furthering the Bianchi Volpe…
small update… the frame is now in the care of R+E Cycles up in Seattle, should be about two to three weeks before i see it again..
getting the dent filled and the new cable stops brazed-on (replacing the top cable guides).
in the meantime i’ll just have to comfort myself by purchasing parts for the build, and maybe building up a wheel set
speaking of wheelsets, the one planned for this build:
has changed, now instead of the Velocity Dyad’s i’m re-settled on some Mavic A719′s in black and have the drive side spokes straight 14 guage instead of the original double butted, the rest, including the lacing, being the same.
the rear derailleur has a had a slight twist to it’s status on paper as well. i did a little math and figuring after i settled on a crankset, tell you about that in a bit, and the SRAM Rival just didn’t have the capacity, not even in it’s “medium” (long by anyone else’s standards) frame. the derailleur that will now being going on the bike is a SRAM X9 mountain derailleur, 2 extra teeth in it’s capacity with the setup i am going to be running.
so cranks, i finally found a drool worthy triple crank, the Truvativ Elita triple in black, almost sexy it comes with the 50/39/30 chainring setup, pretty much a “Racing Triple”, and sounds just about right to me! especially with that 11-36 cassette going on there.
well, that’s it for now, more updates as they come,