I will keep track of modifications on my main rig in this thread. That's already a failure as the rig is almost 2 years old ...
Once upon a time, I had a Pompetamine (still have but not ridden by me anymore) :
This frame served me well as tourer, workhorse, week end ride ... and had a rohloff, singlespeed and even a derailleur.
The two pictured iterations reflect a few years of foruming, tweaking and learning and define what I like and what I would like on a custom frame : Rando geo, not too much sloping, mudgards, rack and lights.
Let's see the custom rig in the next post !
I finally ordered the frameset of my dreams by one of the bests makers in the country (Vagabonde cycles): Classic geo, disc, internal routing the lights wire, compatible with mech, rohloff, singlespeed, ...
After a few months :
And the first incomplete built next to the old rig :
A few trips to test it :
A sore butt made me change the saddle for a berthoud, the best I ever tried.
A few weeks ago :
And lastly in full winter mod :
That's awesome - nice job!
Great to see more pics of that bike, one of my favourites. Been tempted to contact Vagabonde for something similar.
Thanks guys !
Now that I have 60mm GB, I'm contemplating switching to 650b big rubber (at least 50mm) but not sure of the gain.
@Thms apologies for the late reply, great to see a thread dedicated to this bike. I was secretly hoping this was an off the peg frame as looks perfectly suited to my needs. If you ever sell!
This bike make me smile everytime I ride it !
I'm still thinking to 650b wheelset but can't really convince myself. The resolute are very good tires !
Looks comfy as. What's that padding shit on your frame for?
I have an old bike rack on my car which destroy the paint hence the padding.
Why not put the padding on the bike rack?
I put the padding on both ! Don't worry I left the padding on the bike only for this week. I don't use very much the car rack.
Phew, such a lovely bike, even nicer without the padding.
Thanks ! I should clean it and update with nicier pics.
Not cleaned but a small update.
I had some racing ralph in 29x2.25 laying around so in a lazy sunday morning I mounted them.
On a 18mm internal rim they go out at ~53mm with tubes. Max of my clearance !
Such a cushion ride on the trails ! But feel a bit slow on tarmac.
I will get rid of the racks to lighten the build, will see how long this setup last. I also need to remount the tires tubeless.
That looks amazing!
That's a dream frame, I am sure it rides great!
Where was the picture in front of the green hills taken where he bike has the padding?
Approx here : https://goo.gl/maps/uix77385AZN2
forum fav bike
Very nice build.
Thanks guys ! I inflated a little more the ralphs and they roll pretty well. I will need to refrain myself of buying some thunder burt/furious fred !
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