Late-ish yesterday afternoon, I finally got around to trying out the new time trial bike (for a very short spin due to fading light):

This was my first trial with Speedplay pedals (X-1 titanium) – amazing levels of float, feels like sliding on ice, but very good.  Current (and final specs):

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: Speedplay X-1 Titanium.  I have several wheels for use depending on conditions, the picture shows a Corima disc rear and trispoke front, with Veloflex Record tubulars.

I have the saddle mounted on the forward position on the seatpin – this seemed best in comparison to my other bikes. I have also replaced the the gear cable housing with Nokons, as the Shimano housings were a bit inflexible.

How did it ride?  Felt great, once I’d got a little bit used to the float afforded by the Speedplay pedals, which I’d never used before.  Roll on the New Year’s Day ’10’!