Saturday, 26 January 2013

Genesis Equilibrium Build Log Part 3: "Pretty Weirdo"

As a build log, this will be rubbish! I say this because the bike is finished, but I didn't take any pictures along the way. So, I present to you: Pretty Weirdo!
Why that name? If you remember, the build criterion was use whatever stuff I have lying around. Because of that, I ended up with a good looking 6 speed road bike, running cross tyres!
Rear derailleur: Shimano Tourney RD-TX35
Cassette: Shimano 6 speed 14-28T (screw on freewheel type)
Chainset: Mighty 170 alloy cranks 44T steel teeth
Bottom bracket: Neco Shimano compatible square taper cartridge
Chain: KMC with quick link
Front chain-keeper: Deda dog-fang
Shifters: Sunrace 6 speed bar mounted lever
Headset: Ritchey Logic V2
Handlebars: ITM Vitus alloy 46cm (I think this is the o-o measurement, but haven't checked) 
Bar tape: Deda, champagne
Stem: Ritchey Comp 120mm
Brakes: Miche Performance dual-pivot caliper, long drop 57mm
Brake levers: Tektro
Frame: 56cm Genesis Reynolds 725 heat treated chro-moly steel alloy butted (rear dropouts standard road ~130mm), two bottle cage mounts, mudguard eyelets.
Rims: Weinmann AS23X alloy, nutted axles
Hubs: Quando alloy
Tyres: Maxxis Raze 700x33 folding
Basic pedals. Below, grab your steed and jump on! 
Seatpost: Alpina alloy 27.2mm
Saddle: Charge Bucket
Forks: Genesis carbon, alloy steerer 1 1/8", (standard road width ~100mm)

The frame looks beautiful and feels great to ride. Comfortable, yet lively. However, it is too small for me and I can't get over that fact. Therefore, she's on sale now (please see the CTC forum, and later next week, on

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