Friday, February 25, 2011

It's here!

Boy is it a bute!

Bare frame 4.01 lbs

Paragon sliders

Chris King headset and BB installed. Spacers were needed to get the chainring out for clearance.

Loosely installed belt.

nicely lined up.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Almost here

I has been a long time coming.  Hopefully I can get the rest of the parts in before the next snake.

Front wheel build

Stan's crest 29 dt Swiss 1.8 2.0 spokes Chris King hub.
I just need to tension and true it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bike Porn

Serotta is about halfway finished. I'm hoping they can wrap it up next week. I really really need to get on this a work out the kinks. I've found a bunch of threads at MTBR about the belt drive. I'll have to read them this weekend.

I was literally salivating when I saw these.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Devou Work

This is where we worked today; for the most part some of this is just the walk back. Just rough cutting in so that Chad can see all the flags and decide exactly how to run the trail.

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More Parts

More parts, and bigger negative numbers in my bank!
The belt is absurdly light.
I don't know the weight of the Phil Wood Cog, but I'm guessing it will even out in the weight savings department.  It's quite amazing though; I hope it is just as strong and durable as they say.

The saddle is pretty nice.  I can't put it on any other bike though, I dont' want it molding to my butt with out being fitted at the shop. Pretty sweet little bag too.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I officially have my leave of absence from work. My room is booked, now I just need to buy my plain ticket.No word on the bike as of today.

  1. Finish 2011 TD
  2. Finish 2011 TD in under 26 days
  3. Finish 2011 TD in <=21 days
  4. Finish 2011 TD naked
  5. Finish the March Snake Creek Gap TT in under 4 hours.
  6. Finish the Cohutta 100 faster than 2009 <11 hrs 
  7. Bulk up with muscle instead of yummy bacon and donuts for the last month before the TD
  8. Do some more sewing