John Tolhurst’s Vendetta Prototype

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This is the Silvio morph that I have in mind [post#1 & post#2]. John is designing a time trial bike base on the Silvio 700c Cruzbike:

    This is the first picture of his prototype. John also gives us a new article in his blog [Vendetta first prototype build]. Also, check this Cruzbike thread. Johns says:

    Currently running a Silvio front end, this bike will allow us to evaluate a range of ergonomic and fitment questions. There is a second rear brake position behind the top of the seat, that will take the caliper out of the airflow.

    I put new Ultegra on it, the brifters of which now has both brake and gear cables under the bar tape which is very nice. The brifters also have a socket for an electronic gear change signaller, or so it appears to me. The crank is 170 with 39/53 on a 12/27 10 speed cluster.

    Cool looking bike! Thanks John!

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    News from Maria Parker ~ 09/25

    Taper

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    Thu, Sep 24 09 – 11:05 — Maria Parker

    Silvio leading side view I started tapering for the October 10th event this week. I am enjoying the extra time in the mornings already.  I may have started carbo-loading too early though.  I actually ate an ice cream cone tonight while watching The Biggest Loser. 

    I have been doing some riding on my fully decked out Silvio. We changed the handlebars, put Sram rival components on, put wheel covers on and did some other tweaking. It feels pretty fast. I really like how the Sram Rival brifters work.   With the wheel covers, it was a little scary when a truck would pass me (we have large trucks in this area that carry pigs to slaughter) from either direction, but I am getting better at anticipating the pressure wave.  I really hope it’s not windy on October 10th, but it’s been windy every day here for the last two weeks -so that’s unlikely. 

    The best to Maria. My mechanic at The Bicycle Shop in Fayetteville, Woody Anderson,  is doing the bike tweaks. Way to go Woody!

    Earlier article ~ Record Setting Ride