Finally! All ready to go for Barkarby 600 km in two days.
Well hello there baby.
Hmm, I wonder if I need one with an Australian flag as well?
A huge thankyou to Roger at Pearl for the brilliant frame, the highlight being the awesome finish, and Jan at Norvelo for spending long hours putting it together. There should be new pictures on their facebook page soon (link above).
The wheels and most of the components are from the previous Pearl. Custom built, 32 spoke, long distance wheels with Royce hub back and a Son-dynamo hub for the front wheel. This is used for powering a light, GPS and phone on really long rides. The group is my old Campagnolo 11, mainly Record, but some Chorus.
The tyres are Continental GP 4000sII, which not only are blue, but are promised to be especially puncture proof. Also a few new parts that were worn out; bottom bracket, chain, cassette.
I'll now make it a bit heavier with a saddle bag and lights etc for the weekend and then sit down, load carbohydrates and look at it for a few hours :-)
With the Edelux light attached.
I do hope the promised rain this weekend stays away though, it would be a shame to get it all shitty already on its first ride...