Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Indigo one, 4 Sep 2014.
Really nice those bikes, are you on Harris there?
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.
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.
Bought the frame (onix rh) and built the bike up.Not seen another, probally why i got it !
Pretty smart that
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
Well done on the build, 'it's satisfying doing it yourself
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.
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
Here it is with Harry aRowlands handbuilt wheels, what a lovely combination, 1.8 kg lighter than the ‘borrowed’ wheels.
Custom Ti frame
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
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!
More fun than a jigsaw.
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