This is a bike I always wanted to build and now I have and I think I did it right. Lets start with the legendary hand built 18 chromoly frame in a regal blue colour. It is used but without dents. Unfortunately I couldnt get an exact touch up paint so the blemishes have been retouched in CAPRI blue which is shown in the photos but doesnt detract at all.
The fork is from the same guys and again the stanchions are thinner lightweight chromoly. I think the absence of a fat alloy tube adds to the sleek feel.I rubbed back and re-lacquered the carbon fibre lowers before popping on some generic stickers. We then start the HOPE fest, there really is no comparison in my opinion and I spec their stuff wherever I can afford it.
So, HOPE hubs, HOPE seat clamp, HOPE headset, HOPE head doctor, HOPE top cap, HOPE spacers, HOPE brake mounts. The drive is XT bottom bracket, XT derailleurs front (e-type) and back, XT shifters, XT chain and again a beautifully machined RACEFACE diabalous chainset.
The front wheel is carbon ceramic and I think from MAVIC with a conventional MAVIC alloy rim on the rear. Both with HOPE hubs and skewers. The tyres are MAXXIS with decent life left in them. The bar is a flat carbon fibre item with colour coded lock on grips from GIANT.Brakes are AVID JUICY FIVES which will benefit soon from new pads. It really is one of the best saddles Ive ever ridden and Ive never seen another but it belongs on this machine so they will go together as I will morn the loss of both for a long time. Final bit is the weight 12.64kg, my full carbon Scott Scale with the lightest everything on is 11.6kg.
Any more than that will be a courier but I have very little faith in how they treat packages and I love this build too much to risk it except in extreme circumstances. The item "PACE RC104 Bike number 83, RC39 Stealth Fork, Carbon Bars RaceFace HOPE Thompson" is in sale since Saturday, February 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "scubamunchie" and is located in Coalville. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.