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my bike

this is my bike. i built it myself! i am very proud of it.

oops! i forgot to put the chain on the big ring. woopsie :^)

i built this mid 2021. pandemic year two. there was (at the time of writing, is) a major bicycle component shortage at this time. it was very difficult to obtain parts, but i persevered.

building a bike is obscenely expensive relative to just buying one off the shelf. the amount of money that i spent building this bike could buy you a brand new, full carbon full ultegra (maybe even dura-ace) bike (not that i want carbon steel4lyfe). but, i wouldn't have this dope ass frame.

memories

i met these alpacas at one of the checkpoints on my first metric century
grimes canyon road is one of the coolest roads i've got to ride so far (as of feb 2022). yerba buena is in my sights...
selfie wearing my kit

parts list

archetype part extra
frameset ritchey road logic 2021 grey/yellow colourway, 51cm
headset came with the frameset
wheelset dt swiss p1800 spline 23 mm, rim brake, 700c
tires 4seasons vector tubeless 30mm, full of pilk (stans)
saddle meh
seatpost meh
handlebars soma hwy one
tape fizik microtex
stem meh 7 deg rise, 90mm
shifters 105-R7000
brakes 105-R7000 normal mount
crankset 105-R7000 50t/34t, 165mm cranks
bottom bracket 105-R7000 70mm, threaded, actually ultegra
front derailleur 105-R7000
pedals 105-R7000 spd-sl
chain deadass no idea
cassette 105-R7000 11-34t
rear derailleur 105-R7000 mid cage
cables and housings jagwire pro

i think this table is comprehensive w/o accessories save for miscellaneous hardware