• Plans cancelled, see below for updates !

  • Lovely, personally prefer 10/12 degree stems on CAAD's but i guess if you have something already it makes sense. Cannondale low stack bearing dust covers improve looks to IMO


  • Bravo, subbed.

  • Absolutely i have that on my caad12., like a single shallow spacer for a bottleneck look. The thing is the campagnolo headset is stock and still running great, there is a sticker confirming that on the seatstay, so i am in two minds...

  • Looks awesome, subbed!

  • Older Caads are pretty much horizontal, whereas the newer ones work better with -10/-12 I think?

  • Subbed, love this colour way and love caads.

  • I have a zipp -17 on my caad 12 and it is pretty much horizontal. Geo geeks confirm that this one has a 73 degrees headtube so i think i'll have to go -17

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  • Alright starting this thread from scratch.
    I didn't expect it... but my current bikes and project are almost all steel, and have been built almost entirely via the forum, so i thought i'd document them on here.

    First up is my tokyo fixed bought, frame originally bought on here from Jamjam.

    First build with, sugino 75, track easton/novatec wheelset, and various thomson parts :


    currently riding it as a trainer with tri bars, possibly a little divisive but i've been enjoying the extra speed it provides. I have been swapping the front wheel with a reynolds assault tubeless so am thinking about having another rear built with similar depth and width.
    Now with narrower 42cm pro vibe bars, a -17 stem, anda short nose pro stealth saddle.

  • Next up my gravel croix de fer.

    In its early phase a a commuter :

    With a temporary bontrager fork to try out straight blades instead of the underwhelming cdf forks :

    and now with a series of improvements : Whisky carbon forks, superzero seatpost.
    Wheels are Hope rs4 with stans grail rims, 24h/24h, keeping things as light as possible on a budget... the whole thing is over 9kg but the front end has really come alive with the whisky forks.

    next up on this build are sram force cranks, and possibly a TRP hylex / di2 GRX setup

  • Looking good man.
    iIf a 57 ever pops up I would defo buy another.

  • thanks, it's a bit a rocket now with that cockpit and the carbon wheel. still heavy btu compensated by the confort it gives over bumps and rough tarmac. i muts have done a good 2000km on it now

  • So not quite steel, but since purchasing this BMC slr 01, it's been sitting in a bag in my office.


    Now is the time to think about building it for next summer !
    It's BB30 and had a rotor adpater fitted. It took me about 3 hours to unscrew it as it was completely loctited. I could have left it in place as it was pretty much new but wanted to fully strip the frame and wasn't sure about which cranks to use.

  • Nice!

  • Not quite a dedicated WW project, but it will be light.

    Since then i have purchased :
    a praxis Gxp adpater ( which turned up without seals so i need to find those )
    some stripped sram red gxp cranks off @Dick, thank you very much.
    52x38 TA specialities rings for cheap ( bringing the total weight of crankset to a tiny 540 grams )
    Tune cages
    da9100 calipers.

    The plan is to build some 45mm Light bicycle rims that i have lying around, shimano dura ace derailleurs, ultegra 6800 shifters ( quite like the feel of those and for some reason i don't scractch the cheaper ones ) ...unless some newer ones show up.

  • Little side budget flatbar #tracklocross project that came to life. dedicated to commuting, school pickups and a little off-road fun. on-one pompino, with straight alloy/carbon disc forks, deore hydro brake, 650b wheelset, easton carbon flatbar
    everything purchased on here @5115_Pete @hoops ' painted old bontrager forks found a convoluted way to end up here

  • Looks like great fun. I owned those forks briefly (they've done the rounds). Found them a bit flexy under braking tbh.

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steel life // TOKYO FIXED Dart // CROIX DE FER // Pompino

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