2004 Teschner SC7000 EuroPro
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Road Bike | Triathlon Set up
Below: Easton bars require 2-bolt stem (seems silly). 3T Less is pretty nice. Yes, the top cap isn't totally flush. This has been fixed.
Zero Gravity Brakes. Very trick. Be careful with the titanium hardware tho; titanium is brittle so you don't want to yard on it and break (pun intended) something.
FSA Superlight cranks, Look Keo Titanium pedals, and new "Gene Simmons" Carnac shoes. FSA cranks are much stiffer than 9-speed Dura Ace, and lighter by 80 grams. Keo pedals weigh ~2 grams less than Speedplay Stainless pedals and offer larger contact area.
set up | Just the frame
| Black and White Logo |
Color Logo | Curved Seat/Chain Stays
| Cranks | Large Picture |
Ordered Feb 25, 2004, Received April 20, 2004
EMAIL ME if you want to get one of these bikes!
Two years after buying the Fuji Team in '99, Peter Teschner,
under the name of TI Sports, became the frame
builder for the new Fuji Team bikes, originally building all Scandium, then
introducing Scandium with carbon fibre rear stays.
Ended up emailing and calling Peter ($300 phone call...) in Australia where
he persuaded me to get one new from
How does it ride? Fantastic! Much stiffer in the bottom bracket than the Fuji it is replacing. At the same time, the ride is very smooth; bumps are ironed out. Accelerates instantly. Handling is very stable. After burning out in the early '90s, it's got me excited about cycling again. This year (2004), turned in my fastest bike split at the Donner Lake Triathlon on this bike--the 6th time raced since 1990, and 6 years older.
Specs: 2 lb 8 ounce frame with 73.5 degree seat angle (triathlon-biased), 73 degree head angle. Features Easton Scandium tubes, Easton SLX fork (300 gram), Time carbon seat stays with curved Scandium seat stays.
Update 2/19/05: Just under 15lbs. Nothing too scary light except tires and lunar light tubes. Zero Gravity brakes feel very secure and seem to brake as well as previous Mavics.
Update 3/13/05: lunar light tubes plus Vittoria ultra light tires = two flats in two rides. So I've replaced with heavier Continental tubes. Also put regular Dura Ace cables on. As a result, bike is now 15 lbs 3 oz, but pretty much no longer fragile but still damn light. Weight with Syntace triathlon bars is 16 lbs even.
12/29/07: Upgrade to 31.8: FSA SLK Compact road bars (225 gram), Ritchey WCS 4-axis stem (115 grams). Vs TTT Less Stem (130) and Easton EC90 Equipe (195). 10 gram more on scale.
Build and Weights:
|Road Build||14.978 pounds||Rating||
|Frame||Teschner SC7000 EuroPro||1275||2.811||Took a while to dial in the stem/seatpost, but fundamentally great frame.|
|rear brake bolt||Generic||5||0.011|
|Headset||Campy integrated||83||0.183||Stem needs to be adjusted monthly to make sure there is no play in the headset.|
|Fork||EC90slx||300||0.661||Amazing fork. Much better than previous generation EC90's. Supple ride yet stiff enough.|
|headset spacers||Carbon (save 5 grm)||15||0.044|
|Brakes||Zero Gravity||185||0.408||Slightly fragile but great braking power at a huge weight savings.|
|Brake Shift||Dura Ace 9 spd||485||1.069||Had to replace after 4 years. Also, fit isn't as nice as 105 levers. Shifting is good.|
|Crank||FSA Carbon Superlight 175||515||1.135||Claimed weight of 505; this is a little heavier. However, surprise to me; much stiffer than Dura Ace 9-speed.|
|Bottom Bracket||Dura Ace 9spd||175||0.386||The best BB money can buy. Light, smooth.|
|Front Der ring||Dura Ace||30||0.066|
|Front Derailleur||Dura Ace||75||0.165||No complaints.|
|Cassette||Dura Ace 9spd||154||0.340||Light, long lasting.|
|Rear Derailleur||Dura Ace 9spd||195||0.430||No complaints.|
|Chain||Dura Ace||285||0.628||Better than the stainless steel Wipperman chains; Wipperman are too wide.|
|Pedals||Speedplay X/2/Keo Titanium||198||0.437||Speedplays are great. Look Keo are better; bigger platform tho harder to get in to than Speedplays.|
|Stem||TTT Less-110||130||0.287||Good looking, stiff stem. Probably the lightest 2-bolt stem out there, necessary for Easton carbon bars.|
|Handlebar||Easton EC90 Equipe 44cm||195||0.430||Think I have finally found the ultimate handlebars.|
|Handlebar Tape||Deda Tape||45||0.099|
|Cables||IRD (est weight)||25||0.110||Pain in the ass to set up; IRD no longer makes them, go for Nokon instead. Housing is marginally lighter than Dura Ace.|
|Housing||IRD (est weight)||40||0.143|
|Seatpost||Easton EC90||145||0.320||This seatpost is GREAT. No creaking, easy to adjust, lots of setback. Fantastic.|
|Saddle||Selle Flite Carbonio||175||0.386||Comfortable for long rides, unlike the Selle SLR. Still pretty light, too.|
|Tires(f/r)||Vittoria Diamonte Pro Light||350||0.772||Probably too fragile, but amazingly supple ride. 150 psi, and sick light.|
|Tubes(f/r)||Performance Lunar Light||100||0.220||Lunar Lights are too prone to pinch flats. Better bet is Specialized lightweight.|
|Wheels||American Classics 350||1362||3.003||Fantastic, light wheels. A little flexy and not that aero, but the cheapest way to save a boat load of weight.|
|Rim Tape||Velox cloth||10||0.022|
|Cages (2)||IRD||32||0.071||Bottles have "ejected" twice. But for carbon cages, hard to beat the price/weight. Very elegant design.|
|Skewers||American Classics||85||0.187||Lightest I've found that are still quick releases.|