Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Zing is done!

The parts have arrived yesterday and built in .There are still some bits to be changed. My Ritchey WCS Carbon wheels are on backorder and the pink handlebar tape and saddle are just before ordering. The bike weight is 6.67kg without pedals. I have not got much experience yet, just done couple of loops in Richmond park (but bloody light and bloody stiff...). Lets get back this after couple of hundred kilometer.

Frame: Dedacciai Scuro HCR (57cm): 1063gr
Fork: Dedacciai Black Drive: 345gr
Headset: FSA Carbon: 112gr
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon Stream: 255gr
Stem: Ritchey WCS Carbon Matrix: 114gr
Seatpost: Dedacciai Aero Carbon: 210gr
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Cabonio: 132gr

Wheels: Campagnolo Neutron: Front: 680gr
Rear: 905gr
Tubes: Michelin Latex: 88gr
Tyres: Continental GP4000: 210gr
Skewers: Campagnolo: Front: 56gr
Rear: 62gr

Shifter: Campagnolo Record Ergolevers: 332gr
F. mech: Campagnolo Record: 89gr
R. mech: Campagnolo Record: 189gr
Cassette: Campagnolo Record: 190gr
Chain: Campagnolo Record: 258gr
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Ultra Torq: 700gr

Brakes: Campagnolo Record: 283gr/pair

Hbar tape: Time
B. cage: Campagnolo Carbon Record: 18gr

+ cables, grease... 71gr

Total: 6670gr

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Over my first endurance season.

After all I wouldnt call this a whole season, because just got done a kind of half way......but some things got turn out better than I ever expected. I devoted this year to gain experinces. I wanted to complete two 12 hour and one 24 hour races. That is it. The first two races were clearly made, but I missed the third one.
My first race was the Nightrider12 in Plymouth 28. April. It was a 12 hour night race, where I got the second place. I finished 20 minutes behind Rob Lee (He was the 24 hour solo world champion 2005, he is well known in the endurance world.)
The second race was the Bristol Bikefest 12 hour. I came on the second place behind Paul Murrin (He won last year SITS in the solo category). Everyone was happy after all, but I could feel something wasnt right with me. These two races were so close together, I hardly had enough time for recovery. I didnt feel up to doing the next challenge. I felt overtight, I could not prepare myself to do the 24hour race. Since then I have stopped training just going for a "ride and smile".

I am not disappointed at all I have not got many racing seasons behind. I have been cycling for 5 years , being through 3 seasons. I feel I got much more insinde just have to get on step by step. I look ahead, already planning my next season. I got a lots of support for the last season. My lovely Adel, my soul and also my regular support. Thank ever so much to my bosses who are also my friends James and Dave for all the financial support and all encouragement, thank you for standing by me. I got one more sponsorship this year, which is ZealOptics. Thank you for giving me a vote of confidence. I have been using their professional sport glasses for a while and will in the future with big pleasure.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Pink King Zing

My new pinky toy has arrived!

It is going straight in the workshop. I am keeping only the frame and fork and selling all parts. I will pimp up with the full Campy Record Carbon set, Ritchey WCS Carbon stem and handlebar and Ritchey WCS Carbon Aero wheels.
Mr Zing`s weight is 7.22kg now, but it is going under 7kg with pedal.
The frame is Dedacciai Superlight Carbon(Scuro HCR), this is 100% hand made in Italy. I will be checking separetly the frame and fork weight soon. The size is 58. It is comming with 57cm top tube, that is fitting me perfectly but i need a shorter stem (the factory is 120mm long, i need 100mm).

You can check the original specifications here:

Beta 1.0:

Beta 2.0:

Beta 3.0: comming soon....