Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday fixative~Giant rebuild

The ever changing fleet.
There's only room for so many bikes here at the slow RPM headquarters.The Slow Schlepper has been dismantled and tucked away under the house. School Schlepper has been promoted to shopping duties and this light weight Giant composite has become the latest addition to the fleet.

The mighty Giant was donated by a good friend.Languishing in the back of the garage,dusty and unused ,it had seen some serious miles of weekend training from Santiago up to the Andes and back. We were able to salvage a few of the original components and make up the rest from left overs. How could you not love a well worn Selle Italia 'Rolls' saddle?

For the nerds amongst you, here's the specs.

Frame :Giant carbon fibre composite
Wheelset: Velocity hubs and deep Vees, hand built here at SRPM central.
Bars:Nitto randoneur
Stem:Nitto Long
Bottom bracket:original Shimano octolink
Cranks: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes:original Shimano Ultegra

Frame was painted 'Citroen Black'by Johan Willems at'Spray Ya Bike'