David’s Bicycle

David's Bicycle

David waited patiently for his bicycle for nearly two years. This was my first frame with post-mount disc brakes, and a lot of work went into making the mounts blend in with the Shimano dropouts and fork ends

To accommodate David’s physical strength and ride preferences, the frame is made with heavy-gauge Tange tubing and features heavy-duty BMX chain stays, which combine to give David the comfortable ride he sought, without the feeling of riding a soggy noodle. The frame features a full set of braze-ons; internally routed rear brake cable for the mechanical disc brakes; internally routed dérailleur cables; post-mount disc brakes; and, clearance for 38mm 700c tires without fenders (32mm with fenders). Paint (Imron #1021, Orange with a pearlescent overlay) is by Chris Kvale.

Frame and Fork
Part Description
Top tube length (c-c) 53.0cm
Seat tube length (c-c) 52.5cm
Bottom bracket drop 7.5cm
Chain stay length 43.2cm
Front center 56.4cm
Wheel size 700c (622)
Fork offset 5.0cm
Trail (38mm tires) 5.3cm
Head angle 73.0°
Seat angle 72.5°
Wheelbase 98.5cm
Head tube CrMo 32.4mm ø (1.25mm)
Top tube Tange Prestige 28.6mm ø (.9/.7/.9)
Down tube Tange Ultimate 31.8mm ø (1.3/.7/.9)
Seat tube Tange Prestige 28.6mm ø (.9/.6)
Bottom bracket shell CrMo 34mm ø (68mm width)
Chain stays Nova BMX 30/16mm oval (1.3/.9)
Chain stay bridge CrMo 9.5mm ø (.9)
Seat stays True Temper HS3, 16/11.3mm ø (.51)
Seat stay bridge Nova 506A
Dropouts Shimano SF-R, vertical, single-eyelet
Steerer Nova, threadless 1”
Fork Crown Long Shen LC-49, stainless steel (50mm)
Fork Blades Tange Prestige 30/16mm ø (1.3/.9)
Fork Ends Shimano SF, single-eyelet
Part Description
Saddle Brooks Swallow
Seatpost Nitto Dynamic 626
Handlebars Nitto Model 177, 48cm
Shift/Brake Levers Campagnolo Chorus, 11-speed
Handlebar Tape Cinelli Cork Ribbon, black
Handlebar Ends Cinelli – plastic, black
Stem Ritchey Pro, color-matched – 90mm
Headset Chris King, silver – threadless
Brake – Front Avid BB7, 160mm ISO-mount rotor
Brake – Rear Avid BB7, 140mm ISO-mount rotor
Tires Grand Bois Cypres – 700c x 32mm
Inner Tubes Schwalbe – 700c x 32mm
Rims HED – 700c x 24mm, black, 32-hole
Spokes Sapim DB – stainless steel, brass nipples
Hub – Rear DT Swiss 240s – 32-hole, 130mm
Hub – Front DT Swiss 240s – 32-hole, 100mm
Cassette Campagnolo Chorus, 12-29t, 11-speed
Chain Campagnolo Chorus, 11-speed
Crankset Campagnolo Chorus – 172.5mm, 36/50t
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Pedals Speedplay Frog
Dérailleur – Rear Campagnolo Athena
Dérailleur – Front Campagnolo Athena – braze-on
Water Bottle Cages King – stainless steel, silver (2x)
Computer Planet Bike Protegé 9.0, wireless
Fenders Honjo-Koken – hammered, aluminum, 700c x 40mm

David liked his bicycle so much, he acquired a track bicycle I built, modified for everyday road use when one gear is enough.