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Mohawk Frameworks #2

My second handmade bike, I made this frame in 2 days and then rode it fully loaded 3,000km down New Zealand and it didn't break. It's also been mountain biking and didn't break. When the paint wears away to bare metal I just add some new patches of color.

Mohawk Frameworks Thugs Mansion. This frame is around 48cm. I designed it around trying to get as much space as possible for a frame bag, and decent toe clearance with the front wheel, while still fitting an incredibly small person (me). This is what came out of that hypothesis. An incredibly slack pink and purple thing.

Ritchey 1" threadless + random polo bike fork (repainted)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Hollowtech II / Aliexpress cranks. I never meant to go on a massive tour with ali cranks, but the fancy BMX race cranks I had didn't clear the stays. Turns out these cheap cranks go hard.

Kona wah wahs in a fetching shade of purple

30t + 9 speed

Shimano Alivio + Sunrace friction shifter. I have destroyed and replaced a jockey wheel with a fetching pink one.

Jones riser bars + Oury grips + Specialized stem (backwards, take that internet!)

Velo orange saddle + BBB seatpost

Avid BB7

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Crankbrothers cobalt + Mavic Crossmax with the knobs trimmed to clear the frame

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Crankbrothers cobalt + Mavic Crossmax with the knobs trimmed to clear the frame

Blackburn frame bag, Altura seat bag, Rockbros front bags

More Info:
Instagram @sarahmohawk to see the struggle as it happened in real time.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Tour Aotearoa - North island
  3. Tour Aotearoa - South island
  4. Patched up, post-tour

Current Stage Info:

Added some new paint to cover up all of the touring damage. Went mountain biking. Bike still holds up well.

Added by sarahmohawk. Last updated 23 days ago.



mnmash says:

Very nice work, well done!

Posted 4 months ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted 3 months ago