Okay, I’ve been gradually upgrading my road bike over the years. Every season I add a new component – maybe some handlebars, new gearing, pedals. Well this winter I finally got around to buying a new frame. So the bike I bought six years ago is officially gone. There are no original pieces to that first road bike I bought. So – I may have taken a half dozen years – but I have a new bike.
|Here’s the donor bike – the Trek frame is the only original component and it’s day is here.|
|Max came home for Christmas so I waited for him to help with migrating everything to the new carbon fiber frame.|
|Brakes are installed as is the crank – there was a bit of tricky threading for the shifters and we toasted a couple lines but got it right in the end.|
|We got pretty close with the derailleurs but the chain seemed a bit to sloppy – so we took the thing to the LBS to get a pro mechanic’s opinion. Amazingly enough – he agreed with us.|
|Weighs in at just over 17lbs.|