Choy’s road bike

Choy’s road bike

I previously built Choy a rim-brake road frameset; for this second build he asked for similar handling, but with room for larger (32mm) tires, and with disc brakes and a Campy Ekar 13spd groupset.

The fork is a Whisky carbon disc fork, which has an 1-1/4″ tapered steerer. This plugs into custom headset cups that in turn are fitted to a custom headtube that together means a big oversize headtube isn’t required.

Choy liked the subtle curves on one of my personal bikes, so there is a similar profile here – the toptube is ovalised and curved, with the seatstays continuing at the same radius. The seattube also has a curve to match the outside of the tire.

The toptube has internally brazed hidden bosses that allow for seamless attachment of the custom framebag, made locally by Kaibab Customs.

With the knowledge that it is not completely resistant to corrosion, Choy requested the frame be beadblasted and clearcoated, which was done by Colorworks, who also add the accent colors for the fork and logos. The final weight, complete with pedals and bag, comes in at 17.4lbs.

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