Dean El Diente custom, 60TT, 59ST standard angles. Record, Easton, Thomson, King etc. Wheels are CXP33 with DT Comps on Chris Kings (lovingly hand crafted by me). Drivetrain’s a bit of an experiment - Record but with Chris King hubs with AC cassette, crankset is DA with Rotor Rings. Detail may be a bit hard to make out in the semi-chaos of my shed. Gotta getta betta camera.
Sister ship - Paconi made for me from columbus EL-OS about 6 years ago, full Chorus, some Easton, Thomson, wheels are OPs on Record with DT comps (also lovingly handcrafted by me).
It’s a kickbike. I believe they are a scourge on Brisbane streets. I used to commute on it when I lived closer in, now mrs commuter has sort of claimed it. I don’t use it for dogsledding , but we do have a cat…
I haven’t seen that many around my hood. One guy did the Brissie to the Bay on one (about 65kms) and he is the only regular rider that I see in and around the city. I’ve seen more unicycles here than when I was in Melbs.
I needed some new rings and found the rotors for cheaper than a DA set so I took a punt on them.
I think they do something, not sure how much. How you position the rings makes a big difference, the trick is to find a ring orientation that feels smooth to you to spin. If they’re in the wrong spot they feel lumpy and weird.
I’m definitely quicker on the Dean than the Paconi but there are a host of other factors, among other things it’s a stiffer bike. I don’t know if the rings make for more speed per se but I definitely don’t tire out as quickly on the rotors, one of their supposed benefits. Shifting is a little compromised on the front but it’s no biggy.
Oh how i wish i had a rad storage solution… for a loungeroom since i dont have a shed for my apartment, I was using a standalone clothes rack and hanging my bikes by the seats but i could only fit 3 in there… i think standing bike vertically is the ticket to making my housemates happy.
nice bike too,
what are the bikes with the SMP and Regal saddles?