Why are there bike parts hanging in my coat nook? (Part Deux) I bought a bike. I have been deliberating over this for a little while now. Well, ever since I competed in a Corporate Track Cycling League… And this decision to buy as been researched quite thoroughly. You see, I’ve worked out that I can spend Fuji Track Pro USA money, and instead get a fairly customised rig on 88mm carbon tubs. Frame: Aluminium cheapy from trademe (nz ebay) Fork: Leader Carbon Wheelset: Suzue high flange hubs to 88mm Light Bike tubular rims Crankset: Sram Omnium Cockpit: Deda Pista Saddle/Post: Used NJS Kashimax/Deda Compared to the spec sheet of a Felt TK3, or Fuji Track Pro USA - I get a pretty comparable, custom ride for $1600 USD. Rad. The lads at the local bike shop are pretty engaged, and I admire their pragmatism: “Buy Deda stuff online, we can’t even get it in NZ, so that’s all good. Trust us on the Omnium price and wheel build!” They’re totally right too. Thanks :) I look forward to many more mornings on the boards.

Why are there bike parts hanging in my coat nook? (Part Deux)

I bought a bike. I have been deliberating over this for a little while now. Well, ever since I competed in a Corporate Track Cycling League… And this decision to buy as been researched quite thoroughly.

You see, I’ve worked out that I can spend Fuji Track Pro USA money, and instead get a fairly customised rig on 88mm carbon tubs.

Frame: Aluminium cheapy from trademe (nz ebay)
Fork: Leader Carbon
Wheelset: Suzue high flange hubs to 88mm Light Bike tubular rims
Crankset: Sram Omnium
Cockpit: Deda Pista
Saddle/Post: Used NJS Kashimax/Deda

Compared to the spec sheet of a Felt TK3, or Fuji Track Pro USA - I get a pretty comparable, custom ride for $1600 USD. Rad.

The lads at the local bike shop are pretty engaged, and I admire their pragmatism: “Buy Deda stuff online, we can’t even get it in NZ, so that’s all good. Trust us on the Omnium price and wheel build!” They’re totally right too. Thanks :)

I look forward to many more mornings on the boards.

Clive SomervilleComment