Genesis day one

fossala

Veteran
Location
Cornwall
Having had my Genesis day one for a while now I had come to the conclusion it was too small. Even though this was the case I loved the ride. I’ve been keeping my eye out for a medium and one came up a month ago at a very good price. A trip to Bristol and I came back with yet another bike. While waiting to collect the bike a dynamo fixed 650b wheelset was put up for sale on another forum. £160 later I had a new wheelset and bike. One thing led to another and I ended up building it as below. The dynamo lighting is good for my commute.

The blue is my old, yellow is the new.
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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Photo Winner
Location
Northamptonshire
Two crackers there @fossala , i prefer the blue one for some reason but wouldn't say no to either
 

CXRAndy

Guru
Location
Lincs
Ive got a blue one with dynamo, B&M lights, Topeak rear panniers.
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Ive just got a 36 spoke rear wheel with Alfine 11 Di2 to setup. I swapped the terrible cable brakes for Di2 hydraulics, so it was a natural progression to go Di2 hub eventually.

It will be my lazy tourer bike for UK trips
 
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fossala

fossala

Veteran
Location
Cornwall
@CXRAndy great bikes aren’t they? I managed to pick up my Di2 from CRC for £140 and then got £30 back as they had it listed as coming with rotors which mine didn’t. Not bad for £110 all in. I run mine fixed so no chance of moving over to Di2.
 
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fossala

fossala

Veteran
Location
Cornwall
I am flogging my Blue one cheap if anyone is interested. I can either sell it as pictured or put all the new (10 mile old) parts from the yellow bike so it would be as stock.
 

CXRAndy

Guru
Location
Lincs
@CXRAndy great bikes aren’t they? I managed to pick up my Di2 from CRC for £140 and then got £30 back as they had it listed as coming with rotors which mine didn’t. Not bad for £110 all in. I run mine fixed so no chance of moving over to Di2.
They are great for sure. I will be changing the crankset too.

My bike will be like Trigger's broom:biggrin:
 

silva

Well-Known Member
Location
Belgium
The rear wheels dropout of my older fixed gears have sleeves open at the front instead of at the back like yours, is there a practical difference or whatever reason for the choice? As far as I can see the wheels position is held just by the two nuts just like mine.
 

Andrew1971

Über Member
Location
Northallerton
Where do you get the brake levers from. With out the gear change part.
Andrew
 

CXRAndy

Guru
Location
Lincs
The rear wheels dropout of my older fixed gears have sleeves open at the front instead of at the back like yours, is there a practical difference or whatever reason for the choice? As far as I can see the wheels position is held just by the two nuts just like mine.
There are eyelets with threaded ends to clamp on the ends of the dropouts. These resist movement of the rear wheet
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
Thank you Spiderweb for the liinks. Are they comfortable to ride on the hoods.
Andrew
Yes really comfortable. The bike is such a smooth ride, possibly due to the Reynolds steel frame and the tyres at around 75psi and as with most single speeds the drive train is so quiet, it speeds along in silence (apart from me huffing & Puffing!).
 
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