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  • Not really.

    I already have a hydro disc winter bike and thats staying for winter usage. There is a hole in my life for a fun fast steel road bike as everything else I have is carbon.

    It will be a 'fast' steel road bike. So this will have as short chainstays and wheelbase as possible with front centre to match basically whatevers possible to go with 28mm (with guards) and 32mm without guards.

    It will have Paul Racer Medium brakes in black. They will be brazed onto frame and forks.

    Toying with Campag Potenza for teh lols with fallback on sram apex.

    Maybe quill and threaded but maybe not.

    No idea about what tubing or fork crown, I want to go SAX MAX 2.0 with the curved blade but that might be bit too 'touring' plus not sure about the width with braze on Paul Racers.

    Winston will build this.

    I am thinking pearl white frame and black forks and black finishing kit and groupset (although potenza has a silver option). Or just pearl white frame and fork. If modern then Ritchey finishing kit if 1" threaded, nitto.

    Wheels logically should be TB14 but not sure if silver rims would work with a white frameset .. R460 or something otherwise. Black spokes, black hubs.

    Most importantly it will have two of those £5 looking King Ti bottlecages.


  • A regrettable thread.

  • bar tape?

    matching painted frame pump?

  • bar tape?


    matching painted frame pump?

    Not going full radvist on this .. lol who am I kidding!? Nah but a good idea .. find me a frame pump that has a hose and can be painted.

    @dancing james no, thats this one: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2832­07/ which also has Campag for lols

  • Sounds stupid.

  • 32mm without tyres.

    not sure about this either...

  • just googled the brakes as I wasn't sure which ones they were, I usually like Paul stuff but dammnnn they're some fugly brakes! (though admittedly the black version looks much better than the silver/polished ones)

  • fugly brakes

    as I always say not with the right depth of field and that SoCal light.

    srsly though, functionality wise think of them as these but lighter and can take fatter tyres and guards.

  • Yeah. Fuck the biek polis. Unapologetic build and ride what you like thread.


  • And less aero of course, but fair enough!

    surprised to hear that they are lighter, I've got no experience with Paul stuff but it always looks as if it would be quite heavy.

    having looked at google images some more there seems to be 2 versions? which are you getting?

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  • The top one .. bottom one will create a bike that I already have.

    Racer Medium (top one) takes 32mm tyres without guards and 28 with. Its basically a non shit (read flexy long arm single pivot) brake with great braking power and modulation. They are the starting point of this. I won got them on ebay cheaper than Gran compe 610 or 450/Hylex/RG957/DA9010 direct mount


  • Yeah. Fuck the biek polis

    Have you destickered those rims yet?

  • first TumblrLord® to post pearl white steel bike gets 500 internet points, 100 extra if it has black fork

  • mmmmmm 2nd one esp

  • Yeah that once gives a better feel for the colour. Is really nice IRL, although my one is now covered with small grey patches of hammerite rust paint

  • Nope. Haterz. Hate. Etc...

  • I don't think TumblrLord® is a complement

  • Aha but what c...

    £5 looking King Ti bottlecages

    Oh. Well.


  • Ritchey Echelon for lanes Paradigm for lols

  • for lols

    Who's going to laugh?

  • my credit card

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Disc brakes are dead

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