Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Tue May 31, 2016 1:13 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Posts: 853
Location: The Netherlands
Yesterday I picked up the frameset for my new titanium cyclocross / monstercross build. The frame is a Radon R1 Titan trekking frame, which according to the seller was built by German titanium specialist Kocmo. The frame came with a very unusual Jeff Jones titanium truss fork. From what I have read about it, the fork should be pretty spectacular.

Next will be sorting out the parts for the build. Thinking of going with Avid BB7 or TRP Spyre brakes. The rest is still undecided.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
My Renovo R1 wooden bike project and the reason for my passion for all that is wood.

Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:08 pm 
Online

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2261
Location: Pedal Square
The fork will take care about the "monster" part nicely.

Are you considering 650b wheels? I have made good experience with 650b on a converted CX. With voluminous MTB tyres the geometry is true to the design (700C + 32mm tyres), giving nice handling. (Unfortunately I don't have a lot of nice "in between" terrain at my disposal, so building a real MTB now. Vintage of course)

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 324
Location: Amsterdam
Would love to see how this will turn out!

I saw the frame for sale on mp but unfortunately it's too big for me.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Posts: 853
Location: The Netherlands
I picked up a donor bike for the build today. It is a De Rosa Merak Deda V107, built up with a first generation Campagnolo Record carbon groupset (alu cage, alu square taper cranks, silver brakes) and Campagnolo Record titanium hubs. I just took it out for a spin and despite its age, some 10-14 years I suspect, it is a really nice ride. I will take it apart after I finish my search of parts, but until then I think I will ride it a bit more.

@HillRPete: I have considered 650b wheels, but seeing as I would also like to use this build on the road (with 30-ish mm tires), I am starting off with 29" wheels and take it from there.

@TimmS: I would have liked it to be a bit smaller too, seeing as I usually ride smaller frames. That said, I am hoping that with a short stem (currently on a 57cm TT with a 120mm stem) and a short reach handlebar the large size won't be too much of a problem.

_________________
My Renovo R1 wooden bike project and the reason for my passion for all that is wood.

Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:13 am
Posts: 1536
With disc brakes, you could easily swap between 700 and 650b. A neat trick to keep in your pocket, so to speak.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Posts: 853
Location: The Netherlands
Below is a picture of the frameset with some parts on it I had lying around. It looks as if the fork stands a bit higher than it should, so I am hoping that won't affect the ride too much.


Image

_________________
My Renovo R1 wooden bike project and the reason for my passion for all that is wood.

Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cyclocross newbie looking to build light CX bikes

in Cyclocross / Gravel / Touring

LouisN

9

791

Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:27 am

Marin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. El cheapo disc hubs for cyclocross wheel build (dati, circus monkey)

in Everything wheels

kulivontot

1

65

Tue May 24, 2016 12:15 pm

racingcondor View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Heretic - Custom Titanium Allroad Build

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Marin

9

802

Thu May 19, 2016 11:21 am

Marin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. GIANT cyclocross bike

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

zzeuzz

2

603

Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:31 pm

AZR3 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cyclocross alloy frame 52-54

in Wanted

LouisN

0

14

Mon May 30, 2016 8:33 pm

LouisN View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Galatzo, kauphy, Voye and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited