Fettling: the birth of a new bicycle – Part 2

With further apologies to those who are less interested in technical bicycle details, here are some more glances.

And for the even more technically minded, the build details:

Frame Custom Twenty2 Titanium ( 135mm OLD, offset rear triangle)
Fork Twenty2 custom Chromoly 135mm Symmetrical (465mm Axle-Crown)
Hope Integral (44mm) headset
Front Wheel Surly Rolling Daryl 32H rim – windowed, with rim tape
45North Husker Du 26 x 4″ 120tpi folding tyre
Hope Pro2 Evo FatSno 135mm front hub
Cockpit Jones Loop H-Bar Aluminium
Ergon GR1 BioCork grips, plus bar tape
Stem – Specialized 90mm, 6 deg rise
Cateye Enduro8 cycle computer
Seat Brooks England B17 Ti saddle – brown
Raceface Deus seatpost 30.9x400mm
Drivechain Raceface Atlas FR 100mm crank and bottom bracket
36T Hope SS Chainring
SRAM PC890 8 Speed chain
Rohloff cables and housing
Rohloff twistgrip (v2)
Brakes Hope Tech X2 Evo hydraulic disc brakes (183mm front/160mm Rohloff rear rotors)
Rear Wheel Surly Rolling Daryl 32H rim – windowed, with rim tape
45North Husker Du 26 x 4″ 120tpi folding tyre
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 – disc (black)
Carrying and Accessories Porcelain Rocket Booster Rocket Seat Pack
Porcelain rocket Frame Bag
Porcelain Rocket Ground Control handlebar pack

Solutions to a couple of ‘issues’ I had can be found here.

And the obligatory ‘urban’ test ride.



  1. Looking very nice indeed. I am interested in how you find the Rohloff hub works out. I have read of some doubts about it.

    Getting ready for the Canning Stock Route?

    • The Canning Stock Route is the principal ‘reason’ for this bike (if one was ever needed, though I think I’ve reached the limits of the n+1 rule in our house). It is however just under a year off still. I hope to put a reasonable distance on the bike in beforehand, and will report back on the hub. Apart from the cables being a bit of fiddle, the set up was ok, though my manual was in German, so I had to download an English one!

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