I posted some pics of this bike last year,
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/postin ... &p=1221418
Now, however, it's a completely different beast.
The Kilo fork is still there, I wouldn't change it for anything else, but now it sports new wheels, with White Industries hubs, a modern carbon crankset which I sanded to have a raw look, and the fabulous new Brake Force Ones stoppers.
The frame needs no introduction. A friend of mine had a batch of 6 light XC frames built by FTW. Full story in the link above. Alu is a mix of Columbus and Easton pipes.
Brakes and fork are handmade in Germany, are quite expensive but worth the price, IMO. Brakes, in particular, are completely different from anything else, having them a closed system with no reservoir. The brake modulation is better than anything else but you have to get accustomed to them because braking is not so immediate, since the first part of the lever travel is only to make pads touch the disc. Braking takes place after this phase and stopping power is very good even with those one finger levers, which are made in carbon.
In one word, the perfect race frame. Neutral, precise, no excuses.
Ashamed of being Italian
life's too short to waste precious moments on a single speed!