Delivery day for #CT209, November 1, 2009.
Builder Corey Thompson. Much of the original equipment shown here, including the Ideale 90 saddle, VeloOrange seat post, 700x27mm Challenge Parigi Roubaix tires, Stronglight 49d cranks (44/32T), and Shimano DuraAce rear derailleur, 12-27 10 speed cassette, and indexed Shimano down tube shifters would later be replaced with different components (see the next photo).
2014 after 16,ooo km. Full view with final component set.
Set up evolved over the years. Brooks Pro saddle, Campagnolo Chorus TI seat post, Chorus derailleurs, Record Ergopower shifter, Record 10 speed 12-25T cassette, Continental 4 Seasons 700c x 28 tires, reflector, and Rene Herse cranks (44/28T) have now replaced the original components shown in the prior photo.
2014 after 16,ooo km. Full view with final component set and GB25 handlebar bag
Powder coat, lining, and masked graphics were done by Spectrum Powderworks, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Down tube has braze-on shifter bosses. The left is for a friction shifter controlling the front derailleur. The right is being used as a cable stop for the Campagnolo Ergopower shifter.
Bike was made with True Temper OX Platinum 28.6mm diameter down tube with wall thicknesses of .4/.7/.4mm.
Thinned and tapered lower head lug, down tube gear cable stop for Ergopower shifter, and Vagner fork crown. Note: rack connection to brake pivots.
Note: rack connection to brake pivots.
Thinned, tapered, and reworked upper head lug plus pump peg.
25.4mm diameter TruTemper Platinum top tube has wall thicknesses of .7/.45/.7mm.