how to recover your saddle part II: bontrager this time/sub $600 13 lb commuter singlespeed road bike
We shall see how comfortable it is...
The rest of the bike should be interesting as well!
Here is the plan-
$65 broken scattante cfr sl6 frame size 53- shipped via ebay, full carbon, came with large hole in the driveside seatstay. Almost repaired, will have pictures forthcoming.
free broken hsc5 sl Look fork from my Look 585. I was in a rush to race and replaced this with an Edge/Enve fork on that bike. It has since been repaired
$80 SRAM Force crankset with 53t ring only
$20 cut fetish cycles carbon post
$30 bontrager carbon/ti saddle that I customized as shown above
free ritchey wcs 110mm stem, cheap due to poor cosmetics- may paint it
free DEDA bars
$20 surly 18t SS cog
$30 DMR chain tensioner if needed
$205 zipp 303 tubular wheelset, bought damaged and repaired (pictures of this too soon)
free continental sprinter 250s pulled from dumpster (also pulled mavic gl330 rims that I could build up and use for this build which would take at least $150 off of the total without gaining weight)
$60 Ultegra 6700 brakes, hand me down from my Look which I upgraded to 7800. I paid $60 for the 7800 so think $60 is fair, but could claim even cheaper...
I do not yet have-
SS brake levers, got some decent ones?
I don't really have a clue what it will weigh either- but it should be light enough to be pretty fun. Wish I had the time and devotion to do the whole spreadsheet weight thing and figure it all out. I don't even own a proper scale.