Monday, November 08, 2010

Gayle's spanky new bike

On Saturday afternoon I provided tools, advice and adult supervision for Gayle as she transferred the kit from her World Famous Fixie Inc Betty Leeds to her brand new 2011 Fixie Inc Chip Race frame.

Unlike the 2010 frame which was Reynolds 953, the 2011 model is from 3/2.5 titanium and weighs 300g less than the Betty Leeds frame.
 The crucial frame geometry numbers are identical to Betty's, but the top tube is almost horizontal and the seat tube is correspondingly about 3cm longer.

With a Chorus 11 speed groupset, American Classic mag wheels, and Ritchey WCS Carbon bars stem and seatpost, the new bike, officially dubbed Pony, weighs in at 7.36kg.

MORE PHOTOS over at Gayle's blog.