Friday, November 14, 2008

Ebisu Project Parts Run-up Part 3.5

This cannot be considered a full update, so it got a 0.5 uptick in part number. I found a pair of Rivendell Nifty Swifty 650b tires on the local craigslist at a very good price and I bought them. Zac Stanley is the fellow that sold me the tires, which were on his wife's Bleriot. She didn't like the speedblend factor on the tire and switched to Grand Bois Cypres instead.

Even though these tested somewhat unfavorably in the area of rolling resistence according to a recent issue of Jan Heine's Bicycle Quarterly, I have had good experience with Rivendell's tires in the past and am happy to start with them. I also have a pair of Grand Bois Cypres sitting around. I will likely buy some Grand Bois Ourson and Hetre tires the next time I visit Japan for business. So here is the minor update:

Still need:
- Shimano XT 11-30 8-speed cassette or comparable
- cables, housings and ferrules
- rims, silver, 650b; Velocity Synergy 650b or Grand Bois rims, 36h
- 72 spokes

- tubes 650b
- Rim Tapes
- Hanjo smooth fender
- Handlebar tape

Already Have:
Components
- Shimano Ultegra 6500 rear derailleur; long cage
- Shimano 105 9-speed front derailleur; triple; 28.6 clamp diameter
- Sugino XD600 crankset 46/36/26 170 crank arm length
- Shimano Ultegra seatpost 27.2
- Selle Anatomica Saddle; clydesdale
- Tektro R200A brake levers; black/silver
- Grenouille cantilever brakes from VO
- Nitto Randonneur handlebars; 44cm
- Nitto Pearl quill stem; 10 cm reach
- Crank Brothers Quattro road pedals
- SRAM 890 8-speed chain
- Shimano FR-6600 Ultegra 10-speed rear hub; 36h
- Suntour XC-Comp front hub, 36h
- Riv Silver friction downtube shifters
- Phil Wood stainless steel bottom bracket 68x108mm JIS
- Stronglight A9 1" threaded headset, British thread; black with "paramount" inscribed

- tires; Rivendell Nifty Swifty 650b (2)


Accessories:
- Jitensha mini-front rack for Ebisu All Purpose
- Inujirushi handlebar bag; medium
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