Just in time for the 3 Peaks this weekend, the Rodwell arrived in a big brown box yesterday. Last night and much of today I’ve been building and fettling and this is the result…
The canti brake hanger for the front brake hasn’t arrived yet so I’ve fitted the fork, front wheel and disc brake from the old ‘cross bike but to be honest this is ideal for the 3 Peaks (a brake that works I mean). The Froggleg brake on the back is awful! Maybe I need to spend more time setting that up. I’ll be fitting the Ragley fork and front canti for ‘normal’ cross racing later in the year as I reckon the whole setup will be over a pound lighter at least.
The chainset sports a 50t big chainring, a bit tall for cyclocross racing but again pretty useful for the long road sections of the 3 Peaks.
Once again, a big ‘Yay!’ to Cooksons Cycles for saving the day – this time smashing a rounded bolt out of the chainset so I could get it off the road bike.
The ceramic Hope BB, ‘peace’ canti hanger and white bar tape are essential items, before anyone tries to tell you otherwise 😉
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White bartape on a cross bike???
Yay for cooksons!
would you rather it was pink?
Yes please, that is what mine now has!!!
What size frame?
that’s a 56.
Thanks, same as mine will be.
I previously had a 54 Planet X Uncle John and this frame fits just as well (if not better).
I discussed size with Brant and 56 was the conclusion. I’m 5″10 and have a 54 Pompino. The Rodwell frameset should find it’s way over here this week. All the parts are waiting for it…