- Show me your steel road bikes
Thank you for the comments people. The frame has been a bit of a labour of love over the 6 months or so but planning started about 2 years ago. Ideas just kept developing.
I’m really chuffed with it and don’t think it is too bad for a first attempt at framebuilding. I do have to thank the other Matt at the shop for the advice, help and the brazing but I did the vast majority of the work on the tubes and lugs and have the scars to prove it.
It’s worked out pretty much exactly as I wanted which is really pretty satisfying.
Mr Swedish Chef, the bars are actually parallel to the ground along the tops but I agree they don’t quite look it in that pic. The saddle though is spot on for me.Posted 5 years agoroady_tonyMember
@geetee “Size is 58cm; in true”
I’m same height as you, thanks for the offer though, cherry red sounds nice.
enigma’s look pretty sweet too.
stupid question coming up for a wierdo commuter setup thought:
(old/new) 1×7 steel, with one of those roady thumb shifter on the handlebars (i seen them somewhere, sjs or something.)
anyone done this???Posted 5 years agotenacious_dougMember
Resurrecting this thread to show off my new wheels, mainly because when this thread was started this frame should have been delivered, and it was whetting my appetite to get my new bike. 5 months later the bike is finally here and built up.
New Genesis Equilibrium 853 frame, though I committed sacrilege and swapped out the steel forks for some of the lovely new Hiver forks from Columbus; racing weight (400g) but for deep drop brakes and mudguards, perfect for the Equilibrium. Otherwise full 105, Planet X shiny finishing kit and some awesome Wheelsmith hoops built up with Royce hubs and what I think are unbranded H Plus Son rims.
The spin to the end of the street and back was good, getting out properly tomorrow.Posted 4 years ago
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