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Yossarian
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by Yossarian

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...

pocketbeagle
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by pocketbeagle

I'm sure Rob is going to do a great job on your bike!!

by Weenie


Raxel
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by Raxel

I also consider rob english frame for my wife.... How much does your frame weigh?

NapD
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by NapD

Raxel wrote:I also consider rob english frame for my wife....


Sounds like a fair swap.

Yossarian
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by Yossarian

We've got a baby due soon - I wonder if I can swap it for a TT frame?

pocketbeagle
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by pocketbeagle

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.
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Raxel
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by Raxel

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!

pocketbeagle
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by pocketbeagle

Sorry, mis-typed in my last post (corrected now) :oops: The weight for my frame is actually 1160g - still v light for steel though!

Yossarian
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by Yossarian

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And the frame is on the jig...

pocketbeagle
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by pocketbeagle

Cool... thats a big frame!

Yossarian
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by Yossarian

Pretty big. We opted for a low(ish) BB and longer chainstays in the end too...

Yossarian
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by Yossarian

and some more pics...

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pocketbeagle
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by pocketbeagle

sweet!

Yossarian
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by Yossarian

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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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bigskyTi
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by bigskyTi

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.

by Weenie


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