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!