Paul’s Bicycle

Paul's Bicycle

This is the first frameset I ever built for a customer. It was built for my dentist and friend, Paul. He had seen the first frameset I built and wanted one just like it, except made to fit him and equipped with Campagnolo components. Paul is 6’ 1” (185cm), and the frame is made to accommodate his proportions for a proper and balanced fit — a fit that is unattainable with an off-the-shelf bicycle.

This frame incorporates small cable guides and custom sensor mounts for the Campagnolo Ergo Brain computer. A polished stainless steel ring embellishes the seat tube and complements the polished stainless steel fork crown and fluted seat stay caps. Paint (Imron #51078, red) is by Joe Bell.

Frame and Fork
Part Description
Top tube length (c-c) 60.5cm
Seat tube length (c-c) 56.5cm
Bottom bracket drop 7.0cm
Chain stay length 41.8cm
Front center 62.3cm
Wheel size 700c (622)
Fork offset 4.3cm
Trail (25mm tires) 5.7cm
Head angle 73.0°
Seat angle 72.0°
Wheelbase 103.1cm
Head tube CrMo 31.8mm ø (1.1mm)
Top tube Tange Prestige 25.4mm ø (.8/.5/.8)
Down tube Tange Prestige 28.6mm ø (.9/.6/.9)
Seat tube Columbus EL 28.6mm ø (.9/.6)
Bottom bracket shell CrMo 34mm ø (68mm width)
Chain stays Columbus Zona 30/16mm oval (.8/.6)
Chain stay bridge CrMo 9.5mm ø (.9)
Seat stays Columbus EL
Seat stay bridge Nova 506A
Dropouts G.P. Wilson, semi-vertical, 17-4 stainless, ultra-light
Steerer Columbus Thron, threadless 1”
Fork Crown Long Shen LC-14, stainless steel (32mm)
Fork Blades Tange Prestige 30/16mm ø (1.3/.9)
Fork Ends G.P. Wilson, 17-4 stainless, ultra-light
Part Description
Saddle Brooks Team Pro
Seatpost Ritchey Pro
Handlebars Ritchey Pro, 46cm
Shift/Brake Levers Campagnolo Chorus, 10-speed
Handlebar Tape Cinelli Cork Ribbon, black
Handlebar Ends Velox – rubber, black
Stem Ritchey Pro, color-matched – 110mm
Headset Campagnolo Record, silver – threadless
Brakes Campagnolo Record
Tires Vredestein Volante – 700c x 25mm
Inner Tubes Vredestein – 700c x 20mm
Rims Mavic CXP-33, 700c x 18mm, black, 36-hole
Spokes Wheelsmith – stainless steel, brass nipples
Hubs Campagnolo Record – 36-hole, 130/100mm
Cassette Campagnolo Chorus, 12-25t, 10-speed
Chain Wipperman C10-S, 10-speed
Crankset Campagnolo Record – 180mm, 39/53t
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Chorus, square taper
Pedals Shimano PD-M959
Dérailleur – Rear Campagnolo Chorus – Al/CF
Dérailleur – Front Campagnolo Chorus – braze-on
Water Bottle Cages King – stainless steel, silver (2x)
Computer Campagnolo Ergo Brain