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Old 02-22-2019, 09:29 PM
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DannAdore Road Disc Build

Here is my latest. It's a tube-to-tube carbon fiber frame I built for a friend of mine. The geometry is based around her 2010 Cannondale Synapse, but with a few tweaks, and it's 2019 so of course it's designed around larger tire clearance and disc brakes. And of course her most important request was that it have purple sparkly bits. Some features include:
  • Built using an eclectic variety of carbon fiber sourced from USA, Italy, Ukraine, and China
  • Clearance for 32mm tires
  • Road disc with 12mm front and rear thru axles
  • The rear uses Paragon dropout inserts with custom CNC carbon fiber frame pieces
  • Painted with Spray.Bike sparkles

Planning to swap the rear from post mount to flat mount when PMW gets the inserts back in stock, then build it up with Shimano 7020. More to come.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:14 PM
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Here is my latest. It's a tube-to-tube carbon fiber frame I built for a friend of mine. The geometry is based around her 2010 Cannondale Synapse, but with a few tweaks, and it's 2019 so of course it's designed around larger tire clearance and disc brakes. And of course her most important request was that it have purple sparkly bits. Some features include:
  • Built using an eclectic variety of carbon fiber sourced from USA, Italy, Ukraine, and China
  • Clearance for 32mm tires
  • Road disc with 12mm front and rear thru axles
  • The rear uses Paragon dropout inserts with custom CNC carbon fiber frame pieces
  • Painted with Spray.Bike sparkles

Planning to swap the rear from post mount to flat mount when PMW gets the inserts back in stock, then build it up with Shimano 7020. More to come.
Nice work Proto! Beautiful steed! You're on your way. Gotta swing by and check out some other builds. East Bay Pride!!!
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:48 AM
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Nice work Proto! Beautiful steed! You're on your way. Gotta swing by and check out some other builds. East Bay Pride!!!
Thanks for the comments. It's not quite on par with the professional work by builders such as Crumpton, but I'd like to think my homebrew frames are getting better.

If you, or anyone, would like to swing by and visit my garage (and dogs) and see the operation, feel free to PM me.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:10 PM
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Bump! For pursuing your dreams.

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Thanks for the comments. It's not quite on par with the professional work by builders such as Crumpton, but I'd like to think my homebrew frames are getting better.

If you, or anyone, would like to swing by and visit my garage (and dogs) and see the operation, feel free to PM me.
We all have to start somewhere. I'm pretty sure any accomplished builder would be more than happy to have this steed be their inaugural(ish) attempt. Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:13 PM
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well this is just dang cool
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:05 PM
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I'd love to see a straight-on shot of the headtube for the dog. This combines two of my favorite things.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:12 PM
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I'd love to see a straight-on shot of the headtube for the dog. This combines two of my favorite things.
Here you go. Plus the inspiration.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:20 PM
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That is so awesome! I would definitely like to pay a visit sometime. I've long had it on the bucket list to build my own frame. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:24 AM
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Here you go. Plus the inspiration.
You can never have too much dog in your life I’m especially partial to Labs and retriever mixes, but it’s hard to find a dog I don’t like.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:19 AM
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Very nice

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Old 05-10-2019, 10:39 PM
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Took a little while to get all the parts for the build, but it's finally up and ready to go...
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:43 PM
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Beautiful! Well done!
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:30 PM
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That looks awesome. It must be really satisfying to create something so unique and original.

Does it have Hope calipers? I’m considering them for a build and wondered how they setup and perform.


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Old 05-12-2019, 05:34 AM
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That looks awesome. It must be really satisfying to create something so unique and original.

Does it have Hope calipers? I’m considering them for a build and wondered how they setup and perform.


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Thanks. They're just Shimano calipers. I only used Hope for the hubs/bb/headset.
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