Well, I posted up on Slowtwitch and the local Chapel Hill bike group areas asking if anyone had essentially a "bin job" time trial frame. Not something like shrapnel of carbon in a bucket, but maybe something that was a 5 to 10 year old frame with the components picked off of it.
A guy in CH responded "have one for free, come get it". I looked up the frame before driving out, legit frame. Went to get it, needs work, but nothing un-manageable at all. He rode it as-is for quite a while. I never would have.
Basically it's a 2008-2010 Felt DA with bayonet fork. Also gave me an HED base bar and a pretty run of the mill 105 crank with a pretty used up Rotor Q ring. Looking at the crank and Q ring, likely a bin job there. The crank is a 175. I didn't pay attention to that, it was free. I'd prefer a short crank for a TT bike. The Rotor Q is pretty used up looking at the teeth. I'll probably make the bike 1x anyway.
Lots to do on the to-do list. Disassemble and clean the fork/headset and see if it needs a new bearing. New threaded BB bearings. Fix the carbon with my leftover repair stuff. Run cabling and acquire brakes. I'll try to find an OEM spec sheet so I can buy the correct rear brake.
Base bar is really nice, but, may prove problematic given it's out of production and needs the clamps for the skis. They're a weird part. I could borrow time on the BIL's milling machine and mill out a pair of clamps for about $15 in material I guess, then use the skis from my current TT clip on's.
I'll post progress pics as things happen.
So, here it is: