Last part of the Allez rebuild is the overhauling or upgrading of the wheel set. The Mavic Ksyrium SLRs. Of course I will go for ceramic bearings but which one? Three of the big ceramic high-end bearing manufactures are ceramcispeed, c-bears and enduro. The quality is nearly the same but the price is gaping a […]
Last thing on the frame are the bottle cages. For the rebuild I go for the Ritchey WCS UD-carcon ones in black. The save extra weight titanium is also in the game =)
As the last year I will ride the SRM Powercontrol 8 but in a more striking color. I changed my black anodized version for the “original” red version which was quite exhausting. The Speedsensor and heartsbeat strap are still the same. Special thanks to SRM itself for the assistance against the retarded, criminal scammer which […]
Now the bar tape. In the first part of the session I will go for the S-Wrap Roubaix in 30mm. Comfortable, handy and no heat exchange in colder conditions/temperatures. Just a good tape.
Today will be the day where all static parts will be mounted. In the rebuild I want a new seatpost – my pick the Ritchey WCS 1-Bolt with a seatback of 20mm. It has a nice finish which teams best with stem and handlebar plus a simple and perfect adjustment design… just one screw/bolt. Last […]
After alle the cabling is done I finally prefer an alignment of the levers. Now everything is still changeable but after the wrap-up of the handlebar… “rien ne va plus”.
Whats left from the Dura Ace? Hmm… I know that thing which is never in the group set… The pedals. Of course SPD-L and of course Dura Ace. Time for the PD-R9100.
Last step in drive train is the chain and of course the indexing, later. In the first step I will go for the Shimano Dura Ace chain (CN-HG901) with quick-link/master-link. Maybe I will change the chain to more “bling” one =)
Time to get all those components working together… cabling, hell yeah! As always the original Shimano sets will take place in this game. Still pleased with the quality in braking and shifting. So let’s start!
Finally the new STI Levers in the “classic style” – manual/rim. Regarding to the Ultegra 6900 the Dura Ace R9100 is more stealth but with a little glossy finish. In combination with the black finish of the Ritchey parts this looks awesome!
Now to the front derailleur of the Dura Ace R9100. I want the brazed-on style of this derailleur because I want a chain catcher as well. Originally the Allez features no mounting point for the front derailleur so there are two options: first 34,9mm front derailleur clamp-combo or 34,9mm brazed-on clamp. I go for the […]
Now it’s time for the derailleurs, first will be the rear one. At the moment there will be no “tuning” or “tweaks” but maybe later =) So this is just a simple task… one screw and your done.
First part of the installation of the Dura Ace R9100 will be the Brakes. The Allez features the “classic-style” of rim brakes (not direct-mount) so the BR-R9100 are perfect. Because I’m going to run the Mavic SLR’s further I need Exalith 2 brake pads. Respectively about weight saving I’m going to change the brake-shoe-screws to […]
This is just a short exposure of the new group set… guessed the Dura Ace R9100 =D
After a lot of “adventures” with Stages I decided to dispose this crap… This stuff was more than unreliable. Battery/Energy consumption horrible, pairing between the powermeter and the computer perceived at 25% of success. And don’t count the weather into… just outrage. As another choice the new pedal-based SRM/LOOK looks quite good but I wanted […]