Expedition touring bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

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wee_dancer
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Expedition touring bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby wee_dancer » 10 Sep 2020, 8:41am

A really solid expedition touring bike. I built this bike myself using parts supplied by Oxford Bike Works - https://www.oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/. Bike is an XL frame so suits people 6 feet tall or more.

I had great intentions to cycle the world on this bike but unfortunately these plans never came to fruition and it has only seen one wee tour around the Isle of Arran. As such, the bike is in absolute mint condition and has been kept indoors ever since.

I used the highest spec components whilst keeping the bike simple and easy to maintain on the road. Comes with a dynamo hub with usb charging ports and B&M Luxos Dynamo Light which is equivalent in brightness to a motorbike light.

Will post within Europe. Looking for £1250.

Specifications:

Frame: Model 1 Black XL - Reynolds 525 double butted
Rear Mech: Shimano RD-M590
Front Mech: Shimano FD-M590
Cassette: Shimano 11-34
Shift Levers: Shimano SL-M590
Chainset: Shimano FC-M391 44-32-22
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN55
Chain: Shimano 9 speed
Wheels: Handbuilt Sputnik
Hub dynamo: Yes
Bk Levers: Shimano BL-T610
Brakes: Shimano BR-T610
Pedals: Flat
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seat post: Humpert
Rear rack: Axiom
Low loader: Madison
Handlebars: Ergotec
Handlebar Grips: Ergon GP1
Stem: Deda
Headset: Cane Creek 10 series
Mudguards: Axiom MTB
Tyres:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 1.75
Inner tubes: Schwalbe
Kickstand: Dual kickstand
Front Light: B&M Luxos Dynamo Light
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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby Paul97 » 10 Sep 2020, 8:57pm

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby wee_dancer » 15 Sep 2020, 7:01am

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Cheers mate, responded a few days ago in case you missed it

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby Paul97 » 15 Sep 2020, 8:20am

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby wee_dancer » 20 Sep 2020, 8:20pm

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby wee_dancer » 29 Sep 2020, 6:29am

Still available as of 29/9/2020

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Sep 2020, 8:21am

Just by way of feedback, I think your calling it a Gravel Bike in your title is rather misleading (to your detriment) - I think you should major on the Expedition Tourer.

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby wee_dancer » 1 Oct 2020, 11:32am

Bonefishblues wrote:Just by way of feedback, I think your calling it a Gravel Bike in your title is rather misleading (to your detriment) - I think you should major on the Expedition Tourer.


Thanks for your feedback. I had never actually come across this term until recently when a person who's much more 'in the know' so to speak around bikes actually said it looked like a gravel bike and that currently a lot of people were looking for these, so suggested I try listing it as such.

I'll take your feedback on board though cheers

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby pwa » 1 Oct 2020, 3:46pm

wee_dancer wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Just by way of feedback, I think your calling it a Gravel Bike in your title is rather misleading (to your detriment) - I think you should major on the Expedition Tourer.


Thanks for your feedback. I had never actually come across this term until recently when a person who's much more 'in the know' so to speak around bikes actually said it looked like a gravel bike and that currently a lot of people were looking for these, so suggested I try listing it as such.

I'll take your feedback on board though cheers

I second what Bonefishblues says. It is a nice bike but it is not what most cyclists imagine when they hear the phrase "gravel bike". It is definitely an expedition tourer. And a good one.

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Re: Gravel Bike (XL) £1250 - Oxford Bike Works custom build

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Oct 2020, 5:22pm

wee_dancer wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Just by way of feedback, I think your calling it a Gravel Bike in your title is rather misleading (to your detriment) - I think you should major on the Expedition Tourer.


Thanks for your feedback. I had never actually come across this term until recently when a person who's much more 'in the know' so to speak around bikes actually said it looked like a gravel bike and that currently a lot of people were looking for these, so suggested I try listing it as such.

I'll take your feedback on board though cheers

You're welcome, hope it helps with your sale of the bike - OBW is quite local to me and produces some interesting builds. :D