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Donhou DSS4

Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,976
edited July 2019 in Your road bikes
I accept these photos aren’t very good – taken on the hop the other night so I thought I would share. I’ll take some better ones maybe this weekend.

48139256306_15df88a800_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

48139255976_86eddb2031_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

48139349917_a8ce4d39cb_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

This is my Donhou DSS4. The DSS4 is from the Signature Steel range, typically in four sizes with prescribed tube lengths and TIG welded.

Mine’s a little different – based around the 56cm and following a bike fit at Bespoke, we went for a slightly taller headtube. The frame is also fillet brazed rather than TIG welded. I specced a pump peg so will buy a Silca frame pump.

Paint design is my own, right down to the last detail. It’s expertly applied by Cole Coatings.

Tubing: Columbus HSS
Fork: Columbus Futura RD
Groupset: DA7900
Wheels: Vision T42 (very happy with these, bought in a bit of a rush one Saturday afternoon)
Tyres: Continental GP4000SII
Finishing kit: Pro, 3T and Starley
Bar tape: Fizik
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Superflow
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
Bottle cages: Bontrager
Ben

Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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  • antonyfromozantonyfromoz Posts: 482
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I accept these photos aren’t very good – taken on the hop the other night so I thought I would share. I’ll take some better ones maybe this weekend.

    48139256306_15df88a800_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    48139255976_86eddb2031_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    48139349917_a8ce4d39cb_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    This is my Donhou DSS4. The DSS4 is from the Signature Steel range, typically in four sizes with prescribed tube lengths and TIG welded.

    Mine’s a little different – based around the 56cm and following a bike fit at Bespoke, we went for a slightly taller headtube. The frame is also fillet brazed rather than TIG welded. I specced a pump peg so will buy a Silca frame pump.

    Paint design is my own, right down to the last detail. It’s expertly applied by Cole Coatings.

    Tubing: Columbus HSS
    Fork: Columbus Futura RD
    Groupset: DA7900
    Wheels: Vision T42 (very happy with these, bought in a bit of a rush one Saturday afternoon)
    Tyres: Continental GP4000SII
    Finishing kit: Pro, 3T and Starley
    Bar tape: Fizik
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Superflow
    Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
    Bottle cages: Bontrager
    Lovely looking bike - congratulations! I have the same wheels on my Genesis Volare, but shod with Vittoria Corsa tyres, and I have been very happy with them too. Enjoy!
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,483
    Tom does a good job. He built my custom steel bike 5 years ago - best bike I’ve ever ridden, would go back to him in a shot if I ever had another one built.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,976
    Same, mate. Best I've ridden by a long shot. Very happy.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • wotnoshoesehwotnoshoeseh Posts: 523
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I accept these photos aren’t very good – taken on the hop the other night so I thought I would share. I’ll take some better ones maybe this weekend.

    48139256306_15df88a800_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    48139255976_86eddb2031_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    48139349917_a8ce4d39cb_k.jpgDonhou DSS4 by Ben H, on Flickr

    This is my Donhou DSS4. The DSS4 is from the Signature Steel range, typically in four sizes with prescribed tube lengths and TIG welded.

    Mine’s a little different – based around the 56cm and following a bike fit at Bespoke, we went for a slightly taller headtube. The frame is also fillet brazed rather than TIG welded. I specced a pump peg so will buy a Silca frame pump.

    Paint design is my own, right down to the last detail. It’s expertly applied by Cole Coatings.

    Tubing: Columbus HSS
    Fork: Columbus Futura RD
    Groupset: DA7900
    Wheels: Vision T42 (very happy with these, bought in a bit of a rush one Saturday afternoon)
    Tyres: Continental GP4000SII
    Finishing kit: Pro, 3T and Starley
    Bar tape: Fizik
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Superflow
    Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
    Bottle cages: Bontrager

    Lovely bike. Very nice.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,976
    edited 20 January
    Today has very much the groundhog feel, so I thought I'd share a photo of my DSS4 in Germany, with its hand-built touring wheels.

    This photo was taken on the Drei Keiserberge route, a steady 60km taking in three volcanic hills to the east of Stuttgart. Hohenstaufen (684m), Rechberg (707m) and Stuifen (757m).

    You can see Hohenstaufen on the left and Rechberg on the right - the photo is taken halfway up Stuifen.

    CYCLING IN GERMANY
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
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