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Kajak Custom 'Old Faithful'

Ever since I got into cycling, I have been a big fan of retro time trial bikes. Particularly the ones that have a frame design different from the standard double diamond shape, as dictated by the UCI nowadays. Unfortunately they don't come up for sale very often, let alone in the right size. That I decided it to have a custom frame built. Finding a builder who was willing to do something different, was easier said than done though. The frame I had in mind, was something similar to Graeme Obree's Old Faithful hour record bike, only fit for use as a regular road bike. Many variations to his design have been made by various builders. A vintage example is the one below by Dutch builder RIH. More recently Cherubim built a more artsy interpretation. The first builder who was willing to give my idea a shot, was Kajak Custom. I must say I am very pleased with the end result.

Frame:
Kajak Custom

Fork/Headset:
Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record

Pedals:
Look Keo carbon

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campagnolo Record

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Record

Handlebars/Stem:
ZIPP Service Course SL

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR Superflow / Integrated Thomson clamp

Brakes:
Campagnolo Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton EA90 SL / Continental GP 4-Seasons

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton EA90 SL / Continental GP 4-Seasons

Added by SWijland. Last updated about 7 years ago.

2 Comments

Thor

Thor says:

Interesting project with a lot of effort done. I think it is a very well handcrafted work paying a lot of attention to the details. Congratulations!

Posted over 3 years ago

Noob_Rider

Noob_Rider says:

This bike is awesome and very unique. I wish my bikes was like this. Enjoy the rides man !

Posted about 7 years ago