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2018 Rodriguez Custom

The frame is a custom geometry "Shiftless" manufactured in March 2018 by Rodriguez in Seattle. I built the bike as a fast and light fixed gear for road riding. 15.9 lb including pedals and cages. Photos shown with Gorsa G+ tires but they have since been upgraded to lighter Rubino G+ Speed.

Frame:
2018 Rodriguez Shiftless custom - True Temper S3 tubeset, threaded bottom bracket, internal cable routing, two cage mounts, PPG "Dark Blue Solid"

Fork/Headset:
ENVE 2.0 carbon fork / Specialized expansion plug / Cane Creek 110 headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura Ace FC-7710 track crankset / Shimano Dura Ace BB-7710 bottom bracket

Pedals:
Xpedo M-Force 8 Titanium

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Dura Ace 1/8" 16t sprocket / Shimano lockring / Shimano Dura Ace 1/8" 48t chainring / KMC K710SL chain

Handlebars/Stem:
ENVE SES Aero handlebar / Extralite HyperStem Stealth

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fabric Ultimate Radius saddle / ENVE 27.2 x 300, 25 mm offset seatpost / Pro clamp

Brakes:
Shimano Dura Ace BR-9100 calipers / SRAM S-900 levers / Koolstop salmon pads

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+ Son Archetype rim / Diacomp Gran Comp SF hub / Sapim Laser spokes 20-radial / Vittoria Rubino G+ Speed 25 mm tire / Continental Race Light tube

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+ Son Archetype rim / Gran Comp SF hub / Sapim Laser spokes 24-2cross / Vittoria Rubino G+ Speed 25 mm tire / Continental Race Light tube

Accessories:
Arundel Mandible cages / Polar V650 GPS / Rec-Mount Type 19 GPS mount / XLAB Mezzo bag / Exposure Strada 1200 front lamp when needed / several dozen coats of Meguiars Ultimate wax

More Info:
First ride 4/25/18

Added by TimH. Last updated 5 months ago.

9 Comments

_rd

_rd says:

Love that you had a custom fixed road bike built. Looks great!
Curious - Why the tire swap?

Posted 7 months ago

TimH

TimH says:

Thanks! Corsa G+ seem to pick up all kinds of debris and I have had three flats in 750 miles. Rubino G+ Speed lack the puncture protection stip which the Corsa have but I don't seem to get as many flats. The Rubino G+ Speed are also 58 grams/tire less than the Corsa G+ so I saved nearly 1/4 lb.

Posted 7 months ago

_rd

_rd says:

Very nice, thanks for the reply! I suspected flats as the reason - I've heard similar accounts and they're what kept me from trying these tires. Sounds like you have a nice solution.

Posted 7 months ago

blackizwack1

blackizwack1 says:

Sick

Posted 10 months ago

TimH

TimH says:

Someone asked a question about the S3 tubeset and crank clearance issue. I clicked the link to reply but accidentally removed the comment. Sorry about that.

Posted 12 months ago

TimH

TimH says:

The Dura Ace crank spider did touch the chainstay slightly. A Dremel was used to round the edges near the chainring bolts and all is well.

Keep in mind that at the time of writing this I've only put 13 miles on the bike. The S3 tubeset is stiff and being used to a springy CroMo Bianchi Pista it was quite surprising. My Pista has a high end Tange steel fork which I'm sure mellows the ride while this bike has an ENVE carbon fork. I did notice cracks in the pavement much more than on the Pista but am 100% sure the tires were overinflated. The tubes feel almost delicate to the touch when holding the frame but not at all when ridden. I did a few uphill sprints to get a feel and the stiffness inspires confidence to go hard. Lowering tire pressure should help dial it in.

Posted 12 months ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

thx for the reply Tim. Nice to hear you found a solution to the crankset issue without having to modify the frame. your review of S3 tubeset sounds pretty on point and bet lowering tire pressure gets you the comfort without affecting stiffness. Enjoy!

Posted 12 months ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

This is fucking great

Posted 12 months ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Boy, oh boy, you've got some serious components on this build. In fact every bit (bottle cage, chain, sprocket, spokes. Brilliant build. Bet it/ she accelerates like a rocket. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 12 months ago