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Custom Orłowski Adventure bike

Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59775261@N04/sets/72157649268019366 https://www.instagram.com/p/3XYrCKrnSg/ MAY UPDATE: I'm loving it. Now that the winter's past us can finally use slicks and get on with the proper riding. Have made som initial travel plans for the summer, purchased gear and such(but not gears, atleast not yet) now I just need to find the free time. Had 32mm gatorskins in between the knobbies ans Jack Brown Blues and they were fine, but wanted some nice tan walls and a little bigger so went with the JBB from RIvendell that friend brought from Japan. Very nice and supple tyres with proper puncture protection. Roll effortlessly. Can recommend, tried on pavement and gravel and although the km's so far are pretty limited I can comment that I'd buy an another pair in a heartbeat. King hubs roll nicely, hylex brakes have needed no service so far athough the pads have obviusly seen some wear.. It's probably not the best idea to use clamps on a carbon fork, but I have confidence on the wound up not to fail on me and I'm not carrying heavy loads on the Swift rando bag anyways.. All in all so far very pleased on everything and will most likely get my next custom from Orłowski as well.

Frame:
Orłowski custom made from Columbus Zona tubing, custom paint job with flake.

Fork/Headset:
Wound Up Team X Disc / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Rival

Pedals:
M780

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Ultegra 11-28 / Wolftooth 44t / Shimano 5800

Derailleurs/Shifters:
ultegra 6800 / microshift

Handlebars/Stem:
Thomson Road 46cm / Zipp Service Course SL / Lizard Skins DSP tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Cambium C15 Carved / Zipp Service Course SL / Salsa Lip Lock

Brakes:
Hylex 160mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Son dynamo / Pacenti / Rivendell Jack Brown Blue

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
White Industries / Pacenti / Rivendell Jack Brown Blue

Accessories:
King Cages / SKS Long Board mudguards / Soma Porteur Rack / Edelux II

More Info:
Made by Jacek Orłowski in Poland

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4

Added by FFF. Last updated 3 months ago.

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sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

beautiful bicycle... looks fun!

Posted 3 months ago

FFF

FFF says:

maybe less surprisingly, it is. :D

Posted 3 months ago

sebpep

sebpep says:

This bike is so cool ! I'm having a custom adventure bike built too at this moment and I've got an ergon seat post to fit on it too. After using one on my previous Canyon, my ass demanded it. Fun to see I'm not the only one. :D
Also, Orlowski was on my list of potential builders before I decided to go for a local one. The paint job is absolutely superb.

Posted 5 months ago

FFF

FFF says:

Thanks for the appreciation and good luck with your project!

Posted 5 months ago

eosji

eosji says:

Hey! Great looking build! I have a question on how you mounted the Pelago Front Rack on the bike. How did you connect at the fork tips? I have the same rack but having trouble making it work with a regular 100mm quick release skewer. It's too short!

Posted about 1 year ago

FFF

FFF says:

Hi

I used the available fork mount inserts that came with the rack. It was sort of a difficult assembly since the racks side bars can easily be mistakenly assembled backwards and you have also quite many positions to put the inserts and the bar under the rack.

Can't be sure anymore because I sold the rack but the insert I used was the normal qr-insert, alhough I'm using safety skewers which might be longer than regular 100mm skewers..

Posted about 1 year ago

franzh

franzh says:

Another great job Jacek did there! I love my Orlowski too!

Posted almost 2 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

Nice!

Posted almost 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted 3 months ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Looks like the SS isn't applicable anymore. Oh, yeah, awesome awesome ride. This looks like it would be a blast to tear it up on!

Posted almost 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

true dat, removed from the header.

it is fun and hopefully can enjoy it much more in the near future.

Posted almost 2 years ago

AstroZombie

AstroZombie says:

very nice. did jacek made the painting?

Posted about 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

Thanks

It was painted by a car painter here in Finland.

Posted about 2 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

go down to 3bar with the air pressure, this will helps you riding offroad

Posted over 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

yeah well aware

was a situation were I was riding on 4bar and on a snowy path, then went into a forest path frozen solid and the 4bar was too much. could've released some air but I was just going through so didn't..

Posted over 2 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

just amazing

Posted over 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

Cheers

Posted over 2 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Very nice. Greetings from your neighbouring country and an Orłowski owner.

Posted over 2 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

thanks and yours is nice too

Posted over 2 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

another great job by jacek. still love mine.

Posted over 2 years ago

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