PVD The Girly Road Bike
This is a special bike for my wife. She is very light and rides very light. Making a light bike is one thing, getting it to flex just right is quite another. Something the light rider rarely gets.
- Top Tube: True Temper OX Platinum 02, $29.50, 25.4 OD, 580mm, .7/.4/.7
- Down Tube: Columbus Genius TT (COL_GRTT_747_600), $34.67, 28.6 OD, 600mm, .7/.4/.7
- Seat Tube: NOVA Cro-Mo (NOV_CRST_96_650), $20.40, 28.6 OD, 650mm, .9/.6
- Seat Stays: True Temper Ultra RSS, $18.60, 10.5-14 OD x .6 Wall, 568mm
- Chain Stays: DEDACCIAI CRMO ROAD ROUND OVAL ROUND CHAINSTAY (DED_ARCS_ROR_.7), $16.90, 410mm
- Fork Blades: DEDACCIAI COM ROAD OVAL (DED_CRFB_OVL_9), $33.20, 390mm
- Steerer Tube: True Temper OX Platinum MSRDLT, $14.10, 28.6mm, 1.65/1.14 Wall
- Head tube: Custom machined IS tube
- Bottom Bracket: Paragon 1.5"
- Drop Outs: Paragon ?
- STI Stops: STI ADJUSTER ERGO KIT (NOV_ERGO_KIT),$3.68
- Rear Brake Bridge: 'SUPERLIGHT' CNC (NOV_506),$9.58
Initially, the fork will be a steel handmade fork. It will be made so that one of the more popular carbon forks can be put on the bike without screwing up the geometry.
Reynolds, Easton and True Temper are major players in this market.
43mm offset seems to be the favorite these days. Although 40, 44, 45, and 50mm offsets are available
Easton EC90 Forks have 43mm rakes with axle to crown lengths of 365 ± 1mm on curved forks and 364 ± 1mm on straight bladed forks.
Alpha Q forks tend to use 44mm offsets with 371mm axle to crown distances.
Reynolds forks tend to use 372mm axle to crown distances and 43mm offsets.
The complete bike, unpainted, weighs 19.4 lbs.