Well a winter update. The bike is in the shop waiting for spring or dry weather.
However the spec has changed. The 6401 left lever return spring let go of it springyness so Modolo lever which are bit lighter now operate the brakes. I quite like these levers.
The stem has been changed to a Cinelli Grammo Ti which is 184g. The old stem was 280g. It looks alot better as well.
the new wheels are built. Kinlin Xr-200 rims with Novatec hubs and spaim Laser spokes. Purple nipples too.
the bike with the old Zenith stem.
Cinelli grammo. It now fitted.
I have one the way a s/H ultegra 6600 rear mech and a S/H Durace 10 speed cassette. I already have a 6600 chainset. I will use the 8 speed 105 set up for training rides but I will try the 10 speed set up and I want to start road racing next year and this is what I will use if I like friction shifting 10 speed.
It currently weight with the 105 groupset, new wheels, grammo stem e.t.c 8.38kg. With the 10 speed bits on it will weight 8.08 kg or 17.8 lbs.
I can't wait for better weather, maybe I won't wait either.
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