One of last weeks postings looked at naked Ti bike in Australia. I have an apology to make. I missed Baum, as pointed out to me by Darren from Brisbane.
In Darrens words “I own a Baum Cubano and its friggen brilliant.”
Baum Cubano. Enve 2.0 fork. Integrated cable routing for Ultegra Di2 group. 3T Stem and Enve seatpost are also painted to match the frame.
Darren sent a few photos of his steed from Mt Gravatt.
Have a look at the Baum Flickr photos for some great paint work – Baum Flickr
Baum are located over in Victoria, just up the road from Geelong. Keep an eye out for them at this weekends Amys Gran Fondo at which they are riding in. Hopefully we will get to see them at the TDU Bike Expo next year.
Dirty Dozen 13
Great effort to all those who participated in this years Dirty Dozen. No doubt it would have been tough so soon after winter.
I was unable to ride, so I popped out to take some photos at various vantage spots. I have located some low res photos in the Adelaide Dirty Dozen Page in this blog
Some of my favourite ones are:
Rest Day on Tuesday, a chance for Nibali to recover after a gruellling 16th Stage.
Current GC standings are:
1 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana Pro Team 64hr 06min 01sec
2 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:28
3 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 0:01:14
4 Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) Katusha 0:02:29
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:38
6 Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:43
7 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ.fr 0:04:37
8 Leopold Konig (CZE) Team NetApp-Endura 0:06:17
9 Samuel Sanchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:33
10 Tanel Kangert (EST) Astana Pro Team 0:09:21
Meanwhile, over in Canada – Tour of Alberta
Sagan carried on his winning form by winning 2 sprints and taking out the green jersey
Orica Greenedge ran out of bandages
Cadevans was coming back into some form
The podium girls were passing out their phone numbers
BMC were enjoying themselves on the Podium after taking out the team points
and Australia’s, I mean Adelaide’s Rohan Dennis won hist first pro race andthe first Tour of Alberta.
Well done Rohan
UCI Road World Championships
The Worlds are only a few weeks away, with this years championships being held in Tosacano , Italy.
Great news that are providing live coverage most nights.
- TEAM TIME TRIAL 22 September (online only)
- MEN U23 TIME TRIAL 23 September (TV & online)
- WOMEN ELITE TIME TRIAL 24 September (online only)
- MEN ELITE TIME TRIAL 25 September (TV & online)
- MEN U23 ROAD RACE 27 September (TV & online)
- WOMEN ELITE ROAD RACE 28 September (TV & online)
- MEN ELITE ROAD RACE 298 September (TV & online)
Toy of the Week – UBC Coren
UBC GmbH have 11 years experience producing carbon fiber components for the industrial and automotive sectors, counting Audi, Porsche, Bugatti and some Formula 1 teams among their clients. A versatile urban bicycle was an easy brief then, but their handmade engineering perfection also provides an insight into the ‘magic’ required in producing a carbon fiber frame.
UBC brought in Christian Zanzotti to conceptualize the Coren, an industrial designer with a portfolio that shows off his fine grasp of aesthetics and ergonomics.
A milled aluminum mold of the design, into which was pressed the high tensile strength T1000 carbon fibers — otherwise used almost solely in the monocoque frames of Formula 1 chassis. Each section was then assembled with Tune, Schmolke and Trickstuff parts, ENVE wheels and a Gates carbon belt drive.
Each Coren is produced in 40 hours, with numerous teams within the UBC ‘manufactory’ contributing skills that result in a bike that won the prestigious 2012 ISPO Award — dedicated to sporting design excellence. The ‘overall’ weight is a considerable 7,700 grams and is available in singlespeed, ‘pedalec’ or fixed gear modes.
till next week