It's 2 because the original Project Black was in 2007 with my Jamis Dakar 20th aniversary edition--a bike that I built from the frame up with all-black parts but later added red accents.
To be honest, the BB5 wasn't really much of a project because I just made some minor changes on it.
I'm terrible at taking pics, so some of the photos don't really capture all the details of what I did. The bike is all black (of course!) with Cannondale green accents.
Do you see the green rear skewer? It's a Token Ti rear skewer whose green is not an exact perfect match but it's not really noticeable unless you look hard or under certain lighting condition.
FSA Metropolis handlebar mated to an FSA Gravity light OS stem. The grips are the original stock "City" grips with D3 alloy end caps and green clamps. The D3 rubber grips were a bit too long and gave just enough space for the shifter and brake levers with no space to spare once the clamps were installed. Seat post is a Bontrager Rhythm Elite with green rail clamp and the post itself is held in place by a green Cannondale clamp that comes stock on the Scapel. Saddle, btw, is a Bontrager Inform RL.
Magicshine headlight unit on accessory mount from Brightstonesports. This is an awesome mount that centers your headlight. The clamp is alloy with a carbon fiber tube. I got this from BSS for about $13 shipped. Awesome deal!
Rear view. Tires are Michelin City 700x35 with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls. They give a far better ride than the stock 700x28 Kojaks with no treads, which don't inspire confidence for me.
Magicshine taillight. Awesome light! Best bang for the buck too. It's not hard to dial through the modes. The only complaint is that the dial doesn't really let you know when you have moved from one mode to another, no feel or sound, just visual confirmation--you just have to look at it when turning the dial.
Here's something for motivation!
The bike is a blast to ride. I can't help thinking or noticing people looking at me or the bike and wondering wtf! What's wrong with his fork?
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