I bought it as a full bike. everything from the pics plus. record seat post. Fizik carbon rail sadal. chris king headset, deda bar and stem, and a 105 brake. $2100
The only parts that I really dont vibe well with are the threadless headset, deda stem and deda bars. oh yeah, and of course the brake
I can live with the headset, but the stem and bars have to go. I would like to go with a traditional threaded stem, but honestly i need some rise in the stem or i dont think i can ride the bike how i really want to. So im thinking to put my thompson stem and my favorite bullhorns on there for the time being.
It begs for proper Cinelli track bars! The carbon seatpost has me a little worried - you might check with an expert builder how to install properly into the steel seat tube. Might need an upgraded clamp or shim or something..
Unfortunately there is no "Mr. Abus" but Travis was close. Abus is an abbreviation for August Bremicker und Soehne (August Bremicker and sons), the name of the man who founded the company in 1924. He is long dead of course, but it seems that the company is still owned by the family.
Since Abus foundation, not a single bike has been stolen in Germany I have heard. It is virtually impossible to steal anything that is bolted to the ground by an Abus lock. If you loose the key - it is probably easier to saw through the frame. Or call the fire fighters to bring one of these:
Abus products come rated by the company on a safety level from 1 to 15. I tried to buy something which was rated 8 lately, but it seemd to be grossly inadequate for the level of safety on German streets.