ah shite, what have I said ;) I have no room for bikes really
Tell me about it :)
Picked this one up today. Not even sure why, I wantet a proper cargo for ages. Gonna be the N+1 groceries and city bike.
Finally finished (sort of) the new build. Also the crago got new 1x drivetrain, cockpit and brakes.
Also - silicone grips are crap.
is that custom? soma? its nice whatever!
Cheers! It is custom, made by a local bike shop called Trecikli. Rear dropouts and the seat post collar area are a bit cheap, rest are quite nice. Head tube for a 1/8 steerer would have been a nice addition as well.
New cockpit on the ultimate bike:
-Ritchey Kyote bars, uncut for now
-Brooks Cambium grips
Also I finally got a new rim, as four of my previous orders were cancelled due to part shortage. Its a WTB ST i23, somewhat narrower than what I was aiming for, but for 25EUR it was a nobrainer.
Plus I am looking for a brake set - nothing wrong with the current set other than levers are a bit wiggly tho. There is a Formula R0 for sale nearby, will take a look next week.
ma lattam a vasat a gravityben, funky cucc :D
Changes on the Rohloff build:
Ditched the dropper, did not use it at all. Swapped for an orient express carbon post.
Bought the Formula R0's. I did not know such stopping power existed.
Got the hubs serviced and the rear wheel rebuilt with the WTB rim and DT spokes.
Not much of a visual change, so no pics.
Also stared a new project (...).
Kinda missing going fast, so started toying with the idea of a WW build. There is a listing of a Focus Izalco max built with Sram Red22, already below 7kg. I've estimated I could get it under 6kg with a full budget of 1700 EUR.
Luckily I realized I do not need such a bike, so bought a Viner Comp Line built mostly with 10s Dura Ace for a bargain (340 EUR, 8.9kg as pictured). Goals are sub 850 EUR for budget, and sub 7kg for build. Keyword are: Cane Creek eeBrakes, OrinetExpress carbon finishing kit, Sensah 1x grouppo. Some wheels I haven't fully figured out yet - there is a carbon tubular pair laced with hope hubs for 225 EUR, but tubs.
Got the wheelset. Ended with Hope Pro III rear and Circus Monkey front hubs laced into 38mm unknown cabrong rims. Weighting 1095 and 834 grams w/o skewers and Vittoria Corsa Cx 23 and 25's glued on. Paid 215 EUR.
For pedals, I found a pair of Ritchey V4 Pro's, 273g on the scale, for 21 EUR.
Should receive all the parts this weeks - except for the forks.
Finally built it up.
Rides like a solid piece a metal sheet, its been ages since I haven't ridden skinnies. But its also hella fast - and what a breeze to carry it up to the 4th floor. Speaking of which, final weight is 7165g with pedals, 6892 without them. Also Ritchey V4 pros are a piece of garbage (but a piece of light garbage, sadly).
Rad! How's shifting with the Sensah groupset?
Surprisingly crisp. Downshifting needs a bit of more push than what I am used to with Sram brifters tho.
Such a pleasing project that must be. You must have a record somewhere of all the weight saving parts. Where did you source such forks?
Sure I have my list in excel. Forks are from Aliexpress (ofcourse), weighting 350g cut.
That is cool
Got this one yesterday. WW build is nice and all, but aint really suitable for commuting (on awful roads).
Sold the Duell frame. sigh
Sold the Pompino. Kinda regret it now.
Sold the cycletruck.
Bought a mini long-john replacing the previous cargo.
Built a GT commuter.
Also bough a Cadex CFR-1 for yet another commuter build.
Rohloff-Gates-Lauf bike is now equipped with Magura Trail brakes.
Biggest question now, which bike to carry on a 3 week long campervan trip trough Slovenia - Italy - France - Spain - Mediterranean-sea islands.
GT is rad
Way cool! What size are the wheels?
GT is siiiick. Sad to hear about the Duell though. :(
Thanks all for the kind words.
The mini cargo is 20/16".
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