Brian Rourke 853 - All Road

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  • Hi everyone

    I've been meaning to start up a thread for this project for quite some time. The build up has been evolving slowly, yet i'm getting there. Starting up a conversation in here might help me push myself the last bit of way. This build also contains a couple of new challenges for me. I've never cut, fitted and bled hydro brakes, and never mounted a couple of tubeless tires. Instead of going the easy way around this project with mechanical discs and clinchers with inner tubes, i will pop my learning curve and try it out.

    I bought this lovely frame here on lfgss a while ago, and intended it for touring and fun last summer. That never happened, since busy busy life got in the way. No loss though! This gave me more time to search components and track down good offers. Therefore this build has been rather "cheap". The frame is made of Reynolds 853 which i am very excited to try out! Paragon rockers, 44mm head tube and a RAL3012 "Millennial Pink" paint job . Forks are matching Whisky 7's

    The sizing is not quite spot on, naturally, since its custom made for another person. But the geometry is so close to my preferences that i had to try it out.

    I also found a pink King' headset which i think will go great together with the frame.

    The next big thing is the wheels. Pink CK hubs would do the trick. Thinking of buying a cheaper pair of 700c wheels for a temporary setup though as i want the build up and done. Prime or Fulcrum perhaps.

    Parts list so far
    Sram Red hydro brakes and levers
    Sram force 1x 50T cranks
    Sram rival long cage rear derraileur
    Zipp service course 42cm
    Thomson setback 27,2

    Needing cassette, stem and chain. Still not settled on tires. Was thinking WTB exposures or Gravelkings. Something in the range of 32-34mm.

    I will post more pictures soon. Next up will be fitting the headset!

    Matti

  • Sounds cool! Subbed

  • Looking forward to this one

  • Really liked the look of this frame when it was for sale. Your build sounds well bling. Looking forward to it

  • I have a brand new SRAM 11-36 11 speed cassette for sale. £40 posted UK, if that's any good for you?

  • Cheers everyone! really loving this frame :)

    @jontea i've PM'ed you about the cassette. Appreciate it!

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