.: Giorgio's Ridley Icarus



At the moment I started this project I wanted to start riding again and my race bike was about 20 years old.  That on itself was already reason enough to get a new bike, besides that my only race bike was permanently fixed to my indoor training system.  I prefer to assemble a new bike myself and so I started to search for a frame.  I wanted a frame of a Belgian brand and it had to be in the colors black, silver, white and yellow.  No easy task to start with...

The  partslist

Somewhere second half of may 2006 I found a frame which answered to all the prerequisites.  Blue Bike in Zonhoven (Belgium) had a new Ridley Icarus (black, silver, white and yellow colors) frame for sale.  The model was that of a year ago (model 2005) but the price was OK and the frame was brand new so on 29 may 2006 I bought it.  It came with a 4ZA carbon fork and FSA integrated headset.   A couple of days later I was lucky and found a new Mavic Ksyrium Elite (black) wheelset in Tongeren (Belgium).  A guy had bought a new bike and didn't want those wheels because he had a set of carbon wheels.  Some negotiation later I bought them for less then 60 percent of the normal price. I continued my quest for all other parts and finally on 24 July 2006 the final parts arrived.  It took me some days before I had the time to start assembling by on the 2nd of august 2006 the bike was ready.

Frame: Ridley Icarus 2005 (Colors: Black, Silver, Yellow, White)
Fork: 4ZA Eclyps (Carbon)
Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black
Headset: FSA Integrated Carbon
Stem: Ritchey WCS 100mm
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Road Bar
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS V2
Bar Tape: Easton 2006 Bar Tape Yellow
Shifters / Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra 10-sp. shifters triple (IST6603)
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 2005 brake calipers front + rear (IBR6600I49F+R)
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 10-sp. crankset triple 52/39/30 (IFC6603)
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 2005 6600 10-sp. chain
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 2005 12-25 10-sp.  (ICS660010223)
Derailleur Rear: Shimano Ultegra 2005 10-sp. rear derailleur triple (IRD6600GS)
Derailleur Front: Shimano Ultegra Triple 34.9mm (FD-6603-B)
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos Yellow
Front tire: Schwalbe Stelvio Foldable 700x32C Black/Yellow
Rear tire: Schwalbe Stelvio Foldable 700x32C Black/Yellow
Extra info:
Jockey wheels: Aluminum KCNC with Ceramic Bearings
Bottle cages: BBB - BBC-03 Black
Computer: Shimano Flightdeck with SM-SC70 wireless Bracket & Sensor Kit
Inner Tubes: Michelin Airstop A1 Butyl 700x18/23C Presta
Pedals: Shimano - PD-A520
Spacers: Pro Carbon Spacers

History and status

20/07/2009 Replaced jockey wheels by aluminum KCNC jockey wheels with ceramic bearings
2/08/2006 First use.


Ridley Icarus frame (model 2005)

4ZA Eclyps carbon fork

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black rear wheel

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black rear wheel detail

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black front wheel

Schwalbe Stelvio Black/Yellow tire

Ritchey WCS 100m stem

Fork and stem mounted

Wheels mounted

Shimano Ultegra 2005 bottom bracket

Shimano Ultegra 2005 crankset

Crankset mounted

Ritchey WCS road bar

Ritchey WCS road bar detail

4ZA Stratus yellow saddle

Saddle and road bar mounted

Shimano PD-A520 pedals

Shimano Ultegra (2005) Triple front derailleur

Shimano Ultegra (2005) 10 speed rear derailleur

Derailleurs installed

Shimano Ultegra (2005) front brake

Shimano Ultegra (2005) rear brake

Shimano Ultegra (2005) 10-speed triple shifters

Shimano Ultegra (2005) 10-speed triple shifters detail

Brakes and shifters installed

Shimano Ultegra 2005 6600 10-sp. chain

All cables installed

Complete bike from behind

Right side of the completed bike

Detailed right side of the completed bike

Leftt side of the completed bike

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