I posted earlier about my new time trial frame – a Cervelo P3 time trial frame, which is an early birthday present. The frame has now been built up, mostly using existing components from my other bikes. The bike hasn’t been on the road yet, and its first competitive use is likely to be the club’s New Year’s Day ’10’. Here’s a not very good photo of the bike, taken this morning in rain and half-light (I’ll post a better one when available):
The specs are:
Handlebars – USE Tula; Stem: Cinelli Vai Pista; Transmission consists of Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed derailleurs, 9-speed bar end levers, SRAM chain, 9-speed cassette, Campagnolo Record UT chainset (57/46 tooth rings); Brakes are Campagnolo Record 2009 model; saddle: Selle Italia SLR; Pedals: Campagnolo Record ProFit. I have several wheels for use depending on conditions, the picture shows a Corima disc rear and trispoke front, with Veloflex Record tubulars.
I’ve no particular bias for or against Shiamno vs Campagnolo (as you can see from the mix of components): I prefer Shimano gears on my TT bikes – mostly because the bar end levers offer a friction option which can be useful after wheel changes. I think Shimano chainsets are ugly, and I like the Campagnolo Ultra-Torque system, so I’ve stuck with that chainset.