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ORŁOWSKI / "BOMBER" benus (Orlowski)

I'm still open for tips concerning the setup! This is the "reincarnation" of "benus´s BOMBER (Moser) single t(w)o gear": http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/benuss-bomber-moser-single-two-gear-7146

Frame:
Custom steel frame by Orłowski / filled brazed. Columbus Zona with Mega tube (down tube) in Columbus Life.

Fork/Headset:
Leader S805 Carbon/Steal Fork 1 1/8"

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Primato Advanced Pista (165 mm) on a bottom bracket from Miche.

Pedals:
Shimano SPD / PD-M520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
18/49 (Miche Primato Advanced with Kappstein Ruphus Standard chainring - black), chain: Izumi Dark Chain 1/8", silver black.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
-

Handlebars/Stem:
Cut down Cinelli Mash Bullhorn with Cinelli Volée Bartape (black) on Thomson X2 (100mm, +-17°, 31,8mm, 1 1/8"). Tange (triathlon) brake levers

Saddle/Seatpost:
Charge Scoop on Thomson Elite 27,2 / 250 mm

Brakes:
Dura Ace 7900

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype (20) on Novatec X-Light Aluminium with DT Swiss Competition spokes - Conti 4000s (23mm)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype (32) on SwiftArt. Bolt with DT Swiss Competition spokes (3 cross) fixed/"free" with 18th. Freewheel by White Industries (ENO Trials freewheel, 18 = green) - Conti 4000s (25mm).

More Info:
I'm still open for tips concerning the setup!

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Little changes ...
  3. New Crank
  4. New freewheel
  5. New Wheel
  6. New Fork and Bottom Bracket
  7. New Chain and Bartape
  8. Cargo Upgrade
  9. First Injury
  10. Early 2015 update
  11. 2015 Update
  12. 2015 / 2. Update
  13. 2015 / 3. Update
  14. Late 2018 Update

Current Stage Info:

Late 2018 Update. Rear Wheel Brakewalls were quite thin, so an update was needed.

Right now the whole bike weighs arround 8,7-8,8 kg (without the water + bottle ;)).

Added by benus. Last updated almost 2 years ago.

59 Comments

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

brooks c17? :)

Posted over 6 years ago

benus

benus says:

As a tip concerning the setup?!
The C17 might be a good one, but I never tested it. And visual it is not my favorite.
I have Charge Scoop on all my bikes now, so I don't think I will switch in the near future.

Posted over 6 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

ya, but never mid :) i think ur scoop suits you well, nice bike, still on my favorites!

Posted over 6 years ago

AstroZombie

AstroZombie says:

was hast du da für ein unterrohr verbauen lassen?

Posted over 6 years ago

benus

benus says:

Columbus Life Mega Down Tube.
Könnte das hier sein:
http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-fra...

Posted over 6 years ago

uelrodriguez

uelrodriguez says:

what's your height?

Posted over 6 years ago

benus

benus says:

189 cm / long arms

Posted over 6 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Habe mich ganz umentschieden. Andel = nein (probleme mit passform für andere chainrings, zu blingy), Sugino 75 = zu teuer. Die Messenger sind ok aber nicht super-schön. Campa (mit Centaur bb) = geht so, design etwas störend, etwas teuer. Die Miche haben wahrscheinlich gutes preisleistungsverhältnins (mit 144) + sehen gut aus und es gibt mehrere bb:s. Dura Ace = topp aber zu teuer. Hatte die Omniums; gehen weg, blödes GXP.

Posted about 8 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

still, one of my fave bikes here

Posted about 8 years ago

benus

benus says:

THX.

Posted about 8 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

what lever do you use?

Posted about 8 years ago

benus

benus says:

Some TANGE (triathlon). Some years old now. Searched for them on the www, but couldn't find them or the name, sorry.

Posted about 8 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

not a fan of those style of bullhorns. RB21s' are so much more versatile and look better. or Nitto M186 drops.

Posted about 8 years ago

benus

benus says:

Versatile in the meaning of agile or multifunctional :) Looks are a matter of taste, but you can find an explanation for the cockpit 3 posts down.

Posted about 8 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

New graphics haha. schön.

Posted over 8 years ago

budhai

budhai says:

what kind of top cap is that?

