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need component idea for my new bike framesilroadbike
Sep 18, 2002 8:29 AM
My colnago CT-1 is supposed to arrive within a week. I need ideas for saddle, stem, handlebar and wheels. I am a very light rider(about 100 lbs). I am not concern about the price but I like something very light for wheels. Also, I may need a short stem(about 80mm) and 38 or 40 cm handlebar. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
what I would doDougSloan
Sep 18, 2002 9:39 AM
For tubulars, I'd recommend Zipp 303's, or the clincher version of 303's of you want clinchers. Alternatively, I'd go with Campy Neutrons. Not sure if it comes in 80 mm, but I like the ITM Millenium stem (assuming the CT1 does not come with one), and Kestrel carbon bars.

Doug
re: need component idea for my new bike frameQubeley
Sep 18, 2002 12:56 PM
Being a member of Team Anal, I like to make sure my bike has some "cool" parts on them. If you go with Campy, get Hyperion wheels, they are as low as $1399 now. If Shimano, then there's nothing better than Mavic Ksyrium. For finishing part(stem, bar, seatpost), I would probably go for Stella Azurra, the new stuff from Italy, seems to be similar to the ITM, I am pretty sure they come in small sizes. Milleniums are nice(still have full Millenium kit on my bike), but they have been around for a while, and just aren't that hot anymore. Saddle I would either go for SLR or Aliante.
Ditto the AlianteMcAndrus
Sep 19, 2002 4:36 AM
If money is no object, it's a very nice saddle. I'm not sure it's worth the price but I bought one recently and it's very, very comfy yet still feather light.

(If you haven't heard yet, saddle fit is an individual as each person's posterior. I'm still on a life-long hunt for the perfect saddle.)
re: need component idea for my new bike frameAtombomber
Sep 18, 2002 6:12 PM
I'd suggest either Lightweight or ADA wheels. For a saddle, might I suggest a Selle Italia SLR. The new Time Carbon stem looks wicked.
re: need component idea for my new bike framesilroadbike
Sep 18, 2002 6:44 PM
what is ADA?

Does anyone know of any online stores to buy itm or millenium part at good prices?
re: need component idea for my new bike frameAtombomber
Sep 18, 2002 8:36 PM
http://www.ada.prorider.org/carbonwheel.html

That's the ADA website
Look hereEager Beagle
Sep 19, 2002 1:23 AM
http://www.probikekit.com/index.php?cat=Special%20Clearance%20Accessories&PHPSESSID=9f7d11e14da91c6a044ad74892440a40
Doubtfullaeon
Sep 19, 2002 11:49 AM
I have a feeling he doesn't want to spend $3000 on wheels and have to wait for the (custom) order to go through, and then have to replace them after a season.

Second the Zipp 303's, or check out American Classic carbon rimmed wheels.
Doubtfullsilroadbike
Sep 19, 2002 3:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your great advice.
DoubtfullAtombomber
Sep 19, 2002 5:15 PM
The original text was written as such;

"I am not concern about the price but I like something very light for wheels"

For that reason I suggested the ADA wheelset. Top pros use them for their lack of weight and performance.