Just waiting for the belt drive system so I can finish it and post up pretty photos rather than shitty ones with what appears to be my finger in shot.
I fucking love this bike, first ride to work today and I am enamored of fat tyres and disc brakes.
Frame: Kumo Cycles Fillet brazed Columbus Life; 60x58, Paragon slider SS dropouts, PF30 BB shell
Fork: Wound Up Carbon Team Disc, painted to match frame
Wheelset: Chris King ISO hubs laced to DT Swiss TK540 disc rims 32H
Headset: Chris King Sotto Vocce
Cockpit: Zipp Service Course stem and bars, SRAM carbon SS brake levers, Lizard Skins race tape
Arse Support: Thompson Seatpost and collar, Fizik arione saddle
Drive train: SRAM red PF cranks, running cheapo chainring/chain/sprocket till I get the belt drive on there
Brakes: Avid BB7 road version
Pedals: carbon Keos, had eggbeaters on there but my shoes wouldn’t play with the cranks so using my road shoes till I come up with a solution
Tyres: Clement LAS 33c
Holly Molly! I’m pretty stoked with this, and also the fact that you’re always going to be building big bikes for yourself And maybe one day when you’ve run out of space you might sell to other big FOA crew (;
What are the HT & ST angles? looks quite relaxed, no? Also you must be one tall son of a gun.
Nope don’t do it. The Ruben’s clearances are rubbish. One of the guys from Traitor sent me these shots (fitted with a used 40c Michelin transworld). Its a real shame cause it otherwise looks like a great bike (though I’d look for compact geo for a monstercross - riding singletrack etc.)
EDIT: And yes, I know that compact geo looks arse but its useful when needing to dab on a steep climb on uneven ground (saving bollocks and what have you).
No you shouldn’t. Your hand built frame is playing in a different series.
I ride a sscx pompetamine with salsa cowbells, bb7’s and 35mm schwalbes. All i can reasonably wish for: for it to be better looking. Less seatpost, less spacer stack, same reach. More ‘traditional cx’ geometry - higher standover height - more room to shoulder it. A Traitor Ruben would get close to that, but i would need to ride a very short stem. Damn those off the shelf bikes!