So, after the mailman has been delivering around 8 packages in the last two days, my BMC Team Machine is getting closer to being finished. The smaller parts like brakes, derailleurs and shifters (all from SRAM’s budget group Rival) are on the bike. I originally also bought a Rival Crankset for the build, but as the wife had a nicer Shimano Dura-Ace on her bike, I swapped them around and saved 150 grams (sorry, Love). Then I will have to … →
Babici is a Autralian based cycling apperal company, founded in 2009 by Australian designer Kev Babakian. After a few years focusing on their home audience they are now venturing into Europe and the United States. Give them a look at www.babici.cc Oh – and they did this very cool video to promote themselves:
My new frame is in. It’s a 2011 BMC Timemachine TT02 that I got on sale at Competitive Cyclist. And just in time for spring. Now I just need to get the parts. Off to Ebay It will most likely be build with SRAM rival parts, 3T Mistral Aerobar, Prolog Saddle and my old trusty Zipp 404s for now. I’ll post more photos as the parts are put on.
THis is a pretty cool video about an even cooler concept: The inverted bike shop. 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn NY took the normal process of bike selling, discarded it and came up with the idea of “Collaborative Builds” You can visit the bike shop here: www.718c.com The Inverted Bike Shop from Show Love on Vimeo.
So, here they are. The hydraulic rim and disc brakes from SRAM. So far only these photos have surfaced, so nothing yet on weight or price. They do look really nice, but the question of course is, if they actually work in a better fashion that today’s regular rim brakes. Only time will tell.. Well, nothing more to do than wait until summer 2012