Friday, July 1, 2016

something old, something new

 This disc brake road frame has the newer axle standard front and rear but it has some nods to ye olde tradition of frame building. The head tube collars and fork crown are things from the past.
 I call this color 'black light purple' and it is one of my favorites. It is impossible to see the depth of the color in a photo. It really lights up in the direct sun.
This bike will get a build of Shimano 6800 , XT hubs and the R-685 hydraulic brakes with mechanical shifting. I converted the rear XT hub to take an 11 spd. road cassette. How did I do it ? It helps to have some big machines in the shop. I had already heard about other folks doing this mod so I had to try it myself.

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