Well after nearly a year my brother’s Perfecta 2.11 is finally built! The story of the build is a heartbreaking one. After he got all the various kit to build up onto the frame, he suffered a break-in at his flat – resulting in all his still boxed Campag equipment going missing. He also had a training bike and his beloved Orange MTB nicked as well. It took Karl a while to sort out the kit again, and by the time he’d assembled it all, winter was apon us. So he took his time and built it up over the last months and finally it’s finished!
His Perfecta boasts a mix of Campag Record and Chorus 11spd, a pair of Planet X CNC Superlight brake calipers, Deda finishing kit and the new Fizik Kurve saddle. Because of the recent ice and snow, Karl has only ridden his Perfecta on the rollers – but he’s already noticed a big difference from his Ribble. It fits him like a glove and he’s been spinning 53×11 easily on the highest resistance setting! He can’t wait to get out on the road on it.
His choice of seatpin colour has polarised opinion though. People either love it or hate it. Personally I love it. It adds a nice contrast, and no one ever bats an eyelid if a white bike sports a black seatpin, so what’s wrong with doing it the other way round?
Hopefully a road test report will appear soon.