Our IF Club Racer is starting to take shape. Many thanks to Rick at Gold Country for the effort, the pic, and the progress report.
Posted 7.29.09 in Fun & Games | Bookmark or Share
Looks lovely. It’s nice to see a racy bike with a 36 spoke wheel too.
Thanks! I’m a big fan of beefy wheels…
I really like those wheels, too. What are they? Lovely bike!
“I really like those wheels, too. What are they? Lovely bike!”
The rear hub is a Shimano Ultegra, the front hub is a Shimano Alfine dynamo, the rims are Mavic A719s, and the tires are Schwalbe Marathon Supremes.
Looks like it’s coming together well! Can’t wait to see it finished.
Fantastic looking build so far. It’s going to be really interesting to compare this to what I’m having made – although I have to say mine’s a couple of months behind!
So similar, and yet, so different. What is it the Vulcans* say? “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations”.
*Yes, I am a big nerd.
Thanks! It’s almost done; I’m currently waiting on some parts for mounting the Honjo fenders. I’m hoping to have it completed this coming weekend. What are you having built?
I’m having a commuter designed and built from scratch by Thylacine Cycles. Columbus Zona, Ultegra SL, Marathon Supremes, Chris King headset, rack, fenders – familiar sounding, no?
Commuting in Melbourne is a wet, grimy, windy, curb-dropping-off-of, stop-start affair – so where your bike looks to be a light and precise instrument with more than a touch of class, mine is going to end up more of a utilitarian draught-horse. BB7 discs, 2 prong rigid fork, etc. The only specs less ‘beefy’ than yours is that I’ve gone for 36 spokes on the rear but only 32 up front, and I’ve opted for a Fizik saddle rather than Brooks as I’m vegan and unfortunately for me that lifestyle choice extends beyond what I eat.
Looking at your build is like looking at the bike I would build in a parallel universe. Absolutely fascinating.
Again, beautiful bike you have there.