Friday, August 01, 2008

Meet Roy

Rideable, but as yet unridden.
MORE PHOTOS on Flickr.

The final build is a bit different to my original plan:

Front derailler___________Suntour Superbe FD-1500
Rear derailler____________Superbe Pro RD-3100
Shiftlevers______________Suntour Superbe bandmount
Crankset________________Sugino Super Mighty 170mm, 50/42
Bottom bracket___________Sugino Super Mighty
Brakes_________________Gran Compe standard reach
Brake levers_____________Suntour Superbe CB-3200 with Olimpic hoods

Seatpost________________Suntour Superbe
Stem___________________SR Royal Extra Super Light 13.5cm
Handlebars_____________SR World Champion 41cm
Headset________________Tange Levin CD
Bar tape________________Cateye Shiny handlebar tape
Pedals_________________MKS Sylvan with Christophe aluminium toeclips

The wheels pictured are the 28h Fiamme tubulars that I built for the Broomies Wall ride. If Roy and I get along, I will build a set of Araya 20A clinchers on Superbe small flange hubs.


MarkB said...


About time you mowed the lawns though...

David Benson said...

Keep your boojwah attitudes to lawncare in Titirangi where they belong.

Curious George said...

Nice bike, is it too geekie to ask what chain you are using?
It looks old and suntourish...

David Benson said...

Well spotted George- the chain is DID, who made chains for Suntour back in the day.
Can't remember what model it is, but it had flared, plated outer plates, black flattish inner plates.
Usually I use SRAM PC58 with Ultra 6 & 7 freewheels.

Oli Brooke-White said...

That is a real stunner, DB. You have a fine eye for the trim, if you'll pardon the phrase...I bet it's a sharp ride too.

Cheers for the Zues tub carrier as well - please don't forget to email me some bank details! Cheers, Oli