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Custom Donhou

kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
After a long wait, it finally arrived!!! Picked it up today, had a really short ride but will take it for a proper spin tomorrow.

Front triangle is Reynolds 853, rear Columbus XCR.
WoundUp forks
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Brakes are Shimano Hydraulic discs
Custom stem made by tom donhou - love it!!!
Nitto Noodles bars
Nitto seatpost
Chris King headset and hubs
Hplus Archetype rims
Sapim CXray spokes
Selle Italia SLS Kit Carbonio Flow saddle

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,779
    :D:D
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,331
    Wow. That is very special indeed. I don't often "wish I had that bike", but this comes very close!
    d.j.
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    Nice. Where'd he put the battery pack?
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    He knows what he's doing for sure.

    What a fabulous machine. Looks amazing and I am sure it will bring you much joy.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    styxd wrote:
    Nice. Where'd he put the battery pack?

    Think it is somewhere in the seatpost, or further down in the seat tube. I haven't looked yet. We went for the internal battery because it makes the bike look so much cleaner
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    marcusjb wrote:
    He knows what he's doing for sure.

    What a fabulous machine. Looks amazing and I am sure it will bring you much joy.

    He does indeed - I love the little details and the quality of the work is first class. Plus he is a good bloke, which helps too.

    This will be my "go to" bike for years, I can't wait to put plenty of miles under its wheels.
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Very, very cool! I saw it as a Donhou Facebook post today and wondered if it was yours.

    At the risk of sounding critical of what is a thoroughly gorgeous bike, once you've got the money, upgrade the Ultegra bits; it's not classy enough for something that good-looking.

    Can't wait to read the ride report!
  • Cheshire CatCheshire Cat Posts: 309
    Perfect!!!
    “Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Hunter S Thompson
  • daviddk0daviddk0 Posts: 10
    Very nice!
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    Nice and good pictures too.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,779
    There are a couple of things I would have done differently. The nice thing about a disc frame is clearance and generally you can fit any tyre you want, even more so if you go for a wide rim as you did. In your case the benefit is negated by the choice of a fork with very tight clearance... I'd say 27-28mm is probably as far as you can go? This means it will never be an off roader, which is a bit of a shame IMO, as that's what these things are good for.

    At the rear you seem to have more clearance.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    Ugo - yes, I had thought long and hard about clearance. I have 25's on the bike today, it will comfortably take 28mm but no higher. That is going to be big enough for what I will be using the bike for.

    Tom suggested the rims, to be perfectly honest my knowledge on components is out of date so I relied on his input.
  • iwantblueiwantblue Posts: 134
    'tis a thing of beauty.... 8)

    definately needed/needs a custom bracket for that Di2 JB though, the rubber strap looks so out of place on one of the most special parts of the bike, :?

    and I think I'm a little bit with Mr Trousers.. Whilst I'd love to have Ultegra Di2 on my bike or future bike , that beautiful Chrome and alloy work deseves a retro chrome/alloy crankset, although a Campy carbon spider might fit nicely with the forks, but the rings need to be shiney :roll:

    Still beautiful, and only an opinion :)
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    It is a very fair point about going for a chrome crankset. The problem is that there is virtually nothing on the market, the only thing I found was Campag Athena and In don't like the thumb button. Then I tried Di2 and my mind was made up.
  • This is wonderful. Good work!
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    Superb :)
  • sarm34sarm34 Posts: 182
    now that is Hubba Hubba :D
  • iwantblueiwantblue Posts: 134
    It is a very fair point about going for a chrome crankset. The problem is that there is virtually nothing on the market, the only thing I found was Campag Athena and In don't like the thumb button. Then I tried Di2 and my mind was made up.

    I know what you mean... I went looking for an example when I posted it, only a quick look but I soon realised what I wanted in my head wasn't readily available ;)

    I do love the name 'n'logo, that raised work looks the nutts...
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