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Handsome Cycles 2x9 Allrounder

December, 2021 frameset purchase (under $500 US). Matte black 58cm Handsome Devil frameset. I may repaint it sometime in the future, possibly a green color.

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

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

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

Pedals:
VP bear trap style pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
46/36t chainrings; Sunrace 11-36t cassette; 9 speed SRAM chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
IN THE FRONT - Shimano Deore 7 speed thumb shifter used inverted on the left side as a friction front shifter. Shimano 400LX front derailleur. IN THE REAR - Shimano Deore 9 speed Rapidfire shifter; Shimano Deore 9 speed rear derailleur (aluminum parts stripped and polished).

Handlebars/Stem:
No-name 120mm stem from a previous bike; No-name ebay 35d sweep handlebar, 31.8; Clarks ergo grips

Saddle/Seatpost:
Jamis OEM alloy seatpost; Brooks B-17 black saddle

Brakes:
Avid Speed Dial levers; Tektro v-brakes. Nice combo.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Alex rim, Formula hub, 38c Bell flat protection tire, silver skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Alex rim, Formula hub, 38c Bell flat protection tire, silver skewer

Accessories:
Bushwhacker large saddle bag; Small mini pump; Bottle cage

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 almost twice as much. The closest match would be the Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross which runs $685 to $740.

Added by analogkid71. Last updated 8 months ago.

2 Comments

SpoonRules

SpoonRules says:

Very nice looking build. What size tire?

Posted 11 months ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

I haven't measured the width, but these Bell tires are rated at 38c width (700x38c). Handsome Cycles says the frame can take up to 45c, I think.

Posted 11 months ago