29 May 2013

Boardman SLR 9.8 and Zipp 303 Firecrest® clincher

complete installation at LBS
home deco
new cockpit with Garmin Edge 500 cycling computer (Garmin sold to Cikgu Ahmad Syafik bin Che Yaacob)
Frame: Boardman SLR9.8 New Superlight Racing frame and fork
Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction
Colour:  Matt UD Carbon
Size: SM
Headset: Token Intergrated Head
Stem: 3T ARX-Pro Aluminum (length 100mm), with 4 Titanium Face-plate bolts
Handlebar: FSA K-Force Carbon - flat tops, Fi'zi:k white tape
Spacers:   Carbon
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Arione Titanium rail - white and Fi;zi:k Arizone R3 K:ium Regular - Black
Seat-post: Farnear Carbon Road Seat Post, with Titanium Bolt 350mm x 31.6mm
Groupset: SRAM 2013 RED groupset, Crank arm 170mm, Chainset -Compact 110 BCD  50/34T 10SPD, SRAM XG 1090 CX Cassette - gear ratio: 12/27. (change to OG 1090 ratio: 11-26);  SRAM PC1091R Chain. (Change to KMC X10SL Ti Nitride...Titanium Nitride Gold Coating )
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Red Ceramic BB30
Chain catcher:  SRAM
Rims: Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon clincher, Falcon Grey Hub
Brake Pad: Zipp Brake Pads for Carbon Rims (grey)
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000s (700x23C) change to 25mm - black/black Skin - Clincher (new Grand Prix 400s II)
Pedals: Look Keo CarbonBlade and Garmin Vector 3 power-meter pedal
Meter/Computer:  Garmin Edge 500 with Carbon GPS Bicycle Mount K-Edge Garmin Mount. Upgrade to Garmin Edge 520. Strava application Premium and Garmin Edge 1030
Tail Light: GarminVaria Radar

 Crankset for old rider - Compack 50/34T and Crank arm length 170mm. Manufactured: 27 DEC 2012
 Cassette for climbing;  XG (X-Glide) 1090 CX (cyclocross), ratio: 12-27 (12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24-27) . ready for Fraser's Hill or Cameron Highland !!
 Firecrest is actually a bird - here a beautiful pic by Dajan Chiou
weight at 6.815kg -  UCI lower limit

20 May 2013


start from Taman Tasik Raub
right turn to Jalan Fraser's Hill

rolling up and down at Jalan Menpaga - Klau
my friend Ahmad Syafik leading the pelaton
myself riding alone at the back
Bukit Cincin....half of the riders have to push their bike
down with mechanical problems
Chain drop and quick release skewer lever loose at Caravan Serai..
retire at Kg. Ulu Gali...Completed only 80 of 155km event.
Thank you Hj. Mohd Suffian,  Khairul Fahmi and Bashik for the pictures

12 May 2013

Magnets Inside JetBlack Indoor Trainer

I bought this JetBlack M1 Pro Magnetic Trainer in July 2012. This cycling trainer have remote control with  five levels of adjustable resistance curves.
Recently I hear grinding sound when the level is adjusted at no 5 - the highest resistance. I suspect the magnets are too close to metal plate and scratch it.
It is proven when I opened the roller unit, there are circular marking at the metal plate that contact with magnets.
Now I can't use that 5th level resistance.
Red arrow show the contact area.
10 strong magnets