Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rock 'N' Raw

Finally finished (sort of) the Asong Asero project. Ave took his time in building this frame set but it's worth every minute of the wait.

As most of you know already, the geometry of this bike was inspired by the ASKAL. For the unfamiliar, askal is slang for asong kalye which means street dog or stray dog. And indeed it is snappy, agile and always ready to pounce. Just like a real askal.

Even on temporary set-up and raw finish, it never fails to slap a smile on my face whenever i ride this iron dog. I suspect the cantilevered one-off-made-to-measure track ends and the off-set seattube/BB/downtube junction -which results to a slammed rear wheel, are the reason for the very responsive "feel" of the ride. Plus the 77º HTA with the 20mm fork rake.

More after the break.

REKTA X MALDEA Custom Columbus MAX
-TT 54cm (effective)
-ST 54cm (effective)
-BB drop 50mm
-CS 360mm
-HT 140mm
-HTA 77º
-STA 77º (effective)
Fork / Headset:
REKTA X MALDEA Custom Columbus MAX 20mm rake / Chris King grip nut 1"
Crankset / Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 165mm / Tange Seki 107mm
Sylvan Lite or Shimano SPD-SL
Drivetrain / Cog / Chainring/Chain:
48t:15t / Dura-Ace 15t / Sugino Zen 48t gunmetal grey / KMC 1/8"
Handlebars / Stem:
Sakae Custom Modolo patent Anatomic bend 39cm / Sakae Custom 100mm
Saddle / Seatpost:
Fizik Arione / Thomson Elite .Ø27.2
Front Wheel / Hub / Tire:
H+Son Archetype 36h / Gran Compe 36h / Continental Gran Prix 700c x 22c
Rear Wheel / Hub / Tire:
H+Son Archetype 36h / Gran Compe 36h / Bontrager Race Lite 700c x 23c
Anti-rust solution, MKS alloy cages, Cadence straps, cheap ass bartapes


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