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Old 04-17-2021, 11:09 PM
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VO Pass Hunter Disc Shiny Bits Rando Build

How's that for a title?

So this one is quite a departure for me. Didn't use the latest and greatest 11s/12s group, no carbon bits, definitely not a weight weenie and I could go on. I opted for parts with style versus worrying about weight.

The idea was to build something useful/functional, comfortable, adaptable to both road and gravel/dirt that would just get me out on the bike and avoid the temptation to be in "training" mode, burning up the road. We will see how this one goes, but as the build completed I think I hit my target. Just need to adjust the brake levers and rewrap the bars to finalize everything.

Here are the details:

- 2020 Velo Orange Pass Hunter disc frame/fork
- Shifting is carried out by a SunXCD rear long cage derailleur, SunXCD front
- MicroShift 10s bar end shifters (index/friction mode capable)
- VO Grand Cru 50.4 Crankset, 46/30
- Shimano HG500 10s 11-34 Cassette
- Shimano Tiagra Brake Levers
- Nitto B135 Rando Bars (45cm)
- VO Tall Stack Stem
- Nitto S83 Seat Post
- Rivet Independence Slotted Saddle
- Juin Tech F1 Hybrid Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Hunt 650B Wheels w/ Shutter Precision PL-7 dynamo hub
- Rene Herse Babyshoe Pass 650x42 Tires, standard casing
- Shimano A520 pedals
- Iris King Cage
- VO stainless steel cable housing
- VO Flat Pack Rack
- SON Edelux II light
- Newbaums Cloth Bar Tape









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Old 04-18-2021, 07:46 AM
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Nice build! I like the colors you've got going on there. What do you have planned for bags or cargo for the rack?
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:24 AM
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Very nice bike!

Love the purposeful selection of components especially the handlebars, rack, light and crankset.

The light blue is one of my favorite colors and the shape of the head tube is fantastic. The shape of the head tube and handlebars complement each other as well.

Congratulations

Ride safe and stay healthy.

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Old 04-18-2021, 10:21 AM
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Nice build! I like the colors you've got going on there. What do you have planned for bags or cargo for the rack?

Thanks! My immediate plans are a rando bag for the front and possibly a saddle bag if needing more capacity. I have a Ruthworks bag on the way. I stumbled on Frost River bags and looking at their saddle bag. Nice leather or waxed canvas bags.


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Old 04-18-2021, 10:38 AM
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That looks great with the 650b x 42. Should prevent any toe overlap issues. Love that color VO chose for the frame. The other polished bits really make it look great.

What do you think of the flat pack rack so far? I've heard you can sort of adjust the height to get it closer to your tire if you need more clearance for your incoming rando bag.

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Old 04-18-2021, 10:54 AM
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There's really something to be said about a bike that doesn't require you to "justify" it on every ride. I've been through plenty of really beautiful and fancy custom builds with premium builds, but the bikes that stick around the longest are the modest workhorses. Nice build.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:36 PM
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Well done, Rob. Looks like the perfect vehicle for practical cycling.


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:49 AM
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Very nice bike!

Love the purposeful selection of components especially the handlebars, rack, light and crankset.

The light blue is one of my favorite colors and the shape of the head tube is fantastic. The shape of the head tube and handlebars complement each other as well.

Congratulations

Ride safe and stay healthy.

Thanks for the feedback! You the same with riding safe and staying healthy.


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:56 AM
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What do you think of the flat pack rack so far? I've heard you can sort of adjust the height to get it closer to your tire if you need more clearance for your incoming rando bag.

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I haven't tested the rack on the road, other than a shakedown ride, but it is super sturdy and definitely allows for a lot of adjustment. Though a bit pricier, I chose this one because of that and the solid "foot" used to attach to the fork crown. Plus you can choose a tombstone or decaleur. Being my first front rack I estimated the setup based on looking at a lot of other bike setup images. So I can easily adjust based on the bag (8" Rando) and if I decide on fenders.


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Old 04-19-2021, 09:06 AM
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I love bikes like this one Rob! It looks great and serves a different purpose than a race bike.


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Old 04-19-2021, 09:48 AM
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I'm all in on this build. It's as wonderful feeling just going out and enjoying the ride without feeling the need to push yourself the entire time. This looks like it achieves that goal in style.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:02 PM
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Love me some wishbone stays!
Nice build.
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Old 04-19-2021, 05:16 PM
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Rando bag arrived! Nice fit and color seems to work well. Really nice bag with pockets in the right places and internal organizer pockets.

Also repositioned the light so it doesn’t look like Kate Winslet on the bow of the Titanic :-).








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Old 04-22-2021, 05:53 PM
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Pretty bike! How is the shifting with the SunXCD stuff?

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Old 04-22-2021, 06:55 PM
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Yes! This bike is really cool! I swear it’s year of the rando let’s GOOOO
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