Since the forum is looking pretty fresh these days and with the introduction of the project specific forum, I though I'd share.
After feeling my GT Edge Ti was too small I was lucky enough to find another enthusiast who'd trade the frame for a GT Pulse in pretty mint condition.
The plan for the build was to build a nice training frame that I'd enjoy riding and maybe do some racing on.
The day I got the frame:
Came with a nice Hatta Swan super deluxe headset which I haggled for. With the cranks I know DA would have been the obvious choice,
but decided on Campag and matching BB because they'd performed great on the track previously. At the time I thought the light weight carbon post and SLR looked smart.
The first of the many cockpit changes started with an A-Head/quill converter coupled with deep drops.
Looked pretty messy so decided on the quill stem route.
Next was a 10cm Cinelli 1R with Cinelli 67-39
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Finally after riding the bike for half a season on the track (only training mind) decided I wasn't Michael Huebner and felt silly with the deep drops,
so looked to replace them with something more compact. In regards to the wheels set-up, I'd had conti ultras on for a while and upgraded them to grand prix supersonics
which really surprised me how sticky they felt in comparison. Felt a lot more confident in the banking particularly.
Couldn't fault the ellipses either, haven't ridden any other wheels on the track so had nothing to compare them to.
With the Deda Drittissimo post it mainly got on my nerves, slipping when riding and being too scared of crushing it when tightening but being inline it complimented my t-rex anatomy.
In it's current incarnation I went for a 110 Cinelli 1A which I polished up and Bontrager SSR VR-C drops.
Did a lot of searching around to know what 26.0 clamp compact drops are on the market and this was my list if anyone's interested:
Deda 215 - Drop:142 Reach:86
Deda Newton - Drop: 135 Reach:80
Deda Piega - Drop:143 Reach:87
Bontrager SSR VR-C Drop:125 Reach: couldn't find
Soma Highway one - Drop:130 Reach: 75
Nitto M106 Neat - Drop: 128 Reach 78
Origin-8 Pro-lite compact handlebar Drop: 120 Reach: 70
Also ITM Super Italia pro 260
May have been my imagination but since changing the post from carbon to alu I felt like it stiffened things up with more raw power being laid down.
Frame: GT Pulse (56)
Fork: Easton Kinesis
Headset: Shimano 600
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Pista 49T
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record Pista
Pedals: Look Keo Classics
Drivetrain: Dura Ace 15t
Chain: KMC singlespeed
Handlebars: Bontrager SSR VR-C 40cm
Stem: Cinelli 1A 110cm
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Wheels: Mavic Ellipse / Continental Supersonic Grand Prix
Apologies it's not massively detailed, never knew I'd make this thread.
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