I’m on the fence. It’s a bit overgeared for the type of riding I realistically do on it. A smaller outer chainring would sort that, but I have the parts for an 11speed deore 1x setup with a downtube shifter. In my mind it would be simpler, but I’m not really sure that is the case.
(to be fair I only had the Carradice on because I had to bring it from A to B)
So cool. Was it easy enough to fit the backpedal brake to that frame? Did you have to build a custom rear wheel? Always wanted a retro mtb but could never really justify it, after seeing this I'm wondering if I replace my opafiets with something like yours.
Installing a coaster brake is pretty easy I'd say. I used a Shimano CB-E110 coaster hub, which has 110 mm spacing. You can take the hub apart pretty easily and add spacers to make it fit a frame up to 130 mm rear spacing without having to change the whole axle for a longer one (changing the whole axle is not very hard, the hard thing is finding a longer axle).
Anyway, for this build I chose to space out the wheel symmetrically, because it seemed easier at the time. However, this causes the chainline to be pretty fucked, which is why I used alu spacers to bring in the chainring up front by 5 mm. I haven't measured but I'd say the chainline is pretty good right now. You could also space the hub in such a way that the chainline will be better, but then you'd have to dish the wheel to make up for the asymmetric spacing.
Wheel specs: Dartmoor Shield 26" downhill rims, Shimano CB-E110 coaster hub on the rear and Shimano DH-C3000-3N-NT on the front, both laced with DT Swiss Alpine III spokes.
Bloody good. I might build a stationsfiets like this next year. Love the idea of a coaster brake retro MTB.
The way I like it. A very nice built. Well done!
Hey buurman, thanks!
Is the pink MTB with rack that's parked elsewhere in the street yours?
Hey buur, no it isn't.
Four bikes are stored in my house and my commuter is safely parked in the Balistalling (indoor-bikeparking). I think it is the cheapest parking or one of the cheapest in whole of Amsterdam. Only €7.50 a month.
Btw, I should post some of my bikes here on the forum. Never done it ;-)
Yes! Would be nice.
total stunner made by our own @Hulsroy for his wife.
Excellent, had my builder add his own initial on top of the fork for my bike, I think it's a great extra touch.
Winston did that on my Varonha... he also did my birthday as the frame number : )
Looks like it has quite some toe overlap or is it just the picture?
It has major toe overlap. But my wife hasn't got any problems with that.
Geometry is based on a 700c track bike she used to own and loved.
This bike is an attempt to create same feeling in a bike but with mudguards and 26" X 35c tyres.
KJ is her maiden initials and her UK nickname.
Thank you buddy 😚
Outstanding. I'm a sucker for a segmented fork and a purple bike.
@spotter very late but what is this (purple pg 1011)? Looks like it could be a Clandestine? It's amazing.
Can someone tell me what front rack and mudguards are on this please.
Giles Berthoud and custom rack
nice read, thank you!
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