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    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2010 edited
     
    For 2011 I'm building a clone of the venerable Pashley Guv'nor. I'm hoping to spend less than 1500 bucks. The three speed Guv'nor goes for about $1800.



    I've purchased a frame for the project. a Raleigh Record Ace, late-seventies. I've ordered parts to convert the bottom bracket from cottered to cotter-less. Phil Wood BB and retainers and a Sugino XD crank. In the process of spec'ing out the wheels, which will have Sturmey Archer internal brakes, three speed rear and dyno front. I'll build them on 700C Sun CR-18 rims (black).

    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2010
     
    Here's the finished wheelset for Project Blackadder. They'll just sit around now until the frame is back from powdercoating. I'll mount the Schwalbe tyres as soon as the wheels are trued. I'm still trying to decide on the Brooks saddle, but I'm waiting to get my Cardiff leather handlebar grips so I can select the color that matches.

    The front hub is a Sturmey Archer X-FDD, internal brake dyno hub. I laced it to a 700C Sun CR-18 rim. The rear is a Sturmey Archer X-RD3, internal brake three speed hub, laced to a 700C Sun CR-18 rim.

    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2010 edited
     
    I, or my dad, just this.

    http://velospace.org/forums/discussion/3015/2/pathcafewhatever-racer-conversion/

    Its not painted yet, but thats getting done soon.
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2010
     
    My frame is at the powdercoaters now (week of 11/6). It's been tentatively promised for delivery by 11/19. The wheels are complete (I built them myself) and all the components are delivered except for my Brooks saddle. I'll post frequently during the build up.

    Sly
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2010
     
    I ordered my crank parts from Ben's Cycle & Velo-Orange. The crank arms, ring and cranks bolts came from Ben's. The chain guard and pedals came from Velo-Orange. Based on my scrutinizing close up pictures of the Guv'nor I believe that I've got the exact crankset, or a very close facsimile. So here's the parts list: Sugino XD2 cranks (I bought 165 mm, but they come in longer lengths), 48 tooth ring, and a 110 BCD chain guard. The pedals are MKS Sylvan Stream. These are exactly what Pashley specifies for the Guv'nor. I bolted the crank snuggly onto the Phil Wood bottom bracket just to make sure all the clearances were good.



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    Thats so sick...i want one
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2010
     
    1500 bucks little man, put that shit in my hand
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2010
     
    I mounted the Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (700 x 35mm) on the new wheels. Now they'll wait for the frame to return from the powdercoaters. I did have a pleasant surprise on Saturday afternoon. My postman delivered my Tubus Fly (41000) rack from Star Bike in Germany. It's a model that's not yet available to the Tubus distributers in the USA. The Fly is a very slim and light stainless steel rack that will be a perfect addition to the Blackadder project.

    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2010
     
    Just a picture of the Tubus Fly rack being test fitted on the frame. Yes, a rack will take away from the simplicity of the overall look of Blackadder, but I need someplace to carry stuff for those BBC Tweed rides.

    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010 edited
     
    Here's the latest on my saddle selection. Even though I could have bought a Cardiff saddle that would have probably matched the handlebar grips very well, I opted for a Brooks B17 Special with copper plated rails in antique brown. This color is not one that is typically available from Brooks. Mine came from a seller in The Netherlands who has a bespoke lot for sale on eBay. I also ordered the matching Brooks Challenge saddle bag. It's just big enough for a few tools, but that will be fine since I plan to use my panniers for longer rides.
    I plan to carry the copper accents through with a Crane bell mounted on the stem.

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    Posted By: SlyRedI also ordered the matching Brooks Challenge saddle bag.

    That sounds more like it.
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    Thanks for catching my typo!

    I received all my handlebar components last week and assembled them this weekend. The bars are Nitto Northroad style, B-352AA 56cm in width. The stem is a Nitto Technomic 70mm x 25.4 mm. I opted for the smooth leather Cardiff Julian grips in dark brown. The brake levers are Origin8 ProPulsion style and the gear changer is a standard Sturmey Archer. This is the same type used on 3 speed Guv'nors. The Sturmey Archer three speed hub comes with a nice twist grip changer but you could only use it on a straighter handlebar. The color of the grips is actually darker than it looks in the picture. Here's the handlebar setup and saddle/saddlebag together.

    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    Looking good thus far. How are you doing on your budget?
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    I'll give a full accounting next weekend, but I don't think I'm going to come in much under £800 (~$1300). This wasn't a cheap project, but it was built with very nice components. I handbuilt the wheelset myself. Except for the frame everything was new.
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    The way my dad did it was cheap, everything on the bike he had laying around, well except the bars and tires. Wheels came from his kilo, seatpost came with my tandem, and the seat also came from his kilo.
    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    Every now and then you have to open up the wallet and throw a bunch of cash at a bicycle. I've done it exactly 1.5 times and both times it worked (one brand new bike + parts swap, one bike built out of quickly purchased used parts). Parts bin bikes are rad but they can be so long and tedious to piece together. Both methods have their merits.

    It would take FOREVER to build this bike without throwing cash at it. Classy is way harder than performance when it comes to building out of a parts bin.
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
     
    I had no parts bin. Everything had to be bought.
    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2010
     
    OK, here's the ledgersheet. The basic bike came in at about $1250, which is just shy of £800. An advisement and a caveat: You could build the same bike with a Sturmey Archer front hub without the dyno for a few quid less. I built my own wheels, so if you have to hire that work you'd probably spend about $100 more. You can't buy this wheelset off the shelf. I blew the budget on a pricey rack and panniers, but they are duly noted as options.

    • CommentAuthorSlyRed
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2010
     
    OK, here's the first picture of the build. I've encountered a couple of small engineering problems (Sturmey Archer hubs and Raleigh Record Ace frame issues). I'll get them sorted out soon. I need to tweak the chainline just a bit, but overall the build is going great.

    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2010
     
    Your bike is beautiful. Have you been on any rides yet?
 
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