Pia’s Cadex ALR1 is one sweet old racing bike. It was one of the first lugged aluminum road bikes that was built for the mass market. The next model up Cadex CFR1 was the team bike of the Giant-A.I.S. team which included some of Australia’s most talented riders in the early 90s. Pia’s Cadex has the original 105 groupset that is still robust and reliable. To celebrate the bike’s coming of age (it’s 18th birthday!), I’ve built a classic set of wheels with Mavic Open Pro rims and Ultegra hubs. Mavic are the ‘netural support’ wheel at the Tour de France and have been producing bicycle components since 1889.
Rim: Mavic Open Pro, silver
Hub: Shimano Ultegra 6700 (32h front and 32h rear)
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition, 296mm & 294mm
Nipples: Sapim Polyax, 12mm, brass
Rim tape: BBB adhesive rim tape 16mm
Tyre: Schwalbe Durano