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Handsome Cycles Devil

Matte black 58cm Handsome Devil frameset built up with a variety of older, mid-range parts. Built for comfortable yet nimble street/trail use.

2021 Handsome Cycles Devil, Matte Black, 58cm, 4130 DB Chromoly; Lots of extras like pump peg, fender mounts and 3 bottle mounts.

Handsome Cycles 1-1/8 lugged 700c steel fork; FSA Orbit MX headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 500LX crankset; basic import cartridge BB, 68x110

VP bear trap style pedals

46/36t chainrings; Sunrace 11-36t cassette; 9 speed SRAM chain

Shimano 400LX front derailleur; Shimano Deore XT 9 speed rear derailleur; Suntour Power Ratchet friction thumb shifters (inverted, under bar).

35d sweep handlebar from eBay, 31.8; Whisky #7 110mm polished stem; Profile bar ends

Silver alloy seatpost; Serfas gel saddle (it's not sexy, but dang is it comfy!)

Avid Speed Dial 2.0 levers; Tektro v-brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Alex rim, Formula hub, Continental Ride Tour 35c tire, silver skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Alex rim, Formula hub, Continental Ride Tour 35c tire, silver skewer

More Info:
These frames don't seem to get the attention they deserve. I would be hard pressed to find any significant differences between the Handsome frameset I bought for under $500 and other steel framesets costing well over $600 (Surly, Black Mountain Cycles, Soma, etc.). My biggest gripe is the paint...matte black. Really? Matte black? Aren't there enough other matte black bikes out there? It was the only option when I ordered the frameset. And the paint doesn't look that great in some spots. I may have to repaint it sometime in the near future.

Added by analogkid71. Last updated about 1 month ago.



Ashok_Captain says:

Very nice and sensible build. I kinda like the anonymous matt black! Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 months ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted about 1 month ago