in the same bed with ya! Wink
cyclingtv

yes.. keeping it in your bedroom is normal .. if your single.. err.. are sleeping alone..
but since there's no way.. to actually force that loved bike.. to 'sleep' with you..
a better question would be.. would you actually be able to 'ride' it.. all night long.. Laughing
kellyrocheearly

cyclingtv wrote:
yes.. keeping it in your bedroom is normal .. if your single.. err.. are sleeping alone..
but since there's no way.. to actually force that loved bike.. to 'sleep' with you..
a better question would be.. would you actually be able to 'ride' it.. all night long.. Laughing


i'm married and my Orbea is in the bedroom. Winter bike was demoted to the hallway.
The joys of living in a small one bedroom apartment!
cyclingtv

where do you keep the wife.. Laughing in the kitchen.. Laughing
Bartali

In the kitchen ... Laughing Laughing Laughing

I keep my bike(s) in the cellar along with the claret Wink
kellyrocheearly

i better be careful what i say here...
CapeRoadie

Hey, K-R-E, are you racing Jamestown on Oct. 8?
forza_petacchi

Bartali wrote:
Hi BB. I've been following Eurobike on another forum (weightweenies) - there's lots of nice bling this year. White is the new black (apparently) and some joker has built a 3.3kg 'rideable' bike.

Please take lots of pics and post them for us all to lust over.
Yeah, cyclingnews has it here:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2...robike07/?id=results/eurobike0710 (its in the 3rd section)


That's ridiculous and actually does not look rideable. A friend of a friend who was doing the Mt. Washington Hill Climb adapted his crankset so he only had a small ring and a few sprockets, and his bike weighed 11 lbs. (5kg).
bbnaz

forza_petacchi

Hey, if its clean, I see no reason not to. Unless you have a significant other, of course.
sheeponabike

kellyrocheearly wrote:


i'm married and my Orbea is in the bedroom.


Blimey! That's what you call an easy going wife - mine gets a bag on if I just bring the bike into the living room to work on it.
Bartali

Ceramic jockey wheels have arrived - as recomended by Headwind.
paperman

Nice one Bartali. Every cloud has a silver lining and all that........

A few pics of your bike are on the way I take it. When its done, or along the way.
Bartali

Nice picture BB
Bartali

Will do Paperman

Here's the front of my current bike



Here's the back

CapeRoadie

BB that's HILARIOUS!

Bartali, that is truly SAD.

Bring on the Parlee. Not usre about the pink letters.
cardinal guzman

Lol BB! I'm not sure whether that is cute or a fetish?

That twisted Ti is just wrong Bart, but a reassuring amount of absorbed energy, and no shards of exploding carbon.
CapeRoadie

cardinal guzman wrote:
Lol BB! I'm not sure whether that is cute or a fetish?

That twisted Ti is just wrong Bart, but a reassuring amount of absorbed energy, and no shards of exploding carbon.


Right. A nice plastic collision reducing some of the impact to the rider. Not enough, I know, Bartali.
paperman

CapeRoadie wrote:
BB that's HILARIOUS!

Bartali, that is truly SAD.

Bring on the Parlee. Not usre about the pink letters.


It might look ok, those Orca' the Andalucia squad are using with the red/ pink/purple...can't see shade properly paint job. I'm assuming its the same as the jersey. In which case its nice.
Besides giro pink is Bartali' colour. Wasn't he wearing his Pink Giro leaders jersey when he was blown off his bike by a driver who accused him of riding too fast? Far as I recall he was.
CapeRoadie

Well, he probably was riding fast. But let's hunt that driver down and have a few "words".
forza_petacchi

You're cannibalizing the Litespeed for parts, right? I mean the front wheel looks fine as do the seatpost, stem and handlebars.
Dr.Wierd

forza_petacchi wrote:
You're cannibalizing the Litespeed for parts, right? I mean the front wheel looks fine as do the seatpost, stem and handlebars.


Nah, a new pair of zero gravity brakes does the wallet good!
Bartali

paperman wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
BB that's HILARIOUS!

Bartali, that is truly SAD.

Bring on the Parlee. Not usre about the pink letters.


It might look ok, those Orca' the Andalucia squad are using with the red/ pink/purple...can't see shade properly paint job. I'm assuming its the same as the jersey. In which case its nice.
Besides giro pink is Bartali' colour. Wasn't he wearing his Pink Giro leaders jersey when he was blown off his bike by a driver who accused him of riding too fast? Far as I recall he was.


Good memory ... I was in my Basso'special' CSC Giro maglia rosa. Just about the only thing that didn't get ripped.

