Know the rules The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > Image Gallery > Custom Bikes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2021, 05:21 PM
s4life s4life is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Bay Area
Posts: 1,117
Argonaut Space Bike

I bought this bike a few months ago, kinda made it into a ww project just for fun. Still not complete yet as I have a THM fibula set on the way, and perhaps a new set of tires.

It's a rocket!, I suppose it's the effect of all the components put together but I don't think I have ridden a more nimble/responsive bike than this one... my goto for the steepest rides around here ^^.

Anyway, this is the components list:
Argonaut Space Bike 2.0 f&f
Lightweight Meilenstein wheelset
Campagnolo Super Record 2015+ shifters and derailleurs
THM clavicula SE crankset
Cane creek ee brakes
Darimo handlebar and stem
SRAM XG-1190 11/32T cassette
Campagnolo R11 chain
Look ti pedals
Alptitude 150mm saddle
CarbonWorks bottle cages
Nokon cables
Vittoria Corsa Speed G+ tires
CK 44mm headset

I am guessing this to be around 12 pounds, I'll weight it once I get the fibulas



Last edited by s4life; 09-16-2021 at 05:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2021, 05:31 PM
geordanh's Avatar
geordanh geordanh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,033
This is so wicked


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2021, 05:56 PM
superbowlpats's Avatar
superbowlpats superbowlpats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fairhaven, MA
Posts: 853
Wow.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2021, 07:25 PM
huck*this huck*this is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,866
So nice! There is no carbon bike at least that I have ridden that has the ride feel of an Argonaut. It is a special bike for sure. Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2021, 07:43 PM
caneye caneye is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 116
wow .. amazing.


Super weight weenie

Have you ridden it much? How does it go after a few hrs on the saddle?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-16-2021, 09:43 PM
Matthew Matthew is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,862
Stellar

That is incredible. Love everything about it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-16-2021, 10:07 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 6,236
Carbon isn’t usually my flavor, but that looks really appealing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-16-2021, 11:14 PM
denapista denapista is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Pasadena CA
Posts: 1,804
Bely's old rig? I've been keeping my eye out for a Argonaut.... Not too many used carbon rim brake, mechanical shifting frames left..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-17-2021, 12:49 AM
54ny77 54ny77 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 12,507
sweet beejebus!

now that right there, all kinds of awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-17-2021, 08:54 AM
Robot870's Avatar
Robot870 Robot870 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Hells Kitchen
Posts: 486
Looks like a rocket ship!!!!!!!!! Awesome!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-17-2021, 08:56 AM
Bencolem Bencolem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 879
Holy moly that's sweet. I want!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-17-2021, 09:35 AM
pritchet74's Avatar
pritchet74 pritchet74 is offline
PegoNagos
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 3,007
Baller bike alert!

That is absolutely amazing! But honestly I would keep the EE brakes. I have known friends that have briefly had Fibulas and all of them only kept them a short time. They just don't stop well. If the bike is for climbing, then you also have to descend...

I had some AX Lightness Orions once - they were find when I lived in a place that didn't have steel twisty descents - but then I did one of those descents and almost went over the edge 'cause I couldn't slow down fast enough.

But being that you are South Bay - I would think the EE's are the brakes that you would want.
__________________
Peg Duende | Colnago C40, C50X, C59 TVEW, C60, EC, EP

Last edited by pritchet74; 01-21-2022 at 07:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-17-2021, 09:44 AM
Bob Ross's Avatar
Bob Ross Bob Ross is offline
Registered (ab)User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,925
That is badass.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-17-2021, 01:11 PM
s4life s4life is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Bay Area
Posts: 1,117
Thanks bud,

I will definitely keep this into account. I would like to make it work with the Fibulas though, but if they don't work I'll go back to EE brakes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pritchet74 View Post
Baller bike alert!

That is absolutely amazing! But honestly I wouldn't keep the EE brakes. I have known folds that have briefly had Fibulas and all of them only kept them a short time. They just don't stop well. If the bike is for climbing, then you also have to descend...

I had some AX Lightness Orions once - they were find when I lived in a place that didn't have steel twisty descents - but then I did one of those descents and almost went over the edge 'cause I couldn't slow down fast enough.

But being that you are South Bay - I would think the EE's are the brakes that you would want.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-17-2021, 01:04 PM
s4life s4life is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Bay Area
Posts: 1,117
Hey,
Yeah, this used to be Bely's. I thought the same thing, these types are basically becoming the bike version of an air-cooled Porsche 993

Quote:
Originally Posted by denapista View Post
Bely's old rig? I've been keeping my eye out for a Argonaut.... Not too many used carbon rim brake, mechanical shifting frames left..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.