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Rinko Allroad

I started wanting a bunch of different things: an allroad bike as recently described in Bicycle Quarterly, able to take 26x2.2 slicks and fenders; was able to break down like a rinko bike for travel; with the comfort of a Rivendell drop bar geometry; and to build this mostly from old parts. So I took the biggest old Trek MTB frame that I could find, powder-coated it, and then built it up with parts slowly. Used a Velo Orange rinko headset and Ritchey disconnects to make it easy to take apart for travel. Spent some time using extra brackets to make the SKS plastic fenders easy to break down and reassemble. Still working on how to pack it, though.

Frame:
21.5" Tange double-butted cromo, 70 deg head tube, 72 deg seat tube. Not that special except it's a big frame with a lot of tire clearance and was in decent shape besides needing a fresh powder coat.

Fork/Headset:
Velo Orange rinko (steel) headset.

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Noodles, 48 cm width; Nitto Dirt Drop 70 mm.

Brakes:
Shimano V-brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Handbuilt wheels with Rhyno Lite Rims, Deore LX hubs, and double-butted spokes. Compass Rat Trap Pass 559-54 tires.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Handbuilt wheels with Rhyno Lite Rims, Deore LX hubs, and double-butted spokes. Compass Rat Trap Pass 559-54 tires.

Added by bikeclub. Last updated almost 4 years ago.

7 Comments

835

835 says:

Wow this is slick

Posted over 2 years ago

bikeclub

bikeclub says:

Thanks! I actually used the Ritchey disconnects to build up another set of upright Rivendell Albastache handlebars, and so I swap between drops and uprights. Plus I put on an electric wheel. I'll post pictures some time soon.

Posted over 2 years ago

835

835 says:

Interesting. I have a set of Rivendell Albastache on my Bridgestone RB-T right now, and considering swapping them onto my Stumpjumper which now has 2.3" slicks. Would love to see what they look like on this

Posted over 2 years ago

yourframeandfocus

yourframeandfocus says:

Dang, sleeper as hell. Really digging this! One question though; how do you like those tires?

Posted almost 4 years ago

bikeclub

bikeclub says:

So, the Rat Trap Pass's rode really well, light and supple as expected, but I'm on Schwalbe Marathon Greenguards now. They have a rep for no feel and rolling well, but on this bike I happily trade some cornering for never flatting in the city.

Posted almost 4 years ago

theodocious

theodocious says:

Killer resto-mod!

Posted over 4 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Regardless of how well it breaks down for travel, this is definitely one of the prettier builds I've seen of late!

Posted almost 5 years ago