The Drakkar set up like it's meant to be. The bike was designed as a gravel road rocket. With these ultralight 700 x 50c micro knobby tires, hybrid road drive train, comfortable upright position, and light weight wheels this thing will fly on dirt.
I prefer the position and shape of Sram's excellent brake levers to those from Cane Creek or the like. These are second only to Campy Record in terms of ergonomics in my opinion. They aren't even expensive, which makes them even better. Shifting is handled by Dura Ace 10 speed bar end shifters.
The front derailleur clamp modification allows the front der to ride where it should be, even on this really small ring. The ST bottle cage required a very small shim, and it's all good to go. The wider placed pivots on the body of the front der noticeably stiffened things up. Front shifting is very precise.
The stainless dragon rear dropouts look great next to the matte silver-gray of the 6700 group. With the superbly shaped White hub, the rear end of this bike is quite pleasing to the eye. Oh, and it works amazingly well also!
This is the bike I will be riding tomorrow, as well as next Wednesday with Jason. I will have it around, and it's available for test rides if anyone would like. Stop by either of the rides and see how it looks, or give me a ring at the shop if you're interested in a test run. Have a great day all, we'll see you out there tomorrow!