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Yarrrr Matey aka the Dablooner

A 1x9 Hybrid built with a mix of parts bin stuff based around a steel frame and carbon fork. It is a fun commuter and could make a neat little flat bar cross bike. A lot of the nice parts were found in parts bins at various shops I have worked at or from friends so it wasn't quite as expensive as it would be all new. The bike is a ton of fun to ride and is great on city streets or on some of the gravel paths I have taken it on. I haven't had just a flat bar beater in a long time. Pictures are from when it was a 1x7 before I had given it the 9 speed upgrade

New Albion Privateer

Specialized FACT carbon fork / Cane Creek 40

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Tiagra Hollowtech/Race Face Narrow Wide 38t and All City Cross Wizard Chainguard / Tiagra Hollowtech

MKS Lambda

SRAM PG-970 11-32 9 speed Cassette / Shimano Deore HG-53 9 speed Chain

Deore XT M-737 SGS / XTR 9 Speed SL-M952 (missing window)

Surly Moloko Bars, Ritchey 31.8 stem (short) and Ergon GC1 grips

Thomson Elite Set Back / Liv Connect hybrid saddle (take off)

Shimano Deore T610 v-Brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Quality Wheels Road Rim Brake Front Wheel 100mm 700c Shimano Deore M610 Black / Alex ACE19 Black / DT Factory Black / Contintental Travel Contact Folding Bead Tire 700X37c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Quality Wheels Road Rim Brake Rear Wheel 135mm 700c Shimano Deore M610 Black / Alex ACE19 Black / DT Factory Black / Contintental Travel Contact Folding Bead Tire 700X37c

Portland Design Works Sparrow Cage (Rose Gold) / Blackburn CrossRack / Spurcycle Bell

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by Veganbikes. Last updated over 1 year ago.



Ashok_Captain says:

Cooler still! : D

Posted 11 months ago


Ashok_Captain says:

Very neat (and cool) build. Not that you need it, but I thoroughly approve of a sensible (and reasonably decent quality) bike build. Thanks for sharing.

Posted over 1 year ago


Veganbikes says:

Thanks! I had always wanted to build up a parts bike and because I don't abide by low quality parts I had to festoon it with some decent stuff.

The idea of parts was I couldn't spend over a certain amount for individual parts if I had to purchase them though at least 12 parts of the build were from the bin or given to me by customers or old co-workers

Posted 11 months ago