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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:
LOOK HSC1 carbon forks, M:Part Comp headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 105 (5800) crankset, Shimano 105 (5800) bottom bracket

Pedals:
LOOK Kéo Classic 2 pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 105 (5800) 11-28T cassette, Shimano 105 (5800) 34-50T compact chainrings, Shimano 105 (5800) chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 105 (5800) derailleurs, Shimano 105 (5800) 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 105 (5800) brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Dura-Ace C24 rim, Shimano Dura-Ace hub, Shimano QR, 25mm Vittoria Corsa G+ tyre

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Dura-Ace C24 rim, Shimano Dura-Ace hub, 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

Current Stage Info:

Figured that these wheels weren't dead, so giving them another bash. Eventually kind of sorted out the headset/fork issues with the stuck in headset extender by sawing the top of the extender off, using an different fork I had lying around as a replacement.

Added by GideonPARANOID. Last updated 6 months ago.

11 Comments

stalag13

stalag13 says:

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

Posted over 2 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

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

Posted over 2 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

dope

Posted over 2 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 2 years ago

yknot

yknot says:

CUTIE

Posted over 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 2 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

seems like constant struggle building a track bike with gears

Posted almost 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 almost 3 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

good idea though, got a caad10 myself lately

Posted almost 3 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

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

Posted about 2 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

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

Posted about 2 years ago