2014 Salsa Vaya Build and Basement Workshop

I mentioned in my last post that I recently moved. My new place has a basement that makes for a perfect gear storage and bike workshop. I took advantage of that space to do a frame swap for my commuter. Bye-bye On-One Pompetamine. Your rear dropouts and disc caliper mount were a pain in my ass and it was time to replace you with something that just worked.

Welcome, Salsa Vaya. You sure are a sexy commute bike.

2014 Salsa Vaya 2 Frameset

Long Time No Post

It has indeed been awhile since my last update. I’ve been BUSY trying to get my thesis done. I really haven’t done much GPS tracking of any rides lately because I’ve just been riding when I can. And lately, that’s meant lots of commuting duty so I can keep my cycling legs under me.

The Pompetamine has been getting some miles on it lately. It’s also had some changes since I posted up my original build pics. Here’s what I’ve done to it:

Road Bike Commuter Project #4

My next paycheck came, so I was able to start buying the last bit of parts I need to finish this build. I bought:

Easton EA70 2 bolt seatpost
Sugino 46t chainring
Crupi 18t cog
Tektro RL520 black brake levers
Surly hub spacer kit
carbon headset spacers
red ano bits from Purely Custom
-6mm chainring bolts
-valve stem caps
-cable end crimps
used Brooks B17 saddle from ebay
bontrager buzzkill bar end plugs
wheelset
-Velocity Dyad black reflective rims
-Shimano M629 hubs
-DT Champion straight gauge spokes
-red alloy nipples
Origin8 centerlock to 6 bolt adapters
Specialized Crossroads 700×38 tires