Like I said last year, when I get to it, there will be a new, detailed build-up with better pictures. Now the time has come. I teared down the Tarmac… completely. Not only that the phoenix rises from the ashes, no… there is a lot new stuff coming, too. One thing is the new Ceramicspeed […]
Today the Tarmac will rise and the Allez will fall. What does this mean? The Allez will fall?! Yeah the Dura Ace components will be transferred to the Tarmac… So in the background will be a disassembly to build up the Tarmac =) But later on will be a “2nd 2nd” Rebuild for the Allez […]
As already shown on instagram, here are the first pictures from the S-WORKS Tarmac SL6 frameset…
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.