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  • I've got an Omnium CXC on the way, I'll try and use this thread while I slowly put it together.
    join for drama and fun and maybe a lil gossip xoxo
    probably will forget to tho


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  • Good thread name, good frame

  • Nice!

  • road/all-grraoöoad/t̶o̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶/bikepa­cking/neo-future-retro-past-nowness/tech­wear🦦/large tyre/buzz word/process art/sickaf on a budget.
    First bike with gears so some research needed onto how that works. 1x sram or shimano? Happy to take advice.
    Dynamo in the long run, when I have the money.
    Below are a few ideas/themes/materials I'm interested in using.


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  • Excellent moodboard vibes

  • *waits for progress

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  • cargo/packing thinking


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  • endless rep if you actually go bikepacking in those helmut lang jawns.

  • I have a spare large 3AMk1 Pouch, yours for only £500

  • seatpost

    @Maj that is exactly what I'm going for. The material used for that rando box is something I might make some bags out of
    @launchpadboi if only I actually owned them :(


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  • this build just gets better, spyres are truly a conniseur choice

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  • Enjoying the mood boards, build looks like it’s taking shape nicely too. Can definitely get behind clear bags

  • sweet build.
    That stealth reflective tape could be nice if you plan on a lairy flash-lit carpark photoshoot, xcx style

  • covid has really messed me up, I hope I'm actually able to ride this bike once I finish it.


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  • Single NW chainring on the inside or outside positon of 1x drivetrain?


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  • outside would look a lot cleaner, but depending on the bottom bracket could give you a bad chainline.

  • inside would be more fucntional, utlitarian, countercultural against the focus on elegance in current style zietgeist, queering the crankset, all of which i think charlie would support and add up to make it the most aesthetic option and in keeping with the brief.

  • Outside and a short bb

  • Took me a good couple of months to be able to ride a bike after Covid. Make sure you’re resting friend

    Chainring on inside is fine if it gives you a better chainline. as mentioned charli would probably approve of queer/gay rights crankset

  • I've removed logos and decals from wheels, brakes, saddle and stem.
    Just waiting for headset and RD before getting the frame chased and faced and cabled.
    Bar tape I'm thinking Newbaums padded in black?
    Saddle is a Bontrager Aeolus which isn't the coolest thing in the world. I usually would use a Flite Ti but as this bike is (hopefully) going to be used for 100km+ rides it makes sense to be more sensible and take an aesthetic hit.
    Tyres on the second hand wheels I bought are Gravelking SK tanwalls in 35mm set up choobless. I chose 700c as the price on the wheels was too good to pass up; 650b would have been nice though. I'm thinking of replacing them with some Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass in black/black. Purely for the clout.
    Chainring is a FOUL raceface narrow/wide 40t, I'll see how I like that size then might get something a bit more lowkey.
    Once it's ridable I'll start working on bags and things like that.

  • you can mount the racefaces the other way and it's a little more toned down

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