HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Project: English
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
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...

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 73
I'm sure Rob is going to do a great job on your bike!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:51 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:41 pm
Posts: 1039
I also consider rob english frame for my wife.... How much does your frame weigh?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:17 am
Posts: 102
Raxel wrote:
I also consider rob english frame for my wife....


Sounds like a fair swap.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
We've got a baby due soon - I wonder if I can swap it for a TT frame?

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 73
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.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:41 pm
Posts: 1039
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!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 73
Sorry, mis-typed in my last post (corrected now) :oops: The weight for my frame is actually 1160g - still v light for steel though!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
Image

And the frame is on the jig...

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 73
Cool... thats a big frame!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
Pretty big. We opted for a low(ish) BB and longer chainstays in the end too...

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
and some more pics...

Image
Image
Image

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 73
sweet!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Posts: 33
Image

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

Image

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

_________________
Project: English


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:48 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Project: English
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:24 pm 
Offline
in the industry
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 680
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], rheosibal and 22 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:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. English, Custom, 6.58 kgs

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Bikes 6 - 6.8 kilo - Test phase

madcow

23

5126

Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:07 pm

bfno View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Light weight cranksets for english thread BB...

in Road

shlammed

1

342

Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:11 pm

ITTY View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best lightweight crankset for English or italian threaded BB

in Road

Bantamben

2

584

Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:30 am

maxxevv View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. THM BSA English threaded Cups & THM Installation Tool

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

EvoUltimate

0

18

Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:50 am

EvoUltimate View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bmx mini project

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Ryanperrymotorsport

19

1582

Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:30 am

Ryanperrymotorsport View the latest post


It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:59 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB