The finished frame all built up as seen is 24lbs. I need to build up another fork for it though, the adjustable rake fork is ready to be retired and it’s overly heavy with the big dropouts.
It’s my first paint job and it went pretty quick. It’s not the nicest looking paint but it’ll serve the purpose for now. $10 worth of Rustoleum paint from the local Ace Hardware vs. around $100 for a powdercoat in Denver…and i do it myself!
Took me a few days over two weeks but it’s built and painted. I like how it turned out…all but for the rear disc tab. It’s funny, since Paragon came out with sliding dropouts where you can run singlespeed or gears, nobody makes any disc mounts for horizontal dropouts unless it’s for their own frames (i.e., Surly, Redline). As this is only #3, I really didn’t want to shell out $130 for slotted sliding dropouts. So…i hacked up two disc brake tabs and made one really shitty looking sliding mount for my new single. This setup cost me $46 which is still too much probably.
It’s builder-error that there’s not more adjustability in the rear disc mount. I should’ve angled up the bottom slot more so that the brake rotates around the rotor when sliding the wheel back and forth. I will still have to loosen the bolts to get the rear wheel out, but I shouldn’t have to take out the lower bolt all the way like I had to with my Surly KM. Something new to learn every frame.
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