My frankenbike

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uberkraaft
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My frankenbike

Postby uberkraaft » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:37 am

As I'm about to pull the trigger on a super sharp Canyon SLX I thought I'd share my current workhorse.

She's a hand built 853 frame from Rory O'Brien - well respected frame builder from Romford I believe - probably 80s/90s?

The spec is:

Look HSC forks
Temperamental 9 Speed Ultegra
Pretty early Ksyrium SLs
3T Ergonova Pro Bars & Stem (with shim!)
105 SPD SL pedals
Brooks B17 Narrow

Originally put together by my brother who handed it to me when he became a Buddhist monk - Originally had Cinelli Integralter bars that I didn't really get on with. Mismatched wheels are due to a crash he had where he did his collarbone! Mavic sticker on top tube, he put there to hide a dent :D

Still, she rides well & has plenty of character.

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Re: My frankenbike

Postby verylonglegs » Sun Mar 03, 2013 19:33 pm

I like bikes like that that go against the grain a little fashion wise but I do have to ask...are buddhists not allowed to cycle?

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Re: My frankenbike

Postby Yossie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 20:03 pm

I don't know what's cooler - the bike or the provenance. Buddhist monk rides bike built by bloke from Romford woith French forks. Smart.

Any chance of a piccie of him in his robes on the bike? Now that would be a cool screensaver.
This is only a joke by the way, I am in no way implying directly or otherwise that there is any kind of link or similarity between BR and North Korea :)

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uberkraaft
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Re: My frankenbike

Postby uberkraaft » Sun Mar 03, 2013 20:44 pm

verylonglegs - Yes they are but they ride his other bike - he wanted to keep this one in the family ;)

Yossie :D - I'm not sure he ever rode it in his orange robes ... wouldn't work with the gold frame!

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Re: My frankenbike

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Mar 04, 2013 07:21 am

Nice specimen!

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Re: My frankenbike

Postby blackstick » Tue Mar 05, 2013 21:50 pm

Superb looking classic style bike~


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