Is that me or the finition degree is a bit off compare to first MashWork (by Cinelli) frame batch ?
The pics of rear droupout catch my attention..
Brick Lane bikes are doing there own Works tribute now.
what's going on with those dropouts? I've never seen ones like that before.
Look like someone got Create to built a Mash Work
I like the drop outs, but they might cause issues if your running chrome domes and have the wheel slammed back.
I’m also a sucker for the 5 part fork construction, lovely.
More questionable than the dropouts are those eyelets at the top of the fork, what would you mount there? Surely not a rack. That and the paint job is a bit shit.
What rack and basket is that?
"...and the paint job is a bit shit."
Good 'ol Cetma 5-rail and a Wald 137. Nothin' but the classics.
surprised by the price...
Good works frame alternative.
Or steamroller even
This looks great for the price. However, it looks like it has no bottle bosses. Seems to be no geometry chart yet either. (Their steep geometry CXC has two sets of bottle bosses but 135mm rear spacing and disc mounts with the option for gears.)
Regarding the geo they replied as below on their Instagram account;
@_bodanc can see we haven’t put it up yet. But do a search in our webshop on the cxc. The geometry is almost identical
You built this up yet? Any pics? I am so damn tempted by the raw smoke frame.
Only some shitty ones.
Here they are anyway.
That paint is loud! Love the flat bar build.
From three mostly working bikes two weeks ago I ended up with none after finding nasty cracks in two frames and more issues with the other.
Bonus was an excuse to get this built up via cycle to work!
Thomson stem and seatpost on order then I’ll chop the forks down a bit.
Home on the train tonight Can’t wait to ride it tomorrow.
Tempted to throw a spare fork on my Vig and run a disc brake for winter/until I go back to the velodrome.
Think the headset is a Columbus Compass 1-1/8". Picture.
Can I just buy a a generic 1-1/8 crown race and be done [guessing not]?
OR do I need to buy a bottom bearing and crown race?
No need to buy a new bottom bearing but you do need a crown race that matches the specs of the headset (namely the correct width and angle to the bevelled surface that sits against the inner race of the bearing). The specs should either be available online or are often printed on the bearings themselves. Although finding a matching can be a pain, case in point only one online retailer stocked the correct FSA crown race I needed to install on a second pair of forks recently.
Thanks will take a closer look and see if I can get the specs off the bearings.
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