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Flyin' Norseman (Rawland Nordavinden)

thin-walled, low-trail, francophile surface-agnostic fast=far sled. Long Live Herr Heine!

2013 Rawland Nordavinden (56cm)

Soma Champs-Elysees (380mm/65mm)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
TA Cyclotouriste (late 60's-early 70's) 170mm, 50.4 BCD, JIS (not ISO as some say on the interwebs!); NOS SunTour/WTB GreaseGuard MicroLite 115x68 (Q=130mm incl. +1mm spacers on ea. spindle)

Tioga Zero platforms

46T-28T, SRAM 8s 13-26T, SRAM PC-58 chain

F: Dura-Ace 7403, R: Dura-Ace 7402, Dura-Ace 7400 7(8)spd downtube shifters

Nitto B135 450mm, Soma Hi-Rise 100mm

Brooks Team Pro, Nitto S84 post

Shimano R500s w/ Kool-Stop salmons, Dia-Compe Guidonnet, Stoker stubs

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Electra Elite C-Record/MA2 ripoff, 32H, Conti Gator 32mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Electra Elite C-Record/MA2 ripoff, 32H, Conti Gator 32mm

Crane Bell (alu), Paul Gino, VO Porteur rack w/ modded Nitto lateral stays, ILE Porteur bag, Knog blinkies, VO hammered alu. fenders (45mm)

Bike History

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

  1. hangin' parts from the vault to see what
  2. morphing into a frenchilicious city sled
  3. I'm Your Turbo Porteur
  4. improved Q + gearing
  5. modded r. fender install + ISO
  6. drivetrain now 40% more awesome
  7. better city gearing up front
  8. 650B and it feels so good
  9. my new 'go-fast'
  10. Stage 10

Added by theodocious. Last updated almost 6 years ago.



Nathap470 says:

Love those sugino 75 road cranks

Posted about 6 years ago


vp1337 says:

Lovely build. :)

Posted almost 8 years ago


theodocious says:

Thanks! It's been a gas tweaking this one. its a very versatile bike. It's my daily commuter (~40 miles/wk) but I've been choosing it for longer w/e rides more and more.

Posted almost 8 years ago


poledoo says:

Cool build! I recently put albatross bars on my nordavinden

Posted over 8 years ago


theodocious says:

thanks man! how do you like the albatross on a low trail front end? I tend to prefer low trail/narrow bar (42 for me) and high trail/wider bar.

Posted over 8 years ago