After selling my R853 Sirius in a moment of madness last year I fancied getting back to having a dedicated single speed bike but with the versatility of gears etc if needed.
Basically I wanted another Pipedream esq bike but without the weight
of the Pipedream frame*
So when this came up for sale I snapped it up.
Geometry and sizing wise its almost the same as the Sirius. Bit longer in the TT - Which is a good thing for me.
On my kitchen scales with dropouts and seatclamp the frame weighed 1840g - In my mind this isn't bad for a 20'' frame.
Currently built up with what I had - except forks.
No idea on weight - feels pretty light.
Still some fettling to do but hopefully its maiden voayage will early next week.
Anyhoo pics - albeit rubbish ones
* Although I never found it problematic the 19'' was nearly 1.5lb heavier than my same sized Soul
Quick update 27/06/2011
I have had this frame built up for a while now. The aim with the build was, if I were to get on with the frame, make it into a light XC bike for longer rides maybe even a little racing
Not long after building it the pics above I added gears
I do enjoy SS but the bike is a whole heap more capable with "9 out back"
a dare say the rider is too!
The rigid fork out front was never my intention but a slight mis calculation on HT lengths meant none of my suspension forks fit!
This, whilst not intentional, has proved useful. The frame would have been sold with a 140mm Fox fork out front a la this one:
As it is with a 100mm suspension corrected rigid fork the bars are quite high. With a longer fork imagine the handling would be interesting to say the least!
So as future plans go I will be looking for a 100mm travel fork and I will run flat bars.
As is in the pic below the ride is really rather good. Nice bit of flex but no where near the flex I found in my old Hei Hei.
Weight is ?? feels light but I have an amazing ability to make even the lightest bikes, frames & bits heavy! In due course I will be looking to lighten up what is there.
So thats it for now. If you have read this far ..... bravo!
Final pic for now:
Been using this bike for a while now and am getting to a stage where I am happyish with the build.
This is the lightest geared build I have ever built up. I acknowledge that weight isn't everything but I would like this to be a light build for giving racing a try and just something to balance the heavier builds I have.
All this talk of sub 20lb builds baffles me
So quick pic:
Frame: Voodoo Djab 20''
Fork: 2012 RS Reba (SID lowers)
Stem: Thomson 100mm
Handlebar: Easton EA70
Grips: ODI Lock On
Brakes: Magura Louise Carbon (160/160)
Front Derailleur: X9
Rear Derailleur: X0
Chain: SRAM 991
Cranks: Current XT Triple
Bottom Bracket: KCNC Easton Version
Pedals: XT SPD
Hub Skewers: Superstar Ti
Rims: DT XR400
Hubs: Pro II Evo
Tyres: Bontrager XR Team
Tubes: STD Specialized ones
Saddle: WTB Team Ti
Seatpost Binder: Hope
Weight: 24lbs 8 Weighed today by my excellent LBS on their Park Tools scale
I guess seatpost, stem & handlebars may be holding a big of weight, foam grips - but I cannot see this making a huge difference
I acknowledge that if I changed everything to the very best out there it would be lighter but I am keen to keep this real world where possible.