I put the bike back together to demonstrate that I was actually hit from behind. I know this isn't CSI, but what do you guys think? Impact from the front or behind? Wink

Forza, as far as my claim is concerned, I am calling this bike a write off. That said there might be some bits that can be saved ... however, its hard to tell wheter carbon bars, seat, seatpost, brakes etc are damaged or not? The new bike will be all new, but I might resuse some kit on another bike (drivechain looks ok apart from left crank that has a dint in it made by my shin bone ... or was it a dint in my shin made by the crank! Wink
headwind

youll love em bartali. did you go ceramic speed?
bbnaz

boy howdy headwind. nice to see you waving!
Bartali

headwind wrote:
youll love em bartali. did you go ceramic speed?


Good to hear from you HW

I took your advice and went for the ceramic speed.

I have to say they don't look that impressive straight out of the tin ... but hopefully they will spin well when mounted in the rear mech.
headwind

trust headwind...

the cogs are bbb...just fine. the bearings spin like crazy huh? youll lovem.
headwind

bbnaz wrote:
boy howdy headwind. nice to see you waving!


phenomenally busy at work.
paperman

Bartali wrote:


I put the bike back together to demonstrate that I was actually hit from behind. I know this isn't CSI, but what do you guys think? Impact from the front or behind? Wink

Forza, as far as my claim is concerned, I am calling this bike a write off. That said there might be some bits that can be saved ... however, its hard to tell wheter carbon bars, seat, seatpost, brakes etc are damaged or not? The new bike will be all new, but I might resuse some kit on another bike (drivechain looks ok apart from left crank that has a dint in it made by my shin bone ... or was it a dint in my shin made by the crank! Wink


You were hit from behind. A no brainer really!! Having said that the law is funny. Common sense does not apply.
I saw a guy blown off his motorbike one morning. He left the bike where it lay on the road in order to demonstrate to the Gardai (Irish police) what had happened. When they arrived all he got was a bollocking for disrupting traffic. Yet, had he moved the bike the driver could have said anything. I was the only witness to stop. And I knew him. Others stopped too but hadn't seen what happened. Didn't matter driver accepted responsibility at the scene.
I have another real classic..But this can't be discussed here as the case is not yet closed.
thunderthighs

bb that looks liek a good racing bike.. i love steel....

bartoli...oh shit

ciao
Bartali

Guess what came home on top of the car today ...



A little teaser ...


headwind

Shocked


more please...................and hurry
thunderthighs

nice car..

i bought a 2006 golf..gls..red.. my new baby
paperman

Very nice, bike and car!!!! Looking forward to seeing how the lettering looks. What's visible is nice looking. Very Happy
Bartali

A few more teasers ...







and finally ...

cyclingtv

must feel great.. having such a steed.. between your legs.. same goes for the car.. Wink
paperman

Nice one Bartali. A beauty. Wink Really nice bike. Enjoy it. Very Happy
Bartali

Thanks guys!
CapeRoadie

Bartali wrote:
A few more teasers ...







and finally ...



They deserve to be on another page. Wowo, Bartali! Fantastico! Takes my breath away. I hope it's insured.

The pink works! Stealth. Seriously cool bike. Wow. Did I say that already?

How is the knee/leg?
CapeRoadie

No one in the pro peloton has a bike that cool.
headwind

forget "cool" doc...no one in the pros has a bike that, well, "pro" for lack of a better word. That shames purdy near every bike ive ever seen.

well done bartali...seriously. that is one mean, stealthy, and serious macine on 2 wheels...and the 4 wheel option aint a slouch either!

bravissimo!
headwind

some outside pix so we can see the cf work parlee is so famous for???

pretty please

complete report expected.

wow bartali thats fetching.
redster73

As I sit here writing with kids that have been screaming at me since 7 this morning I think of what might have been in life as I gaze out at my MPV and longingly at the Condor and Cougar...jealousy doesn't quite grasp the situation.

Hey ho...

That is one cool bike!
Bartali

redster73 wrote:
As I sit here writing with kids that have been screaming at me since 7 this morning I think of what might have been in life as I gaze out at my MPV and longingly at the Condor and Cougar...jealousy doesn't quite grasp the situation.

Hey ho...

That is one cool bike!


Glad you all like it. I'll give you all a full report when I'm well enough to hit the roads again.

Hey Red ... I am very lucky in many ways, but I'd swap the bling for kids of my own! (Perhaps that's easy to say when I haven't suffered the screaming since 7am!)
redster73

No they're great realy just need to understand the concept of the lie-in!
Dr.Wierd

Bartali, great bike, congrats.
kellyrocheearly

fantastic looking machine Bartali, worthy of the great man himself!

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