Grabbed an All City Dropout frame from the recent Dirtworks clear out. Have spent the past few weeks shifting most of the parts from my Kona Bandwagon to this.
It’s a bit of a mongrel bike that’s great for commuting on bike lanes/road and bashing through dirt/gravelly tracks and parklands to shave a few minutes off the trip. I suppose it has a bit of Fresstyle DNA—but I certainly don’t have skills, or the handlebar clearance to be pulling off any mad spinz.
I’ve been experimenting with mounting a stealthy bottle opener under the saddle. It’s a prototype at the moment and therefore requires vigorous testing…
All City Dropout 56cm Fork/Headset:
All City Dropout / Odyssey Integrated Crankset
FSA Gimondi 170mm Pedals:
Easton Flatboy, YNOT Pedal Straps Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI 16t Cog / Surly Stainless 44t Chainring / KMC 710SL Chain / All City Lockring Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli Pepper / Thomson Elite X4 110mm +10° Saddle/Seatpost:
Cinelli Unicanitor, Thomson Elite Setback, Thomson Seat Collar Brakes:
Odyssey EVO II, Odyssey Monolever, Odyssey SLS Slic Cable Front & Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son SL42, 32 x DT Swiss, Formula (Origin 8) Hubs, Continental Tour Ride 700c x 47 Accessories:
Under-Saddle stubbie opener.
Black Sram Omniums are on the ‘to be acquired’ list. Not only for aesthetic reasons but to help my chainline as the current cranks and BB are 45mm, which ain’t ideal with my 42mm rear line. I’ve had to creatively re-space the rear hub and cog to keep the chain quiet.
Has someone else got a Beaker avatar? Crap!
Oh, it’s not you. That’s fer sure. And probably why this frame is discontinued. I plan to admire the back drops while they last…
Mind if I ask how tall you are and how well the large fits you? I’m looking to put something similar together (albeit on a smaller budget!) and am tempted by the clearance deals on these frames but at 56cm the large seems a bit small for my 192cm-tall self…