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Custom Orłowski Adventure bike

Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59775261@N04/sets/72157649268019366 https://www.instagram.com/p/3XYrCKrnSg/ MAY UPDATE: I'm loving it. Now that the winter's past us can finally use slicks and get on with the proper riding. Have made som initial travel plans for the summer, purchased gear and such(but not gears, atleast not yet) now I just need to find the free time. Had 32mm gatorskins in between the knobbies ans Jack Brown Blues and they were fine, but wanted some nice tan walls and a little bigger so went with the JBB from RIvendell that friend brought from Japan. Very nice and supple tyres with proper puncture protection. Roll effortlessly. Can recommend, tried on pavement and gravel and although the km's so far are pretty limited I can comment that I'd buy an another pair in a heartbeat. King hubs roll nicely, hylex brakes have needed no service so far athough the pads have obviusly seen some wear.. It's probably not the best idea to use clamps on a carbon fork, but I have confidence on the wound up not to fail on me and I'm not carrying heavy loads on the Swift rando bag anyways.. All in all so far very pleased on everything and will most likely get my next custom from Orłowski as well.

Frame:
Orłowski custom made from Columbus Zona tubing, custom paint job with flake.

Fork/Headset:
Wound Up Team X Disc / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
KCNC K-type

Pedals:
M540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Ultegra 11-28 / Wolftooth 44t / Shimano 5800

Derailleurs/Shifters:
ultegra 6800 / microshift

Handlebars/Stem:
Thomson Road 46cm / Zipp Service Course SL / Lizard Skins DSP tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Cambium C15 / Canyon VCLS / Thomson collar

Brakes:
Hylex 160mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Novatec / Kinlin / Rivendell Jack Brown Blue

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Novatec / Kinlin / Rivendell Jack Brown Blue

Accessories:
King Cages / SKS Long Board mudguards /

More Info:
Made by Jacek Orłowski in Poland

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3

Current Stage Info:

At this point I've set it up with gears and have to see will the 1x be enough. It probably will.

11-28 gives wide enough range to southern Finland were the hills are pretty moderate mostly. Sharp but short in some cases.

Vcls post is marvelous, really dampens roads vibrations or whatever is left after the JBB tyres have done the initial work.

Cambium is a nice saddle that fits me but probably needs to move back a bit.

Carbon bars are a upgrade I'd recommend to anyone again softening the ride.

The wheels seem to be working ok, we'll see how the sealing of the hubs last once the slush is on the ground. They're pretty light for road disc wheels at just under 1,5kg.

Added by FFF. Last updated about 1 month ago.

20 Comments

eosji

eosji says:

Hey! Great looking build! I have a question on how you mounted the Pelago Front Rack on the bike. How did you connect at the fork tips? I have the same rack but having trouble making it work with a regular 100mm quick release skewer. It's too short!

Posted 8 months ago

FFF

FFF says:

Hi

I used the available fork mount inserts that came with the rack. It was sort of a difficult assembly since the racks side bars can easily be mistakenly assembled backwards and you have also quite many positions to put the inserts and the bar under the rack.

Can't be sure anymore because I sold the rack but the insert I used was the normal qr-insert, alhough I'm using safety skewers which might be longer than regular 100mm skewers..

Posted 8 months ago

franzh

franzh says:

Another great job Jacek did there! I love my Orlowski too!

Posted over 1 year ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

Nice!

Posted over 1 year ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Looks like the SS isn't applicable anymore. Oh, yeah, awesome awesome ride. This looks like it would be a blast to tear it up on!

Posted over 1 year ago

FFF

FFF says:

true dat, removed from the header.

it is fun and hopefully can enjoy it much more in the near future.

Posted over 1 year ago

AstroZombie

AstroZombie says:

very nice. did jacek made the painting?

Posted over 1 year ago

FFF

FFF says:

Thanks

It was painted by a car painter here in Finland.

Posted over 1 year ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

go down to 3bar with the air pressure, this will helps you riding offroad

Posted almost 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

yeah well aware

was a situation were I was riding on 4bar and on a snowy path, then went into a forest path frozen solid and the 4bar was too much. could've released some air but I was just going through so didn't..

Posted almost 2 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

just amazing

Posted almost 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

Cheers

Posted almost 2 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Very nice. Greetings from your neighbouring country and an Orłowski owner.

Posted about 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

thanks and yours is nice too

Posted almost 2 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

another great job by jacek. still love mine.

Posted about 2 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

everything about this is just rad

Posted about 2 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Stunning! Something I'd like for riding Minnesota winters!

Posted about 2 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

another great orlowski!

Posted about 2 years ago

SeanA

SeanA says:

Beautiful paint and welds

Posted over 2 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

WOW, so rad. Love the painted Wound Up.

Posted over 2 years ago