Monday, 22 December 2008

Winter machine

I sold my Il Pompino after the last winter. I built a brand new winter cruiser. My new friend's name is Honky Tonk and he is from the Kona family. We have had around 2000km from middle of November and I really satisfied with him!

The frame is Kona DB Cro-mo. It isn't a lightest construction but extremly comfy! Full finishing kit is Easton, what was real bargain from US! (I never ever put £200 handlebar in my traning bike, but the stem-handlebar-seatpost-headset was $120 with P&P) Drivetrain is full Campy Veloce Infinity, compact, 10 speed, it works perfect. Breaks are from the Cane Creek factory, deep drop version, these easily fit with the mudguards. The original breakpads was absolute rubish, but I changed for Swiss Stop pads. Wheels are Campy Zonda, I got from my shop! (Thanks James) The bike's weight is 11.2 kg, but who cares???? 

Frame and fork: Kona Honky Tonk 
Headset: Cane Creek S6
Stem: Easton EA70
Handlebar: Easton EC90
Seatpost: Easton EC70
Seat: Fizik Aliante
Drivetrain: Campy Veloce Infinity
Brakes: Cane Creek SCR-3L with Swiss Stop Black pads
Wheels: Campy Zonda with Pinhead skewers
Tyres: Conty Gatorskin

Weight: 11.2kg
Size: 57cm

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Bike porn I. - Tune pink Skyline Skewers

My new candy sticks has arrived today morning! (Thanks for Andy and Poshbike)
These are first and only one pink color set in the UK! Yipppi and mine!!!
They are landing in my King Zing soon!

Skyline skewers are the lightest ever made at just 18 grams a pair! The elegance of these
minimalist retainers is undisputed.
Skyline skewers are also theft proof due to their neat splined "Key ring" style spanner, used to tighten or release the wheels. Also CNC machined 7075 T6 Aluminium and laser etched with Tune logo.

Clamp material: CNC amchined 7075 T6 heat-treated Aluminium, clamp cup and splined end nut
Front and rear axle: CNC machined 7075 T6 heat-treated Aluminium
Mechanism: CNC machined M5 X 0.5 with fine rolled thread
Distributor: Poshbike (but also you can order our shop!)

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sunday ride with Warren

I did some nice muddy ride with Warren on November's last Sunday! Warren is our shop's customer and really good friend of ours. He invited me for a "secret trail" ride couple of mounts ago, and finally has happend!
Just was a usual british Sunday... 3 degrees and rain! We met front of Warren's house at midday. We rode singlespeed bikes, what was a good choice in the mud! We started up Richmond hill and a small loop in Richmond park, Kingston, Hampton Court.... (and I was last, I just followed Warren)... we touched Oxwood and Cobwood and finally arrived the "OBJECT"! Hmm... mystical word... object! :) Object is a II. World War airstrip on the middle of nothing. After short brake we turned back because started getting dark.
It was a really good Sunday ride with a lots of technical and deep muddy trail. The back way was some time really tricky because my Fox's Terralogic didn't wanna work.. :P
Thanks Warren! Hope we can do some similar soon!

The day in numbers:

Distance: 60,5 km (+ 20km for me, commuting Earls Court- Richmond- E.C.)
Duration: 3:25 (+ 40 minutes for me)
Avg. heart rate: 142
Avg. speed: 20.5 km/h

After long time...

I am back! I was disappeared for a long time. I had a really hard couple of months, I am over lot of personal things. I am over...  and I fell that I can focus on the cycling again! 
I started my winter traning begining of November, but unfortunately wasn't too constans, I had a lots of brake but I know it isn't too late! The hard work has started! I am full of with planes and I am really inspired! 
I try to promise , I am posting more often! ( nice bikeporn stuffs are comming soon)

(One thing, because my english isn't really good and unfortunately I "lost" my "english teacher" , please excuse me for my terrible grammar! I am working on....)