The New Bike

July 29, 2010 — 2 Comments

I headed down to Ventura, CA to Ray’s Bike Shop today to pick up my new road bike. I’ve got nothing but great things to say about owner, Ray. He really went above and beyond to help me get exactly what I wanted.

The bike I got was the Felt F95 Team Edition. Thanks to Dan Perkins (@danp) for his advice (check out Dan’s blog here). Here are the specs:

Sizes: 700c x 63cm
Weight: 19.78 pounds
Frame: Felt custom butted F-Lite 7005 aluminum with butted seat tube, CNC hdead tube & BB shell; forged dropouts
Fork: Felt Carbon design, carbon fiber blades with 1-1/8″ aluminum steerer & aluminum crown
Headset: FSA Threadless 1 1/8 w/ 20mm Cone & 2 X 7.5mm Spacer Stack
Stem: Felt 1.3 6061 Aluminum Forged Ø31.8mm w/ +/-10° Rise, 110mm
Handlebar: Felt 1.5 6061 Aluminum w/ Ergonomic Drop, Ø31.8mm, 440mm
Grips: Felt Gel Ribbon Cork Tape w/ Felt 3D Logo
Bar Ends: Bubble-Tech FE LT Logo End Plugs
Shifters: Micro.Shift Integrated Shifter/Brake Lever 18 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora 31.8mm clamp-on, double
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra SS Short Cage
Crankset: FSA TEMPO Compact, 3-PC, Aluminum, 50/34T; 175mm
Chainwheel 50/34T
Bottom Bracket: FSA 68mm w/ Forged Chromoly Square Taper 110.5mm Spindle
Chain: KMC X9 9-speed
Freewheel: Sunrace R90-series 9-Speed Cassette, 11-25T
Brake Levers: Micro.Shift Integrated
Brakes: Dual Pivot w/ Cartridge Brake Shoes, Stainless Hardware & Teflon Bushings
Cables: Felt Slick Brake & Derailleur
Saddle: Felt 1.3 Road Saddle w/ Carbon Injected Base, Embossed Cover & Steel Rails
Seat Post: Felt 1.4 6061 Aluminum Ø27.2mm, 300mm
Seat Post Clamp: Ø31.8 6061-AL Forged Aluminum, Cr-Mo 5mm x 0.8mm Bolt, Stainless Steel Nut-Bar. 16 Grams
Rims: Alex R500 Aluminum Rim, Machined CSW Braking Surface & Wear Indicator laced 3-Cross Rear, Radial 0-Cross Front
Front Hub: Felt Sealed Forged Aluminum w/ Quick Release, 28H
Rear Hub: Felt Forged Aluminum Sealed Shimano 10, 9, or 8 speed Compatible Cassette w/ Quick Release, 32H
Spokes: Stainless 2.0mm
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700c x 23c

For the pedals I went with Speedplay X/5 Chome-Moly clip-in pedals.

Now that I have chosen clip-in pedals, I am reminded of this story from Ken Davis.

I’ll let you know how my maiden voyage went tomorrow.

Pat Callahan

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2 responses to The New Bike

  1. I will be waiting w the ambulance

    • Thanks, Ken. I feel the love. Love the bike. What a difference over the heavy mountain bike. This thing rides like a dream (and crashes like a nightmare). Only a few spills so far… none of them at speed. All of them equally humbling.

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