Friday, December 31, 2010

My last night in Millbrae!

I was driving Brian's Acura TL home to Alberts, and saw this blind couple crossing the street. It really made me think, but Im not sure what was going through my mind, it was just really inspirational. Brian said "true love." Good stuff, good night.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Grades just got posted, my first 4.0 in college! :)
YUP. feeling good.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New old bikes

First is a sweet 03' Giant OCR1 that i got for $175, full shimano 105 triple components. Qyel rode it for a 30 mile ride and liked it. Really good condition for its age, all i did was swap the threaded stem for a threadless one. Not much work needed

Second is a tiny 48cm 1990 Cannondale 3.0 SR300. 60 buckos (check out the weirdly low top tube near the stem). I need to replace all the cables/housing as they are rusty as fack and change out the dry rotted tires. Maybe the rusty chain and freewheel too haha.. (not the og saddle, i swapped out the large gel one) This one will be my winter project.

Third is a beat down Bianchi Alfana i got for cheap. It's a SS conversion and has a flip flop rear wheel. Its huuuge but I bought this mainly to sell to a friend that may want a commuter. Not too bad condition except the nasty rusted chain. I do wish it had the components on it still thought :(

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Finals are coming up next week. weird thing is I just had exams in all my classes about 2 weeks ago. Oh man, this is gonna stressful. I also have a sprint triathlon in the middle of my finals, what the..
Introducing my new road bike :) She's a Cannondale 2009 Caad9-5! Took from November 13-30
So new Caad9-5's run about 1200+tax but that's with 105 components, and no carbon!
I built one up part by part, for the same price has Dura Ace (except a 105 front derailleur) and everything besides the frame is carbon. including the wheelset. Sweet.
I also got Gore Ride On Professional cables all through out (unexposed sexyness)

I know. Frickin expensive right? I hope it'll be worth it.
so I tried to ride it at around 8pm but it was to frikkin cold. (low of 40F today) I want to ride so bad tho ugh.

Peep the pictures:

Frameset: Caad9 52cm $250
Brakeset: Shimano 7700 w/ carbon pads $20
Shift Levers: Shimano RD-7800 $175
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 $0
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-7700 $10
Crankset: FSA K-Force 53/39 $25
Pedals: Shimano PD-540 $0
Bottom Bracket: Fetish $0
Cassette: SRAM $0
Chain: Shimano Ultegra $0
Seatpost: Felt 1.1 $20
Saddle: Fizik Arione Tri 2 Carbon Braided $60
Handlebar: Easton Ec90 $35
Handlebar Stem: System Six 100m $35
Headset Cane Creek IS2 $0
Wheelset: Mercury 39mm Carbon $400
Cables: Gore Ride On Professional $200
Bar Tape: Profile Design $0

Total: $1230 ouch.
*$0 items came with something else