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Custom Origin8 Fix8 SSCX/Gravel

A recent build from scratch, designed to be my single speed cyclocross or gravel bike. Not meant for competition or heavy off roading due to caliper-rim brakes. Total weight is 22.5 pounds.

Frame:
- 52cm Origin8 Fix8 steel track frameset - copper rose with purple detailing

Fork/Headset:
- Origin8 stock headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
- Origin8 Track Crankset, 165mm - Shimano 68x110mm square BB

Pedals:
- Shimano PD-M20L pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
- 16T cog and freewheel (pictured) - 46T chainring - KMC Z410 chain

Handlebars/Stem:
- FSA Omega Compact Road Bars, 440mm wide - FSA Omega 100mm stem - Cinelli Volee Mash bar tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
- BaseCamp Hollow Saddle - Origin8 Pro-Fit Seatpost

Brakes:
- SRAM S500 Brake Levers - Shimano R451 Road Calipers - Shimano Brake Cables - Skyscape Purple Brake Housing

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
- Pure Fix 700c 30mm, machined - Schwalbe GG RLX Wire Bead Tire 700x32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
- Pure Fix 700c 30mm, machined with flip-flop hub - Schwalbe GG RLX Wire Bead Tire 700x32c

More Info:
Slowly getting the ratio dialed in, I started with 46:16 which is what my other bike (road fixed gear) runs. I'll probably end up dropping it to 42 or 40 to make off road riding a bit easier, but I also have a 38 I can throw on (with its own chain, of course). The frame was custom painted by myself, as well as the fork. The build cost about $900 in the end, not including shipping for most of my parts. I realize that I could definitely buy a comparable SSCX bike (from State Bicycle, for example) for the cost I built this bike. I wanted to make this bike exactly how I planned, with the color and the components I wanted, and I knew that I'd end up spending as much, if not more, putting those parts on a complete bike in the end. Plus, there is a lot of satisfaction in building your own bike.

Added by bryanfellenbaum. Last updated over 2 years ago.

As of over 2 years ago, bryanfellenbaum has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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