Well, not often i comment on a new age bike above merely a desire to ride it, but this ticks so many of my all time favourite bike spec boxes it is hard not to.
A twin top tube, classic design, fluro Magura Racelines, classics, and a totally contrasting seatpost, class. Mate that looks stunning and i would love that in my collection, not just to ride. Thank you for brightening my day
‘Less is more’ has always been my mantra, and I think for the most part my previous builds have all been relatively low-key.
This though has blossomed from an initial ‘all-silver’ build to what you see before you now… a ‘NOT all silver’ build!
Sometimes certain things just shouldn’t work, as some of the comments on this thread indicate, but to my eyes (and that’s what matters at the end of the day) they are the ‘magic ingredient’!
Lets face it, in the big scheme of things this is definitely not as lurid as some of THM’s finer work, bless him, and back in the day 3DV and neon yellow were king!
There are many on here (indeed probably the majority) to whom the aesthetic is everything, where every little detail is thought about over and over, component choice is considered in great detail, subsequent subtle changes are made over time, and once complete, a step back is taken to admire the fruits of your vision.
I totally get why some would see this as a dogs dinner, but for me…. well, it’s my own little bit of ‘bike art’.
After deciding on the Magura brakes back in September I ordered some new wheel decals, the original Pantone set just didn’t match the paint on the frame so I removed them. The first set arrived in two weeks from ‘Slik’who are based in Sweden, this second set I had written-off arriving due to covid and that it had been over ten weeks since placing the order…. however, two days ago, they arrived!
This set are in neon yellow and grey, but it’s proving very difficult to photograph and accurately show just how vibrant and bright the neon is.
Pleased with them though, makes it look a little more ‘factory’!