PART 1: THE FRAME ARRIVES
This is an ongoing post that will chronicle what is going to be the nicest road bike to leave our shop in our 5 year history. This frame is the most advance Ti frame on the market, weighing in at 1200g in a 56cm! All the tubes are custom drawn and cold worked to create some of the most advanced tubes on a Ti bike I have seen. Enjoy the first pictures and stay posted as we proceed forward with the build!
PART 2: PARTS AND BUILD
We got in the parts, which was a full Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070 11 speed groupset. We worked closely with our customer and Litespeed to dial in the fit and gearing. There was some learning curve as we fished wires through the frame and installed the threaded-PF30 bottom bracket from Wheels Manufacturing, however the box of parts quickly became a beautiful machine.
PART 3: THE FINAL BIKE
This bike came together at 16.25 lbs in a 56cm with pedals (15.5 lbs without pedals.) This is undoubtedly the nicest bike we have ever put together at Balance. The owner of the bike has been a long time customer of ours and we really appreciate the opportunity to put together this bike for him. We hope it brings miles of smiles!
This one is a unique beast. Having kids and driving as little as possible are not compatible. Other countries are hip to cargo bikes, and the West Coast is catching on, but it is almost unheard of in Richmond, VA to carry kids around in a front loader. Well this is it. The baby hauler. Larry vs. Harry is a cargo bike company based out of Norway and it just so happens that the importer live in VA (hint: if you need one talk to me!) This bike is one of the most fun bikes to ride, albeit there is a learning curve. It is very fast and can haul more than your bike :)