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Bilenky Wide Tire Road Bike

I was searching for a large tire all road-type road bike and connected with a friend of a friend back in Philadelphia who was selling his custom Bilenky. This is somewhere between 5-7 years old. Tubeset is described as a "framebuilder's special" - a mix of Reynolds and Tange chromoly steel, TIG welded. The bike was designed to have typical road race geometry and quick handling, yet clear larger tires. I run slick tires that measure 29c and could have room for fenders. I've also ran 32c cyclocross tires but have to deflate them to clear the brake pads. That setup barely clears the mildly-dimpled chainstays. 55.5 top tube.

Frame:
Bilenky custom - wet paint and wet painted script, metal headbadge, chain peg, fender mounts, rear rack mount.

Fork/Headset:
Bilenky custom, Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Red 10 172.5 / Red Blackbox Ceramic GXP

Pedals:
XTR

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
52-36 x 11-28 Sram Red / PC-1051

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram Red 10

Handlebars/Stem:
Salsa Cowbell 3, 44w / Pro PLT 120

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Romin Ti 143 / Campagnolo Record carbon

Brakes:
Shimano Ultegra Long Reach 57mm (BR-R650)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
White Industries H2 32h 3x to H+Son TB14 / S-Works 26c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
White Industries H3 32h 3x to H+Son TB14 / Panaracer Gravelking 26c

Accessories:
Elite Ciussi bottle cages, Zefal HPX frame pump, Yanco / Tracko saddle bag, Brooks leather bar tape, Honjo Aluminum fenders 35mm

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Nov 2015
  3. Honjo Fenders
  4. 2018 Winter

Added by _rd. Last updated almost 2 years ago.

12 Comments

murrdog

murrdog says:

all hail da landlords

Posted 3 months ago

_rd

_rd says:

G.S. LL 76

Posted 3 months ago

Big_toque

Big_toque says:

This is so awesome. There's nothing better than a no bs steel frame.

Posted almost 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 2 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

very awesome! inspiration for me to build a new one, you've got!

Posted almost 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Such a wonderful build, though part of me wishes the stem was silver, just to match with the seatpost.

Posted about 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thank you! I'm aware of that 'rule' and debated a silver stem and HS spacers. In the end I like a darker aesthetic to the bike. And justified it with a stem that matches the frame and fork in color, while still having a classic looking silver seatpost.

Posted about 5 years ago

dannypagano

dannypagano says:

Gorgeous bike, and a lovely build kit. Nice!

Posted almost 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Cheers!

Posted almost 6 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

super cool

Posted almost 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 6 years ago