Current Bike: Cervelo S1

My only race bike so far.

Original Specification

Frame                                                                     Cervelo S1
Fork                                                                         3T Funda Pro
Bottom Bracket                                                      Shimano 5600
Brake Calipers                                                      Shimano 5600
Cassettes                                                              Shimano 5600
Chains                                                                    Shimano5600
Cranks                                                                    Shimano 5600
Front Derailleurs                                                  Shimano 5600
Handlebar Tape                                                   Fizik Bar Tape
Handlebars                                                          Raceface Cadence
Headset                                                                FSA IS 3
Integrated Shift/Brake Levers                           Shimano 5600
Pedals                                                                  Look Keo 2 Max
Rear Derailleurs                                                 Shimano 5600
Saddle                                                                  Fizik Antares Cervelo Team Edition
Seatpost                                                               Cervelo 1 Position Seatpost
Stem                                                                    Raceface Cadence
Wheels                                                                Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution
Computers                                                         Polar CS200
Water Bottle Cages                                          Carbon Bottle Cage X2
Since then. With constant tinkering, I have upgraded some parts of the bike.
Current Specification
Frame                                                                     Cervelo S1
Fork                                                                         3T Funda Pro
Bottom Bracket                                                      Easton EC90
Brake Calipers                                                      Shimano 5600
Cassettes                                                              Shimano 5600
Chains                                                                    Dura Ace 7900
Cranks                                                                    Easton EC90
Front Derailleurs                                                  Shimano 5600
Handlebar Tape                                                   Fizik Bar Tape
Handlebars                                                          3T Egronova
Headset                                                                Cane Creek 110
Integrated Shift/Brake Levers                           Shimano 5600
Pedals                                                                  Look Keo 2 Max
Rear Derailleurs                                                 Shimano 5600
Saddle                                                                  Fizik Antares Cervelo Team Edition
Seatpost                                                               Cervelo 1 Position Seatpost
Stem                                                                    3T ARX Team
Wheels                                                                Handbuilt 38/50 American Classic 420/Planet X Pro 50
Computers                                                         Polar CS200
Water Bottle Cages                                          Carbon Bottle Cage X2
Upgrade to the Dura Ace chain was inevitable as the chain has pretty bad stretch after the end of the 1st year of riding,while I could have replaced the chain to a 105 Series chain, I chose the Dura Ace instead as it is lighter and shifts better at a pretty low cost of increase (about S$20 or so). I was pretty impressed with its slick and smooth shifting even on a 105 derailleur  and cassette.
The 3T upgrade has always been sort of an unnecessary upgrade for me as other than weight savings, it appears to have no other effects other than cosmetic appearances. However to my dismay, after riding for a while,despite having a proper bike fit. I was having back problem that only happen during long distance cycling. All at the grand old age of 22.While I could have used an cheap stem to play around, i instead used the 3T Arx as it complete the look of the bike similar to the then Cervelo Test Team. Besides looking cool, it cuts abit of weight as well.
3T egronova bars, while a cool-looking funky flat handlebar(or thats what i thought) is in fact a pretty good upgrade.  The flat surface at the top makes it easy to go into an aerodynamic position without using an aerobar. Also, it is pretty nice to grip and hold while taking a breather from pulling and hard riding. Of the 3 bars that i used so far, i find it to be the best so far and might be using it in future bike build.
The headset was actually a upgrade for necessity as the crappy FSA headset gave way after a year of riding or so. The top part came out. Decided to have Chris King but my wallet says the otherwise so decided to get instead Cane Creek, the other prominent brand instead of having some other FSA crappy shitty bearings. While other than it being more slicker in handling than my FSA, I do not think there is other noticable difference while hoping that it can last forever.
Easton EC90,despite having reading about crank failure online, I took the risk and took the plunge and bought a NOS from online retailer.Other than having amazing weight and stealthy with a carbon crank, it is also incredibly stiff as well. I found it a huge difference from the Shimano 105 crank where I find it flexing when i was sprinting. Well worth the value IMHO. Only hope that it will last long and does not suffer crank failure.
After having crashing a pair of fusioncycle wheels. I thought it would be a pity to waste the hubs as they are in pretty good condition. So I decided to build a new pair of wheels through my friendly LBS. First one was the front one with an american classic 420 rim . While not having the best braking surface avaliable its cheap and seems aero enough. Next was a planet X  50mm carbon rim . I had the unfortunate incident of cracking the 1st rim and had a hefty discount for the 2nd rim .Looks pretty aero but I would not want to take the risk of braking much on it as cracked rims are expensive to replace.
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About sadisticnoob

A poor guy attempting to skim on bike parts
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