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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Think it's finally time for the Fizik 00 post...


    Tasty.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Looks good on the wood....😀
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    Woody is looking bloody lovely - and hard as nails - at the moment, if I do say so myself:



    I think it somehow looks 'harder' with the black tyres?

    I kept that Parlee stem & bar from the review bike I had (by agreement, I might add!) because I want to paint the fork on this and have a stem to match. This is a cool stem with a lot of real estate for paint, so it felt like a good candidate - plus the beefiness of it matches the head tube nicely. Thankfully it doesn't seem to firm up the front end of this bike too much either.

    The saddle and wheels are both review items. My Tune saddle will be going back on for tomorrow's ride so that I can remind my arse how that compares. Unfortunately the Fulcrum Racing Speed H35s I ordered turned out to be faulty so they have to go back, but I think I've got these review wheels (rim and hub produced to spec and then built by a local company, Caden Carbon Wheels) for a little while longer yet, luckily.

    As for the colour plans for the fork and stem, I was going to go with browns, coppers and oranges; but I had a thought to see what compliments browns (for the wood) according to the colour wheel. Apparently blue-greens do that, so I'm tempted to take that on board with a colour along these lines (thank Tim!).

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Something like British racing green would look good, sorta retro......think triang/Hornby railways....

    Then again what do I know,bare TI and black frame specialist.
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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    that looks much better all black.
    Are those challenge parigi roubaixs? bigger tyres suit the bike more
     

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmuthariley View Post
    that looks much better all black.
    Are those challenge parigi roubaixs? bigger tyres suit the bike more
    Good spot, yes they are.

    The tyres do look good all black. I think the shallower rims need black tyres. It's making me re-think the tyres for the Fulcrum H35s - I had picked up some Veloflex Vlaanderen for those, but I might go back to the Arenbergs or try something else.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Good spot, yes they are.

    The tyres do look good all black. I think the shallower rims need black tyres. It's making me re-think the tyres for the Fulcrum H35s - I had picked up some Veloflex Vlaanderen for those, but I might go back to the Arenbergs or try something else.
    With you on this. Itching to switch the tan-sidewall Vittorias on my Bora 35 to something all-black.

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    The Lyrebird is going to be used for a photoshoot for the R9150 Di2 review, so I wanted to give it a freshen up to make it look different from its Cycle EXIF feature.

    I was originally planning to go with a contrasting green/blue colour like Tim's Firefly, but then I saw Kia's 'Techno Orange' and decided that was the route to take. I nearly changed my mind at the last minute as I still felt I needed the contrast. I even asked the advice of Noel at Velocolour and he agreed - but in the end I went with the orange as I had a window of opportunity to get the painting done and I'd already bought the paint.

    I'm really happy with the paint job, but not so happy with my decision not to go with the contrast:



    Too many warm tones and a bit of a clash. Hopefully a change of bar tape will help tone it down a bit. I'm tempted to change the headset colour too, but I'm not sure I can be bothered!

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    Improved with tanwalls and a change of bartape:



    The wheels aren't mine - they were sent for review by Shimano Australia. I bet they're fast, but man do they feel heavy!

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Improved with tanwalls and a change of bartape:



    The wheels aren't mine - they were sent for review by Shimano Australia. I bet they're fast, but man do they feel heavy!
    Looks like you did quality job with the paint, wish I had the patience for a project like that.
     

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    It was *really* good to be back out on this today - I forgot what a damn good bike this is:



    It's back on eTap because the opportunity to pick up an shift kit + brake calipers at wholesale presented itself; and the wheels are 920g tubulars on review from the local company, Caden - which are bonkers, because they don't show any signs of their ridiculously light weight beneath my 85kg bulk. The tyres are a set of Mavics I had lying around. They seem ok, but I think I'll change them for something more plush.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    It was *really* good to be back out on this today - I forgot what a damn good bike this is:



    It's back on eTap because the opportunity to pick up an shift kit + brake calipers at wholesale presented itself; and the wheels are 920g tubulars on review from the local company, Caden - which are bonkers, because they don't show any signs of their ridiculously light weight beneath my 85kg bulk. The tyres are a set of Mavics I had lying around. They seem ok, but I think I'll change them for something more plush.
    Looks absolutely spot on.
    Don't put fancy bar tape on. don't put gumwalls on.
    Tyres should be black
    then leave it as it is.
    Please ;)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmuthariley View Post
    Looks absolutely spot on.
    Don't put fancy bar tape on. don't put gumwalls on.
    Tyres should be black
    then leave it as it is.
    Please ;)
    Ok.

    I need to change the tyres (seriously, *never* bother with Mavic tubs!), but otherwise you're right - this is absolutely spot on:







    iPhone 8+ camera ain't bad either, huh?!

    Seriously, though - this bike has got me re-thinking bike plans again. It's even got me re-thinking disc; and I thought I was already a total convert (I have a box-fresh DA R9120 group in the garage waiting to hang on my next victim, as if to prove a point!).

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Yo.
    Aesthetically I think the lyrebird looks great - just as I thought your light grey Baum looked the dogs too..
    less is more sometimes and the bike looks spot on.
    Keeping 2 bikes for a few years may solve the ď letís change things ď conundrum - change things on one and leave the other one to gain character, scars and patina.
    I enjoy your posts and some (not all !) ;) of your builds.
    Ride safe!
    Cheers from the tropical uk :)
     

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    I looked through this thread yesterday. 9 pages on 4,000 variations on Rich's two frames! That made me laugh. I'll add mine here when it's done, but i'm not sure i'll be able to pull in 4.5 pages for it! Oh, the pressure.
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    ...and most of the pics now gone because Flickr want to charge the earth for ‘Pro’ membership that I’ve only ever used for bike pics... oh well!

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    Yeah, i looked through a few of the gallery threads yesterday and there was a lot of text and not that many photos for a gallery! I thought it was just an issue with my phone
     

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    We will definitely have to make that ride happen, Colin - I sent my frame back to Mark this week to be converted to run a mechanical drivetrain.

    I have grand plans for 12-speed Chorus and some nice wheels...

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    I'll be interested to see how that turns out. If it had been out before I ordered mine, i probably would have gone with Campy...although there is still that thumb shifter thing. I really didn't get on with that 25 years ago!

    Anyway, there's even a chance I'll have mine built up by the time yours comes back, so you are on.

    I was going to say in time for spring, but we seem to have gone straight to summer in the last couple of days!
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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Progress so far. Via a badly lit crap phone photo. There is something going on with the back wheel, which will save my trying to ride it before itís ready. And an uncut Enve fork steerer tube must cater to people about 8ft tall.
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    I love a good logo...
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    Itís timber composite but itís still bang up to date...

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    Or as bang up to date as it can be when you are using Shimano. So direct mount, 11 speed, hard wired.
    Colin Mclelland

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