Aaron’s Kogswell PR Rando Bike…

8 08 2011

Aaron's lovely Kogswell...

Kogswell PR Build:

  • Size 56cm frame (54cm actual CC) treated with frame-saver.
  • Double-butted tubeset, steel frame & fenders, kinda portly
  • FSA PigDH Pro Stainless, deep cup headset
  • Vetta rack, heavily modifed to fit forks/crown, brakes, & lamp
  • Campagnolo Veloce QS 10spd shifter/brakes
  • Campagnolo Veloce Ultra-Torque Crankset 170mm, 50-34t, 145.5mm Q-Factor
  • Campagnolo Veloce 10spd Rr der. & Veloce Fr der.
  • Campagnolo Veloce cogset 12-29t 10spd
  • Campagnolo Veloce 10spd chain, with Connex quick-link
  • Campagnolo Daytona 9/10spd hub 32h
  • Shimano DH-3N72 Dyno hub 32h
  • Schmidt Edelux lamp
  • PDW Radbot 1000 rear lamp w/reflector
  • Velocity Synergy rims Blk 32h
  • Grand Bois Herte 650Bx42 tires, Clay-red thread
  • DT Swiss Champion stainless spokes, brass nipples
  • All Campagnolo Shift/Brk cbls/hous.
  • Shimano XTR V-Brakes with Travel-Agents, Kool Stop ‘Salmon’ pads
  • Crank Bros Acid pedals
  • Elite bottle cages
  • ?? 27.2 seatpost (came with the frame)
  • Brooks Flyer Special sprung saddle
  • Brooks D-Shaped tool bag
  • Velo Orange stem 110mm 6 deg. 25.4mm
  • Salsa Bell-Lap bar 44cm width
  • Crane Striker bell
  • Serfas Echelon syn bar tape, light marble
  • B&M mirror
  • KMs so far: under 30.

A boy and his bike at the beach...

Aaron sez:

“I have yet to fashion a handlebar bag & may break down & buy one before that actually happens. There are a few things I’ve still to do: wire the dyno hub, as cleanly as possible, make/buy a front bag, & improve the poor fender triangulation. Also I want to make a nicer mount for the rear light. I may mount it low in the rear fender or utilize the canti brake housing stop as a mounting point. But mainly I can’t wait to get some real kms in the saddle, already the bike is supremely comfortable & stable. I’m looking forward to a life-time of happy rides & experiences. A big shout-out has to go to my employer, Fairfield Bicycle Shop, without them I’d have no frame & a very difficult time setting up this bike with the specific, quality parts that us Randonneurs covet. I plan to have my impressions of the bike written up after I’ve logged 200-500kms in the saddle.”

Custom DIY front rack...

Aaron will continue to tweak his bike as he rides it and I’ll ask him to report back in a few months once his broken her in nicely. Great job on the build Aaron…=-)



5 responses

8 08 2011

50-43t crankset?? maybe 50-34t?

8 08 2011
Aaron M

Yes, you’re right. I meant to write 50-34t for chain-rings.

9 08 2011

Very nice bike. I will be particularly interested to hear how you get on with the Travel Agents.

9 08 2011
Aaron M

Thanks for the compliment. I’ve used Travel Agents before on another bike for a couple of years & had no issues with them. They’re simple & made well enough.

9 08 2011

nice indeed. but i wouldn’t load that rack up, i think it will fold up as rigged.

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