English Gravel Build

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nickf
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by nickf

Geometry is pretty much set. Just waiting on a couple of tubes I believe. The frame will have a stainless headtube, seat tube, BB, dropouts, all braze on's and cable stops. Pretty much all surfaces that will see component contact will be stainless. Currently have a Trek checkpoint that I will swap parts over from. The goal was to build a road bike with room for 38s. The bike will be used for gravel but the gravel bike always comes with me when I travel for work and pleasure. It will see plenty of dedicated road duty and group rides.

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The build so far includes:
Frame: English steel/stainless, 44mm downtube, syntace x12 dropouts, mechanical
Fork: Open U Turn
Headset: Extralite Ultratop 44HD upper / Ultrabottom 44T
Seatpost clamp: Tune Schraubwurger 30.0
Seatpost: Darimo T1 Loop 300mm
Saddle: Trusty Williams Cycling SLC+
Stem: Extralite Hyper Stealth 100 x 6 degrees
Expander: Extralite Ultrastar
Bar: Easton EC90slx3. 42cm
Bartape: Deda Elementi Traforato black
Bottle cages and hardware: Arundel Mandible/alloy bolts
Brake Cables: Jagwire pro compressionless
Derr Cables: Jagwire link
Brakes: Juintech F1
Shifters: SRAM Red 10 speed new style.......yes I'm still running 10 speed
Front derailleur: SRAM Red Yaw
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 22 long cage
Crankset: SRAM Red GXP w/ stages arm
Bottom Bracket: Wheels Manufacturing T47 outboard angular contact
Chainrings: Extralite 50/34
Chainring bolts: black alloy
Chain: KMC X10SL
Cassette: 11/32 SRAM XG-1090
Wheels: Far Sports 35 deep x 28 wide
hubs: Novatec D411 D412 SP Disc hub, Straight pull, 6-bolt
Spokes: CX Ray
Pedals: Speedplay Pave w/ Ti spindles

Will get weights once the build begins and start to swap parts over. The seatpost might change to a Darimo, $300+ to save 25g or so eh. The crankset could also change to a Red BB30 exogram with stages arm, saves around 91g vs the GXP with stages. Again $$.
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Will update as parts arrive.

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Wish this thing was not so porky. This is the BB I'm stuck with using my existing GXP Red crank w/stages arm. As an option, I could also go T47 inset with an exogram crank and stages arm, which would save around 91g total. But that's a lot of expense for 91g. Not as picky with my gravel bike as I am with my road bikes.

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My normal bar is 40cm but figured I would give a 42cm a try, a little wider for gravel/dirt.

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Looking forward to this one.
I wonder where/how English sources tubes; they don't look like the standard avialable on the Columbus /Reynolds catalogue.

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nice.. always like an English bike (my size too)
2019 BMC TM01 Road UCI config 7.36kg

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DHG01 wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:36 am
Looking forward to this one.
I wonder where/how English sources tubes; they don't look like the standard avialable on the Columbus /Reynolds catalogue.
I know on my other builds he does use some off-the-shelf tubes from the big catalog brands, but he does a lot of shaping to them. On this build he will be using a 44mm Columbus downtube, I think the top tube is Columbus spirit, the seat tube will be KVA stainless.

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Well underway.

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Off to paint. Internal mechanical cable routing. Rear brake and derailleur exit under the BB.

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More parts arrived. Seatpost only took around 3 weeks to arrive after payment was made. They quoted 8 weeks, they must be back at it full speed.

I have some Juin tech calipers now but they are red. Red won't match.

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Gorgeous frame, excited to see it finished!

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Figured I would try something new. Unfortunately, these rotors come in at 78g each 160mm, not the stamped 71g.

Starbike has them on a scale at 69g each. Might be my cheap scale who knows.

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nickf wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Figured I would try something new. Unfortunately, these rotors come in at 78g each 160mm, not the stamped 71g.
That's quite the difference, mine was 72.39g (same as regular ARO-09), but I bought it back in 2018. Looks cool, though.

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Sent the Wheels Manufacturing BB to Rob to see if he could trim it down a bit. Saved 42g. Way more than I thought it would have been. Ill be running it just like this without the center sleeve.

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