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Kogswell in Progress(9 posts)

Kogswell in ProgressAndy M-S
Jan 11, 2004 6:12 AM
Here's my Kogswell in the moment, Ritchey post/stem/bars/headset, Campy BB and Ergos, Stronglight crankset w/Shimano Ultegra SPD, Tektro long-reach DP brakes, Swift saddle and misc other stuff (the wheels are placeholders at the moment). More coming as soon as I get the chance...
re: Kogswell in ProgressSpiderman
Jan 11, 2004 7:56 AM
what are you doing about the rear spacing? are you spacing out a road hub or are you using a mt. hub?
I thought the "Derailleur" frame had 130mm spacing? (nm)B2
Jan 11, 2004 9:25 AM
I thought the "Derailleur" frame had 130mm spacing? (nm)Andy M-S
Jan 11, 2004 11:56 AM
It's spaced for 130. I don't have a cassette on the wheel yet, but both 105 and Ultegra hubs fit just fine...
re: Kogswell in ProgressWelshboy
Jan 11, 2004 11:04 AM
Superb. I just wish framebuilders in the UK would wake up and offer us this sort of thing. And before you say it... yes, I have asked - and been told no!
re: Kogswell in Progressbrian n
Jan 12, 2004 7:47 AM
you can get pretty reasonably priced lugged steel frames (even custom lugs and tube sets) from condor cycles in london - i'm pretty sure they have adds in all the british cycling mags. i was very close to ordering a steel lugged track frameset from them last time i was in the UK.

they aren't nearly as cheap as the kogswell though - which seem to be quite a bargain!

Very nice! Is the rear brake cable internally routed?BowWow
Jan 11, 2004 11:11 AM
Also, have you thought about removing spacers and going with a 0 degree or maybe +5 degree stem? Don't get me wrong, it looks good as it is!

Steve (gotta go to PEC...)
Yes...Andy M-S
Jan 11, 2004 12:01 PM
Yep, internal routing for the cable (you just run the housing all the way through--there's a channel inside the TT that handles that).

As for the spacer issue, I thought about it, but I prefer the spacers to an upsloping stem. I don't know why, except that I grew up in the bike boom. Right now, I'm at 2.5cm worth of spacers...that may change over time. This is my first bike with a threadless headset, and I want to be careful before I cut too much.
re: Kogswell in Progress (nice work)Akirasho
Jan 11, 2004 11:30 AM
... looking forward to seeing your completed project and ride reports.

Be the bike.