Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nova Nebula - Work in Progress.


Thanks to the generosity of Eric W I have a new addition of my bike stable. I picked up my future time trial bike on Saturday and have begun the transformation to ITT specific road rocket.

After a good cleaning I have added the time trial bullhorn,stem, aerobars and aero brakes. I also mounted spare tires on my spare wheelset for testing purposes. It was originally set up with Shimano 8 speed but I will switch it all over to Shimano 9 speed. I already have the Dura Ace 9 speed bar end shifters, my wheelsets all have 9 speed rear cassettes and I have a brand new Ultegra 9 speed crankset. To complete the transformation I will need to purchase a 9 speed rear derailleur, chain and MTB brake cables to fit the aero brake levers.

Needless to say I`m quite pleased to have a time trial specific bike available. I also spied a set of Maxxis road tires online that have a orange stripe which will compliment the frame paint quite nicely. If I could only find a nice affordable set of aero wheels I`d be golden!

Geo

9 comments:

The Dickinsons said...

surprisingly, i understood this post!;) steve has been looking to buy a road bike and has been talking all about the components and such for days now and i'm catching on to what's what. it's a nice bike you have there!
C.

George said...

LOL........thanks! Tell Steve to drop me a line. I`d be interested to know what he`s looking at.
Geo

westbound said...

aero brakes..they exist? and mtb parts on your bike?

westbound said...

Congrads. Its a shape looking machine there.

The Dickinsons said...

Oh Geo,
I was bidding on a 2004 Lemonde Alpe D'Huez road bike, full Ultegra.I went to see the bike, had a look over it, took it for a short ride, feel in love. Came with in 10 secnds of getting winning it then got out bid with seconds to spare. Now I have my eye on 2 bikes.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBTOX:IT&item=260211044378&_trksid=p3984.cTODAY.m238.lVI


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBTOX:IT&item=120224210857&_trksid=p3984.cTODAY.m238.lVI

Steve

The Dickinsons said...

Wow, just read over my comment and realized my grammar was horrendous. Sorry about that.

Steve

George said...

"Aero brakes" - Yup. You use them on the bullhorn type of bar in an aero setup. I have Cane Creek ones and found out when I tried to run the cables that they use MTB style cables...not road. Go figure huh?

Steve - That`s too bad...the Lemond is a sweet bike.Good luck and good hunting.

Geo

Jeanne said...

(It appears you have another baby!)Sweet looking bike, George! You're going to be smoking this summer~! Hope the shoulder/neck are feeling better!

Murray Yazer said...

Hey Geo... great looking bike!! Maybe I'll get one someday!!

Murray