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Gosforth 931 - Reynolds stainless steel - Updated 2/17

kayodotkayodot Posts: 143
edited September 2017 in Your road bikes
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Searching for some OTR frames in Reynolds 953/931 led me to Gosforth. I believe they source the frames from Ora Engineering, the same people who produce for Genesis, Rikelau etc.

A pleasure to deal with, so I thought it would be good to try and raise their profile a little.

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Wheels were built by Arup. Rims were ordered from Farsports, hubs from Malcolm at The Cycle Clinic. Built using Sapim CX-Rays.

Build list
Groupset: Campagnolo Chorus 2015
Chain: KMC X11-SL
Fork: Enve 2.0
Frame: Gosforth 931
Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth
Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8
Headset: Tune Bobo
Pedals: Shimano 6800
Saddle: Fizik Arione R1
Seatpost: 3t Stylus Team Stealth
Seatpost collar: JL Titanium Clamp
Stem: 3T Arx Pro -17deg, 120mm
Tires: Vittoria G+ Corsa 25mm
Wheelset: Farsports Carbon Clincher 38mm x 25mm / White Industries T11
Bottlecages: King Stainless

Total weight 7.9kg

Posts

  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,368
    Very nice, one of the best looking steel builds I've seen. Looks a very nice set up.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    That is a proper bicycle.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,557
    Oh my.
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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,562
    Wow
  • andcpandcp Posts: 652
    Lovely, absolutely lovely.
    "It must be true, it's on the internet" - Winston Churchill
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Aye, well tidy that.
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 554
    Lovely - well done !
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    You need to rotate the front tyre an inch or so forward though ;)
  • bobloboblo Posts: 360
    CorrrRRR, gis a go Mista... Yum. (-:
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    That's a cracker for sure! Brilliant, hope it takes you many happy miles.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,069
    Front wheel needs to be flipped to match the rear H plus son decals
  • germcevoygermcevoy Posts: 414
    Stunning.
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,333
    That's a seriously good looking ride. I was also going to compliment you on the quality of the photo until I followed the link to find that it was from the Gosfirth website.
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  • kayodotkayodot Posts: 143
    ... that's because I sent it to them and they decided to put it on there :lol:
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,333
    In that case, nice picture too. Chapeau.
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  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    Apart from the front wheel being the wrong way around, one of the best looking bikes on here.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Sweet
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • kayodotkayodot Posts: 143
    Flipped the wheel with the power of Photoshop.
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    Really nice. Considering they are a local company to me I've never heard of Gosforth before.
  • kayodotkayodot Posts: 143
    I think they've been operating a little under the radar - when I was deciding on what frame to get, I couldn't find any information available online, other than what's on their website/blog. Hopefully this spurs a bit more discussion around their frames, steel frames produced in Taiwan etc.

    I've not had the chance to take the bike for much of a ride yet, other than a 20 mile pootle to the shops around North London - hoping to take it for a good ride around Surrey this weekend.

    Added a few more pictures. I must also give a notable mention to Bespoke Cycling on Jermyn Street who were very helpful on two occasions:

    I couldn't source an Enve 2.0 fork in the size I needed (1.125" straight streerer, 45mm rake), apparently because the UK distributor was having stock issues. I contacted Bespoke, who very kindly ordered one through Parlee from the US for me.

    They also pressed the headset cups, cut the steerer tube, tapped and faced the BB and fit the BB cups for a nominal charge. Excellent service.
  • kayodotkayodot Posts: 143
    I bought some new shoes:

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  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    Very nice... good use of gum wall tyres!

    Agree about Bespoke bikes too - great bunch to deal with.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    My version of a Gosforth 953 - secured off eBay for a bargain price :D
    Love it!

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  • Lovely,been looking at these and was wondering what it's like on the road now that you've had it for a few months.Thanks
  • kayodot wrote:
    I bought some new shoes:

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    Missed this first time round, luverly
  • Any more piccies (close up/against a plain background)?

    What my failing eyesight can make out looks lovely though.

    Please more piccies?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Oh - first proper stem that's been on here in ages - hat. Big hat. Biggly hat in fact.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,631
    Funnily enough I like everything except the stem, but hey ho. What an excellent bike and just shows how light you can get a steel build these days. Well done, love it!
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