New Rourke 953 build

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby drlodge » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:09 am

I would normally build myself since I enjoy it (did so with the Condor 25 years ago), and I'm more than capable. However, by letting Rourke provide a ready-to-ride bike, I have 100% recourse if there is a problem, whether its a component failure, other mechanical problem or a fitting issue. Its a guarantee if you like.

Here's the full bike breakdown:

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Frame: Rourke 953, custom paint scheme
Forks: Ritchey Carbon WCS, painted to match frame
Bars: Ritchey Logic II WCS Wet Black
Stem: Ritchey WCS Wet Black
Headset: Chris King
Bar Tape: Prologo (White)

Front Brake Lever: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Front Caliper: Campagnolo Super Record 11, dual pivot
Rear Brake Lever: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Rear Caliper: Campagnolo Super Record 11, single pivot

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Cables: Campagnolo (black)
Front Mech: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Super Record 11

Seat: Selle SMP Lite 209 in white [change from original spec]
Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Wet Black
Seat Post Clamp: Integrated in frame

Cranks: Campagnolo Super Record 11, 172.5mm
Chainring(s): Compact 34-50
Chain: Campagnolo Chorus
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11 12-27
Pedals: Look KEO Blade Carbon 16Nm
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record 11

Front Wheel:
Rim: Ambrosio Excellight black
Spokes: Sapim Laser
Hub: Record 32H
Tube: Continental Supersonic
Tire: Continental GP4000S

Back Wheel:
Rim: Ambrosio Excellight black
Spokes: Sapim Race
Hub: Record 32H
Tube: Continental Supersonic
Tire: Continental GP4000S

Accessories:
- Elite Custom Race Bottle Cage White/Black Logo x2
- Topeak aero wedge saddle bag (small)
- Leyzene mini pressure drive pump (small)
- Topeak Mini 20 Pro Tool Gold
- Rema TT04 puncture repair kit
- BBB Easy Lift tyre levers x3

Weight: 8kg 17.6 lb
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby Fevmeister » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:37 pm

8kg is a good weight!

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby bluedog99 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 17:54 pm

Thanks for posting the breakdown of costs involved. Did you have to ask for the price sheet or was it given to you at the collection of the bike? Just so i know when mine is ready, cheers.
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby drlodge » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:39 am

Gareth makes up the price sheet after the fitting, however I asked him to put the precise breakdown of costs for each part (except the separate grouppo parts) so saddle, bars etc individually. I the took a photo of this sheet, and asked Gaz to make copies of all the sheets for my records.
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby bluedog99 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:59 pm

OK thanks for that, i will ask when the bike is ready, cheers.
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby dakkar » Fri Dec 07, 2012 18:33 pm

And how does the frame feel to ride?

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby drlodge » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:34 am

dakkar wrote:And how does the frame feel to ride?


See my ride report above :-) Basically very smooth yet powerful. Really nice.
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby dakkar » Mon Dec 10, 2012 21:25 pm

Fantastic bike, beautiful paint. Very impressed, very jealous. Go ride.

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby dcj » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:05 am

Thanks for sharing. Around £2k for custom top of the range stainless steel is not alot.
A custom carbon with optimised tube set would be easily double the cost. It would be lighter for sure but probably not better. For half the cost difference why not now treat yourself to carbon rims / tubs and instantly drop the weight into the low 16's :wink:

edit: actually, its beautiful, just ride it as it is!

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby oldmuthariley » Sat Mar 16, 2013 20:26 pm

How's the bike a few months on?

Mine should be ready at the end of May but i'm having sleepless nights regarding tyre clearances.
I'm having the same forks - would they fit a 700 x 25c?
You also mentioned the rear clearance is tight - would that take a 25c?
I'll speak to the guys at bespoked to ask them about clearances to make sure as i don't want to spend
serious money on a frame then the tyres won't fit! :shock:

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby drlodge » Sun Mar 17, 2013 22:19 pm

Hi there...the bike is great, really pleased with it. The only downside is that I don't want to take it out when the weather's crap, so I'm forced to take out my old bike in this horrid weather.

I myself have bought some 25c 4 Seasons tyres to put on the Rourke, except I haven't gotten around to it yet. I just checked the clearances, given that I spec'd the bike to take "23c tyres, max 25c" so they *should fit*.

The forks are no problem, there's 4-5mm clearance there. The front calipers are a smidge closer...about 4mm when they're open I think but the rear brake calipers are closer still. I make it about 2mm when closed which means 25c tyres are gonna be real tight. If you want to run 25c tyres, might be worth emailing Jase since he can put that rear brake bridge a couple of mm or so higher. I can pm you his email address.
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby oldmuthariley » Mon Mar 18, 2013 21:20 pm

Hi there,
many thanks for your reply and PM :D
I'm getting very excited - just got a custom saddle for the build (Busyman Kangaroo covered Arione) and a guy form the US is sourcing me some brass cable adjusters for a little extra finishing touch.
I've emailed Rourke so hope to hear back soon
cheers
8)

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby mrdsgs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 21:36 pm

you can get brass cable adjusters from....... Longstaff cycles in Chesterton (about 5 miles from Rourkies!)

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby oldmuthariley » Tue May 21, 2013 15:07 pm

My frame build started this monday - should be painted and ready to build next week :mrgreen:

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby drlodge » Tue May 21, 2013 15:17 pm

Updates and photos please!!!
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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby oldmuthariley » Wed May 22, 2013 19:09 pm

drlodge wrote:Updates and photos please!!!


I think a couple will be going up on instagram at some point soon!

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby TLW1 » Wed May 22, 2013 20:10 pm

Great thread and fantastic looking bike.

I saw a rouke bike on sat which starting me thinking.......

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Re: New Rourke 953 build

Postby RideOnTime » Tue May 28, 2013 14:56 pm

matthew h wrote:Great thread and fantastic looking bike.

I saw a rouke bike on sat which starting me thinking.......


hmmm :idea:


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