Custom road frame

Custom road frame

This one started out as a compact S3 road build, but evolved a little with the tubing choices as we discussed the build. The final spec has an S3 seattube and toptube, but a Columbus aero downtube and an oversize headtube for a Chris King Inset headset. The rear end has s-bend chainstays (for maximum tire clearance) and curved skinny seatstays. Weight is saved with internal holes in the headtube and bottom bracket shell. Two-tone powder coat to finish it off.

Wednesday was the first day on my English and what a day! It was windy and 5 degree celcius but it was fun. My first impression is responsive and very stable in the front end. I am using bigger gears uphill and it feels like it is lighter to maintain speed on the flat. Today it is Saturday and since my first ride I have done 140 miles on all kinds of surfaces (asphalt, gravel). Today it was 10 degrees and not so windy and I was riding with a smile the whole day. The weight with pedals is 16.5 lb which is for me okay. I think it is easier and cheaper to shave weght on the owner of the bike!

Wheels Belgium C2 with American Classic hubs
Tyres Continental 24mm
Brakes TRP 970 SL Magnesium
Cranks Rotor Compact RD
Chainrings Truvativ
Handlebar Ritchey Compact
Fork Ritchey WCS
The rest is Shimano Dura Ace 7800


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