Sunday, October 19, 2008

Latest Photos

Things I'd still like to update on the bike:
  • Update the crank from the old Coda Expert.
  • Install the SI headset cups, I have them but just haven't had the time to install it.
  • Have the Lefty serviced.
But here's the latest state of affairs:

Cannondale Foresite + Fullsite Ultra

Well winter is starting to creep in, with the increasing dark nights so I installed the lamps onto the bike.

I was out last night in the rain, and noticed the brakes squeal a bit in the wet, although it did calm down a bit after a while. But the lights were cheap and effective, they're the Cannondale Fullsite Ultra Lightset and a second Cannondale Foresite Ultra.

I like the balanced look of the twin front lamps and the rear lamp sits nicely below the seat post clamp.

Lefty Boots

Well I got my camera back from service so I can add a few updates again.

Well the new upper and lower boots arrived during the week so I'll be able to have them installed whenever I get the fork serviced. The new lower boot with the narrow bottom will work much better with the 183mm front disk.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lefty Service...

It's been over a year since I had the Lefty serviced. So once the winter hits here, probably in a month of so, I'll leave the bike in to get the fork serviced.

Since I'm now running a 183mm rotor on the front, the lower boot on the left comes rather close to getting sliced up when the fork is heavily compressed. So I'll get a newer style lower boot installed at the same time.

Thanksfully I managed to source alot of the parts myself, some of which have been tricky to source, such as the replacement air valve cover that's at the bottom of the Lefty.

Just waiting on the new lower boot to arrive from Korea, of all places... ebaY is a handy thing at times.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Disk brake frame...

Many people think that disk brake Killer V's were never produced, but as I said before they were and are really are quite a rarity to find today. Although technically not a KillerV, the CAAD3 F900 and the CAAD4 F1000-F4000 frames in 1999 to 2001 in size small had a KillerV style frame...

Such as this one...