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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 about 1 year ago.

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johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

brooks c17? :)

Posted about 3 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 about 3 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

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

Posted about 3 years ago

AstroZombie

AstroZombie says:

was hast du da für ein unterrohr verbauen lassen?

Posted about 3 years ago

benus

benus says:

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

Posted about 3 years ago

uelrodriguez

uelrodriguez says:

what's your height?

Posted about 3 years ago

benus

benus says:

189 cm / long arms

Posted about 3 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 over 4 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

still, one of my fave bikes here

Posted almost 5 years ago

benus

benus says:

THX.

Posted almost 5 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

what lever do you use?

Posted almost 5 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 over 4 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

New graphics haha. schön.

Posted about 5 years ago

budhai

budhai says:

what kind of top cap is that?

Posted over 5 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 over 5 years ago

benus

benus says:

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

Posted over 5 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 over 5 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 over 5 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 over 5 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 over 5 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 over 5 years ago

benus

benus says:

:)

Posted over 5 years ago

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