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

It is from PITLOCK (www.pitlock.de). It has a special security screw head. so you can't just remove the stem and bars with a simple hexagon socket screw key (Allen key). "The other end is threaded for a special nut with an irregular profile, kind of like a random pebble from a beach. There are supposedly a couple of hundred of these profiles, and they're individually coded so that you can order replacement keys direct from Pitlock. The nut is surrounded by a separate smooth collar which also resists any attempts at clamping, squashing or gripping, and is turned using a special "key", which you get two copies of." Quote from: http://www.stolenbristolbikes.com/2012/...

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Just saw that there is an english version of the webpage: http://www.pitlock.de/en/

Posted almost 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I'm intrigued with your cockpit. How do you like it compared to regular bullhorns? Totally awesome bike though!

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

THX.
I'm riding such a setup since some years now. First I had some triathlon break leaver and wanted to make a bullhorn by cutting down a regular road bike handlebar and turn it arround (cheap and dirty!). But in the curve/bend the handlebar was narrower so the lever wouldn't fit: I had to cut them down some more! --> A simillar setup like this was created. AND I LOVED IT :)
Concerning the optics I don't like bars that rise up in the front. So I would mount a bullhorn with a drop down, so the horns won't get to high. But then I feel like "falling" in the bars and I don't like that very much. Advantage for me: makes the bars shorter, but you can still ride a longer stem.
I bought those new bars with the idea in mind to cut them down. Some might think or ask me about if i might slip over the bars ... never happend, as I have the heels of my hands at/behind the curves most of the time. I can recommand such a setup: I love the looks and the feeling of it. But still: it is a matter of taste.

Posted almost 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Personally, I find that riding with my palms at the bends of the bars is the most comfortable position for me, so I can see how you would like this setup. The brake levers near that bend seem very logical.

The only downside I could see would be the lack of bar needed to grip during a sprint or climb. Either way, I agree that this looks far cleaner than a full bullhorn with this style of lever.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

"... the lack of bar needed to grip during a sprint or climb." There is enough for me. I can put my whole hand arround the "horns", so climbs are no problem. But I have no comparison at the moment. I added a pic so you can see the setup form the top.

Posted almost 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks for the picture! It appears much more stubbier without a hand. I may just have to try this setup sometime. It seems to be a minimal, yet sufficient setup. Cheers!

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

:)

Posted almost 9 years ago

ZRK

ZRK says:

Was hat diese Anfertigung von Orlowski gekostet?

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Hast eine PN.

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Oh! Hast ja crank geschrieben.

Dann vielleicht Andel Track Chainset:
http://bit.ly/1kAWqWO

Sugino Messenger Crank Set:
http://bit.ly/1earCdI

Miche Primato:
http://bit.ly/1qKOBBB

Sind nicht die teuersten aber gute Qualität, oder?

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

THX. Hatte bisher immer die Miche Primato in schwarz/silber im Auge. Taugt die was?

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Ich finde diese Person summiert es gut: "Cranks/Chainring—135b.c.p. This is one of those proprietary components where you have to decide if you really want to be committed to their system. 135 is not a common bolt pattern, so you’re stuck buying Miche chainrings. Also, the fixing bolts thread to the spider—they don’t through-bolt—so if you strip one you’re hosed. The cranks are really nice machined aluminum. Attractive but not a lot of flash. I was only able to buy the Group with 170s, which wasn’t my preference, but it hasn’t been an issue. The chainring isn’t truly round, which is a little annoying, but then I’m not perfectly symmetrical so who am I to complain."

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Persönlich mag ich Sugino (würde auch gerne mal die 75 haben). Habe gerade die Omnium erhalten; Tretlager soll so und so Qualität haben aber ich bin mit externe Lager auf meinem MTB so zufrieden dass ich mal die Omniums checken möchte und sie sollen supersteif sein und sehen ja sehr gut aus.

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Sugino RD2 Track: http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/products/tra...

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Schau mal nach Miche Advanced, hat normalen boltcircle diameter.

