Posts Tagged: build

MTB is 95% Done

All the parts have now arrived and been bolted onto the bike (at the correct torques). I didn’t take a photo of the complete thing because the light was bad, but I did manage to take it for a test ride; it felt strange but good.

Mountain Bike Progress

The bike I’m building is coming along nicely. I would say it’s a bit more than half done:

Mountain bike build

As I wrote earlier, I am building a new mountain bike. It’ll be a 1×10 speed 29er in black and silver. I’ll be doing most of the assembly myself again; as last time I got the professionals to unite frame, headset and fork. This time I will build the wheels myself: the best road wheels I… Read more »

Technical Progress

I fancy building a mountain bike again: it’s a while since I had one and I think I would like one again. I plan to use it for training in the winter as it’s more fun than using the turbo trainer (and I get too cold in full-Lycra outdoors). I also hope to go on… Read more »

Straight and True

I mentioned in my last post that I would be making some wheels that matter. I am using all-new parts, and high-quality ones at that, all chosen for good reasons.

Making Wheels

I bought the book and decided to rebuild the wheels that originally came with my Allez. The rear wheel is my turbo-trainer wheel and there was nothing seriously wrong with it; so I dismantled it and rebuilt it with the same spokes in the same pattern. The front wheel I never liked and it had… Read more »

Building a Bass

For many years I have wanted to make an electric guitar; indeed I have owned Melvyn Hiscock’s excellent book on the subject for over a decade.