New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

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don1
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New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 9 Oct 2014, 11:04pm

I couldn't resist posting a few pics of my new custom build.

Genesis Croix de Fer
Shimano RX31 wheelset
Shimano 105 11 speed
TRP Hy/Rd brakes
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maxcherry
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby maxcherry » 10 Oct 2014, 5:04am

That's a shame that you no longer want this lovely bike after working so hard on it.
I run a bicycle sanctuary in the countryside, I am sure that your bike will
Love being able to roam the big outdoors round here.

When would it be convenient for me to collect :wink:



PS It's sooo pretty 8)
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 10 Oct 2014, 7:31am

Hmm, I'm not quite ready to put it out for pasture.

I've actually not had chance to ride it yet. I'll review it once I've put in some decent mileage.

I'm really pleased with how it came out though.

maxcherry
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby maxcherry » 10 Oct 2014, 9:30am

You should be pleased. You have done a fantastic job!
Looks better than the standard online version.
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

boblo
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby boblo » 10 Oct 2014, 11:29am

Are they Durano's?

don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 12 Oct 2014, 10:06am

Hi. I understand the blue off the shelf version is approx £1750 with the same shimano 105 11 speed groupset, albeit a non-series crankset and non series shifters. Other difference is the brakes. They may be full hydraulics, where my TRP Hy/Rd are cable actuated hydraulics. My build came in at £1500 and I'm absolutely over the moon with it. It rides beautifully.

Boblo, the tyres are Durano plus.

maxcherry
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby maxcherry » 12 Oct 2014, 10:59am

You can't say it 'Rides like a dream' if you have no pics to show that it has actually ventured onto tarmac :wink:

(OK! I confess. I just wanted to see more pics )
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 12 Oct 2014, 5:24pm

I admit it hasn't ventured far. Only 25 miles or so. I'll upload a few more pics for you. I've taken some better ones with my proper camera rather than just my iphone.

Out of interest, I just weighed it and it's bang on 11kg.

maxcherry
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby maxcherry » 12 Oct 2014, 5:55pm

The weight is perfect!

You would make me a very happy lady if you said it was a size 52 8)
Looking forward to more pics :)
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 19 Oct 2014, 4:14pm

A few more pics, taken during today's ride.
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don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 19 Oct 2014, 4:15pm

And after ....
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maxcherry
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby maxcherry » 19 Oct 2014, 4:39pm

don1 wrote:And after ....
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:shock:


You got my Christmas present filthy :(
How could you.....(runs off to cry into a bowl of cake mix..)
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

don1
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Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Postby don1 » 19 Oct 2014, 6:19pm

Unfortunately it's probably a bit big for you.

And the bike is the wrong size for you too !