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  • druidh
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    …other than it's my new bike πŸ™‚

    I've been thinking about a lighter-weight Kona Sutra replacement for some time and this is what I've come up with. It'll be used for commuting, touring and perhaps an occasional audax.

    It's been a while in the planning and acquisition stages, seemingly even longer in build. Finally completed today and will be ridden tomorrow.

    Oh – 9.6Kg if anyone is interested. It'll be a lot heavier once the rack and mudguards go on it too πŸ™‚

    ojom
    Member

    I cannot believe you stood there in front of me today and refused to put green bar tape on.

    coogan
    Member

    And to think you had the audacity to tell me today I couldn't buy any more bikes!

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Looks nice
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    πŸ˜€

    ojom
    Member

    Steve, come in on monday and hold him down while i staple a p45 to his forehead.

    druidh
    Member

    thebikechain – Member
    Steve, come in on monday and hold him down while i staple a p45 to his forehead.

    P35s should be wide enough for those tyres.

    trail_rat
    Member

    whats with the disks ?

    oh and im using a netbook with a 7inch screen here so i might be wrong but it looks like you left the set up sticker on your front mech πŸ˜‰

    ojom
    Member

    thats what we call a 'noob tag' trail_rat

    you would think he would know better.

    i think there may be 2 more on the rotors…

    goldenwonder
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    trail_rat – Member
    whats with the disks ?

    It's a cross bike trying to pretend it's a road bike, or at least I think it is..
    chainrings look a touch on the big side for a cross bike though & too small for a proper road bike

    Houns
    Member

    Noob

    :angry:

    Nice bike mister

    ojom
    Member

    Not a cross bike.

    Light tourer.

    It is actually tidy.

    goldenwonder
    Member

    Light tourer? How can it be a tourer without racks? or even guards?

    ojom
    Member

    Oh – 9.6Kg if anyone is interested. It'll be a lot heavier once the rack and mudguards go on it too

    i refer you to the OP

    goldenwonder
    Member

    haha, oh yeah, that'll teach me not to read it properly πŸ˜‰

    druidh
    Member

    trail_rat – Member
    whats with the disks ?

    They are part of the brake mechanism. These are used to slow down and stop the velocipede. Don't worry, hang about a bit longer and you'll learn lots of new stuff.

    oh and im using a netbook with a 7inch screen here so i might be wrong but it looks like you left the set up sticker on your front mech

    And the disc ones. You've no idea how much that winds some folk up πŸ™‚

    goldenwonder – Member

    It's a cross bike trying to pretend it's a road bike, or at least I think it is..
    chainrings look a touch on the big side for a cross bike though and too small for a proper road bike

    Standard "compact" cranks – 50/34. It's as much as my little legs can manage up those mountain passes we have in scotchland.

    markenduro
    Member

    Looks good, not too sure about the amount of blue on the stickers though…

    trail_rat
    Member

    we have mountains in scotchland ? can you take me there πŸ˜‰

    you coming audaxing this year then ? deeside loop the week after 10 UTB from kirrie – then there are 2 from portmahumock up north – 300 sat 200 sunday then snow roads 300 and a 600 from down your way !

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I'd like that with discs for commuting. Smart.
    I wouldn't take photos of it though, but that's just me.

    Stick some smaller wheels on it, knobbly tyres, riser bars, suspension forks and with a few other minor tweaks, it may almost start to resemble a decent bike…..

    If your looking for your swimming goggles there on your sideboard, & why have you got a penis in a vase on the sideboard. Abit retro looking that bike IMO, nice all the same.

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    It all wrong. Tut tut tut. Wrong size wheels, funny handlebars silly gearing.

    Its all going wrong at TBC nowadays

    ojom
    Member

    Pipe down TJ or lose your discount level FOREVER!!!

    crikey
    Member

    I'm sure it works extremely well, but aesthetically, I find myself …er… struggling to appreciate it's undoubted inner beauty.

    druidh
    Member

    trail_rat – Member

    you coming audaxing this year then ?

    That's the intent…

    trail_rat
    Member

    rangers supporter innit

    juan
    Member

    Green bar tape make you go faster FACTOMUNDO (the endura team have green handlebar tape and they are faster than you so yes it's a FACTOMUNDO)

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Ok – its all going wrong at TBC since that grumpy old man with teh odd taste in roadbikes started there.

    Whereas mark is a fine upstanding young man of extreme gnar and buffness

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    That looks really nice. I've been looking for a commuter that will run discs and have mounts for rack and guards. Tell me more about the frame and forks!

    Premier Icon househusband
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    We've got the exact same IKEA unit…

    [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4430323958_5c2959d39b_m.jpg[/img]

    …and it also seems to end up half my bloody photos!

    Zedsdead
    Member

    that is one very nice bike sire

    druidh
    Member

    Onzadog – Member
    That looks really nice. I've been looking for a commuter that will run discs and have mounts for rack and guards. Tell me more about the frame and forks!

    Frame is a Van Nicholas Amazon. I wanted something in titanium, with disc mounts and the Amazon was easily the most affordable option. I looked at getting the Enigma guys to accessorise one of their frames but ruled it out on cost grounds.

    The fork is the Kinesis DC-19. I wanted carbon and disc mounts. This was the "cleanest" looking and again was an affordable option.

    The rest of the build is…

    Ultegra groupset
    Avid BB7s
    Mavic Open Pros on XTR hubs with XTR rotors
    Conti Grand Prix 4 seasons
    Hope headset and seatclamp
    Ritchey EA70 stem and EC70 bars
    Lizard Skins DSP bar tape
    Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals
    Specialized Pave seatpost and Avatar saddle (from the Sutra)

    The Sutra is now for sale – as is a set of Ultegra calipers

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    it doesn't say "onion" on the down tube πŸ˜•

    druidh
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    rOcKeTdOg – Member
    it doesn't say "onion" on the down tube

    πŸ˜€

    I seriously thought about it!

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Just been having a look online. 132.5mm rear end spacing. How tidy do the stays look without the canti studs in place?

    druidh
    Member

    Onzadog – Member
    Just been having a look online. 132.5mm rear end spacing. How tidy do the stays look without the canti studs in place?

    One with a blanker…

    markenduro
    Member

    That looks very much like you could get some decent sized tyres in there, what is clearance like on the chainstays?

    druidh
    Member

    FFS! – hang on a mo…..

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    deary me πŸ‘Ώ

    Mackem
    Member

    Oooh, I like that.

    druidh
    Member

    64mm

    (sorry – photo is a bit out of focus and I cannae be arsed taking another)

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