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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:
Shimano A600 SPD 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, Deda Zero100 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
  9. Repainted & found crack

Current Stage Info:

Had the frame repainted by Bob Jackson & found a rusty crack shortly after on the chainstay by the BB. Don't see any point in repairing it, as I'd expect another tube to rust through. at some point too (hadn't been looked after the best before it was mine). Sad times.

Added by GideonPARANOID. Last updated about 2 months ago.

As of about 2 months ago, GideonPARANOID has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

12 Comments

stalag13

stalag13 says:

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

Posted about 4 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

Cant go wrong with 105

Posted over 1 year ago

sloman

sloman says:

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

Posted about 4 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

dope

Posted about 4 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

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

Posted about 4 years ago

yknot

yknot says:

CUTIE

Posted about 4 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 4 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

seems like constant struggle building a track bike with gears

Posted over 4 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 4 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

good idea though, got a caad10 myself lately

Posted over 4 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

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

Posted almost 4 years ago

GideonPARANOID

GideonPARANOID says:

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

Posted almost 4 years ago