Bikes

As mentioned in the about me page, I'm an avid cyclist. Thus, it only makes sense that I own n+1 bikes, where n is the number of bikes currently owned.

Status

Big Red Detroit taking a bath Because I enjoy looking at transit authority fleet assignment sheets, I may as well have one too.

Name Type Status Comments
Big Red Hate Machine Road Out Bath scheduled soon; dirt and surface rust (chain) levels above acceptable levels
Steelie Fixed cyclocross In Gets coat of Boeshield T-9 on chain every 1.5 weeks

Fleet

Big Red Hate Machine

This is my road bike.

Component Description
Frame Kinesis double-butted 7005 aluminium, 56 cm
Fork Kinesis TaperBlade carbon, ⌀1.125 in steerer
Headset Cane Creek, ⌀1.125 in threadless
Crank spider Truvativ ISOFlow road double 130 BCD
Chainrings 39T Shimano Ultegra, 53T Shimano 105
Bottom bracket Sealed cartridge, ⌀68 mm threaded
Pedals Shimano M520
Front derailleur Shimano 105 5700, clamp-on
Rear derailleur Shimano Tiagra 4600
Shifters Shimano Tiagra 4600
Chain KMC DX-10
Brakes Tektro R530
Handlebar Felt Superlite Road VariableShape, ⌀31.8 mm, 44 cm width
Stem Easton EA50, 120 mm
Tape Deda Elementi cork, Milwaukee Orange
Seatpost ⌀27.2 mm
Saddle Brooks Swift or Skye Racing

Wheels

Vuelta XRP Road Comp
Component Description
Size 622 X 18C
Hubs Vuelta Comp Road
Cassette Shimano 12-28T
Tyres Michelin Pro4 Endurance, 25 mm front, 23 mm rear
Stars Circle
Component Description
Size 622 X 20C
Hubs Stars Circle
Cassette Shimano 11-25T
Tyres Michelin Pro4 Service Course, 25 mm front, 23 mm rear
Shimano R500
Component Description
Size 622 X 15C
Hubs Shimano
Cassette Shimano 11-25T
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro Home Trainer, 23 mm

Steelie

This is my fixed-gear (with flip-flop hub) cyclocross bike.

Component Description
Frame Motobecane 4130 Cromoly, 54 cm
Fork Motobecane 4130 Cromoly, ⌀1.125 in steerer
Headset FSA, ⌀1.125 in threadless, sealed bearing
Crank spider FSA Vero 130 BCD
Chainring 38T
Bottom bracket Sealed cartridge, ⌀68 mm threaded
Pedals Shimano M520
Brake levers SRAM S500
Chain KMC Z, 1/8 in
Brakes Avid Shorty 4
Handlebar 3T Ergonova, ⌀31.8 mm, 42 cm width
Stem RaceFace Revolution, 130 mm
Tape Deda Elementi cork, Jaguar Green
Seatpost SL Micro Adjust, ⌀27.2 mm
Saddle SL Turbo Style Racing