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darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
edited 4 September in Your road bikes
I bought this frame off of Ben6899, a fellow member here. I built it up using some parts I had at home and some bits from eBay. It weighs in at 8.1kg.
Hope you like it.




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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,557
    Looking good, Darrell. How does it ride?
    Ben

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  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
    edited 4 September
    Ben6899 said:

    Looking good, Darrell. How does it ride?

    It goes very well for a budget build but the Deda bars are a bit odd. The shape of them probably adds 30 or 40mm to the length of the ride position so I’m going to move the seat forward 20mm and get a shorter stem.

  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,075
    Moving your seat to alter your reach is a bad idea.Your seat position needs to be set in relation to your knees and bottom bracket.Change stem,yes,but if that is not enough ,ebay handlebars are not that expensive. Change them.
    Building a bike from cheap sale offers and Ebay is very satisfying. Well done.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
    edited 5 September
    lesfirth said:

    Moving your seat to alter your reach is a bad idea.Your seat position needs to be set in relation to your knees and bottom bracket.Change stem,yes,but if that is not enough ,ebay handlebars are not that expensive. Change them.
    Building a bike from cheap sale offers and Ebay is very satisfying. Well done.

    I did think that when I was doing it tbh so thanks for the advice. I shifted it forward by 20mm.

    I’m taking my allen-key set in my bag tomorrow so I can tinker with it if need be.

    It may just be that it’s different to my Boardman.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,557
    It's a long stem, Darrell. I'd start there.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • I changed the stem (110) for an old 90mm stem I found at home. It’s got a bit more of a rise on it and feels 100% better.
    Problem is though is that I don’t like the stance.


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