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Ich brauche aber 170mm und es ist schwer manche gute Kurbeln in die Länge zu finden; möchte ja auch einen guten Lieferant. Ich habe die RD2 in 170 aber good luck sie nochmals zu finden. Das gibt mir alles Kopfweh. In eine bessere Welt hätte ich vielleicht entweder die Omniums aber mit Chris King-Tretlager oder Sugino 75 in schwarz of course und 170mm Länge.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Danke für die Mühe. Ich informiere mich auch nochmal sobald ich Zeit habe. Irgendwann gibt es dann eine neue Kurbel :)

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Und ein Freewheel von White Industries (ENO)
http://bit.ly/1qKIVYc

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Ich finde die 105er super, eine gute Initiative. Aber, wolltest ja Vorschläge; hier sind meine:

Token - Shuriken
http://bit.ly/1g27yMS

Velosolo - Track Chainring
http://bit.ly/1fCdPsG

BLB - Superpista
http://bit.ly/1qKIqNK

Posted almost 9 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

der rahmen ist schön, wie immer wenn jacek hand anlegt, aber der aufbau ist leider sehr überhaupt nicht mein ding. so viel geld für einen rahmen und dann an allen teilen gespart, vielleicht wird das ja noch.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Prioritäten :) Aber ich gebe dir durchaus Recht, wobei es für meine Zwecke reicht. Aber neuer Rahmen bedeutet für mich nicht zwingend: Alle alten Teile in den "Müll". Nach und nach wird sich sicher was tun. Ist mein Alltagsrad und daher der Verschleiß entsprechend.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Übrigens ... mag eure/deine (?) Seite: 75Grad! Schaue ich regelmäßig drüber.

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

War mal in Mainz btw. Habe ein grosses schwarzes Glasgebäude mit komische Antennen gesehen; National Security?

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Sry. Weiß nicht welches Gebäude du meinst :)

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

yeah yeah you know what I mean :) haha

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Feines Teil! Greetz aus Schweden.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

THX. Arrived today, but is waiting at the post office now.

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Na sowas :) Immerhin, Singlespeeds bekommen zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit, ich hoffe es ändert sich mit der Zeit. Custom is the way to go wenn man forks ends aber brake cable guides braucht. Hier im Heimatland dreht sich alles meistens um fixie. Ich kann das freewheel von White Industries rekommendieren: ein Traum (aber laut).

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Danke für den Tipp. Hatte/Habe ein günstiges Freewheel von Miche ... da muss was anderes her, aber aktuell fahre ich fixed, aber ohne skidden :) - Aber ich mag einen "lauten" Freilauf. Da spart man sich die Klingel!

Custom is the way to go! Dann schau dir mal meinen anderen ORŁOWSKI an!

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Nicht schlecht! Das Heck ist der Hammer, habe mal ähnliches bei Colossi gesehen. Die Farbe ist auch super! Ist unnötiger Stress aus China zu bestellen, mit antidumpingfees und Zoll etc. Besser aus Polen, Orlowski oder Mielec.

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Danke! Die Farbe ist "462 tunisbeige metallic". (eine Autofarbe von Mercedes aus den 60er/70er Jahren).
Handmade aus Polen und man kennt den Meister sogar persönlich! Aber ich "liebe" Stahl. Deshalb Orłowski!

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Mercedes....ja genau, that's cool.

Posted almost 9 years ago

_nico

_nico says:

schick - diese dropouts hätte ich auch gern an meinem rahmen...

bin gespannt wie es aussieht wenns fertig is!

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Heisst eigentlich track fork ends, weil das Laufrad nicht "ausdropt".

Posted almost 9 years ago

_nico

_nico says:

ja, hast ja eigentlich recht... das kommt vom deutschen wenn man an bahn-ausfaller denkt :-) gewohnheit - ich sags bestimmt auch in zukunft so (also "falsch")

Posted almost 9 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Fair enough, jetzt habe ich was neues gelernt. Mein Deutsch ist ja auch Scheisse, also was soll's :)

Posted almost 9 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

Technically there are no lugs. Haha
But frame looks great...and HUGEEEE!
How tall are you?
I've liked pretty much all of the orlowski stuff I've seek on here

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

190 cm. True, there are no lugs = filled brazed :)

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Frame: 59 cm c-c for the seattube / other frames I have are 61 and 60 c-c.

Posted almost 9 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

Sehr sehr schöner Rahmen aber warum die Kabelführung?

Posted almost 9 years ago

benus

benus says:

Sollte eigentlich ein Singlespeeder mit Freilauf werden. Fahre momentan allerdings mit der FlipFlop-Nabe (fixed/free) nur fixed. Allerdings mit 2 Bremsen am jetzigen Rahmen. Als ich den Rahmen als "Nachbau" in Auftrag gegeben habe bin ich von einem Singlespeeder mit Freilauf ausgegangen. Will die Möglichkeit auch weiterhin haben! Daher die Kabelführung.

Posted almost 9 years ago