I'm frequently tweaking bikes or thinking about getting another one, and just wanted to have all the current stats in one place!
Willier Mortirolo 2009
Large, virtual ST c2c 58cm, virtual TT c2c 57, WB 99cm
Ultegra 6600 10-speed everything
50/34, 172.5 cranks, 44cm bars
Shimano PD-A520 pedals
100mm Ritchey WCS stem 31.8, 6°/84°
Easton EC70 carbon seat post 31.6, 350mm
WTB Deva Thinline Gel saddle
Shimano WH-RS81 wheels
photo as originally equipped
Cannondale F400 CAAD2 1998
Large, 42.5" wheelbase, "compact" frame
P-Bone Headshock with Lock-out
Deore LX crank 44/32/22
Deore XT rear deraileur 30/26/23/20/17/15/13/11
Deore XT hubs with Rhthym Lite SunRims
8-speed SRAM grip shifters
Cannondale R4000 1998 CAAD3
"63cm" 61cm ST c2c, 60cm TT c2c, 88cm SO
Ultegra 6500 9 speed STI
50/34 Ritchey WCS crankd, 27/12, 172.5
Selle Italia Trans Am saddle, 40cm bars
Cane Creek wheels
Pinarello Prince 2001
cracked frame :-(
60cm ST c2c, 59cm TT c2c, 88cm SO
Cannonndale R800 Sport 2003 CAAD5
Small 45cm ST c2c
105 9 speed STI, 105 derailleurs, cdale calipers
80mm stem, 40cm/26mm bars, 1 1/8" steerer
Truvativ elita ISIS drive
68x118 Truvativ ISIS splined bottom bracket
the linear progression of Michele's gears
Cannondale M700 1993
Deore LX: brake levers, shifters, Crank, derailleurs,
and hubs (FH-M560)
Ritchey Vantage Comp rims
Coda cantiliver brakes
Some big climbs for reference:
(I can do these with a 39/27 and maintain a cadece that doesn't kill my knees*)
Tour de Montes #3 is about 3.2 miles, 1200' vertical, 7.1% average, but last .5 mile is 12%!!!
33 from west of Harrisonburg up to summit/WV border is about 3.5 miles, 1350' vertical, 7.5% average, pretty consistent. 2010 took 27:30 to go up east side and 7:30 to come down, and 32:00 to go up west side and 7:50 to go down. The east side is 3.9 miles, the west side is 4.1 miles. The west side has steeper sections but has many places of either two lanes or wide shoulder. The east side has no shoulder, ever. Traffic has been very light the 3 times I've done it. Go up and over and turn around at Brandywine lake where there is a bathroom.
Skyline Drive south from Thorton Gap south is about a 4 mile climb, 1200' vertical, 6% average. It is about .7 miles from Thorton Gap up to the tunnel and the worst part of the whole climb is the 2nd half of that; it is pretty steady after that.
*I did the first 24 miles of Skyline Drive with the Prince's 39/25 no problem.
Cass to Snowshoe WV via Back Mountain/Thorny Flat Road: First climb is 4.5m, 1500', 6.5% average grade. After rolling a bit and turning onto Irongate/Redgate you get a brutal 1.5m, 800', 10% average grade. Optional is to pass Irongate/Redgate and descend the other side then take Snowshoe drive: 4.5m, 1500', 6.2% average grade. Do it! I did the first part on my Prince with a 39/26 no problem. However, the Irongate/Redgate part almost killed me! I was standing up the whole time, down to 4mph several times. Had to stop once for 90s to catch my breath. Brutal after 75 miles and that first climb. 2010 did the iron maiden with a 27 and did not have to stop since I knew that once you get around the 3rd switchback you are almost at the top.