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Show us your self builds...

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

  1. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Really nice those bikes, are you on Harris there?
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

  3. Yes. Bottom one is at the Huisinis junction at Ardashaig. The Cross Check snap was at the turning point on this out and back. The fixed is back in Stornoway against the hospital lab wall.
  4. MadoneRider1991

    MadoneRider1991 Über Member

  5. gareth01244

    gareth01244 Senior Member

    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.
  6. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Über Member

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

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming

    Pretty smart that
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  8. rugbyleaguebiker

    rugbyleaguebiker Active Member

    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
  9. stumpy66

    stumpy66 Über Member

    Well done on the build, 'it's satisfying doing it yourself
  10. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Active Member

    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.
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  11. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    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.



    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.



    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
  12. 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
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  13. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse


    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
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