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Show us your self builds...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Indigo one, 4 Sep 2014.

  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    My latest build,


    Raleigh 'City' converted from 26" wheels to 700c with rims 'handlaced' onto the original SA 3spd and a Shimano front dynohub, crank converted from a cottered steel to a square taper 'Stronglight' using the original Raleigh cups (26tpi) Handlebars are Ergotec 'Toulouse', and the brake calipers are Weinmann (instead of the 'pressed/bent steel' originals)
  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Old faithful. Much modified/updated over the years.

  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Cinelli Experience frame
    Deda stem
    Cinelli MASH bull horns
    Deda Parabolica aerobars
    Cinelli Cork tape
    Cinelli Neos seatpost
    ISM Adamo Tri seat
    Campagnolo Athena groupset
    Campagnolo Bullet 80s
    Vittoria Pro 3s
    Look SPD-SLs
    Lifeline brake cables
    Campagnolo gear cables
    Campagnolo cable housing
    Campagnolo brake pads

    I can't recall the brand of shifters but they are friction, nor the brake levers.

    Looking to strip the wheels of the logos and put black circles on. And revert to drops.
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  4. stumpy66

    stumpy66 Über Member

    IMG_0966.JPG Just finished this, Lynskey Viale disc,- 105 5800 groupset, hunt 4 season wheels, deda bars/ seatpost. Clement strada 28's, trp spyres. Did 60 mile on it yesterday, v comfy on some rough country roads
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  5. OMG

    OMG Guest


    It's not 100% my built. Bike shop finished it - put BB in place and both derraileurs. And set up gears.
    But the rest of it has been done by me. Frame and fork bought from eBay, Mavic Crossride wheelset from CRC, Formula Oro K18 disc brakes and XT groupset - CRC and eBay.
    Alas I didn't find any good MTB tracks near Sittingbourne so I sold it about a month later after I built it.
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  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    (As posted recently in lots of threads!)

    Singlespeed Specialized Allez.jpg

    Total cost ~= £60.
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  7. My recently built Wittson Custom Ti Cycles. Picture taken today in Spain, surrounding areas of Barcelona. Not bad for December... :smile:

  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I'll take the bike AND the weather! :okay:
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Finished this last night just awaiting road test now.

  10. Chrisz

    Chrisz Über Member


    Built up with Campag SR11, Cinelli Ram integrated bars/stem (Mk 1 version) and winter wheels (full carbon rims ready to go on in the summer)

    Attached Files:

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  11. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

    North Somerset
    2004 Rourke frame, built up with Mizuno carbon forks, SRAM Force 22 running gear, USE stem, bars, seatpost and quick releases and hand made wheels.


    Attached Files:

  12. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Cannondale synapse hi mod disc
    Sram red cranks
    Force shifters
    Force mechs
    Yoleo 28hole carbon rims
    Gp4000sII 25mm tyres
    Trp Spyre disc brakes
    Jagwire cables
    Fizik saddle
    Zipp bars

  13. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

    North Somerset
    I just finished this yesterday and will be taking it for a shakedown ride tomorrow.

    Frame is made by King Frameworks in Holland, I bought it at Bespoked Bristol in 2016. http://www.kingframeworks.com/

    Wheels are Hunt and are tubeless ready, tyres are Panaracer Gravel king's (with tubes fitted), Raceface cranks, Absolute Black oval chainring, SRAM brake levers, TT shifter and X0 rear mech, Shimano 10 speed cassette, Ritchey stem and bars, FSA SLK canti's, Fizik Movistar saddle gifted to me by my daughters, bar tape also a gift from a friend.

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  14. The first bike I remember was a Raleigh Astronaut when I was about 7. Since 1973 I've only bought 2 complete bikes (a second hand Sun Sirocco in 1973 which is when my passion for cycling started, and a Saracen Tuff Trax in 1990). The stripping down, building up, customising is all part of the passion - I'm a 'constant fettler'. I even spent a lot of my teenage years and early 20's working in bike shops in Stafford (Paul Burton's and then Henry Burton's)

    Since 1973 my self builds have been:
    Holdsworth Professional (1975)
    Claud Butler for cyclo cross (1975)
    Swinnerton Track Frame (1977)
    Raleigh Professional (when I joined Nottingham based VC Europa in 1978) - still riding as a black Henry Burton fixed
    Raleigh Super Course (1977)
    Raleigh Track Frame (1978)
    MKM winter bike (1979)
    Henry Burton road frame (1981)
    Colnago Track frame (1981)
    Falcon hack frame 1990
    Henry Burton (Aravis) Audax 2005
    Trek 4000 mtb (second hand frame to replace the tufftrax - 2005?)
    Saracen Aubisque (second hand frame 2008?)
    Bob Jackson (2007)
    Surly Cross-Check (2015)

    The Trek is currently in pieces (being refurbed) and I'm part way through building up a Genesis Equilibrium. I have 3 'self builds' on the 'road' at the moment

    The Cross-Check


    The 'Raleigh Professional' fixed


    The Henry Burton 'Audax/Fast Tourer (but now with Love Mud flared drops)

    Last edited: 8 Jan 2017
  15. Lovely collection :smile:
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