People here seems to rate Challenge strada bianche, or for something more durable marathon supreme.
also.. camo bartape?
also.. camo bartape?
I'd say no as this looks too smart for this, personally camo has its place on rattier bikes.
thanks ! so i guess tubulars are a no brainer? never used any
also, change of plans on groupset ! going for ultegra 6800 instead. hopefully will have some more photos by the end of this week with parts
any idea which size clamp on front derailleur would i need? is it 28.6mm/31.8mm ?
thing is i dont want it to look too classy ! all those chips make me want to turn it into something rattier.
maybe, yeah, Ali g yellow could look cool, I just think green would be overkill
You mean tubeless? I use tubeless in all but my fixed bikes, would recommend S-One but it can be a pain in the ass to setup, especially the first times, and you have to spend a bit more the first time. Also archetypes are not made for tubeless, but i guess is possible to make them work
by the way I liked the camo on my Surly
What bag is that obi? Liking the look of it
custom made to my specifications by Jordan @ https://www.bigxtop.com/
but he now offers a slightly different version "off the shelf" https://www.bigxtop.com/collections/cycling/products/rando-bar-bag
Cheers- Appreciate it. sorry for the minor hijack!
ha thanks! its a small world @ObiWomKenobi
anyone knows what clamp size would i need for the front derailleur? im confused!
thanks for the tire suggestions i liked the strade bianche maybe ill go for that, or a more classic panaracer pasela?
Wheelset - Tires ✓
Seatpost - stem - bars ✓
Groupset except crank ✓
photos on the weekend
initial plans were to use an old sram crank from a friend, but i can get my hands on a 50-34 ultegra 6800 for cheapz. thing is im not sold on its modern look.
also what about black crankset & silver cockpit-seatpost? :> any nice builds from the archive?
getting there.. kind of.
hopefully will have it built within the next 2 weeks.
sorry for crappy photos - terrible lighting - very small house.
Rim envy. Bike is coming together nicely! Keen to see how the rims wear
tbh build started from the rims. was the only part i was sure of !
yeah im interested on the wear as well
That bartape looks almost like snakeskin. It might look pretty good with the green.
Interested to see how this turns out!
looks really good !
went to my local bike shop this morning to have it built.
left for work so excited,
i got a call saying that the freehub body doesn't fit my 11sp cassette. bummer
anyhow little photo update with a few spacers lol. excuse the bad photo. will fix photographic reputation when bike'z ready.
long story short, im search for a way to fit my 11 speed cassette and groupset.
rear hub currently is an Ambrosio Zenith 10 speed. they appear to be the same as the Novatec's f172sb - if anyone can confirm that?
wheelbuilder has no intention to help so.. what would the best plan be here? get the freehub body? if so does anyone know which? or should i just get a new hub and get over with ? :/
Yes they are. But I think the wheel needs to be re-dished if you upgrade it to 11s.
Cnc-bike.de has them available, but postage is a bit steep for a single item. Don't know where else to get them.
On the positive side, bike looks great!
Cheers! Wish i could ride this weekend :P
I understand its these hubs then with different branding? If so, i paid way too much ..
I believe they are, yes, but the silver is hard to find so don't kick yourself too much.
After all the trouble with the wheelset - here it is!
Managed to convert the 10sp freehub body to fit the cassette, until i buy a new one.
Rides like a charm. Will keep updating, as little details are added, and will make some proper photos!
Your bike is gorgeous - well done!
That place looks eerie as.
Really good looking bike. I think you made the right choice with the bar tape!
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