Kent Eriken Road

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  • 03-20-2007
    banks
    Kent Eriken Road
    KE Frame & 5mm setback 280mm post, Reynolds Ouzo Pro, King, Ritchey WCS carbon bar & 4-Axis stem, Full SRAM Force group minus for D/A Chain & 7400 brake calipers, Ti Speedplay pedals, 2x King Ti cages, Specialized Wireless 'puter, Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carob Clincher with Schwalbe Blizzard tires, Cinelli tape.

    16.22lbs on the Ulitmate scale.

    Will update with pictures w/in 24hours.

    Scoty
  • 03-20-2007
    cocheese
    (peasants outs the main gate) Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! ;)

    I have been dreaming of an Eriksen road bike after riding my Eriksen 29er.
  • 03-21-2007
    banks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cocheese
    Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics!


    :nono: You in the front, DOWN -PLEASE! :p

    Patience, which I have little of will pay off!
  • 03-21-2007
    banks




  • 03-21-2007
    cocheese
    Holy mother of $%^*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eekster:

    I think that is the HOTTEST looking bike I have ever seen in my life.

    Seriously, sweet ride! :thumbsup:
  • 03-21-2007
    banks
    Ain't my ride, but one of the guys I work with got it.
    If I rode it, the wheels would fold and the saddle would be, well, um, up there.
    I did built it for him.

    Thanks!

    Scoty
  • 03-21-2007
    TACSTS
    Looks great! I'm dreaming of a Eriksen roadbike in a couple of years as a pharm school graduation present to myself.

    BUT - What's up with that crazy marbled tape? Black Deda tape is where it's at!

    Also -> isn't that chain too long? Looks like in little ring, little cog the dérailleur wouldn't be able to keep chain tension. I know that's not an ideal gearing combo anyhow, but it would suck to accidentally drop into it and the chain fall off.
  • 03-21-2007
    banks
    Deda, eh. Cinelli is the one and only since Benotto went away ;)

    Chain is measured per SRAM. It's a 34-50 compact & 11-26 10spd; there is a lot more cross chaining with a compact.

    I'd take at least 2 links out, but it's not mine and the bicycle & rider are still in the fine tuning phase.

    Scoty
  • 03-22-2007
    TACSTS
    That's weird. What is SRAM's recommendation for chain length? Do they not do the traditional big ring, big cog + 2 links? I've yet to join the compact crank ranks, do they require a different chain length than the standard 53/39? Just curious because I've built up 2 bikes with a compact (for gf and a friend) and sized the chain like I always have with standard cranks. They were 50/36 however, which keeps the 14 tooth difference of a 53/39 so maybe that is a factor. Is there still enough chain tension in 34/12 or 11?

    I used to use Cinelli, but man does it leave a mess when you change the tape! At least in my experiences. Just steer clear of that black Fizik! I've never been so frustrated wrapping bars, it's SOOO delicate at the edges if you overlap the adhesive to an edge and have to pull it off to readjust it, you've got a massive tear. The colored Fizik tapes don't seem to have that problem though. Go figure. If you liked Benotto you might like the colored Fizik tape. It's super thin like Benotto.

    Again sweet bike. Your friend is a lucky dude. :thumbsup:
  • 03-22-2007
    banks
    Chain length; personal choice and I run mine a lot shorter.

    Fizik tape is on my personal road bike and it has the gel strips, got it for free off the rep. I think it's awesome stuff, very happy with the feel, a bit more grippy than any other tape used before. It's a bit harder to wrap, I agree.