Pearson Touché Build

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  • Just this weekend finished my 1st build completely from scratch. Bought the F&F and headset last July and have very slowly been gathering the parts I wanted. A fair bit of trawling eBay and the classifieds have given me pretty much what I was after, a fairly old school look, with new compenents. Still a few little bits to be bought, but glad to have it on the road at last!

    This will be used my 16 mile daily commute, and the odd longer ride while I service my road bike and build a new road bike. Went out for a bit of shakedown this morning, rides nicely and much stiffer than my previous 531 conversion. Hope you like!

    Build is as follows:

    58cm Pearson Touché frame with eyelets
    Pearson carbon fork with eyelets
    First Spurs headset

    Miche 107mm BB
    165mm Miche Primato Cranks
    49t Miche 1/8" chainring
    17t fixed rear sprocket
    KMC 1/8" chain
    Shimano M520 SPD pedals

    Silver Velocity Deep-V rims
    Ambrosio hubs (rear fixed/free)
    Miche long drop brake calipers
    25mm Vittoria Rubino tyres
    SKS Chromoplastic mudguards (rear stays fitted with secu-clips to allow rear wheel to be easily removed)

    Tektro levers (on the lookout for some hoods for some Chorus levers I have)
    3T TDF Ergo bars
    3T 110mm stem
    Black Easton bar tape
    Campagnolo ultra low friction brake outers

    Tired, but comfortable Brooks saddle
    Campagnolo seatpost

    I've also replaced all the bolts on the frame with new stainless items, added clear protectors to prevent the paintwork from cable rub and fitted donuts on the brake cable along the top tube.

  • i've been building / riding a blue 60cm touche and i just can't seem to get it dialed in. i haven't even cut the steerer yet. i put steel forks on mine and ambrosia wheelset. i've currently got it ss/ss with white industries 20/18 and 48t chainring.

    i prefer my pompino 2 so far, but once i get it sorted i might grow to like it.

    how is the paint on yours? mine just seems to be really easily chipped around the bottom bracket area.

  • You may want to trim the mudguards stays.

  • @lovecloughfixie I bought the frame 2nd hand so it had a few cosmetic marks. However, the laquer has come away in places around the BB and around the top of the seatube where the clamp is. I think my frame dates from around 2009, so they may have improved the finish since then.

    @Lolo Believe it or not, the stays have ben trimmed! I took around 10-15mm off each of them, but I reckon I could do with removing another 10mm or so. Since I cut the rear stays, I added the secu-clips which have pushed the rear mudguard away from the frame by another 15mm ish. I'll get the hacksaw out again!

  • I ride a blue 54 touché about the same commute - perfect apart from last couple of days where strong crosswinds reall catch the flat tubes and aero wheel set (nearly put me under a bus riding up city road)

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Pearson Touché Build

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