CKinnard wrote:queequeg wrote:
This is the frameset
These are the wheels, paired with Panaracer Gravelking SK 35mm tyres.
The build is Ultegra R8020 Hydraulic Disc/R8070 Calipers/R8000 Medium Cage RD (11-34). Cranks are Rotor 3D24 with a Power2max NGeco spider & Praxis Buzz Chainrings (50/34), and running the RT800 Ice-Tech Disc Rotors
Will be running with 3T Superghiaia bars.
I am looking to throw on some SKS guards and a Dyno Light once I get myself sorted, and it can take a rack as well, but I am thinking this will more of a bikepacking bike with framebags rather than panniers.
wow....looks like $10k++
Got a size and weight on the frame...bugger how about the whole bike?
I've often thought about a dynamo hub. but will wait until I am likely spending 2-3 nights away. Though it is a nuisance to disconnect/charge/connect garmin, phone, 4 lights 2-3x/ a week (and remember when it needs doing),
Any idea how many watts the dynamo adds to resistance?
I like the shallow drop and splay of the bars too. I see so many guys on long rides hardly ever use the drops, which defeats the purpose of them. hard core roadies also tend to be excessively wide for commuting and urban roads. The width is to give greater leverage out of the saddle, but I'd rather the advantage of narrow bars to stay safer on busy narrow roads.
If you are building that, you just have to get that leg better. You obviously have a lot of cycling passion yet to burn.
The frameset comes with a Mason Parallax fork, which is a custom fork designed by Mason to run with all their framesets. 12x100 Thru-Axle, flat mount discs, mudguard mounts (on the inside of the fork arms), plus a threaded fork crown for Dyno light mounting, and internal cable routing for clean lines.
I have no idea what the all up weight will be. I am getting a 56cm frame. It will be 1 of 2 frames in the country, and these are low volume custom made, so it will be pretty unique.
I reckon $10k by the time it’s done is about right. The frameset alone works out to at least $6k, maybe more depending on shipping & customs charges, so it could go higher. A good Dyno light will set me back another $400 too, but I am holding off on that until after the build, as I am a little way off overnight adventures right now.
Riding is a way of life for me, helping immensely with mental health. Not going to let a dodgy leg stop me from riding. The bike build has been a project to keep me occupied while I deal with the recovery. I have been back on the bike for a few weeks, so now I know roughly where I stand and just need to resolve the blocked vein to return to normal.
The dyno hub adds bugger all resistance to the rider. The wheels have a SonDelux hub, so I should be set.