Mountain Bike Shenanigans

Titanium Crown Jewel
November 25th, 2012

Finally finished the build during the week and with a break in the gloom and some sunshine this afternoon here’s a few pics of the built up new road bike.




The paintwork is Ruby Red Pearl (which was brought in specially as it is no longer a standard colour option) with Freshwater Pearl to make up the ‘jersey panels’. The Independent Fabrication graphics are hand-painted by Chris Rowe. Few more photos here.

This is a special bike with a paint job inspired by my old Harry Hall which had a Dave Yates paintjob. Although tipping a hat to these old school names, it is very much a state of the art chassis in Titanium.

It tips the scales at just under 17.5lbs. Full SRAM Red, Ultegra Carbon SPD SL Pedals, Deda Newton Bars, Thomson post and stem and Selle Italia SLR saddle. Wheels are classic Mavic Heliums – some of the lightest factory wheels they’ve produced. I’m sure this build will evolve….

Oakley Airwave
November 4th, 2012

This is very cool.

New Road Bike
November 3rd, 2012

It’s been some time since I had a road bike and I decided around a year ago that with the perfect roads around the place in France that it was time to get back on skinny rubber. I owe a massive thanks to Gary Smith and Chris Rowe at Independent Fabrication for the new ride – I picked it up today from Tim at Sideways Cycles. Just need to accumulate a lot of parts now to get it on the road.

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