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voodoojar
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by voodoojar

I'm really excited about this bike, this is my first custom frame. I took it out for it's first ride this morning to dial everything in and just decided to keep going. I ended up riding a little over 70km. I'm running a 44t up front and an 11-32 in the rear which gives me a top speed of about 50kph.

Also I have a Selle San Marco Concor saddle coming and a tubis Airy rack. This is just a spare saddle until that one arrives.

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Bregnhoj
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by Bregnhoj

What is the purpose of this bike, besides it looking gorgeous? (apart from the lights)

Can't seem to figure out why some would ride carbon wheels with mudgaurds :-)
My bikes incl. De Rosa Superking and Cervelo R3
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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Cool ride, and a great looking frame!

voodoojar
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by voodoojar

Bregnhoj wrote:What is the purpose of this bike, besides it looking gorgeous? (apart from the lights)

Can't seem to figure out why some would ride carbon wheels with mudgaurds :-)


Keep my butt dry mostly.

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de zwarten
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by de zwarten

If supposed to keep you dry, you could add the extension to the frond mudguard, which is most likely the origin of half of the rain/mud on your shoes.
Bike looks great by the way!

voodoojar
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by voodoojar

de zwarten wrote:If supposed to keep you dry, you could add the extension to the frond mudguard, which is most likely the origin of half of the rain/mud on your shoes.
Bike looks great by the way!


I cut it there, lots of toe overlap on the fender.

poully
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by poully

Dare I call this a Dream winter build :thumbup:
Absolutely spot on.
Well done, what a beaut!

CippoForLife
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by CippoForLife

I love it...great choice of color too.
I personally would have sloped the TT for a bit of standover height, but I dig the classic look too.
Wish more of my customers wanted I.F.'s as we have only done a few and they've all been great!

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voodoojar
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by voodoojar

i have to carry so much stuff with me in the winter. that i de ided my normal street bike just wasnt fitting the bill. I do have a set of clinchers i can put on it but i really love riding tubulars all the time and i'm willing to pay the price to do it. i used to spend $50 a week on gas so an extra tire here and there is getting off cheap.

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SWijland
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by SWijland

Cool bike. Not really sold on those Tune cranks though, not with those chainrings anyway. I think it looks much better with a single subtle chainring.

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voodoojar
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by voodoojar

My Kom setup.
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dodge
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Location: Brisbane QLD Aust

by dodge

Nice frame and colour choice :D

Allez
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by Allez

Whence comes your wheels? Is it that they are Chinese rims? If so what manufacturer?

voodoojar
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by voodoojar

Wheels are Chinese Farsport 24mm with Ed hub ceramic hubs. This is the first set I've bought complete and I've got to say they are good at building a inexpensive wheel.

boots2000
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by boots2000

Wrap the tubes with inner tube or something before you mount those fenders. The rubber brackets will wear through your paint.

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