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Show us your self builds...

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

  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. Lovely collection :smile:
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  5. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

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

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

  7. 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.