On the Spinergys, I think the risk of failure is probably not actually too bad. In addition to my being lightweight and basically pretty careful, they're a late-model X-tra Lite with serials in the 300000s, no visible damage and very light brake track wear. From what I've read, the serials place them among the last Rev-Xs that Spinergy made, by which point they'd addressed the issues that made the earlier iterations failure-prone. (I believe there was only one model after this, the Team, which had the more 2000s-looking logos and combined the titanium axle and internally drilled out rim of the X-tra Lite with the double-layered spokes of the Super Stiff.) I got these attached to a 1999 Cannondale Multisport 4000 with DA 7700 that I drove eight hours there and back to collect along with some other stuff.
As for the rest of the components, I've purchased everything and am just waiting for it all to arrive. The above pictures are a dry fit to get an idea of where the contact points will sit - I've never had a 650C bike, or a bike with risers, or a bike with aero bars before this. The silver stem is a 90 mm Kalloy destined for my Colnago; I've ordered a true chode 60 mm also Kalloy in black to try to get vertical upper arms in the TT position. In addition, the SLR Superflow, which I've had for about a decade and never found comfortable - and which is absolutely not suited for riding in the aero bars - is being replaced by a Bontrager Aeolus Elite that's en route. The slightly jaunty/unfortunate saddle angle is probably going to have to stay since it compensates for the flex in the beam when it's loaded; fingers crossed it looks less goofy with a less flat saddle.
To do next:
- Design and print steerer tube battery holder.
- Drill frame for Di2 (scary).
- Rebuild brake calipers.