Graham "Donohue?" Weigh

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  • So after finally giving in a realising that Neil is indeed too big I managed to pick up a rather lovely 531 Graham Weigh frame off of LaurenceCardiff on here. We're pretty sure it's a Donohue build which is pretty cool and will be nice. Geometry looks good and it's that bit smaller than Neil that I need.


    (photo from the sale thread.)

    It's going to be a nice burgundy colour soon.

    The majority of stuff will just be coming over from Neil to this along with some new bits here and there.
    So the build is looking like this:

    Frame: Graham Weigh
    Fork: Wound Ups
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem:
    Bars: Easton Monkeylite // Bontrager SSR VRC 400mm
    Grips/tape: Animal Edwin // Camo tape
    Seatpost:
    Saddle: Flite or turbo.
    Pedals: Time Atac yellow
    BB: Tifosi
    Cranks: Sugino 75 black
    Chainring: 44rn 47t silver
    Chain: KMC Z510HX
    Cog: EAI 18t
    Wheels: H+Son archetype on BLB King hubs.
    Tyres: 25c Conti 4seasons 23c hardshell.

    All that remains up for question is stem, seatpost and saddle.

    I have two options for a stem with the risers, either a Thomson or a ITM Millenium. The issue is what to run with the drops. I want the two stems to have pretty similar stack heights so when I swap them I don't need to deal with adding/removing spacers.

    The issue is, a 26.0 Thomson stem is seeming real hard to come by. If I ran the ITM I'd sell the Thomson and buy a Deda Newton which has a very similar stack height to the ITM.

    What to do?

    Also this'll be my first time clipless so need shoes.
    I'm thinking Giro Privateers? Any advice?

  • It's certainly Paul Donohue built.

  • Which makes me very happy.

  • Privateers get good rep from prolly and they're cheap. Though shimano make cheaper shoes. I'd spend as much as you can afford on shoes to get something as stiff as possible - which will help eliminate hotspots if you were to ever get them. (My Sidi Dominators give me incredibly bad hot spots, my Bonts do no such thing).

  • Very nice Dakin, very nice indeed. Would love to see another bumblebee bike though :(. What are the geo on the Weigh? And what's going to happen to Neil? Oh and why are you joining the dark side (clipless)?

  • haha, we have similair taste indra, i was speaking to laurence about buying that for a little bit but realised it was too small, that build is gonna be so rad... you gonna get white donohue decals?

  • Looking forward to this. Have you got track wound-ups?

  • Privateers get good rep from prolly and they're cheap. Though shimano make cheaper shoes. I'd spend as much as you can afford on shoes to get something as stiff as possible - which will help eliminate hotspots if you were to ever get them. (My Sidi Dominators give me incredibly bad hot spots, my Bonts do no such thing).

    Yeah, realistically about £90 is at the very very very top of my budget atm.
    Also I like the black and gum look on the privateers.
    If I ever have problems an upgrade further down the line may or may not happen.

    Very nice Dakin, very nice indeed. Would love to see another bumblebee bike though :(. What are the geo on the Weigh? And what's going to happen to Neil? Oh and why are you joining the dark side (clipless)?

    I like bumblebee but have always wanted a burgundy bike. I think it'll look dope with the green camo bartape aswell.
    Neil may be on his way out i guess.

    haha, we have similair taste indra, i was speaking to laurence about buying that for a little bit but realised it was too small, that build is gonna be so rad... you gonna get white donohue decals?

    haha yeah.
    i think im just going to rattlecan it for now as i cant afford a proper paintjob.
    But if i ever do then maybe.

    Looking forward to this. Have you got track wound-ups?

    yeah man.
    1inch track

  • dont repaint this man.. colour is rad

  • I've done the whole Wiz Khalifa thing before though...

  • Now what should i do about the stems?

  • buy 1-1/8th stem and shim

    make it match the seatpost of your choice

  • That is lovely Joss, so jealous of woundups. I would second the idea above and go with a 1 1/8th stem and bars and shim for drops. Saw TM was selling a USE crabon seatpost that might go nice on this?

  • SO nearly bought this..glad I didn't know. This will be a hell of a mix. Bumblebee though for sure.

  • Maybe this monstrosity?

  • That is lovely Joss, so jealous of woundups. I would second the idea above and go with a 1 1/8th stem and bars and shim for drops. Saw TM was selling a USE crabon seatpost that might go nice on this?

    Yeah i'm doing that.
    Got a thomson 25.4 for the risers or an ITM millenium carbon but need to decide which to use.

    I want thomson but a 26.0 clamp is hard to find whereas i could use a Deda Newton with the ITM.
    Similar stack height would be no need for more spacers etc.

    That Salsa stem is RAD!
    If only it was longer

  • use a thomson x2 and oversized drops? What's the point of not using OS with ahead?

  • Found me a 110mm x -10º x 26.0 Thomson.
    Chuffed.

  • This is going to be a sweet build , keep the original forks though

  • Not getting rid of the fork.
    But definitely running Wound Ups

  • Looking good, Joss.

    Kinoko have turbos for £20 at the minute if you're looking for one.

  • Cheers man.
    Got the turbo. Everything is ordered now just need to wait for it all to arrive.
    Then strip the paint, respray and build it up.

  • News.

    New sprocket and chain arrived.
    Along with some Time Atacs. I can't be bothered to strip the paint at the moment. So will just leave it as it is for now and paint it at a later date.

    Building up this weekend hopefully.

  • Who is willing to help me/ teach me to set cleats?

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