Yuhan’s road/gravel bike

Yuhan’s road/gravel bike

Yuhan asked me to build him something similar to my pink bike, so I took his fit numbers and designed the geometry to match, based around a Whisky carbon fork (chosen for the hidden fender mounts), and ensuring no toe-overlap.

The frame has an integrated seatmast which was custom externally butted before being subtly curved for better tire/fender clearance. There is then a modified Thomson seatpost which has an internal wedge to secure it whilst allowing for seamless saddle height adjustment. The toptube is bi-ovalised for lateral stiffness and a better match up to the oversize headtube, which houses a Chris King headset for the tapered steerer of the fork.

A SRAM Red groupset has the gear cables routed internally through the downtube, with the rear TRP disc caliper also internal, but with custom machined cable stops that enable an easy swap to a hydraulic brake in the future if desired.

There is a brazed boss on the rear of the seatmast for attaching the fender, which removes the need for a chainstay bridge. Plus an additional set of bottle bosses further up.

The PDW fenders were painted to match along with the frameset by Colorworks, with the design matching Yuhan’s team kit. The final weight as shown is 20lbs.

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