Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:40 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:36 am 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
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 :-)


Image

Image

Image


* Although I never found it problematic the 19'' was nearly 1.5lb heavier than my same sized Soul :-(


:arrow: :arrow: 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 :oops: :lol:

Not long after building it the pics above I added gears :lol: 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! :oops:

This, whilst not intentional, has proved useful. The frame would have been sold with a 140mm Fox fork out front a la this one:

Image

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:

Image


Edit: 16/04/2012

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 :lol:

:arrow: So quick pic:

Image

:arrow:
Quote:
Build sheet


Frame: Voodoo Djab 20''

Fork: 2012 RS Reba (SID lowers)

Headset: Hope
Stem: Thomson 100mm
Handlebar: Easton EA70
Grips: ODI Lock On

Brakes: Magura Louise Carbon (160/160)


Shifters: X9
Front Derailleur: X9
Rear Derailleur: X0
Cassette: PG990
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
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Bontrager XR Team
Tubes: STD Specialized ones

Saddle: WTB Team Ti
Seatpost: Hope
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.

Cheers,

MArk


Last edited by letmetalktomark on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:57 pm, edited 5 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:50 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:19 pm
Posts: 356
Location: Essex. Innit.
Not only does that look great, but it looks seriously quick too!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:57 am 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
markoc wrote:
Not only does that look great, but it looks seriously quick too!


:oops: :oops: :oops:

Thank you squire - No real thought went into the aesthetics just what I had already :D

I think the speed will be limited by the rider :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:31 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
what has halfords go to do with this neat bit of kit?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:41 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
cyfa2809 wrote:
what has halfords go to do with this neat bit of kit?


HAlfords are the official importer of Voodoo bikes into the UK :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:32 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
oh cool! didnt know that 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:27 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Quick update :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:58 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
First post amended with a quick update.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al-onestare, brocklanders023, kunzho and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group