After spending half an hour of my life working out how to mount the saddle on my USE Alien seatpost, I have to take my hat off to the engineers at USE, for taking a perfectly simple device and turning it into something almost incomprehensible.
However, in the end, with the aid of a massive application of grease to everything, a hammer and a pair of Mole Grips, I got the saddle on, NOT in it's final position, for the saddle obsessed amongst you.
Lot's of bits still to acquire and fit, steerer still to be trimmed, once I have the ride position worked out .
I have abandoned the Ringle H2O bottle cage, as it just didn't look right. I also think that I'm going to leave the Ritchey stem in silver, as it sort of ties in with the forks and the top of the seatpost.
Cassette is a 11-36 and is the size of a dinner plate
Still, I'm interested to see how 2 x 10 works out.
Bottom bracket is a Hope and I have adaptor rings for the SRAM X9 cranks that are yet to be installed.
Think that's it for the minute; more once the Postie has been with some transmission bits.
"Try not to punch any clowns"