Frame arrives in December, a LOW from the states. Build wise I am thinking the following…
In terms of main components Im thinking…
Wheels: H+ Archetype laced to Phil wood.
Crank: Sugino 75.
Seat Post: Either a silver Thompson Elite or a similarly priced Nitto.
Stem: Thompson though would like to mix it up…
Bars: Either some Cinelli Pistas or Mash bull horns, probably mix it up a bit.
BB: Phil wood.
Any suggestions / input.
Seems a little extravagant but its a join present from me / my family for my 21st. Something I should be able to keep forever!
yeah unless you flip your stem into boner mode I wouldn’t go with traditional track drops on the pursuit LOW. Compact drops or bullhorns will suit it way better regardless of comfort anyways.
Looking forward to seeing it!
I reckon road bars look like total pus on a track bike too - but they’re infintely more comfortable. I’ve still got my setup with the same amount of effective drop and reach, but the additional hand positions offered makes life much more pleasant… Still trying to get used to the look of it though
Sugino75’s are awesome cranks, if your riding around the street though don’t bother with the matching bottom backet, just get a sealed bearing unit (103mm axle ahould be right for the 75’s from my experience).
I like thomson stuff though, that I wouldn’t change.
If you want drops go deda RHM/zero100 stuff or similiar. They’ve got a very shallow drop, bullhorns will offer you more hand positions though.
If you want a good compromise between looks and function, the 3t Rotundo alloy looks great and is practical and comfortable. It’s also quite cheap. About half the guys I race with use them on their track bikes (myself included), I’d recommend them in 40cm width.