Close, but not quite!

11 weeks on from my broken hip, I rode my Specialized Aethos road bike, today. I have been riding a Canyon Grail:ON electric (pedal-assist) gravel bike for a few weeks. If you have been pooh-poohing electric bikes (as I had), you're missing the point; they're EXCELLENT recuperative tools. The Grail:ON is an excellent bike, to a point. It's quick, but heavy. As a class three electric bike, it provides pedal-assist up to around 28 mph (at 350 Watts) through the exceptional Bosch motor. This power seems MOST useful in compensating for the heaviness of the bike itself. At 35 pounds with pedals, it's not light and quick when not under power.

Nice wheels with no miles. Don't ask...I do things like this.

$350 and shipping gets you a set of as-new Carver C38 (38mm) carbon wheels with Novatec hubs and an 11-speed Shimano freehub. PLUS...I'll throw in the Challenge Strada 25 tires. I generally do a great job of gluing tubulars, but I recommend re-doing the gluing for your own peace of mind.

Rim width is 23mm.

Skewers ARE included.

Again, these have NO miles on either the wheels or the tires. Basically, they were built up for a project that never quite transpired.

Shipping in the CONUS is usually around $30. I'll get you the actual figures. Paypal, check, or other funds are fine. We can work that out on the phone.

Bestowed with an other-worldly radiance, Saint Nixon the Wise blesses the minions of the Wallyworld Heckle-Pit and demands cider.

Hey, Nick...isn't that wheel supposed to be on the boards?

Yup.

Luckily, Nick was comparatively unscathed, excepting his ego, which was suitably bruised by the attentions of the infamous Wallyworld Heckle-Pit, which simultaneously respected the attempted shredding and lambasted the abject failure of the shredder.

In an epic display of badassery, Jon brings it in....

Jon's been riding since February, and dove in the DEEP end of today's race...a great guy and an awesome competitor! 

ENVE Classic 56mm tubular rims laced to DT Swiss 240S hubs. Currently Shimano / SRAM 11-speed, but convertible to 12-speed XDR Thru-axle (just did a set myself). 

FloCycling clinchers are SOLD!

 

1994 Serotta Colorado Coors Light

Give a nerd a little money and he'll bury himself in stuff.

I'm a cycling nerd...nay, enthusiast.

To that end, I've finally built this 1994 Serotta Coors Light Colorado Concept titanium bike. It's not to-spec; I've gone with a Campagnolo Athena 11-speed group and modern wheels for a contemporary functionality. It is a replica bike, I think, so I'm not as interested in piecing together a pile of new-old-stock components and prefer, instead, to make it a rider. Cockpit is Nitto, wheels are Velo Orange with White Industries hubs. 

It's an interesting example of the changing tide of bike construction during the early 1990s. Titanium frame with variable tube shapes (the Colorado Concept seat tube, for instance, flares from 26mm to 36mm at the bottom bracket), and a composite fork, albeit with an alloy steerer. It wasn't long before the carbon bike, already a contender in the major tours, became the everyday bike for most riders in World Tour teams as well as for daily riders across the world.

More photos and information to come, as I take it on its maiden trip in its new shoes.