Blackburn Toolmanator 16 - We recently took receipt of blackburns top-of-the-range multitool, the 'Toolmanator 16' to put through its paces. Previously the only blackburn product iv u...
1 year ago
|At my house before delivery|
|At Nagaoka-san's condominium after the seat is adjusted/lowered! And kickstand, bell and lock added.|
|Jan Kole, the founder/CEO of Colossi, a Dutch cyclist with a Beijing workshop|
|Beautiful details. Hearts on the lugs -- Mixte is designed as a "co-ed" than a "women's" frame, but in practice seems to be used more by women than men.|
|Columbus Zona double butted tubing. A known quantity, reliable tubeset.|
|Nitto quill stem, with removable faceplate required for the bars we used|
|More nice details|
|Only one bottle cage on this frame, given the geometry and size|
|Riding home in the heat of Tokyo late July late morning!|
A sports bike takes some adjustment ... but the rider is determined!
|Sky Blue with blue river, blue sky and summer Fuji in background|
|Big boxy bag, but with a rack just above the front fender the top will be at or just below my handlebars.|
Nice roomy front pocket for easy access, and side pockets to slide in any things you want to access without dismounting.
Of course, a nice big map case with clear plastic on top.
|Ties on the bottom to secure to the rack.|
|A bit of personalization -- it is a custom made item, after all.|
|The blue appears lighter when the bike is outside|
|The black hard plastic cover is removable, like a similar one under the BB.|
|Rear brake cable enters toptube|
|You can see the Altum R's headtube cap. 3 different sizes are available.|
I got the medium size cap, which is fine. I will eliminate the spacer below the stem now
that I have gotten a few rides in and confirm I want a bit more aggressive front end hand position.
|Time to cut the fork to correct length. Nice to have a tool that serves as a guide.|
|Done. Why was I so nervous the first time I did this years ago?|
I was afraid I would destroy or damage a valuable piece of equipment.
I still inevitably cut the steerer a bit too conservatively, leaving need for some spacers.
|Perfect, snug fit. Smooth inside.|
|Pressfit BB is in|
|3T - 25 Ionic team stealth -- he way it should look from the side.|
|3T 25 Ionic team stealth -- with missing bolt and clamp/cover.|
|TNI aluminum post. Lighter than the Deda|
|Cancellara finishes the stage ... riding with broken back bones|