Omega Alchemy Rebirth

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BikeSwan
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Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby BikeSwan » Wed Jul 27, 2016 18:10 pm

After 5 years of faithful service my Cannondale SuperSix EVO bit the dust in a particularly nasty crash (along with bits of my ankle). May the bike and the bits of my ankle rest in peace on that dark, damp, and generally unpleasant Canadian B road.

In need of a new bike, but not a significantly lighter wallet, my Dad very kindly gave me his old Omega Alchemy that he no longer likes to ride. Originally made for my Dad in 2004 it's now worked its way to me. The custom geometry Omega (now Enigma) worked out should fit me well. It's basically a frame for an orangutan. Combined with some practically new 10 speed Campagnolo Record and the finishing kit from my crashed Cannondale its come out better than expected. In my opinion it looks the business . . . hopefully it rides as well as it looks.

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Component List

Chassis & Wheels:

Frame: 2004 Omega Alchemy (Custom Geometry for 6'5" long arms/legs and short torso)
Fork: Look HSC 4SL
Wheels: Easton EC90 Aero55 (Campagnolo Freehub Body)
Tires: Specialized S-Works Turbo (700x25c)

Drivetrain & Brakes:

Crankset: 2004 Campagnolo Record 10sp (175mm - Compact)
Cassette: 2004 Campagnolo Record 10sp
Chain: KMC X10SL Ti Nitride
Rear Derailleur: 2004 Campagnolo Record 10sp
Shifters: 2004 Campagnolo Record 10sp
Brakes: 2004 Campagnolo Record
Brake Pads: SwissStop Yellow King

Finishing Kit:

Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth (440mm)
Stem: 3T ARX Team Stealth (100mm – 6 Degree)
Seatpost: 3T Ionic LTD (27.2mm x 350mm – w/ 31.6mm to 27.2mm shim)
Saddle: Fizik Kurve Chameleon
Bar Tape: Fizik Superlight Soft Touch (Black)
Pedals: Speedplay Zero (Black)

Weight: 17.59 lbs (7.98 kg)

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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby Imposter » Wed Jul 27, 2016 18:53 pm

Looks really, really good. I'm guessing you're taller than average...?

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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby Wheelspinner » Thu Jul 28, 2016 08:28 am

^ Well, he does say it's built for 6 foot 5, so yes, taller than average is a fair guess..

Beautiful bike indeed...

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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Jul 28, 2016 09:05 am

That looks lovely!
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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby Imposter » Thu Jul 28, 2016 09:11 am

Wheelspinner wrote:^ Well, he does say it's built for 6 foot 5, so yes, taller than average is a fair guess..

Beautiful bike indeed...


So it does - I didn't read the spec ;)

Kingstonian
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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby Kingstonian » Thu Jul 28, 2016 21:38 pm

Nice bike indeed

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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby condorbikeman » Fri Jul 29, 2016 13:45 pm

V nice bike - can't beat Titanium and great work recycling your Dad's beast. My Enigma has just 'survived' after hitting a fence and a somersault into a ditch in the Lake District with me attached. I don't think a carbon bike would have fared the same...

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Re: Omega Alchemy Rebirth

Postby Matthewfalle » Sun Jul 31, 2016 05:27 am

Lovely - really nice that be.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.


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