Show us your self builds...

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

  1. gareth01244

    gareth01244 Senior Member

    Location:
    chester
    Lovely looking build, do you hsve any info on the mizuno forks? I have a bike with the same fork and have not been able to find out much info on them. They seem to be quite well liked by those who have a set.
     
  2. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

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    Bought the frame (onix rh) and built the bike up.Not seen another, probally why i got it !
     
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    Pretty smart that
     
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  4. rugbyleaguebiker

    rugbyleaguebiker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West yorkshire
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    1992 diamondback ascent ex. first bike i built
    £25 plus post for frame and forks on e bay
    £40 for 8 speed full deore lx groupset on e bay plus bars and stem (off a bike with a cracked tube)
    £45 for the wheels and tyres mavic xm117. Think they tyres are michelin carbon somet or other
    £2.99 for the bottom b on e bay
    £20 for bottom bracket shell tapping and facing
    £10 for cables
    £9.98 for bottle cages

    Not as fancy as some on here but good to get the understanding of building a bike and felt quite good that it all worked
     
  5. stumpy66

    stumpy66 Über Member

    Location:
    Lanarkshire
    Well done on the build, 'it's satisfying doing it yourself
     
  6. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Active Member

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    My new Mercian, wheels, crankset and grips 'borrowed' from my Surly, will be buying a handbuilt set of wheels (silver), and silver/ grey crankset after my holiday in the Netherlands.
     
  7. kyuss

    kyuss Veteran

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I've built a few. Only have pics of two at the moment.

    Built this one up a few years back. Well, built it twice actually after getting the frame replaced under warranty. Realised it was probably a bit lightweight for someone my size so only used it again a handful of times.

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    Sick of seeing it sat unused I tore it down and used a few of the bits to build this one a couple of weeks ago. My new budget TT bike.

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    Brake calipers, drive chain, headset and tyres off the Kinesis, seatpost, stem and fork from the parts box, the rest as follows:

    Unbranded frame (it had been powder coated but think it's either a Prolite Espresso or Ribble Chrono TT}) £33 (eBay)
    Deda base bars and extensions £50.30 (halfords)
    Microshift 10spd shifters £70 (amazon)
    Tektro TL720 brake levers £15.69 (ribble)
    Bar tape £10 (lbs)
    Cables £20 (lbs)
    Selle Italia SL Tri saddle £11.69 (ribble)
    Vision Team 35 comp wheels etc £138 (ribble, half price!)
    Homemade rear disk cover £15ish (1mm HIPS plastic sheet, tamiya glue and a black postca paint marker)
    Paint, sandpaper, masking tape £40ish
     
  8. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Active Member

    Here it is with Harry aRowlands handbuilt wheels, what a lovely combination, 1.8 kg lighter than the ‘borrowed’ wheels. 07F10CE4-2612-4A42-9501-5C9DF6AC1E42.jpeg 2B97E55B-A41C-4568-9A70-C2C370D2337D.jpeg
     
  9. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

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    Custom Ti frame
    Hson wheelset
    Conti cx speed 35mm tyres
    Sram rival 1 crankset 36t
    Shimano xt shifter
    Shimano xt shadow rear derraulier
    Shimano xt hydraulic brakes
    Deda flatbar and stem
    Fizik saddle
     
  10. booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    I was cutting it fine as I only got the last few parts today, but a new self build Chrimbo project with a selection of wheels to try is on! :hyper:
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  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    More fun than a jigsaw. ^_^
     
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  12. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    I've stripped down and rebuilt most of my bikes, but not really changed much except the odd derailleur, shifter etc as necessary.

    Then just over a year ago I picked up a late 90s FS Marin and decided to have a go at modernising it. Here it was in it's original incarnation - note the lovely yellow 130mm stem!

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    I stripped down the frame and repainted the forks and swingarm. Swapped the triple crankset for a narrow/wide oval single chain ring up front, and swapped the SRAM gripshifters for a nice STX RC shimano trigger shifter and matching mech. Fitted some decent flat pedals, new chain, cassette, and tyres. Then decided to try out my first short stem/wide bars cockpit, which made it handle a damn sight better over the rough stuff.

    One day I'll score a better swing arm, shock, and forks off ebay, and upgrade to disc brakes, but for now I'm really happy with it.
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  13. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Will be adding the XT di2 to this on the weekend........will post up fresh pick when its done
     
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  14. booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

  15. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    Pro carbon build.

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