I built this as an eventual replacement for the very first frame I made, which got nicked from outside the workshop I was using. You can take the bike, but you can't take the skills.
Although I say winter bike, it's really a bike for when the roads are a bit wet, or unpredictable. It's a Columbus Zona tubeset with a Columbus Hiver winter fork. It's the same geo as my Rourke, I just lengthened the chainstays to allow for mudguards, plus I made the appropriate head tube adjustment to allow a longer winter fork blade length.
Full spec is:
Fillet brazed Columbus Zona with Columbus Hiver fork, Hope headset
SKS chromo plastic mudguards. RAW spray flaps to keep your friends/wheelsuckers happy
Ritchey WCS alloy bars, handles, stem
Ultegra 6800 mechanical groupset, 172.5mm cranks, 52-36 chainset, 11-28t cassette.
Ultegra composite pedals
Mavic Ksyrium Elite S wheels, Conti GP4000II 25mm tyres (not an obvious winter choice, but they were in a box and I like them)
TRP long drop calipers
Fabric Scoop shallow saddle
Arundel carbon fibre bottle cages
Loads of great memories riding this one. On the 2015 Dun Run pretty much rode the first half with a tandem piloted by two people from London Bike Kitchen. They couldn't get into the small ring and had no GPS/wayfinding, so I did directions and hills, and they motor paced me on the flat :)
£600 collection from North London N4. All sale proceeds going to charity. If you don't know the background to the sale, it's here https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/361897
This seems like a bargain
And it looks like it's already gone :)
Not very charitable asking these prices :)
Hopeful Pm sent
It's been nice to hear people saying that if they got one of the bikes they'd top up or make donations to other charities and other ideas. It's good for the soul :)
To avoid confusion my point was these are very keenly priced.
Yeah! Not very charitable of me to put so much temptation in front of people :)
Dibs for a friend and pm'ed!!
This one has now found a new home with @lowbrows. Cheers Henry, and I hope you have a lot of fun riding it.
Congrats @lowbrows! If you ever find yourself selling this in the future I’d be very very interested! 🤞🏻
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