Show us your self builds...

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

  1. Tizme

    Tizme Über Member

    Nothing to show yet but just ordered an Alpkit Sonder Camino AL (Chilli red - S). Rather than risk a divorce (after my first self-build, a Genesis Vagabond) Alpkit are kindly going to fit the headset before sending it out.

    Planning on Tiagra 4700 STI's and front & rear dérailleurs (really like it after fitting to the Vagabond), but I can't decide on the chainset, either Tiagra 50-34 Ext BB or Spa Cycles 48-33 internal BB, with an 11-32 cassette. At the moment I need a second hip replacement so I might be being a bit wimpish on the gearing as I'm finding riding quite painful (it wasn't a problem with the first replacement - the other side, not a second replacement, always like everything to match:laugh: ). The Vagabond was built as a Tourer with a Deore 30-28 chainset, but I've just ordered a 26t, and 11-34 cassette, which I think will be more than sufficient for my planned LE-JOG-LE (would have been this year but for the hip, so it could be a year or two yet).

    When I have the Vagabond completely how I want it I will upload some photos.
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I thought I’d posted this new build Argon18 E-118 but apparently not...

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  4. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Yeah, the Speedmax does well at Kona but it’s a bit Lamborghini for me, whilst Argon18 are super sexy Ferrari/Porsche.

    Similar to the car references, the fat, old guy riding them kinda disappoints the crowd ;)
  5. Tizme

    Tizme Über Member

    Finally, finished,

    Built as a Tourer:
    Tiagra 4700 STI's, Front & Rear Dérailleurs and rear cassette (11-34)
    Deore M615 Chainset 40-26 (original 28 swapped out to give me better hill climbing potential fully loaded)
    Juin Tech R1 Disc Brakes
    Hand built Mavic A119 Rims with Deore hub(rear) and SP PD8 Dynamo hub (Front)
    Cycle2Charge top cap (converts the energy of the hub dynamo for USB charging)
    Madison Flux saddle on Alpkit Love Mud seat post
    Tubus Tara Lowrider front rack
    Tortec Rear Rack
    B'Twin handlebar bag & mount
    Schwalbe Marathon Touring Tyres 700x35
    Tortec Mudguards 700x36-44
    Final cost was a lot more than my wife will ever know!
    Last edited: 18 Jan 2018
  6. Tizme

    Tizme Über Member

    Blimey, my new self build next to my first self build on the forum!

    Sonder Camino AL

    Tiagra 4700 STI Levers 2x10
    Tiagra 4700 Front Derailleur
    Tiagra 4700 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Ultegra BB
    Shimano CX50 C/Set 46-36 ( Inner replaced with Spa Cycles 33T)
    KMC X10-93 10speed Chain
    JuinTech R1 Disc Brakes
    Sonder Spitfire Handlebars
    Deda Zero Stem
    Nukeproof -Seat Post Collar
    Tortec Mudguards
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  7. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Just finished mine
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