Saturday, August 22, 2009

Maiden Voyage On My Birthday Present!

After six months of collecting parts and slowly building this baby up to perfection, today was the maiden voyage of my birthday present to myself... this new Cannondale road tandem! We took it out for an hour and a half (I've been off the bike for a while, and my stoker even longer). Moral of the story... build your bikes slowly - they'll be perfect on the first ride, and all that waiting will be so worth it!

(I won't be saying how old I am Monday...)

Here's the buildup...

FrameCannondale Road Tandem

ForkFatty R Tandem

RimsAmbrosio w/eyelet and machined sidewall, 40 hole

HubsWhite Industries Mi6 Disc

SpokesDT Swiss Champion, 14g

TiresSchwalbe Durano Plus, 700 x 28c

PedalsCrank Brothers Candy

CrankFSA Carbon SLK Tandem, 30/39/53

ChainFSA, Campagnolo Record timing

Rear CogsCampagnolo Record 10-speed, 12-28

Bottom BracketFSA MegaExo, Cannondale eccentric

Front DerailleurCampagnolo Triple

Rear DerailleurCampagnolo Record, med. cage

ShiftersCampagnolo Record

HandlebarsFSA front, Stoker rear

StemFSA front, Cannondale C3 Stoker rear

HeadsetCampagnolo Record

BrakesetAvid BB7 Road Disc

SaddleFi:zi'k Aliente, Viper rear

Seat PostFSA front, USE suspension rear