Wednesday, April 19, 2006


LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #12: Jon's Bianchi

Another bike to add to the world's largest lightweight cyclocross bike gallery, Jon's Bianchi Cross Concept! You've probably never seen Celeste Candy pedals before, so check it out...

His current weight is at 17.5 lbs (7.94 kg). Jon says hes, "hoping to shed more lbs for the coming season."

Frame: '03 Concept frame
Fork: Alpha Q
Cranks: FSA carbon compact cranks.
Wheels: Mavic Kysrium SL's with Tufo elite tubular clinchers
Brakes: Cane creek cantis with tektro carbon top mount levers
Brifters: Ultegra
Derailleurs: Ultegra
Handlebar: Salsa 'bell lap'
Stem: FSA OS 140
Seatpost: Easton EC70 carbon
Saddle: fizik Arione
Pedals: one of a kind 'celeste' colored crankbrothers candy sl's.

The story behind the celeste pedals (a non production color) is:
"I saw them (pedals) at Interbike a couple years ago
when 'candy's' first came out. They were part of the
display at the booth, I asked if they'd sell them to
me, but they insisted that they were NFS (not for sale)!

When I got home I contacted them again (Crankbrothers
sponsors our team, Missing Link / Bianchi), and they
sent them to me eventually. Sweet.

Jon says he plans on going single ring for the 2006 season. 44 or
42 tooth with a 12-25 cassette. Maybe also a outboard
bearing style crank and maybe a lighter seat (sella Italia SLR?).

Thanks for the photos Jon.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006


LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #11: Robert's OCCP

A new frame manufacturer for Plus One Lap--this time OCCP. Robert sent me a Campy equipped cx bike that came in at just over 17 lbs or 7.74 kg's. I even got to practice my non-existent German to translate his spec list, I dont mind that much. Google image search worked really well. Anyway, check his bike out.

Build Sheet:
Frame OCCP Team Issue 60cm 1648g
Fork 4ZA Python 379g
Headset FSA Orbit MX 1 1/8 92g incl.
Top Cap Assembly FSA Expander 40g incl.
Stem Syntace F99 120mm, Titanschr. 101g
Handlebar Ritchey WCS 42cm 228g 61,
Seatpost USE Alien Aluminium 270mm, 27.2 159g
Saddle Selle Italia SLR TT 149g
Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus 04 175mm 514g, Carbon ring guard 22g, TA 42 tooth chainring 58g
BB bolts Campagnolo Chorus 32g incl.
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record 102mm 190g
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Chorus 03 214g 91,
Front Brakes: Empella Frogglegs 150g
Rear Brakes: Empella Frogglegs 150g incl.
Shifter Campagnolo Record 174g
Brake lever Campagnolo Record 110g
Top Levers Tektro RX 2.0 89g
Nokon Housing
Nokon cable 43g, Campy Cable 14g
Cassette Campagnolo Centaur 13-26 272
Lockring Campagnolo Titan 10g -
Chain Campagnolo Record 258g
Front wheel: American Classic/Sapim Laser/Ambrosio Crono 571g
Rear wheel: American Classic/Sapim Laser/Ambrosio Crono 742g
Front tire Dugast Typhoon 32mm 391g
Rear Tire: Dugast Typhoon 32mm 399g
Front QR Campagnolo Record 100mm 58g
Rear QR Campagnolo Record 100mm 63g
Pedal Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL 272g
Spacer Syntace Carbon 5g -
Front Der Xtreme Dogfang 11g
Handlebar tape FSA kork 50g

Total weight verified on scale: 17.06 lbs or 7.74g

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