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shedfire 7:06 am on June 6, 2010 | No Comments | # |
My new build is finally complete!
I started with the idea to build a different bike but everything didn’t work out as planned with the framebuilder and a 4-month delay. Anxious to build up something I resorted to my wish list: a non-suspension corrected Ti 29er. Unaware of anything like this available (aside from going custom), I weighed out all my options until a friend told me about the Ragley TD-1.
Titanium – check
29er – check
Non-suspension corrected geometry – check
SS / Sliding drop-outs – check
I think we have everything we need here
Anyways, here are some photos!
Ragley TD-1 18″ frame (Titanium, welded by Lynskey)
Pace RC-31 440mm A-C (26″ suspension corrected fork)
Chris King Hubset with Singlespeed rear
Stans ZTR Crest 29er rims
DT Swiss Revolution 2.0/1.5/2.0 spokes
DT Swiss aluminum nipples
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29er 2.25″ tires setup tubeless
Hope X2 Race 160mm front and rear brakes with Hope floating rotors
3T XIDA LTD carbon flatbar
Cane Creek 110 headset
ESI Chunky grips
Thomson X4 Stem (70mm)
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost (27.2 x 330mm)
Fizik Arione CX saddle
White Industries ENO crankset (175mm arms, 32T ring)
White Industries Ti bottom-bracket (113mm x 68mm)
Shimano PD-540 pedals
Chris King Stainless 18T cog
KHE Tanga hollow-pin singlespeed chain
KCNC Ti Skewers
Kind of weight-weenie, but more weight conscious (lots of places I could have shaved weight). I have yet to weigh it, but it feels nice and light. Action shots soon!
shedfire 6:51 am on June 6, 2010 | No Comments | # |
So – just in. Production is close to completion. These are pulled off the line for me to check. Along with our carbon Carnegie bar, these feature Kevlar wrapping over the Toray high modulus carbon fibre structural bit inside. The black carbon at the end is then wrapped OVER the kevlar, so that you can trim them down without threads of kevlar getting everywhere – it’s funny stuff. Bars are molded in our own tool, with a silicone expanding core, rather than a crappy plastic bag like some people use. Silicone gives a cleaner inside, more consistent compression and strength. All CEN’d, FEA’d and bashed about. Weigh in at under 200g on my wife’s scales. Which is good, as that’s what we thought they’d weigh!
shedfire 4:53 pm on June 3, 2010 | 10 Comments | # |