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Brunei's First Breakbrake17 Karma

This bike does not want to stop. Super fast and twitchy, rides very smooth! My first real track bike, it's a dream compared to the horrible gas-pipe bike i was riding for well over a year. PEDAL IT, DON'T PUSH IT.

Frame:
Breakbrake17 Karma - Raw/Yellow - Size M (53)

Fork/Headset:
Spike Integrated Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Leader Corsa Crankset - Silver / Shimano BB-UN55

Pedals:
Time ATAC Alium

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI Deluxe 18t / Dura-Ace Lockring / Leader 48t Chainring / KMC Z510HX

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda RHM02 Compact Dropbars - Black on Black (46) / Deda Zero1 2014 Road Stem - 100mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle SMP Extra / Thomson Elite - 27.2, 330mm - Black

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype (Radially laced) / Origin8 Pro-Pulsion (Formula) / Continental Gatorskin Folding (700x23c)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype (3x laced) / Origin8 Pro-Pulsion (Formula) / Continental Gatorskin Folding (700x25c)

Accessories:
Lifeline Professional Bartape - Black / Shimano SH-M088LE Shoes / Thomson Seatpost Collar, 31.8 - Black / Knog Blinder Road 3 (Purple) / Knog Blinder Road R (Purple)

More Info:
"Budget" build to get myself rolling, parts will be updated over time. Representing Breakbrake17 in Brunei Darussalam, Borneo!

Bike History

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

  1. Purgatory
  2. Stage 01
  3. New Cog, Lockring and Seatpost Collar.
  4. New Saddle and Lights

Current Stage Info:

New Saddle to replace my current Turbo. Decided to try the entry level saddle from Selle SMP, curious about the SMP anatomical design, the cutout and the eagle-beak nose. I love riding in the drops, and the Turbo would sometimes cause numbness in my groin. Here's hoping the centre cut-out and eagle-beak alleviates it.

Also, safety first, got some classy lights from Knog. These things are seriously bright, the Blinder R is visible from kilometres away.

Added by IsntNigel. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

20 Comments

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

Nice karma! Check mine out? :)

Posted almost 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

Thanks! You have a great build!

Posted almost 3 years ago

chubibong

chubibong says:

bam! the wait is over! great build!

Posted about 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

haha! bam indeed! thanks man. it feels so great to ride a legit track bike.

Posted about 3 years ago

sil3nt

sil3nt says:

Congrats man, nice to see it came together. Nice and clean :)

Posted about 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

Thanks man! These frames are tight, and ride smooth. You've got a great Karma build yourself :D

Posted about 3 years ago

sil3nt

sil3nt says:

Yeah man, agreed loving the responsiveness :)

Posted about 3 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Ace!

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

Thanks! So worth the wait. Haha

Posted over 3 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Beautiful!

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

Thanks! I love your stable of bikes.

Posted over 3 years ago

hanzolimba

hanzolimba says:

is it built already? nice frame man

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

hey man. not yet. one week to pay-day, and then another few weeks for stuff to arrive. i have to order everything (except tubes) online, haha

Posted over 3 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

That's interesting, I watch a lot of documentaries and read a lot. A guy from Switzerland, where I used to live, is making cheese there :) But I didn't know that driving is that dominant; because of the wealth I take it? Scandinavia is really cycle friendly, we have bike lanes in the cities and everywhere outside on the sidewalks. There are even electronic devices that keep count of bike commuters and wish you a nice day.

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

that's awesome! do you happen to know what company he works for, or whether he owns a shop or a hotel?

it's a common misconception that everyone from Brunei is rich, simply because our main exports are oil and gas. But in reality, that isn't true, there are many impoverished people here and a disparity gap seems to be forming. there are rich people everywhere, and poor people everywhere, sad but true.

i have heard that Europe is very cycling-friendly! makes me envious. everyone here loves their cars because the government subsidizes the fuel prices, making it cheaper to buy a litre of RON97 fuel over a litre of water. (example; water is $1.00 a litre, whilst RON97 Premium fuel here is $0.53 a litre. go figure!)

The truth is, people here are lazy. they'd hop in their cars to go down to the corner store which is in walking distance just to buy bread.

Only cycling here is recreational/road cycling. though we do have some races once in a while, there are no velodromes, so track cycling doesn't exist!

That's why my brother (he has a pedalroom account too! a Leader 735) and I have to source all our parts for our fixed-gear track bicycles on the internet. it's sad, people always say "check craigslist for cheap used parts", but there isn't such a thing here :(

Posted over 3 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

The guy had some house on the countryside where he was doing his thing.
Can’t find him now but I saw it in a documentary.

Yes, a lot of people believe a lot of things. Some even think that we have polar bears on the
streets. Although, we do have bears :)

Petrol is insanely cheap where you come from! And 97 at that. We have 95, 98, 99/100.
95 costs like $2.17/L.

There are more cyclists here now than ever but there are also a large amount of lazy people.
Many like to shop for electronics instead of being outside and move about.

I saw that you have some cycling federation thing going on. We only have one velodrome and it’s not located in Stockholm: that’s just weird.

Is it expensive for you to import parts? We pay nearly 100% extra on goods from China for instance.
Within the EU it’s free. From the US it’s free under $200 and after that it becomes expensive.
Stuff is too expensive here anyway I think, I buy all my parts online; mostly in Germany and England. Sometimes America.

Posted over 3 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Looks promising :) Your country is super tiny ;)

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

Thanks! soon to be built. Yes, i'm from a really tiny country. hardly anyone here cycles, everyone drives :/ haha

Posted over 3 years ago

akbar_uhuy

akbar_uhuy says:

Go get the other components, can't wait to see her completely built :D

Posted over 3 years ago

IsntNigel

IsntNigel says:

I will! I can't wait to ride this bike. As soon as I have the purchasing power, she's getting built and ridden!

by the way, your KHS and Cinelli Mash builds are mint!

Posted over 3 years ago