2015 Niner RLT 9 2013 Cannondale CAAD10 2002 Eddy Merckx Millenium 3 1992 Lighthouse Columbus Max
Description I decided in November 2015 that I just did not trust carbon frames and needed to replace the remaining carbon bike in my collection. Since I was pretty happy with my existing group of road bikes, I wanted to get something different. This Niner provides road-ish geometry that works for me, clearance for up to a 42mm tire, disc brakes, a reputation for being stiff, and was on sale for a great price on black Friday. Bought this frame on craigslist in January 2015. It was practically new, and was outfitted with Shimano 105 parts. I took the parts off the frame and installed them on my previous Cannondale CAAD7 (which was a 60cm and just a little too small for me) to make it easier to sell. I installed Ultegra/Dura Ace parts that I had in the garage and on other bikes to make this back into a complete bike. I purchased this frame used on eBay in 2005. The tubing is a combination of 6AL/4V and 3AL/2.3V titanium, with many tubes being shaped. Of particular note is the huge, aero 6/4 downtube. This frame was built to Eddie Merckx's specs by Lightspeed.

The decals were in pretty bad shape when I bought the frame, so I replaced them. Since I could not find replacement decals that match the originals, I used decals for a Merckx Ti AX frame.

The frameset was built in 1992 by Tim Neenan at Lighthouse Cycles. Had a great experience getting fitted by Tim in Santa Ynez, and working with him throughout the build. It is a lugged frame made out of Columbus Max tubing, which turned out to be a problem. I wanted a fillet brazed frame, but Tim's jigs would not hold the highly shaped tubes during the filleting process, so he had to use lugs. At the time, Tim said he would never use this tube set again because it was such a pain, but I now see that he is using Max on his new bikes.
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Geometry Frame Size: 62cm
Horizantal Top Tube: 605mm
Head Tube: 205mm
Wheelbase: 1062mm
BB Drop: 65mm
Chainstays: 435mm
Stack: 631mm
Reach: 406mm
Head Tube Angle: 72.5 degrees
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5 degrees
Frame Size: 63cm
Horizontal Top Tube: 600mm
Head Tube: 220mm
Wheelbase: 1013mm
BB Drop: 67mm
Chainstays: 405mm
Stack: 622mm
Reach: 399mm
Head Tube Angle: 73.5 degrees
Seat Tube Angle: 72 degrees
Frame Size: 61cm
Seat Tube c-t: 630mm
Horizontal Top Tube: 588mm
Head Tube Angle: 73 degrees
Seat Tube Angle: 72 degrees
Frame Size: custom
Seat Tube c-t: 610mm
Horizontal Top Tube: 590mm
Head Tube: 196mm
BB Drop: 7.6
Stearer: 1" threaded
Fork Rake: 45.7
Head Tube Angle: 74
Seat Tube Angle: 72
Weight ?? lbs ?? lbs 18.14 lbs 22.66 lbs
Frame Hydroformed Aluminum Smartformed 6069 Alloy Combination of 3.25 and 6/4 Titanium Lugged Columbus Max Steel
Fork Niner RLT, 45mm rake Cannondale Speed Save tapered carbon, 45mm rake Enve 2.0, 43mm rake Columbus Max unicrown
Headset Cane Creek IS42/28.6 top, IS52/40 bottom
short top cap, 25mm spacers
Cane Creek 40 1.125" top, 110 1.5" bottom
20mm spacers
Chris King 1.125 NoThreadSet, black Sotto Voce
25mm spacers
1" Mavic SSC
25mm spacers, Nitto threadless adapter
Stem Enve Carbon
11cm, -6 degrees
Edge Carbon
12cm, -6 degrees
Enve Carbon
13cm, -6 degrees
Thomson X4
13cm, -10 degrees, silver
Handlebars Ritchey WCS Carbon Evolution - 44cm Ritchey WCS Carbon EvoCurve - 44cm Ritchey WCS Carbon Evolution - 44cm Ritchey WCS Carbon EvoCurve - 44cm
Bar Tape Fizik Performance Tacky 3.0mm - Black Fizik Performance Tacky 3.0mm - Black Fizik Performance Tacky 3.0mm - Black Fizik Performance Tacky 3.0mm - Black
