More hot miles on my Rourke. Now ‘upgraded’ now with DT shifters instead of Ergos. Love it.
New(ish) bike Tuesday....
Here's my first Rourke! A little tatty in terms of paint and chrome but easy on the eye and solid.
Will build up as fixed for the time being - may chuck gears on at some point 😁
Just finished building this...
That looks pretty sharp, out of curiosity what sort of tyre clearance does the frame have? It looks to be of a similar ilk to mine a bit further up the page.
It was specced (not by me) to be built to clear 28s.
I have 25s on wide carbon rims which probably measure up closer to 26-27mm and they fit fine with room to spare.
This is a beautiful frame, noticed it on eBay, out of interest what stems length are going to use on this as I thought it had a bit of a short top tube for a 61cm?
Thanks, mine apparently clears 28s but I’ve yet to put a set of wheels in and see how tight my 32s are. I’m currently too busy balking at the price of all the bits I need to build it....
Yeh the tt measured a little shorter than my current frame but I’m a champion of shortish stems anyway so thought it would probably help balance the look of the bike if I can fit a stem longer than 90mm.
It’s currently hanging on the wall keeping it safe from my clumsy wife and investigative daughter, as above I need to try wheels on it and get an idea of reach etc beside my current bike.
That’s really nice. Enjoy.
Gave my Rourke some much needed TLC and a respray. Two tone green to blue paint with black metallic underneath. Very pleased with the result.
Nice. Was the paint done by Rourke?
Thanks, No I did it myself with cans. Got it professionally sandblasted first to get rid of the bad paint and some rust.
Very nice for a can job. Did you clear over the decals?
Very nice! What cans did you use??
Thanks! Yep two cans of clearcoat to be sure. Has a great shine now too.
I got primer, base, chromacoat and clearcoat from here: https://www.specialistpaints.com/products/chromacoat
Completed the NC500 on my Rouke last month
Not officially a tourer but it was smooth sailing!
Recently ugraded the shifters with some campag xenon parts too
this looks awesome!
I think that frame used to belong to me!
Has the paint on the bottom bracket been touched-up?
(Good effort in any case).
I bought it off here from @Brazelephantman maybe you sold it to him?
Yeah something's going on down by the BB. Looks like it could be a repaint
I sold it to the bloke who sold it to @Brazelphantman. It's a nice frame, good to see it being used properly.
Hey picco was this the decal you were talking to me about? I love this one… https://www.lfgss.com/comments/16057289/
No, not that one. I love rourkes but some of the paint choices and decals are shocking. And they also seem to do at least 4 different styles. Not sure why. I was v lucky to find one with wicked paint and the decal I prefer
The one I like is
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