Sadly I have decided to sell my Pace RC200 frame and a few bits. It was going to be a long term project, and I have slowly built up all the parts for the build. But I have been taken by the dark side(Weight Weenies) and bought this Control Tech Frame from France. As far as I know, and with speaking to Control Tech themselves its a Show Bike from a show in 2002, only one built and it weighs 1277g. Full Carbon in really good condition, I bought it from a guy in France.
Its got some stange features though, that are causing me a few problems. Its a strange integrated BB, so you have normal bearnings pressed into the Frame then use the new Integrated Style Cranksets. Of course, different manufactures have different sizes so its gonna be a challenge getting the bearnings etc. Next is the Integrated/Semi Integrated/Integral/Whatever type headset. Havn't got a clue which of the new type it is, the first shop I went it to to Identify it said it was 0.1mm too small for the ones they had in stock!?!?! Its got parts of an FSA headset in it already, so I have emailed them this morning to see if they can identify what it is. Gone are the days of buying a 1 1/8 inch headset and it slotting straight in! Gues it will teach me to move to all this modern stuff! I will be running M950 XTR though, sticking with V brakes and 8 speed because I have bought all these bits for the Pace. I'm hoping that cos its got 8 Speed I'll still be invited to the meets????