More info on my Dogs Bolx. Back in the late ‘80s, early ‘ops I worked as a part time mechanic at Smithbrook Kilns Bicycle shop near Cranleigh. Fixing bikes that had wrecked bearings made me realise if I built my own bike it would have replaceable cartridge bearings throughout the bike including the jockeywheels!. That plus it had to be really light influenced my decision to use replacement titanium nuts, bolts and spindles for all the group set.
So here are the original build notes. Apart from tyres and the bar ends, this bike is original.
1994 Chas Roberts 17.5” Dogs Bolx - White Pearlescent paint with Gold / Red highlighted Clarendon graphics.
Frame: (Columbus Max tube set / Tom Ritchey bottom bracket shell).
Stem: Chas Roberts lightweight design and made to measure.
Fork: Tange Superlight blades (Chas Roberts supplied).
Headset: Shimano Ultegra 600
Headset front brake cable hanger sprayed to match frame colour)
Handlebar: Renthal RC sub 130
Grips: ATI Tomac
Brakes F/R: Shimano XTR M900
Brake Pads: Dia Compe
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR Grey (1994) with Middleburn cable oilers.
Cantilever cable hangers: Ringle Mojo
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M900
Shifters: Shimano XTR M900
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR Grey (1994) with Middleburn Cable Oilers.
Cassette: Shimano XT M737 11-28 8 speed
Bottom Bracket: Royce Titanium 68mm / 109 mm
Cranks: Shimano XT M737 FC 175mm
Crank Bolts: Royce Titanium
Chainrings: Middleburn Compact Drive 42-32 and Shimano O/E steel 22
Chainring bolts: Venhill Titanium
Chain: Shimano HG
Pedals: Suntour Superbe
Hubs: Hope Titanium 32 hole
Rims: Campagnola Atek 6082 alloy T6 (32 hole)
Spokes: DT Swiss Double butted stainless steel
Spoke nipples: light alloy
Hub Skewers: Zero titanium
Tyres: Specialized Pro Control S Umma Gumma Kevlar bead 26x1.95
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Transalp Titanium
Seatpost: Ringle Moby post 27.2mm
Seatpost Binder: Frame bolt STP titanium
Weight: 21.5lb - 9.77kg ready to ride