English Cycles V3 build

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The bike is built up. Weight: 7.2kg (pedals included). I will post pictures tomorrow or Saturday.

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Some of the pictures I took today. Many more in my blog.

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Hot damn.
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Wow that's nice :thumbup: Usually I prefer things like silver spokes and gumwall tyres, but in this case the all-black parts really show off the paint well.

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Yeah, it was my intention to use unostrusive parts, so the frame design and details remain the eye catcher.

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A nice set of Corsa skin walls would look nice too. Not to say this thing isn't beautiful as is...
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I posted the list of parts and weights in my blog: link.

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Some pictures from the first ride. I'll post my fist impressions later.

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Very, very nice!

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Thanks for all the positive feedfback.

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Stunning build and stunning scenery, fantastic!

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Love it. Great job!
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LeMomo wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Stunning build and stunning scenery, fantastic!
Powerful Pete wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:33 am
Love it. Great job!
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First impression from the ride yesterday: it feels a bit more agile in turns compared to my other bikes I use regulary. I like that :)
I have to make some minor adjustments (lowering saddle a bit, rear derailleur is noisy in the two lower gears). Currently I hear from time to time a short creaking sound from the rear wheel, have to look at that.
Today I will nake a short trip towards the mountains, I'd like to see how the bike feels there.

Oh, and best of all is looking at the frame and that color during the ride. Makes me smile a lot. Thanks to Rob for the work.

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Another English Cycles masterpeice! The only thing id change is to get some black skewers, the silver looks a bit out of place with the overall build but thats litterally the only thing id change.

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Good point. I prefer skewers that are easy to operate. I'm still looking around to find skewers that are as easy to use as the Dura Ace and are a good match for the bike.

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