Jonesman - Custom Columbus Life

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Ozrider
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by Ozrider

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    I am still finalising the details with the builder, but looking at a 44mm head tube to add a bit of stiffness to a big frame.
    I'm probably going with Columbus Spirit tubing and an Enve tapered fork, as I am really happy with the fork on my Parlee Z5.
    I will be using a Chris King BB, and a set of hand built wheels with Chris King hubs and HPlus Son TB14 rims.

    Stem, bars and seatpost are undecided, but thinking of either going with 3T that I have, or Thompson.
    Group set is undecided at present

    [color=#FF4040]Update - after having a good chat to the builder I found out that he decided to build with Columbus Life tubing due to my size/weight as he felt the Spirit tubing would be too light[/color]



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    Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
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    jbaillie
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    by jbaillie

    Very cool. Might I ask who the builder is?

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    by michel2

    jbaillie wrote:Very cool. Might I ask who the builder is?


    +1
    also, have a look at the columbus fork's i think they are making some nice products at the moment and on top of that i suppose it doesn't hurt to stand out from the the enve masses.

    how much is this going to be different from your older steel bike, geometry wise ?

    thanks mick

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    by KB

    I think Columbus Spirit is a very good choice. I've got two frames in Spirit and have had most steel iterations from Columbus and Reynolds; and Spirit is my favourite. Looking forward to the build. The Enve fork (painted) will also go well with a build like this.

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    @ jbailie - the builder is Chris Jones, he apprenticed with Chris DeKerf in Canada but now owns a bike shop in Bayswater, Western Australia. He only builds a few bikes a year when he has time from running his busy workshop, so this will be pretty exclusive. I have a set of hand built wheels from Chris that will go on the bike. It is not often that you will get a set of hand built wheels from your frame builder so from my perspective it will make the total package even more unique.

    @ michel2 - the geo will be quite different from my old steel bike. This will be similar geometry to my Parlee Z5, and will be TIG welded instead of lugged. The seat tube will be 0.5 deg steeper to get my saddle more mid rail. I considered the Columbus fork, but going with the Enve as we have decided on a 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 tapered fork.


    @ KB - thanks for the feedback on the tubing. It is always hard to make a choice with so many options.

    I'm going with the same colour as my old bike as it will tie in with the pewter Chris King hubs and BB, and I really liked the colour.
    For now most parts will be transferred over, but I will probably go with a Thompson Masterpiece seatpost and X2 stem.

    My old bike

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    Similar frame to what I'm planning

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    by g_doraz

    So jelly, I've wanted one of Chris' frames for a looonnggggg time. I'll have to bother him for one again....


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    nickf
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    by nickf

    Custom steel is great. I like the look of the tapered headtube. Flows better. Still plenty stiff.

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    by Ozrider

    @ g-doraz - it takes a while, It has been 7 months since I first talked to him about it, probably at least 2 more till the frame is built.



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    by DJT21

    needs steeper seat tube & setback seatpost. Steeper seat tube should allow you shorter stays and still leave you mudguard clearance. Also needs a lever top tube.

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    @DJT21 - the seat tube is 0.5 deg steeper than on my Parlee so that I get my saddle mid rail. I'm keeping the geometry as close as possible to that of my Parlee Z5 as it rides and handles very well. This is the same reason I have gone with the 44mm head tube and tapered fork. This is a contemporary build, TIG welded not lugged so the way the bike will ride and handle is my main priority, not a traditional look.
    I have a Colnago Dream that I'm building up which satisfies the "traditional" look with a horizontal top tube.


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    Finally the frame is being built. Sometimes a custom project can mean a long wait, but I am sure the result will be worthwhile.
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    Ozrider - Western Australia
    Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
    Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

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    by Ozrider

    Build List

    Frame - Columbus Spirit (Niobium) with a 44mm Headtube, (1836g)
    Fork - Columbus Fal (350g)
    Headset - Chris King inset (pewter)
    BB - Chris King 68mm threaded (pewter) (102g)
    Groupset - Dura Ace 7800
    Cables - Shimano DA 9000 (grey)
    Wheels - HPlus Son TB14 on Chris King hubs pewter (1698g)
    Saddle - San Marco Regal (308g)
    Seatpost - Thomson Masterpiece silver (156g*)
    Seatpost Collar - Thomson silver
    Stem - Thomson Elite X2 - silver
    Bars - Ritchey 309g
    Pedals - Speedplay Zero stainless (206g)
    Skewers - Halo Retro (135g)
    Cages - King Stainless (50g)

    * manufacturers weights
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    Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
    Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

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    Wingnut
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    by Wingnut

    Looking nice so far...and a Regal saddle too!
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    by Powerful Pete

    Excited to see this project completed and built up.

    BTW Ozrider, how tall are you?
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