Finally, my dream build is almost finished.
I’ve wanted a 700c uni for a while and now I got one! I opted for a 2" tire though, so it’s almost more of a 700c/29er hybrid thing. This uni is built to climb. Road climbing is one of my favorite things to do (since I wanna be Aspen Mike when I grow up), and so I built myself a uni specifically for it.
This was built from the ground up:
Nimbus Illusion Blue 29er Frame (love the color)
Black Spokes and Nipples
Velocity Dyad with Halo Coating (gray reflective)
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Tire
KH Street Saddle (gray)
KH Spirit Cranks (150/127)
DMR V8 Pedals (black)
TRP Spyre Brake (160mm rotor, still not sure about how it’s adjusted right now)
Nimbus Shadow Handle
Trick Topz Skull and Crossbones Valve Cap (for attitude)
The build went a bit differently than I had planned, but I’m still pretty happy with the uni. I didn’t hold anything back on it, and wouldn’t really change anything.
The TRP gave me some fits setting up though. I had a hell of a time getting it to not rub.
It almost appears that the (new) rotor it came with, may be ‘slightly’ bent, but I can’t say for sure. I have the pads adjusted a fair bit out, and ended up using 4mm spacers since they seemed to be the lesser of the two evils (4mm and 6mm).
I have it adjusted now to where it doesn’t rub at all, but there’s one part of the rotation where it is reeeaaaally close to rubbing, will this be a problem? I figured the more I ride, the more my pads’ll wear, and the less chance there’ll be to rub, but I guess if it gets bad I can get a new rotor.
Anyways, here’s some pics with and without flash to show off the rim and tire reflection.
Thanks for the help and info everyone!
(Shoutout to Bert [UPD in Utah] for the snub tail piece to protect the back of my seat. Great idea!)