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 Post subject: Project: English
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:47 pm 
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Hi chaps

Another (and very exciting) Rob English project in the pipeline...

I think Rob is starting work on the frame imminently. It'll be featuring his usual custom butted/ovalised seattube, custom butted headtube, True Temper S3 downtube, toptube and chainstays, and the signature slender wishbone seatstays. The design and geometry looks great - really looking forward to riding it in anger.

Component spec as follows:

Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
Fork: Enve 2.0
Stem: Enve carbon
Handlebar: Enve carbon
Brakes: Ciamillo Negative G Tuned
Crank: Lightning carbon, 110mm BCD aluminium spider
Chainrings: TA Syrius 36/52
Chainring bolts: KCNC
Chain: KMC X-10 SL
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red
Front Derailleur: SRAM Red
Shifters: SRAM Red
Cables: Nokon gear and brake
Bar tape: Black cork
Saddle: Fizik Arione carbon rails
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Titanium

Rob is going to build some fairly fancy training wheels as follows:

Rims: KinLin XR-300
Rear hub: Alchemy ORC 28h
Front hub: Alchemy ELF 24h
Spokes: Sapim CX-ray
Q/Rs KCNC Ti Road
Cassette: SRAM Red
Tires: Schwable Ultremo R.1
Tubes: Schwable

I've not yet decided what extra fancy wheels I might use on the bike. I rather like Madfiber, and obviously Lightweight too, but with a baby on the way and a house that needs lots of work I think I'm going to have to be quite careful with my cash! I may end up with some carbon rims on Tune hubs from Strada Wheels (http://www.stradawheels.co.uk). The alternative is to have Rob build up some Enve rims on Alchemy hubs - I will have to see whether the taxman decides to sting me for loads of import duty...

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:51 pm 
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I'm sure Rob is going to do a great job on your bike!!


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:11 pm 
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I also consider rob english frame for my wife.... How much does your frame weigh?


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:47 am 
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Raxel wrote:
I also consider rob english frame for my wife....


Sounds like a fair swap.


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:14 pm 
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We've got a baby due soon - I wonder if I can swap it for a TT frame?

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:30 am 
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Raxel wrote:
I also consider rob english frame for my wife.... How much does your frame weigh?


:lol: :lol: my frame came up to 1160g for an ISP design.


Last edited by pocketbeagle on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:57 am 
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NapD wrote:
Raxel wrote:
I also consider rob english frame for my wife....


Sounds like a fair swap.


:D :D

I think the weight is incredible for steel frame, that's alot lighter than dogma!


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:41 am 
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Sorry, mis-typed in my last post (corrected now) :oops: The weight for my frame is actually 1160g - still v light for steel though!


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 am 
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And the frame is on the jig...

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Cool... thats a big frame!


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Pretty big. We opted for a low(ish) BB and longer chainstays in the end too...

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:19 pm 
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and some more pics...

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
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sweet!


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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:48 am 
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First pic of the (nearly) completed bike.

Saddle and brakes not the final versions, but it's nearly there...

And mildly off-topic, the bike below was the one I rode at the weekend.

1899 Dursley-Pedersen

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More images of that event here - http://www.saltedmackerel.cc

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 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:24 pm 
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Location: Detroit, MI
Beautiful bike and build. I love Rob's work and the simple black.

Question though? I'm not the spacer police, and don't know if that is your final position, but I always wonder about a 2cm stack of spacers on a custom build. seems like if it were me, I'd run a longer head tube.

Great bike.


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