• Anthony Little
  • April 19, 2010
  • journal
We have not been doing a very good job of posting our bike builds lately which is a shame as we've had some pretty amazing bikes go out in the past few months. So we'll do our best to rectify that starting now!
This is an '09 Moots VaMoots frames that we had on sale here (3 left, 2X57cm and one 52cm, so give us a call to get a great deal on an '09 frame) and is heading to the North East. Here is a picture tour on the build and if you have any questions on anything you see here feel free to give us a call! Enjoy...



We start with a 48cm VaMoots frame. No facing or chasing necessary as Moots does an incredible job with their finish work.



A closeup of the bottom bracket area. Cool thing about a Moots is that after 10 years of riding you can take everything off the frame clean it up and it will look pretty close if not the same as this.



The welders at Moots are pretty damn good. Here is the proof!



Starting the build. This frame will have a full Campagnolo Record 11spd group hung on it with the exception of this Super Record bottom bracket cups. Just a few dollars more than Record cups but a nicer black finish...



The bikes owner decided on a Red Chris King headset. The satin finish on all Moots frames takes well to any of the Chris King colors, so have a little fun...



Currently, our favorite handle bars. Deda has always been tops on our list, and their new Zero 100 is king. Unless you are looking for a really long reach or deep drop in your bars, these are the way to go. We have tried most of the new bars out right now and come back to these every time. The pewter finish goes great with the Moots as well.



Campagnolo chain rings on a Record 170mm compact crank. I do wish Campagnolo would make a 165mm version though.



Campagnolo 11spd Record cassette. 11X25, the standard cassette range for a compact crank...



Getting there. We take our time on all of our builds to ensure that everything is perfect. This is not a race so don't mistake speed for efficiency. We used Edge 45 clinchers and an Edge 1.0 45mm rake fork as well.



Again, our favorite bars...



And our favorite handlebar tape, Fizik. Not what you'll want if you like spongy, super soft tape, but if you ride without a death grip like you should, it's as comfortable as it needs to be. We use a lot of Deda tape as well, and is our second favorite for a little more softness...



In our opinion, the best saddle company out there right now is Fizik. Beautiful and excellent build quality. They make enough different shapes that on of their saddles should work for almost anyone. This is the Arione, the longest and narrowest of the road line...



The completed bike. 15.58lbs with only the cages missing. We're waiting for another shipment of King ti cages, and once on, will add very little weight. Again, 15.58 is very light for a straight forward METAL bike with clinchers. Everything here is super durable and treated right will last for a very long time.

Thanks for reading!