A second wheelset for this with big knobbly tyres for now...
Complete bike as-is weighs just over 8.9Kg according to a shite set of luggage scales, which corresponds to the embarrassing spreadsheet containing all the actual component weights via a decent kitchen scale.
Could easily lose a couple of hundred grams by chopping the end off the 410mm seatpost, lighter BB/stem/rotors etc but all the bits are exactly what I imagined from the start now and it’s plenty light enough.
Was mildly addictive picking bits & taking mass into consideration... Can see how unfortunate souls get sucked into the weenie vortex now.
This is such a cool bike. Well done. Every new picture makes me like it more. I looked at those handlebars and couldnt justify, but think they really work so well on that older geo.
I am also a long term Hope brake user. I agree, their service is fantastic value as you get back a new brake working perfectly for the £45 or whatever it costs now.
Hmmm I have an On One Lynskey Ti29er frame hanging on the wall. Tempted to do something similar...
Under 9kg is pretty impressive! And building another wheelset seems more sensible than starting another project right away :)
Could you tell us what is the purple seat binder bolt? That type looks like it would work well on one of my bikes.
[ edit. I just spotted that you gave the information later in post
It appears to be an Odyssey Svelte 3DV seat binder bolt.
Thanks! Love the warm & fuzzies. Deffo build up your Lynskey.
Love riding this thing so much, it's such a hoot everywhere I've taken it with the boingy tyres and massive bars. Most fun I've had on any bike.
The Hope brake refurb is a bargain as you say, and it's confidence-inspiring that they still keep spares for and rebuild basically all their brakes regardless of age. These are my first Hope brakes, but won't be the last.
@Sig_Arlecchino Yep, already got something brewing so I can take this thing through the mucky slop. Then just a Ti cage and frame/bar bags for day trips and it'll be complete.
A few more turnipcam pics for new page:
Wow, really really beautiful. Such a great build 🔥
Turned out proper fantastic! Love the attention to detail, and the whoel geometry looks amazing.
Incredible build. Looks like it was as much fun to build as it is to ride.
Yeah, this was way more exciting to build than anything else I've tried, with the Ti disc tabs, the hunt for the unicorn RC31 fork, the elusive now-rare rims and the crabon bars which landed at just the right time.
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