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Paul Donohue

First road bike project, starting off with a bit of a frankenbike stopgap before getting something legitimate

Frame:
Paul Donohue 58cm Reynolds 853 steel frame

Fork/Headset:
Ambrosio carbon fork, Chris King NoThreadSet headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Ultegra (8000) crankset, Shimano Ultegra (8000) bottom bracket

Pedals:
LOOK Kéo Classic 2 pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Ultegra (8000) 11-28T cassette, Shimano Ultegra (8000) 34-50T compact chainrings, Shimano Ultegra (8000) chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra (8000) derailleurs, Shimano Ultegra (8000) STI shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
40cm Zipp Service Course-70 Ergo bars, 130mm Deda Elementi Superleggero stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR saddle, Fi'zi:k Cyrano R5 seatpost

Brakes:
Shimano Ultegra (8000) brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HUNT aero race wide wheel, Shimano QR, 25mm Vittoria Corsa G+ tyre

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HUNT aero race wide wheel, Shimano QR, 25mm Vittoria Corsa G+ tyre

Accessories:
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer, Selcof carbon bottle cages, Nokon compressionless full cable housing

Bike History

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

  1. Initial stopgap
  2. Legitimising
  3. New tyres
  4. Concave braking surface means new wheels
  5. Summer mode
  6. Rejuvenating
  7. Less flex
  8. Groupset upgrade

Current Stage Info:

I'd ridden 10,000 miles on the original groupset & it was starting to show its wear, so figured I may as well upgrade the lot.

Added by GideonPARANOID. Last updated 3 months ago.

12 Comments

stalag13

stalag13 says:

The black 105 bits on here look surprisingly good. I dig it.

Posted about 3 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

Cant go wrong with 105

Posted 4 months ago

sloman

sloman says:

Cool build. seem a good idea(track frame,geared.) quick handling,light weight. Enjoy.

Posted about 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

dope

Posted over 3 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

Cheers, taking the new frame out on its maiden voyage tomorrow - 80 miles in the Yorkshire Dales :D

Posted over 3 years ago

yknot

yknot says:

CUTIE

Posted over 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 3 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

seems like constant struggle building a track bike with gears

Posted over 3 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

I know what you mean - it's a bit of a stopgap really, wanted something I could ride with for a bit while I save up/figure out what frame I want. Probably going to end up on a CAAD 10.

Posted over 3 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

good idea though, got a caad10 myself lately

Posted over 3 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

oh man this went from mediocre to stunning. love the veloflex as an accent.

Posted almost 3 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

Cheers! Is lovely to ride, though the tyres are a nightmare to keep clean, aha.

Posted almost 3 years ago