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Re the spacers - it's not the final position. I'd never had a decent bike fit until recently, and my position was really pretty crazy. The back of the bike is set now and I'm delighted with the change. The front of the bike is something I'm still fine tuning.
I'll almost certainly drop the stem 10mm, but I'm happy to have the option. I might even drop it further - I haven't ridden for long enough in either position to make my mind up yet...
Everyone picks up on headtube length on these custom builds (like on Rich's Baum too) - as far as the custom process goes (and I am a rank amateur when it comes to this sort of stuff) I was more interested in the other aspects of the geometry. We kept the BB height low, and Rob used a longer chainstay length as my weight is fairly far back. The headtube thing I consider more of an issue of aesthetics...
As for the wheels, keep them relatively shallow IMO. I think round tubed or shallow tubed bikes get overwhelmed by deep wheels. I think a nice 303 or ENVE 45 would do the best.
I did think of using something nearer 25mm (maybe the Enve tubular rims) but that's not quite the direction that I wanted to bike to take.
Now for a ride review.
Amazing to see how nicely the colur of headset, Nokons and KCNC skewers matches up.
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
I originally wanted to go with the gold paint that Rob had used before, but that was apparently really hard to get a satisfactory finish to work properly. I had also entertained the idea of a metallic candy apple red too, but in the end I reckon matt black with a bit of colour is hard to beat. I've got a black Cove Stiffee that I built with gold hubs, headset, etc and I think that looks pretty good so was quite happy to try it again.
When the Ciamillo brakes turn up Rob will be able to ship it and I can point it up some hills!
Frame: English custom steel ISP 1626
Seatmast cap: English cusom steel, ENVE hardware 108
Fork: ENVE Road 2.0 250
Headset: Chris King 1-1/8" Nothreadset 144 with wedge/topcap
Headset spacers Parts of Passion 8
Stem: ENVE 124
Bar: ENVE 212
Saddle: Customer supplied 150 est
Crank/BB: Lightning carbon, 110mm spider 464
Chainrings: TA 34/50 122
Chainring bolts: KCNC 12
Rear wheel: Alchemy/cx-ray/Kinlin XR-300 24h 840
Front wheel: Alchemy/cx-ray/Kinlin XR-300 28h 658
Tyres: Schwalbe Ultremo 362
Tubes: Schwable 224
Skewers: KCNC Titanium 44
Cassette: SRAM Red 11-25 162
Chain: KMC X-10SL 246
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 146
Front derailleur: SRAM Red 70
Brakes: Ciamilo GSL 196
Cables: Nokon 196
Shifters: SRAM Red 292
Bar Tape: Origin 8 66
6722 g 14.79lb
That's excluding pedals and saddle...
Yossarian wrote:The bike should be on its way shortly, and Rob put together a component list with weights...
Frame: English custom steel ISP 1626...
When it was 1160g I almost had to track you down and steal this thing, 1626 seems more rational for steel.
SUCH an awesome build. The gold bits are pimp. I think the only thing I would do is black out those ENVE logos
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