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This is a variant on the Cinelli Mash build I rode from San Francisco to LA this year as part of Aids Lifecycle 9. When I got back, I switched from the gray frame to the green/white, and swapped drops for bulls. Recently, I did a complete repaint and rebuild, pics to follow...

Frame:
Cinelli Mash Green/White

Fork/Headset:
Columbus

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Courier

Pedals:
Shimano A520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM 48t to Sugino track carrier system 18t cog; SRAM single chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
not a one

Handlebars/Stem:
Thomson X2 stem, Nitto R021 bulls w/ elkhide wrap hand-sewn

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks Swallow - honey. Thomson Elite post

Brakes:
Dia Compe caliper BRS101

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
soma hub, HplusSon B42

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
soma hub (fixed/free) HplusSon B42

Accessories:
brass bell, custom vinyl

Added by threepin. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

11 Comments

threepin

threepin says:

notquite,

Well, I'm not the best judge for that, as, after 25 years or so of conventional bike riding prior to starting fixed-gear riding, I was instinctively wedded to brake use. I've actually only been skid stopping for about a month, and still carry a brake. So I have no long-term assessment of the cranks in that regard.

However, I'd like to know what you mean by pushing those Couriers oval. Where did they fail? Ive had the pretty typical cog unwinding issues inherent in first applying these forces to the drivetrain, which I hope settle in soon, but nothing on the cranks. I actually quite like them.

Posted over 5 years ago

notquitearmy

notquitearmy says:

how're those cranks holding up? do you actually use your brakes or are they just for emergencies?
i had those cranks and they went completely oval after 3 months of brakeless riding

Posted over 5 years ago

snorky

snorky says:

who ever you heard that from must really be abusing their bike. ive completely skidded through 2 tires while running a 48/17 or 48/15, and the cranks are like new. the teeth are not rounded at all and the chainring is still a circle... these cranks are pretty much the same quality as omniums, just with a different BCD and about half the price

Posted over 5 years ago

threepin

threepin says:

@snorky, I rode this crankset with 48/17 on ALC to LA, then down to 48/18 for awhile for the hills here in the SF Bay Area, and now 48/17 again, leaving rubber everywhere, and I haven't seen issues with the cranks either. Well, some creaks. But this is an aluminum frame so...

Posted over 5 years ago

notquitearmy

notquitearmy says:

@snorky didn't hear it from anyone lol it happened to me unfortunately.. the cranks alone are fine but the chain ring is a write-off

Posted over 5 years ago

threepin

threepin says:

@notquitearmy: Can you give me some more information about your chainring? Do you mean you see rounding or wear on two 'sides' of the ring, ie at the hot spots in the pedal stroke?

Posted over 5 years ago

notquitearmy

notquitearmy says:

@threepin basically the chainring is no longer aligned, so if you let the crank spin freely with the back wheel up you can actually see lateral movement. i've since switched for a new chainring, no more worries there. As i've said, not a problem with the cranks at all, just the flimsy ass thin chain ring. I'm not a particularly hard rider, however i do not ambi skid so all the stopping force is on just one side of the chain ring. was just curious to see how the stock chain ring held up for other riders

Posted over 5 years ago

threepin

threepin says:

That's interesting. I thought it was the same ring as they ship with the Omniums. I haven't noticed this issue, but I'll check next time I'm out with that bike.

Posted over 5 years ago

notquitearmy

notquitearmy says:

@threepin definitely not the same! I've been riding my omniums pretty hard, and they spin true to a fault. the truvativ ring that comes on the omniums are beefy as hell, also, different bcd

Posted over 5 years ago

threepin

threepin says:

Thanks man! When I got the grey one, it was the only one I saw for awhile. Then hooked up with some guys down in LA, rocking a few We had two on ALC. But this is the only green/white one I've seen around here locally. I LOVE the color.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Pretty awesome. Those green and white Cinellis are sweet!

Posted almost 7 years ago