Brake Levers Shimano 685 Shimano Ultregra 6800 Shimano Ultregra 6800 Shimano Dura Ace 9001
Brake Calipers Shimano RS685 w/ RT-99 160mm Rotors Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 7900 Shimano Dura Ace 7900
Buttom Bracket BBInfinite PF30 Praxis Conversion, 24mm to BB30 Shimano Dura Ace 7900, ITA Chris King Threadset 24, silver BSC
Crankset Quarq DZero Power Meter - 175mm, BB30,
50t x 34t Praxis Chainrings
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 - 175mm, 50t x 34t
4iiii Precision Pro Dual Sided Power
Shimano Dura Ace 7950 - 175mm, 50t x 34t
Stages left arm
Shimano 105 5700 - 175mm, Stronglight 50t x 34t
Stages left arm
Pedals Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race SPD Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race SPD Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race SPD Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race SPD
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 9000 - braze on w/ 34.9mm Adapter Shimano Dura Ace 9000 - braze on Shimano Dura Ace 9000 - 35mm clamp-on Shimano Dura Ace 9000 - braze on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800 - Mid-cage Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Chain Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Cassette Shimano XT 8000 - 11/40 Shimano Ultegra 6800 - 11/28 Shimano Ultegra 6800 - 11/28 Shimano Ultegra 6800 - 11/28
Front Wheel Shimano CX-75 hub
Pacenti SL25 black rim
28 Sapim CX-Ray black
black brass nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
DT Swiss 350 straight pull hub
Kinlin XR31T black rim
24 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes
black brass nipples
BHS SL85W black hub
Pacenti SL23 G1 black rim
24 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes
black brass nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
DT Swiss 350 straight pull hub
BHS 2723 black rim
24 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes
black brass nipples
Rear Wheel Shimano CX-75 hub
Pacenti SL25 rim
28 Sapim CX-Ray black
black brass nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 hub
HED Belgium Plus rim
32 Sapim CX-Ray black
black brass nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
BHS SL210 black hub
Pacenti SL23 G1 black rim
27 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes
black brass nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
BHS SL210 black hub
Pacenti SL23 G1 black rim
27 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes
black alloy nipples w/ Sapim HM washers
Quick Release Shimano RX830 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Tires Schwalbe Pro One - tubeless, 28mm Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless - 25mm Michelin Pro4 Service Course - 25mm Vittoria Open Pave CGIII - 25mm black/green
Seatpost Enve 1-bolt
27.2 x 350, 25mm setback
Ritchey Superlogic 1-bolt - glossy carbon
27.2 x 250, 25mm setback
Lynskey Ti
27.2 x 300, 25mm setback
Shimano Dura Ace 7400
27.4mm
Seatpost Clamp Campagnolo 31.8mm Cannondale Ti Works 31.8mm built into frame
Saddle Fizik Antares - Black/White, Carbon Rails Fizik Antares R3 - Black, Carbon Rails Fizik Antares R3 - Black, Carbon Rails Fizik Antares R3 - Tour Edition, Kium Rails
Computer Garmin 1000, Enve V2 mount Garmin 1000, Enve V2 mount Garmin 1000, Enve V2 mount Garmin 1000, grey K-Edge XL mount
Bottle Cages Arundel Mandible, white Arundel Mandible, gloss 3k Arundel Mandible, gloss 3k Elite Ciussi Inox, Stainless Steel
Pump Lezyne Road Drive - large, silver Lezyne Road Drive - large, black Silca Impero frame pump - XL Silca Impero - Campagnolo head, matching paint