Saturday 5 May 2012

More Chinookery

I've finished fitting the upgrades to my Van Nicholas Chinook.

The 60cm frame now has the following components:
  • Dura Ace C24 wheelset with Michelin Pro Race 3 tyres
  • Easton EC90SLX fork
  • Easton EC90SLX3 compact bars
  • Lizardskin Race bar tape
  • Van Nicholas 130mm titanium bar stem
  • Van Nicholas titanium seatpost and collar
  • Van Nicholas titanium bottle cages
  • Fizik Arione Versus saddle
  • Nokon brake cables
  • Jagwire Racer gear cables
  • Jagwire J2 in-line cable adjuster for the front derailleur
  • TRP970SL brake calipers with TRP Swissstop yellow cartridges
  • Rotor 175mm crankset with compact Q-rings
  • KMC X10SL chain
  • Shimano Dura Ace 7900 levers
  • Shimano Dura Ace 7900 front derailleur
  • Shimano Dura Ace 7900 rear derailleur
The bicycle weighs 17lbs 4oz.

The upgrades went on satisfactorily apart from the front derailleur which took some head scratching and internet searching to get it adjusted properly.  I couldn't get rid of the chain rub regardless of adjustment and any slight change to the tow-in/out until I spotted a fitting diagram on the Shimano Tech website - the cable needs to be wound clockwise around the grubscrew.  Incredibly this made the difference.

I'm looking forward to giving it a test ride on Monday - weather permitting.

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